Gene F. Parkin

Emeritus Faculty, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Joined the College of Engineering: 1986


  • Shrout, J.D., Williams, A.G.B., Scherer, M.M., and Parkin, G. F., "Inhibition of Microbial Perchlorate Reduction by Zero-Valent Iron," Biodegredation, 16, pp.23-32 (2005).
  • Sawyer, C.N., McCarty, P.L., and Parkin, G.F., Chemistry for Environmental Engineering and Science, 5th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York (2003).
  • Williams, A.G.B., Gregory, K.B., Parkin, G.F., and Scherer, M.M., “Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine Transformation by Biologically Reduced Ferrihydrite: Evolution of Fe Mineralogy, Surface Area, and Reaction Rates,” Environmental Science & Technology, 39, pp. 5183-5189 (2005).
  • Shrout, J.D., Struckhoff, G.C., Parkin, G.F., and Schnoor, J.L., “Stimulation and Molecular Characterization of Bacterial Perchlorate Degradation by Plant-Produced Electron Donors,” Environmental Science & Technology, 40, pp. 310-317 (2006).
  • Nivala, J., Hoos, M.B., Cross, C.S., Wallace, S.D., and Parkin, G.F., "Treatment of Landfill Leachate Using an Aerated, Subsurface-flow Constructed Wetland," The Science of the Total Environment, 380, pp. 19-27 (2007).
  • Brown, H. and Parkin, G.F., "The effect of Sulfide Inhibition and Organic Shock Loading on Anaerobic Biofilm Reactors Treating a Low-Temperature, High-Sultate Wastewater," Water Environment Research, 81(3), pp. 265-288 (2009).

Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 

  • Water Environment Federation
  • Iowa Water Environment Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors
  • American Chemical Society

Special Fields of Knowledge: 

  • Environmental engineering
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Bioremediation of contaminated waters
  • Constructed wetlands treatment of contaminated waters
  • Role of microbial-reactive mineral interactions in fate and transport of pollutants (e.g., As, Hg, oxidized organics
  • Anaerobic biological waste treatment
  • Healt
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
Gene F. Parkin
PhD, Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 1977
MS, Civil Engineering, University of Iowa, 1971
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Iowa, 1970
Contact Information

4106 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
United States