Kathleen Murphy

Associate professor, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Water Environment Technology, Director of PhD studies at The Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate School

Kate Murphy is Associate professor in the Division of Water Environment Technology, research theme Hazards and risks for drinking water resources and treatment, at Chalmers.

Kate's research focuses on the interpretation of fluorescence from dissolved organic matter in natural waters and the application of fluorescence for distinguishing between water sources and detecting changes in water quality. Recent research projects relate to detecting changes in organic matter character during recycled and drinking water treatment, and tracing the geographical origin of ships’ ballast water. She has instigated several open-source projects aimed at improving the modelling and interpretation of natural organic matter fluorescence, including the MATLAB toolbox drEEM and the online database of fluorescence spectra OpenFluor.



Scopus Author ID: 7402863566

MurphyKR, Hambly A, Singh S, Henderson R.K., Baker A, Stuetz RM & Khan SJ (2011). Organic matter fluorescence in municipal water recycling schemes: towards a unified PARAFAC model. Environmental Science and Technology, 45, 2909–2916.

Murphy KR, Butler KD, Spencer RGM, Stedmon CA, Boehme, JR, Aiken GR (2010). The measurement of dissolved organic matter fluorescence in aquatic environments: An interlaboratory comparison. Environmental Science and Technology, 44, 9405–9412.

Murphy KR, Stedmon CA, Waite TD & GM Ruiz (2008) Distinguishing between terrestrial and autochthonous organic matter sources in marine environments using fluorescence spectroscopy. Marine Chemistry 108: 40-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2007.10.003

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