Berkeley Nanogeoscience Center

Glenn A. Waychunas

Senior Staff Scientist

Glenn A. Waychunas, PhD,
Senior Staff Scientist,
Geochemistry Department Group Leader,
Earth Sciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

G. A. Waychunas
MS 90R1116
1 Cyclotron Road
CA 94720


Office:  (510) 495 2748
Lab:     (510) 486 4424
Fax:     (510) 486 5686

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests

  • Resolving the Structure of Hydrated Mineral Surfaces by Surface X-ray Diffraction
  • Water on Mineral Surfaces Studied by Sum Frequency Generation
  • Following Surface Chemistry by UltraFast Methods

Selected Publications

S K Ghose, G Waychunas, P Eng, and T Trainor
Ordered Water and Surface Functional Groups: Structure of the Hydrated Goethite (α-FeOOH) (100) surface
Nature, in review

Kim, C.S., Lentini, C.J. and Waychunas, G.A
Associations between iron oxyhydroxide nanoparticle growth and metal adsorption/structural incorporation
Chapter 6 in: Adsorption of Metals by Geomedia II, 41 pp Elsevier (2008).

Catalano J.G, Trainor T.P., Eng P.J., Waychunas G.A., and Brown G.E., Jr.
CTR diffraction and grazing-incidence EXAFS study of U(VI) adsorption onto α-Al2O3 and α-Fe2O3 (1-102) surfaces
Geochimica & Cosmochimica Acta, 69, 3555-3572 (2005)

Ostroverkhov V, Waychunas GA, Shen YR.
New information on water interfacial structure revealed by phase sensitive surface spectroscopy
Physical Review Letters, 94, 046102  (2005)

Trainor, T., Eng, P., Brown, G.E., Waychunas, G., Newville, M., Sutton, S. and Rivers, M
Structure and reactivity of the hydrated hematite (0001) surface
Surface Science, 573, 204-224 (2005)

B. Gilbert, F. Huang, H. Zhang, G. A. Waychunas & J.F. Banfield.
Nanoparticles: Strained and Stiff.
Science, 305, 651-654 (2004).

Waychunas, G.A., Fuller, C.C., and Davis, J.A.
Surface Complexation and Precipitate Geometry for Aqueous Zn(II) Sorption on Ferrihydrite: I. EXAFS analysis
Geochimica & Cosmochimica Acta, 66, 1119-1137 (2002)