Environmental Chemistry

One of the primary focuses of the department is in the area of Environmental Chemistry. We currently offer both undergraduate and graduate training in Environmental Chemistry, and have several faculty performing research in this field.  For inforamtion pertaining to the environmetal courses the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers, please review our Related Courses Information.

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Orion Berryman:  Supramolecular approach to ligand design for heavy metal and anionic groundwater contaminants.

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Michael DeGrandpre:  Chemical sensor development for applications in aquatic chemistry, chemical limnology and oceanography.

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Lu Hu:  Atmospheric chemistry and air quality, origins and chemistry of atmospheric organics, source attribution of air toxics, chemical transport modeling at regional and global scales, mass spectrometry.

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Brooke Martin:  The effects of environmental toxic metal mixtures on cellular proteins and respiration.


Kent Sugden:  Investigation of the mechanisms of DNA damage by environmental heavy metals.

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Robert Yokelson ( USFS Fire Sciences Lab ):  Atmospheric chemistry, remote spectroscopic studies of biomass burning.