Dr. John O. Dickson is a Senior R&D Scientist in the Soil and Groundwater Remediation group at FIU’s Applied Research Center (ARC). He received a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Soil Chemistry from Washington State University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Soil Fertility and Environmental Soil Science from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. He completed his post-doctoral training at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in biogeochemical cycling of mercury in terrestrial ecosystems. Dr. Dickson worked as a Principal Research Scientist at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) from 2016 – 2019 and joined FIU-ARC in early 2020. Dr. Dickson has authored or co-authored several articles, and technical reports. He is a trained biogeochemist and mineralogist with expertise in low-temperature geochemistry. Dr. Dickson’s research focuses on the biogeochemical transformation of nutrients, metals, and radionuclides in terrestrial ecosystems (soils, groundwater, and surface water). His current research aims to leverage advanced analytical techniques (microscopy & spectroscopy) to provide an improved understanding of impacted environments with the goal of designing and evaluating the success of remediation technologies. Additionally, Dr. Dickson is interested in developing novel, multifunctional materials for energy storage/applications, greenhouse gas (GHG) capture, water treatment and remediation of radionuclides.