Amanda Albright Olsen
UMaine Environmental Geochemistry Lab
At the most fundamental level, my research focuses on quantifying the rates of water-rock interactions and working to understand what factors can significantly affect mineral dissolution rates. I work at both the macro and micro scales in laboratory and field environments to quantify rates of mineral dissolution and chemical weathering. Understanding the relationship between rate controlling-variables and the reaction mechanisms that control dissolution is a key part of my research.