Ph.D. University of New Hampshire 1983
- Professor of Civil Engineering
- Professor of Environmental Engineering
- Co-Director of The Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC)
Bioremediation, microbial ecology of contaminated environments, remediation and monitoring of contaminated subsurface environments, oil spill bioremediation, response and restoration.
Dr. Kinner's main areas of research interest are bioremediation of contaminated subsurface environments and more generally, environmental microbiology. She is a member of the Environmental Research Group (ERG) at UNH and has conducted research on wastewater biofilm microbiology, the role of protists in subsurface contaminant degradation, and petroleum and chlorinated solvent bioremediation.
She has also conducted research on enhanced bioremediation of oil-contaminated salt marshes the effects of acclimation and cold temperatures on bioventing of soils contaminated with No. 2 fuel oil, and MtBE distribution in Paugus Bay, N.H.
Dr. Kinner is the Co-Director of the Coastal Response Research Center. The Center is a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) and the University of New Hampshire (UNH). The goal of the Center is to reduce the consequences of spills and other hazards that threaten coastal environments and communities by conducting research, developing new response and restoration methods, and transferring technology to practitioners. It serves as a hub for local, national and international oil spill communities. The mission of the Center is to: 1) conduct and oversee basic and applied research on spill response and restoration; 2) transform research results into practice; 3) conduct outreach and encourage strategic partnerships to improve preparedness and response; and 4) educate the next generation of the oil spill community.