Eric McGivney

Guest researcher/Post doc
Room: X513


I am a post-doctoral fellow at Stockholm University’s Department of Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Sciences.

My research interests include environmental microbiology, analytical chemistry, modeling, and emerging contaminants. Specific current research areas include: characterizing biological/microplastic (MP) interactions in sea water and sediments and surface characterization of MP.


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McGivney, E., Gao, X., Yijing, L., Lowry, G.V., Casman, E.A., Gregory, K.B., VanBriesen, J., and Avellan, A., 2018. Biogenic cyanide production promotes dissolution of gold nanoparticles in soil. Environmental Science & Technology.

Gustafsson, J.P., Belyazid, S., McGivney, E. and Löfgren, S., 2018. Aluminium and base cation chemistry in dynamic acidification models–need for a reappraisalSOIL4(4), pp.237-250.

Avellan, A., Simonin, M., McGivney, E., Bossa, N., Spielman-Sun, E., Rocca, J.D., Bernhardt, E.S., Geitner, N.K., Unrine, J.M., Wiesner, M.R. and Lowry, G.V., 2018. Gold nanoparticle biodissolution by a freshwater macrophyte and its associated microbiomeNature Nanotechnology, p.1.

McGivney, E., Jones, K.E., Weber, B., Valentine, A.M., VanBriesen, J.M. and Gregory, K.B., 2018. Quorum Sensing Signals Form Complexes with Ag+ and Cu2+ CationsACS Chemical Biology13(4), pp.894-899.

McGivney, E., Han, L., Avellan, A., VanBriesen, J. and Gregory, K.B., 2017. Disruption of autolysis in Bacillus subtilis using TiO 2 nanoparticlesScientific Reports7, p.44308.

Louie, S.M., Gorham, J.M., McGivney, E.A., Liu, J., Gregory, K.B. and Hackley, V.A., 2016. Photochemical transformations of thiolated polyethylene glycol coatings on gold nanoparticlesEnvironmental Science: Nano3(5), pp.1090-1102.

McGivney, E., Carlsson, M., Gustafsson, J.P. and Gorokhova, E., 2015. Effects of UV‐C and Vacuum‐UV T i O 2 Advanced Oxidation Processes on the Acute Mortality of MicroalgaePhotochemistry and Photobiology91(5), pp.1142-1149.

Wang, Y., Bagnoud, A., Suvorova, E., McGivney, E., Chesaux, L., Phrommavanh, V., Descostes, M. and Bernier-Latmani, R., 2014. Geochemical control on uranium (IV) mobility in a mining-impacted wetlandEnvironmental Science & Technology48(17), pp.10062-10070.

Exposure & Effects

Exposure and effects of chemical contaminants on living organisms.