Understanding Environmental Quality in Shale Energy Basins

Please join us as Doug Carlton teaches us about the ways that environmental quality is being protected during the current fracking boom in Texas.

Doug is trained as an analytical chemist, applying his training towards environmental areas of concern. He earned his bachelors in Chemistry in 2009 from East Texas Baptist University where he was also a four-year letterman on their football team. He then mdoug-carltonoved to DFW to begin his Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Arlington. During this period, he developed an expertise in separation science with mass spectrometry detection for known and unknown compounds. This was eventually applied to investigating 100 groundwater samples for unconventional drilling contamination across the Barnett Shale in 2011. As groundwater projects progressed across the state, his dissertation in 2014 culminated to “Tailored Analytical Methods for Surveying Groundwater Quality in Areas of Unconventional Drilling”. Upon graduation, we transitioned into his current role as the Project Manager for CLEAR, the Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation. CLEAR was established at UTA to centralize interdisciplinary research of possible industrial contamination events on air, soil, water, and human health and prospective remediation strategies. As Project Manager, Doug oversees ten undergraduate, graduate, and post-doc researchers studying varying environmental samples and remediation strategies for projects within shale plays across Texas and Pennsylvania.

The January Chapter meeting:

Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

6:30 Meet and eat
7:00 Introduction and Announcements
7:20 Featured Presentation
8:45 Adjournment

The meeting place for the January meeting is:

Walnut Hill United Methodist Church 10066 Marsh Lane Dallas, TX 75229
Walnut Hill UMC is the church just north of the AgriLife office on Marsh Lane.
Once inside the building proceed to the meeting room in the basement.

As always all of our meetings are free and open to the public.

Hope to see YOU there!

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