Robert Cook

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Louisiana State University

LSU Superfund Research Program leader - Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals in Contaminated Soils




Phone: (225) 578-2980

Fax: (225) 578-3458


Office: 636 Choppin Hall



Research Interest, Expertise:

  • Humic materials
  • Natural organic matter
  • Interactions of inorganic and organic compounds with humic materials


Recent Publications:


Nwosu, U.G., Cook, R.L. 2015. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Electron Paramagnetic Spectroscopic Comparison of Hydrophobic Acid,
Transphilic Acid,and Reverse Osmosis May 2012 Isolates of Organic Matter from the Suwannee River. Environ Eng Sci. 32(1):14-22. PMCID: PMC4283068

dela Cruz, A.L, Cook, R.L., Dellinger, B.H., Lomnicki, S.M., Donnelly, Kirby C., Kelley, M. A., Cosgriff, D. 2013. Assessment of Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals in Soils and Sediments from Three Superfund Sites. Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts.16(1):44-52. Doi: 10.1039/C3EM00428G. PMCID: PMC3907510



dela Cruz A.L., Cook R.L., Lominicki, S.M., & Dellinger, B. 2012. Effect of Low Temperature Thermal Treatment on Soils Contaminated with Pentachlorophenol and Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals. Environmental Science & Technology. 46 (11): 5971–5978. Doi: 10.1021/es300362k. PMCID:PMC3381800 



dela Cruz, A.L., Gehling, W., Lomnicki S.M., Cook, R.L., & Dellinger, B. 2011. Detection of Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals at a Superfund Wood Treating Site. Environmental Science and Technology. 45(15):6356-65. Doi: 10.1021/es2012947. PMCID:PMC3167238