Michael Schultz

Associate Professor of Radiology - Division of Nuclear Medicine
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Radiation Oncology
Associate Professor - Department of Chemistry
Internal Medicine; Division of Nuclear Medicine; Chemistry
Carver College of Medicine; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The University of Iowa
PhD, Chemical Oceanography, Florida State University
MS, Marine Chemistry, Florida State University, Department of Oceanography
BA, Russian Language, University of South Florida, Department of Linguistics
B180 ML
Research Interests: 
Enivitonmental radiochemistry and nuclear forensics research

Dr Schultz leads the effort in the Department of Radiology and in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry to develop a broad curriculum and research agenda in radiochemistry. These efforts span a spectrum of applications involving the radiochemistry of the elements for understanding the impact of anthropogenic activities on environmental radioactivity, migration of radionuclides in terrestrial and aquatic environments, nuclear forensics, environmental science (geochronology), geochemistry and marine radiochemistry, as well as radiopharmaceutical research, nuclear medicine and cancer research. Dr Schultz has embarked on an intense focus on the potential environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing and unconventional drilling for natural gas and the potential for liberated radioactivity associated with these activities to impact the local environment and water resources. These efforts have lead to relevant findings concerning the geochemical fractionation of radionuclides in soils, sediments, and natural waters in field studies conducted in collaboration with the Savannah River and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, as well as the Ionizing Radiation Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.