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Dr. Christopher Hintz

  • chintx1Associate Professor, Marine & Environmental Science
    Savannah State University (SSU)

    Phone: (912) 358-4096 | Email: hintzc@savannahstate.edu | Fax: (912) 358 4599 



    University of South Carolina, South Carolina
    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    M.S., Chemical Engineering
    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    B.S., Chemical Engineering


    1. Biogeochemical influences on anthropogenic CO2
    2. Ocean acidification on phytoplankton calcifiers
    3. Potential changes in the inorganic carbon cycle



    Dr. Christopher Hintz is an associate professor in the Marine Science Program at Savannah State University coordinating the development of SSU's Aquarium Certificate Program.  He graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and continued at RHIT to receive his M.S. in Chemical Engineering (Environmental Engineering Minor) in 1998.  His master's research focused on a biological filtration technology which used algae cultures to remediate polluted aquatic systems.  

    During his doctoral research at the University of South Carolina and later in his post-doctoral position within the same laboratory at USC, Dr. Hintz developed specialized culture techniques to replicate deep-sea environments.  These techniques were used for culturing benthic foraminifera to investigate environmental and biological effects on their calcareous biomineralization mechanisms.  Most recently, he developed a state-of-the-art CO2 control system to replicate pre-industrial revolution or near future dissolved CO2 concentrations for long-term (6-12 month) laboratory culture systems.  With this controlled-culture technology, Dr. Hintz plans to investigate the biogeochemical influences of anthropogenic carbon dioxide and ocean acidification on phytoplankton calcifiers and potential changes in the inorganic carbon cycle.  Hintz specializes in environmental chemical analysis, technique development, filtration, and remediation.  

  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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