PhD, Earth Sciences (Hydrogeology), University of Waterloo – 1991
My main research interests are understanding and integrating the basic processes which control the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment, particularly in groundwater. Our current understanding of these processes, or lack thereof, limits our ability to predict natural fate and to plan and conduct appropriate remediation of contaminated sites. My current research has to do with transport and/or transformation of organic contaminants, including chlorinated solvents, or nutrients and dissolved organic matter.
Malzone, J. M., Anseeuw*, S. K., Lowry, C. S., and R.M. Allen-King, (2016), Temporal hyporheic zone response to water table fluctuations. Groundwater, 54(2), 274-285. doi:10.1111/gwat.12352
Maghrebi^, M., Jankovic, I., Weissmann, G. S., Matott, L. S., Allen-King, R. M., and A.J. Rabideau, (2015), Contaminant tailing in highly heterogeneous porous formations: Sensitivity on model selection and material properties. Journal of Hydrology, 531, 149-160. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.07.015
Weissmann, G. S., A. Pickel^, K. C. McNamara^, J.D. Frechette, I. Kalinovich*, R. M. Allen-King, and I. Jankovic, (2015), Characterization and quantification of aquifer heterogeneity using outcrop analogs at the Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario, Canada, Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi: 10.1130/B31193.1.
Matott, L. S., Z. Jiang, A. J. Rabideau, and R. M. Allen-King. (2015), Isotherm ranking and selection using thirteen literature datasets involving hydrophobic organic compounds, J. Contam. Hydrol., 177-178, 93-16, doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2015.03.011.
Allen-King, R. M., I. Kalinovich*, D. F. Dominic, G. Wang*, R. Polmanteer*, and D. Divine, (2015), Hydrophobic Organic contaminant transport property heterogeneity in the Borden Aquifer. Water Resourc. Res., 51(3), 1723-1743, doi: 10.1002/2014wr016161.
Maghrebi^, M., I. Jankovic, R. M. Allen-King, A. J. Rabideau, I. Kalinovich*, and G. S. Weissmann (2014), Impacts of transport mechanisms and plume history on tailing of sorbing plumes in heterogeneous porous formations, Advances in Water Resources, 73, 123-133, doi: doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2014.07.007.
Choung*, S., L.R. Zimmerman*, and R.M. Allen-King**, B. Ligouis, and S. Feenstra. (2014), Heterogeneous carbonaceous matter in sedimentary rock lithocomponents causes significant trichloroethylene (TCE) sorption in a low organic carbon content aquifer/aquitard system. J. Contamin. Hydrol., 167, 23-31, doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2014.07.010.
Singh^, A., R. M. Allen-King, and A.J. Rabideau. 2014. Groundwater transport modeling with nonlinear sorption and intraparticle diffusion, Advances in Water Resources, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2014.04.010.
Ritzi, Jr., R.W., L. Huang, R. Ramanathan, and R.M. Allen-King. 2013. Horizontal spatial correlation of hydraulic and reactive transport parameters as related to hierarchical sedimentary architecture at the Borden research site. Water Resour. Res., 49(4), 1901-1913, doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20165.
*Students & post-doctoral scholars
^Students of colleagues with significant support