Jodi L. Ryder

Assistant Professor

Brooks Hall 321


  • Ph.D., Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, University of Michigan, 2007
  • M.S.E., Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001
  • B.S., Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1999


  • American Geological Union (AGU)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)
  • Council on Undergraduate Research, Geoscience Division (CUR)
  • Engineers without Borders USA (EWB)

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Student Presenter, American Geophysical Union Hydrology Section, 2006

Professional Interests

Contaminant Hydrogeology, Interfacial Geochemistry

Research Expertise

Hydro-climate trends, Contaminant hydrogeology, Interfacial geochemistry

Teaching Areas

Hydrogeology, Geochemistry, Environmental Geology

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Dahl, T.A., Ryder, J.L., Selegean, J.P. (2010).  Non-Stationary Annual Peak Flows in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan; Potential Evidence for Climate Change Observed in the Mid-20th Century.  American Geophysical Union National Meeting, December 13-17, San Francisco, CA.
  • Ryder, J.L. and A.H. Demond (2008). The Influence of Wettability Hysteresis on NAPL Source Zone Architecture. American Geophysical UnionNational Meeting, December 15-19, San Francisco, CA.
  • Ryder J.L. and A. H. Demond (2008). "Wettability Hysteresis and its Implications for DNAPL Source Zone Distribution." Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. 102(1-2): 39-48. DOI:  10.1016/j.jconhyd.2008.07.010.
  • Ryder, J.L. and A.H. Demond (2006). Mechanism of Wettability Hysteresis in Natural Soils. American Geophysical Union National Meeting, December 11-15, San Francisco, CA. (Winner of AGU student presenter award).
  • Ryder, J.L. and A.H. Demond (2006). Wettability Hysteresis in Soils Due to Order of Liquid Contact. 80th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 18-21, Boulder, CO.
  • Ramsburg, C.A., and K.D. Pennell, L.M.  Abriola, G. Daniels, C.D. Drummond, M. Gamache, H. Hsu, E. Petroskis,  K.M. Rathfelder, J. Ryder, T. Yavaraski, (2005). "A Pilot-Scale Demonstration of Surfactant-Enhanced PCE Solubilization at the Bachman Road Site: (2)
    System Operation and Evaluation." Environmental Science and Technology39(6): 1791-1801.  DOI: 10.1021/es049563r.
  • Abriola, L.M., A.H. Demond, H. Hsu, D.M. O'Carroll, T.J. Phelan, C.A. Polityka, and J.L. Ryder (2004). "Compositional Effects on Interfacial Properties in Contaminated Systems: Implications for Organic Liquid Migration and Recovery." Subsurface Contamination Remediation, (T. Zachry and E. Berkey, eds.) ACS Symposium Series 904, Chapt. 8, 160-182,Oxford University Press, Washington D.C.  ISBN: 0841239061.