Donald Lewis Sparks

Plant & Soil Science

Phone: (302) 831-3436


Office: 250A ISE Lab

Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421,
  • Researches how contaminants, such as metals, bind to soils and move into water.
  • Develops remediation strategies for cleaning up contaminated soils.
  • Can discuss water pollution, soil pollution, climate change and nanoparticles.

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S Hallock duPont Chair, Plant and Soil Science
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

In The News:
Research down under (Huffington Post)
Team to study human effect on watershed (News Journal (Wilmington, Del.))

UDaily Articles:
Climate expert looks to knowledge institutions for solutions to climate change
New enterprise to focus on environment
DENIN Director Sparks speaks in Germany, China
Sparks to receive Liebig Medal from International Union of Soil Sciences

biochemistry, plant and soil sciences, chemistry, civil and environmental engineering, water supply, water quality