George Luther

George Luther

Maxwell P. and Mildred H. Harrington Professor of Marine Studies

Office Location
218 Cannon Lab
1044 College Drive
Lewes, DE 19958


  • School of Marine Science and Policy
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Plant and Soil Science



  • Ph.D., Physical-Inorganic Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 1972
  • B.A., Chemistry, La Salle College, 1968


Research Interests

My interests cover a wide range of areas including redox reactions in the environment, trace element speciation in marine waters and sediments including metal-ligand complexes, biogeochemical processes in marine environments, application of molecular orbital theory to geochemical processes, in situ electrochemistry and microelectrode technology. Our group also emphasizes research that interfaces chemistry with biology with the view that chemistry drives biology.



See Google Scholar for a list of my published works

"Inorganic Chemistry for Geochemistry and Environmental Sciences: Fundamentals and Applications" published by John Wiley & Sons


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Curriculum Vitae

Francis Alison Society, Member

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2011

Fellow, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2015; Geochemistry Division Medalist, 2013

Fellow, American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2012

Fellow, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), 2018

Fellow, The Geochemical Society (GS)/European Association of Geochemistry (EAG), 2014; Clair C. Patterson Award, 2004

The Oceanography Society (TOS)

Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF)

Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC)

University of Pittsburgh Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Distinguished Alumnus, 2014