Goldschmidt 2020 Workshop – SORRY, SOLD OUT
“Reactive Transport Modeling in Geochemical Systems”
NOW OFFERED ONLINE • 16-19 June 2020
Please join us online for two days of hands-on training in reactive transport modeling
using The Geochemist's Workbench®.
The workshop will be presented as a fully interactive online meeting for four consecutive half-days, from 08:00 to 11:30 CDT (13:00 to 16:30 UTC) during the week leading up to the first 100% online Goldschmidt Conference!
What you will learn. Following a fully hands-on format, you will learn to construct, trace, and interpret models of transport in reacting geochemical systems. Specific topics covered include:
- Introduction to geochemical modeling
- Transport in flowing groundwater
- Dual porosity models (stagnant zones)
- Kd, Freundlich, and Langmuir sorption
- Surface complexation
- Colloid-facilitated transport
- Reaction kinetics
- Dissolution and precipitation
- Microbial catalysis and growth
- Effective graphical presentation
- Creating animation and video
The topics will be illustrated through a series of case studies.
More information? Contact workshop support. Can't come? Consider an alternative from our 2020 workshop lineup.
The best workshop I've ever participated in. The short theoretical introductions and illustrated exercises helped me learn the software in two days.
– Valeria B., Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
The Reactive Transport Workshop was absolutely fantastic! Five stars, would recommend to a friend!
– Kristina G., Syracuse University
Thank you for the amazing workshop! The presentations and hands-on exercises were tremendously helpful. I enjoyed it!!!
– Claudia Cardona, Florida International University
The workshop will be presented by Craig Bethke, Brian Farrell, Qusheng Jin, and Jia Wang.
Prof. Bethke is the R.E. Grim Professor emeritus at the University of Illinois. He is the primary author of The Geochemist's Workbench® software package and author of the Geochemical and Biogeochemical Reaction Modeling text, published by Cambridge University Press.
Craig Bethke has been cited many times for excellence in teaching. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and recipient of a number of prizes in hydrogeology and geoscience, including the O.E. Meinzer Award and M.K. Hubbert Award.
Brian Farrell is the lead Geochemist at Aqueous Solutions LLC, makers of The Geochemist's Workbench®. Mr. Farrell is expert in aquifer microbiology, geochemical modeling, and reactive transport in geochemical systems. He has taught short courses in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia.
Qusheng Jin is a professor of Earth Science at the University of Oregon.
Qusheng leverages his mechanistic understanding of biological processes to develop
new modeling theories and methods, and to apply them to natural and contaminated environments.
Cited for his University teaching accomplishments, Qusheng is an experienced workshop instructor.
Jia Wang is an aqueous and isotope geochemist and a reactive transport modeler with special expertise in weathering and the critical zone. She has many years of experience as an instructor at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and as a noted mentor to less experienced students at the secondary through graduate levels.
How to participate
Plan to enjoy this online workshop from the comfort of your own home or office!
We will use a secure video conferencing platform that allows participants to ask questions, share
their screens, and generally interact with the instructors and other participants.
Please plan to join the online meeting room from 13:00 to 16:30 UTC, or:
We will take periodic breaks between instructional units over the course of each session.
Please expect an email containing a meeting ID and password in the days leading up to the workshop.
Before the workshop
About a week ahead of the workshop, we will send you a free 60-day license to The Geochemist's
Workbench® Professional, along with two pdf files.
- We think you will be happiest if you have two computer screens available.
That way, you will be able to take part in the workshop on one screen, while you
use the other to run the software.
- Please make sure the software is installed and activated before joining the workshop.
- The first pdf file holds the complete set of PowerPoint slides shown by workshop instructors,
in chronologic order, for your reference before and after the workshop.
We recommend you print and spiral bind the second pdf file, containing the workbook you
will use to complete hands-on exercises.
Hosts and sponsors
The workshop is being held thanks to the generous efforts of our hosts and sponsors: