Mark N. Goltz, PhD, Lt Col, USAF (Retired)


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BS in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1972

MS in Sanitary Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1973

PhD in Environmental Engineering and Science, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1986 Dissertation title: Three-Dimensional Analytical Modeling of Diffusion-Limited Solute Transport
Advisor: Paul V. Roberts


Fellow, Society of American Military Engineers, 2009

Bliss Medal, Society of American Military Engineers, 2007

Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton Outstanding Engineers and Scientists Educ Award, 2007

Society of American Military Engineers Regional Vice President&rsquo s Award, 2006

Dr. Leslie M. Norton Teaching Excellence Award, 2004

New Zealand Crown Institute for Environmental Science and Research International Fellow, 2002

Air Education and Training Command Civilian Educator of the Year, 1999

Society of the Strategic Air Command&rsquo s Air University Faculty Excellence Award, 1999

National Society of Professional Engineers Air Force Military Engineer of the Year, 1991

Air Force Scientific Achievement Award, 1989

Outstanding Professor 1991-92 Graduate Engineering and Environmental Management Program

Society of American Military Engineers Kittyhawk Post Best Paper Award

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal



Powell, C.L., M.N. Goltz, and A. Agrawal, Degradation Kinetics of Chlorinated Aliphatic Hydrocarbons by Methane Oxidizers Naturally-Associated with Wetland Plant Roots, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 170:   68&ndash 75, 2014.

Baker, P.A., M.N. Goltz, A.M. Schrand, D.Y. Yoon, and D.S. Kim, Organophosphate Vapor Detection on Gold Electrodes Using Peptide Nanotubes, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 61: 119&ndash 123, 2014.
Ayral, D., M. Otero, M.N. Goltz and A.H. Demond, Impact of DNPAL Contact on the Structure of Smectitic Clay Materials, Chemosphere, 95: 182-187, 2014.
Huang, J. and M.N. Goltz, Spatial Moment Equations for a Groundwater Plume with Degradation and Rate-Limited Sorption, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 19(5): 1053-1058, 2014.


Flory, J., S.R. Kanel, L. Racz, C.A. Impellitteri, R.G. Silva, and M.N. Goltz,  Influence of pH on the Transport of Silver Nanoparticles in Saturated Porous Media: Laboratory Experiments and Modeling, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 15:1484, 2013.


Swarnakara, P., S.R. Kanel, D. Nepal, Y. Jiang, H. Jia, L. Kerr,  M.N. Goltz, J. Levy, J. Rakovan, Silver Deposited Titanium Dioxide Thin Film for Photocatalysis of Organic Compounds Using Natural Light, Solar Energy, 88:242-249, 2013.


Grace, S.T., D.A. Lytle, M.N. Goltz, Control of New Copper Corrosion in High-Alkalinity Drinking Water, Journal of the American Water Works Association, 104(1):39-40, 2012.


Kanel, S.R., T.P. Clement, M.O. Barnett, M.N. Goltz, Nano-Scale Hydroxyapatite: Synthesis, Two-Dimensional Transport Experiments, and Application for Uranium Remediation, Journal of Nanotechnology, vol. 2011, Article ID 462382, 5 pages, 2011.


Turek, N.F., L. Kasten, D.A. Lytle, M.N. Goltz, Impact of Plumbing Age on Copper Levels in Drinking Water, Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology &ndash AQUA, 60(1):1-15, 2011.


Huang, J., J.A. Christ, and M.N. Goltz, Analytical Solutions for Efficient Interpretation of Single-well Push-pull Tracer Tests, Water Resour. Res., 46, W08538, doi:10.1029/2008WR007647, 2010.


Goltz, M.N., M.E. Close, H. Yoon, J. Huang, M.J. Flintoft, S.J. Kim, C. Enfield, Validation of Two Innovative Methods to Measure Contaminant Mass Flux in Groundwater, J Contaminant Hydrology, 106:51-61, 2009.


Wu, M.Y., K.M. Smits, M.N. Goltz, J.A. Christ, A Simple Model for Injection-Extraction Treatment Well Recirculation System Design, Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation, 28(4):63-71, 2008. 


Huang, J., J.A. Christ, M.N. Goltz, An Assembly Model for Simulation of Large-Scale Ground Water Flow and Transport, Ground Water, 46(6):882-892, 2008.


Goltz, M.N., J. Huang, M.E. Close, M.J. Flintoft, L. Pang, Use of Tandem Circulation Wells to Measure Hydraulic Conductivity Without Groundwater Extraction, J Contaminant Hydrology, 100:127-136, 2008.


Goltz, M.N., The Relationship between Environmental Sustainability and the Military Mission, Korean Journal of Security Affairs, 12(2):65-75, 2007.


Goltz, M.N., S. Kim, H. Yoon, J. Park, Review of Groundwater Contaminant Mass Flux Measurement, Environmental Engineering Research, 12(4):176-193, 2007. 


Wood, R.C., J. Huang, M.N. Goltz, Modeling Chlorinated Solvent Bioremediation Using Hydrogen Release Compound (HRC), Bioremediation Journal, 10(3):129-141, 2006. 


Huang, J. and M.N. Goltz, Analytical Solutions for Solute Transport in a Spherically Symmetric Divergent Flow Field, Transport in Porous Media, 63(2):305-321, 2006.


Goltz, M.N., R.K. Gandhi, S.M. Gorelick, G.D. Hopkins, L. Smith, B.H. Timmins, and P.L. McCarty, Field Evaluation of In Situ Source Reduction of Trichloroethylene (TCE) in Groundwater Using Bio-enhanced In-Well Vapor Stripping, Environmental Science and Technology, 39:8963-8970, 2005.


Huang, J. and M.N. Goltz, A Three-Dimensional Analytical Model to Simulate Groundwater Flow During Operation of Recirculating Wells, Journal of Hydrology, 314(1-4):67-77, 2005.


Pang, L., M. Close, M.N. Goltz, M. Noonan and L. Sinton, Filtration and Transport of Bacillus Subtilis Spores and

the F-RNA Phage MS2 in a Coarse Alluvial Gravel Aquifer: Implications in the Estimation of Setback Distances, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 77:165-194, 2005.


Christ, J.A. and M.N. Goltz, Containment of Groundwater Contamination Plumes: Minimizing Drawdown by Aligning Capture Wells Parallel to Regional Flow, Journal of Hydrology, 286(1-4):52-68, 2004.


Pang, L., M. Close, M.N Goltz, L. Sinton, H. Davies, C. Hall, and G. Stanton, Estimation of Septic Tank Setback Distances Based on Transport of E. coli and F-RNA Phages, Environment International, 29(7):907-921, 2003.     


Moon, J.W., M.N. Goltz, K.H. Ahn, and J.W. Park, Dissolved Organic Matter Effects on the Performance of a Barrier to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Transport by Groundwater, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 60(3-4):307-326, 2003.


Stoppel, C.M. and M.N. Goltz, Modeling Pd-Catalyzed Destruction of Chlorinated Ethenes in Groundwater, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 129(2):147-154, 2003.


Pang, L., M.N. Goltz, and M. Close, Application of Method of Temporal Moments to Interpret Solute Transport with Concurrent Sorption and Degradation, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology,60(1-2):123-134, 2003.


Goltz, M.N. and K.J. Williamson, Transfer and Commercialisation of Contaminated Groundwater Remediation Technologies, International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 1(4):329-346, 2002.


Gandhi, R.K., G.D. Hopkins, M.N. Goltz, S.M. Gorelick, and P.L. McCarty, Full-scale Demonstration of In Situ Cometabolic Biodegradation of Trichloroethylene in Groundwater, 1: Dynamics of a Recirculating Well System, Water Resources Research, 38(4):10.1029/2001WR000379, 2002.


Gandhi, R.K., G.D. Hopkins, M.N. Goltz, S.M. Gorelick, and P.L. McCarty, Full-scale Demonstration of In Situ Cometabolic Biodegradation of Trichloroethylene in Groundwater, 2: Comprehensive Analysis of Field Data Using Reactive Transport Modeling, Water Resources Research, 38(4):10.1029/2001WR000380, 2002.


Christ, J.A. and M.N. Goltz, Hydraulic Containment: Analytical and Semi-Analytical Models for Capture Zone Curve Delineation, Journal of Hydrology, 262:224-244, 2002.


Hartman, D.H. and M.N. Goltz, Application of the Analytic Hierarchy Process to Select Characterization and Risk-Based Decision-Making and Management Methods for Hazardous Waste Sites, Environmental Engineering and Policy, 3:1-7, 2002.


Cho, H.H., J.Y. Choi, M.N.Goltz, and J.W. Park, Combined Effect of Natural Organic Matter and Surfactants on the Apparent Solubility of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Journal of Environmental Quality, 31:275-279, 2002.


Kim, H.J., K.S. Cho, J.W. Park, M.N. Goltz, J.H. Khim, and J.Y. Kim, Sorption and Biodegradation of Vapor-Phase Organic Compounds With Wastewater Sludge and Food Waste Compost, Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 51:1237-1244, 2001.


Goltz, M.N., E.J. Bouwer, and J. Huang, Transport Issues and Bioremediation Modeling for the

In Situ Aerobic Co-metabolism of Chlorinated Solvents, Biodegradation, 12 (2):127-140, 2001.


Meshako, C.E., C.A. Bleckmann, and M.N. Goltz, Biodegradability and Microbial Toxicity of Aircraft Fuel System Icing Inhibitors, Environmental Toxicology and Water Quality, 14:383-390,  1999.


Cunningham, J.A., M.N. Goltz, and P.V. Roberts, Simplified Expressions for Spatial Moments of Ground-Water Contaminant Plumes, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 4(4):377-380, 1999.


Christ, J.A., M.N. Goltz, and J. Huang, Development and Application of an Analytical Model to Aid Design and Implementation of In Situ Remediation Technologies, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 37:295-317, 1999.


Huang, J. and M.N. Goltz, Solutions to Equations Incorporating the Effect of Rate-limited Contaminant Mass Transfer on Vadose Zone Remediation by Soil Vapor Extraction, Water Resources Research, 35(3):879-883, 1999.


Goltz, M.N., G.C. Mandalas, G.D. Hopkins, and P.L. McCarty, Technology Transfer of an Innovative Remediation Technology from the Laboratory to the Field: A Case Study of In Situ Aerobic Cometabolic Bioremediation, Environmental Engineering and Policy, 1:117-124, 1998.


Mandalas, G.C., J.A. Christ, and M.N. Goltz, Screening Software for an Innovative In Situ Bioremediation Technology, Bioremediation Journal, 2(1):7-15, 1998.


McCarty, P.L., M.N. Goltz, G.D. Hopkins, M.E. Dolan, J.P. Allan, B.T. Kawakami, and T.J. Carrothers, Full-scale Evaluation of In Situ Cometabolic Degradation of Trichloroethylene in Groundwater through Toluene Injection, Environmental Science and Technology, 32(1):88-100, 1998.


Goltz, M. N. and M. E. Oxley, Technical Note: An Analytical Solution to Equations Describing Rate-limited Soil Vapor Extraction of Contaminants in the Vadose Zone, Water Resources Research,  30(10), 2691-2698, 1994.


Goltz, M. N. and M. E. Oxley, Analytical Modeling of Aquifer Decontamination when Transport is Affected by Rate-Limited Sorption, Water Resources Research, 27(4), 547-556, 1991.


Goltz, M. N. and P. V. Roberts, Simulations of Physical Nonequilibrium Solute Transport Models: Application to a Large-Scale Field Experiment, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 3, 37-63, 1988.


Goltz, M. N. and P. V. Roberts, Using the Method of Moments to Analyze Three-Dimensional Diffusion-Limited Solute Transport from Temporal and Spatial Perspectives, Water Resources Research, 23(8), 1575-1585, 1987.


Roberts, P. V., M. N. Goltz, R. S. Summers, J. C. Crittenden and P. Nkedi-Kizza, The Influence of Mass Transfer on Solute Transport in Column Experiments with an Aggregated Soil, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 1, 375-393, 1987.


Goltz, M. N. and P. V. Roberts, Interpreting Organic Solute Transport Data from a Field Experiment using Physical Nonequilibrium Models, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 1, 77-93, 1986.


Goltz, M. N. and P. V. Roberts, Three-Dimensional Solutions for Solute Transport in an Infinite Medium with Mobile and Immobile Zones, Water Resources Research, 22(7), 1139-1148, 1986.


Roberts, P. V., M. N. Goltz and D. M. Mackay, A Natural Gradient Experiment on Solute Transport in a Sand Aquifer 3. Retardation Estimates and Mass Balances for Organic Solutes, Water Resources Research, 22(13), 2047-2058, 1986.


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