Avner Vengosh

Avner Vengosh
Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences
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My research aims to link environmental geochemistry and isotope hydrology in order to trace the sources and mechanisms of water contamination and relationships with human health. Current research includes global changes of the chemical and isotopic compositions of water resources due to human intervention and contamination, salinization of water resources in the Middle East and Northern Africa, naturally occurring contaminants (arsenic, fluoride, boron) and radioactivity in water resources, the impact of coal combustion residues on the environment, and the impact of gas drilling and hydro-fracking on the quality of shallow groundwater.

Contact Information

  • 205 Old Chemistry Bldg
(919) 681-6831


Ph.D., Australian National Universit (1990)
M.S., Hebrew University (1986)
B.S., Hebrew University (1984)

In the News

Apr 14, 2014
The Baltimore Sun
Mar 17, 2014
The Wall St. Journal