Alan T. Stone is a professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering and an affiliate researcher at the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology.
Using the foundations of organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and the nanosciences, Stone explores natural biogeochemical phenomena and properties/transformations of synthetic chemicals in environmental media. He also is interested in engineered systems and the consequences of human activities. Chemicals used in agriculture, animal production, forestry, and aquaculture, as well as large volumes of water used for cooling, papermaking, and water supplies, are a special interest.
Stone received his BS in chemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1978. He earned his MSE in environmental engineering science in 1981 and his Ph.D. in 1983 from the California Institute of Technology.