Matthew C. Reid

Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering

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Contact Information

267 Hollister Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Matthew C. Reid

Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering

Expertise

Environmental biogeochemistry; contaminant fate and transport; wetlands as sustainable tools for water quality protection

Current Research Interest

The impact of redox conditions on controlling the breakdown of lignocellulosic materials into labile carbon for denitrifying microorganisms; the deliberate manipulation of redox dynamics to enhance denitrification rates; the influence of the molecular composition of natural organic matter on its reactivity as a complexing ligand for arsenic and the impact this has on arsenic bioavailability and toxicity in the environment; the impact of hydrological-driven redox conditions in reservoirs on the speciation and solubility of manganese in the water column  

Distinction

John Swanson ’61 Excellence in Teaching Award
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, EPFL/Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship

Selected Publications

McGuire, Philip M., and Matthew C. Reid. “Nitrous Oxide and Methane Dynamics in Woodchip Bioreactors: Effects of Water Level Fluctuations on Partitioning into Trapped Gas Phases.” Environmental Science & Technology 53, no. 24 (2019): 14348-14356.

McGuire, Philip M., Valentina Dai, M. Todd Walter, and Matthew C. Reid. “Labile Carbon Release from Oxic-Anoxic Cycling in Woodchip Bioreactors Enhances Nitrate Removal without Increasing Nitrous Oxide Accumulation.” Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 7, no. 12 (2021): 2357–2371.

Cornell Research Website Article

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