R.M. Parsons Laboratory
Environmental Science and Engineering
Email: kocar@mit.edu
Bldg-Room 48-323
Phone: 617.324.7746
Website: The Kocar Lab

Ben Kocar

Assistant Professor


  • B.S. 2000, soil and environmental science, Montana State University, Bozeman
  • B.S. 2000, chemistry-biochemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman
  • M.S. 2002, soil and environmental chemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman
  • Ph.D. 2008, geological and environmental sciences, Stanford University

Research Interests

Soil and Aqueous Biogeochemistry Impacts of Soil Physical/(Bio)Chemical Heterogeneity on the Cycling of Elements Nutrient Cycling in Terrestrial Environments Fate and Transport of Contaminants and Energy Critical Elements