Maxime Grand

Maxime Grand

Faculty Member

Department:  Chemical Oceanography



phone: (831)771-4447
office: 405 MLML Main Lab


Max is a chemical oceanographer and analytical chemist who studies the biogeochemical cycling of nutrients, trace metals and volatile bromocarbons in the marine environment. His research activities include the development of autonomous miniaturized chemical analyzers, nutrient and volatile bromocarbon cycling in aquaculture settings and the application of passive nutrient removal technologies to mitigate eutrophication in estuarine and coastal systems.

Max obtained his Ph.D. in Oceanography at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2014, where he studied the distributions of dissolved Fe and Al in the Indian Ocean and pioneered the application of micro Sequential Injection to the analysis of trace metals at sub-nanomolar levels in seawater. He later joined the University of Southampton National Oceanography Center as a postdoctoral research fellow, where he contributed to the development and oceanographic validation of in situ Lab-On-Chip phosphate analyzers. He joined the MLML faculty in 2018.


Research Interests: 
  • Marine biogeochemistry of trace metals
  • Nutrient dynamics in coastal systems
  • Chemical sensors (nutrients, trace metals, carbonate parameters)
  • Ocean Observing Systems
  • Seaweed Aquaculture (nutrient removal, bromocarbon emissions)
Curriculum Vitae:
Selected Publications:

Grand, M.M., A. Laes-Huon, S. Fietz, J.A. Resing, H. Obata, G.W. Luther III, A. Tagliabue, E.P., Achterberg, Middag, R., A. Tovar-Sanchez and A.R. Bowie (2019). Developing autonomous observing systems for micronutrient trace metals. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00035

Grand, M.M, C.I. Measures, M. Hatta, P.L. Morton, P.M. Barrett, A. Milne, J.A. Resing and W.M. Landing (2015). The impact of circulation and dust deposition in controlling the distributions of dissolved Fe and Al in the South Indian subtropical gyre. Marine Chemistry, 176: 110-125 doi: 10.1016/j.marchem.2015.08.002

Grand, M.M, C. I. Measures, M. Hatta, W.T. Hiscock, C.S. Buck and W. M. Landing (2015). Dust deposition in the eastern Indian Ocean: the ocean perspective from Antarctica to the Bay of Bengal. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29, doi:10.1002/2014GB004898

Grand, M.M, C.I. Measures, M.Hatta, W.T. Hiscock, W.M. Landing, P.L. Morton, C.S. Buck, P.M. Barret and J.A. Resing (2015). Dissolved Fe and Al in the upper 1000m of the eastern Indian Ocean: high-resolution data from the Antarctic margin to the Bay of Bengal. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29, doi:10.1002/2014GB004920

Grand, M.M., G.T. Clinton-Bailey, A.D. Beaton, A.M. Schaap, T.H. Johengen, M. Tamburri, D.P. Connelly, M.C. Mowlem and E.A. Achterberg (2017). A Lab-On-Chip Phosphate Analyzer for Long-Term in Situ Monitoring at Fixed Observatories: Optimization and Performance Evaluation in Estuarine and Oligotrophic Coastal Waters. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00255 

Grand, M.M., P. Chocholous, J. Ruzicka, P. Solich and C.I. Measures (2016). Determination of trace Zn in seawater by coupling solid phase extraction and fluorescence detection in the Lab-On-Valve format. Analytica Chimica Acta, 923: 45-54. doi: 10.1016/j.aca.2016.03.056

Oliveira, H.M., M.M. Grand, J.Ruzicka and C.I. Measures (2015). Towards chemiluminescence detection in micro-sequential injection lab-on-valve format: A proof of concept based on the reaction between Fe(II) and luminol in seawater. Talanta, 133: 107-111. doi: 10.1016/j.talanta.2014.06.076

Webb, A.L. K.A. Hugues, M.M. Grand, M.C. Lohan and L.S. Peck (2020). Sources of elevated heavy metal concentrations in sediments and benthic invertebrates of the western Antarctic Peninsula. Science of the Total Environment, doi:10.1016/j.scitoenv.2019.134268

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