I am an environmental analytical chemist with interests in emerging contaminants and analytical method development. Research in my group covers four main themes: 1) Occurrence and behaviour of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in humans and the environment; 2) Metabolomics as an emerging tool for chemical hazard assessment; 3) Fate and behaviour of micropollutants in the hyporheic zone; and 4) Suspect/non-target screening using UHPLC-orbitrap-MS.
PhD student Lara Schultes wins Otto Hutzinger Award for her interactive poster Temporal Trends of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Baltic Cod at the 37th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants.
Gilljam et al. Is ongoing Sulfluramid use in South America a significant source of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)? Production inventories, environmental fate, and local occurrence included in a special virtual issue of ES&T focused on PFASs.
Benskin et al. Biodegradation of N-ethyl perfluorooctane sulfonamido ethanol (EtFOSE) and EtFOSE-based phosphate diester (SAmPAP diester) in marine sediments featured in Chemical Watch: Global Risk & Regulation News
Environmental Science and Technology Excellence in Peer Review Award
Martin et al. PFOS or PreFOS? Are perfluorooctane sulfonate precursors (PreFOS) important determinants of human and environmental perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) exposure? featured on cover of JEM and included in themed issue on top cited papers for 2009 and 2010
Benskin et al. Perfluorinated acid isomer profiling in water and quantitative assessment of manufacturing source featured in Chem. Eng. News
Latest scientific papers
Perfluoroalkyl acid levels in first-time mothers in relation to offspring weight gain and growth
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in San Francisco Bay wildlife: Temporal trends, exposure pathways, and notable presence of precursor compounds