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
Prospects for finding Junge variability-lifetime relationships for micropollutants in the Danube river
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) as sentinels for the elucidation of Arctic environmental change processes: a comprehensive review combined with ArcRisk project results
In Silico Screening-Level Prioritization of 8468 Chemicals Produced in OECD Countries to Identify Potential Planetary Boundary Threats
Screening-level Exposure-based Prioritization to Identify Potential POPs, vPvBs and Planetary Boundary Threats among Arctic Contaminants
Quantifying short-chain chlorinated paraffin congener groups by isolating the response factors from deconvolved soft ionization mass spectra.