Katrina M. Dontsova

Assistant Research Professor, Biosphere 2

Joint Appointment, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science

Katerina Dontsova is a soil scientist with interest in soil chemistry and mineralogy; reactions on soil-water interface and reactive transport of organic and inorganic compounds in soils; colloidal behavior of soils; and mineral weathering. She is doing both basic research focusing on how life interacts with the rocks to form soils and applied research on fate of contaminants in the environment.


  • PhD, Soil Chemistry, Purdue University, 2002