Matthew MacLeod

Room: V502
Phone: +46 8 674 7168

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

Historical human exposure to perfluoroalkyl acids in the United States and Australia reconstructed from biomonitoring data using population-based pharmacokinetic modelling

Gomis, M.I.; Vestergren, R.; MacLeod, M.; Mueller, J.F.; Cousins, I.T.
2017 | Environ Int | 108 (92-102)

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)

Toxicity of leachate from weathering plastics: An exploratory screening study with Nitocra spinipes

Bejgarn, S.; MacLeod, M.; Bogdal, C.; Breitholtz, M.
2015 | Chemosphere | 132 (114-119)

All publications

Contaminant Chemistry

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