Matthew MacLeod

Room: V502

Processes & Dynamics of Environmental Pollutants

I am an environmental chemist and modeler studying factors that control human and environmental exposure to pollutants.   It is in society’s best interest to avoid pollutants that have high human and environmental exposure potential since the risk is the product of exposure and potency to cause damage.

In my research group, we use conceptual and mathematical models to quantify exposure, and we design and interpret laboratory experiments and field studies in environmental chemistry that inform exposure assessments and modeling.  The overall goals of our research are 1) to build a quantitative and process-level understanding of factors that determine exposure to environmental pollutants, and 2) to develop practical tools and guidance that supports rational management strategies for high exposure-potential pollutants.

Some recent research highlights include these cover articles:


Latest scientific papers

Deconvolution of Soft Ionization Mass Spectra of Chlorinated Paraffins to Resolve Congener Groups

Yuan, B.; Alsberg,T.; Bogdal, C.; MacLeod, M.; Berger, U.; Gao, W.; Wang, Y.; de Wit, C.A.
2016 | Anal. Chem. | 88 (8980-8988)

Screening-level Models to Estimate Partition Ratios of Organic Chemicals between Polymeric Materials, Air and Water

2016 | Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts

Response to Comment on “Enhanced Elimination of PerfluorooctaneSulfonic Acid by Menstruating Women: Evidence fromPopulation-based Pharmacokinetic Modeling”

Wong, F.; MacLeod, M.; Mueller, J.F.; Cousins, I.T.
2015 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | 49 (5838-5839)

Performance of the CalTOX fate and exposure model in a case study for a dioxin-contaminated site

Åberg, A.; MacLeod, M.; Wiberg, K
2015 | Environ Sci Pollut Res Int | 22 (8719-8727)

Historical intake and elimination of polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides by the Australian population reconstructed from biomonitoring data

Bu, Q.; MacLeod, M.; Wong, F.; Toms, L.M.; Mueller, J.F.; Yu, G.
2015 | Environ Int | 74 (82-88)

All publications

Contaminant Chemistry

Pollutants in the environment: Where they come from, where they go, and who gets exposed.