Contact Diego:

Dr. Diego E. Gomez
Lecturer in Geoenvironmental Engineering and Joint International Officer
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences,
University of Exeter Harrison Building,
North Park Road, EX4 4QF

Dr. Diego E. Gomez

Current Research

I am a Civil and Environmental Engineer, currently working as Lecturer and member of the Centre for Water Systems at the University of Exeter, UK. My field of experience is Environmental Systems and Water Resources management, protection and restoration. This includes, but is not limited to: groundwater and surface water contaminant fate, transport and monitoring, remediation technologies, bioremediation, and the use of computational tools and models for environmental risk assessment. In cooperation with Charles Tyler, we are developing an Environmental Chemistry laboratory to foster projects of interdisciplinary nature between the Centre for Water Systems (CEMPS) and the Ecotoxicology and Aquatic Biology Research group, located in room C8 of the Hatherly Building. Current project involves the study of the impacts and effects of silver nanoparticles on engineered waste water treatment systems, in collaboration with South West Water at their Countess Wear facilities.

Career & Education

August 2010 – Present: Lecturer in Geoenvironmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter

2005 – 2010 : Researcher at Rice University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Houston, Texas, USA.

2004 – 2005 : Independent Environmental Engineering Consultant, Santiago, Chile.

2008 – 2009 : Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Rice University

2005 – 2007 : MS, Environmental Engineering, Rice University

2003 – 2004 : MS, Environmental Technology, Lancaster University

1995 – 2001 : BS, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile





Da Silva MLB, Gomez DE, Alvarez PJJ. (2013) Analytical model for BTEX natural attenuation in the presence of fuel ethanol and its anaerobic metabolite acetate, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, volume 146.

Alvarez PJJ, Burken JG, Coan JD, Dias De Oliveira ME, Dominguez-Faus R, Gomez DE, Jaffe AM, Medlock Iii KB, Powers SE, Soligo R, Smulcer LA. (2010) The Fundamentals of a Sustainable U.S. Biofuels Policy.

Gomez DE, Alvarez PJJ. (2010) Comparing the effects of various fuel alcohols on the natural attenuation of Benzene Plumes using a general substrate interaction model, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology.

Gomez DE, Alvarez PJJ. (2009) Modeling the natural attenuation of benzene in groundwater impacted by ethanol-blended fuels: Effect of ethanol content on the lifespan and maximum length of benzene plumes, Water Resources Research, volume 45.

Gomez DE, De Blanc PC, Rixey WG, Bedient PB, Alvarez PJJ. (2008) Modeling benzene plume elongation mechanisms exerted by ethanol using RT3D with a general substrate interaction module, Water Resources Research.

Munoz JF, Fernandez B, Varas E, Pasten P, Gomez DE, Rengifo P, Atenas M, Jofre JC. (2007) Chilean Water Resources, Teresa MPD,Moreno T,Gibbons W,London GSO (eds), The geology of Chile, Geological Society Pub House.

Da Silva MLB, Daprato RC, Gomez DE, Hughes DE, Ward JB, Alvarez PJJ. (2006) Comparison of Bioaugmentation and Biostimulation for the Enhancement of Dense Nonaqueous Phase Liquid Source Zone Bioremediation, Water Environment Research.

Winship P, Binley A, Gomez DE. (2006) Flow and transport in the unsaturated Sherwood Sandstone: characterization using cross-borehole geophysical methods, Geological Society, London, Special Publications.