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, especially if they lead to pollution that will be poorly reversible.
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.
Recent research highlights include these cover articles:
Latest scientific papers
Response to comment on “Outside the safe operating space of the planetary boundary for novel entities”.
Variability in Toxicity of Plastic Leachates as a Function of Weathering and Polymer Type: A Screening Study with the Copepod Nitocra spinipes