Doctoral Student 2014-2019

Thesis: Nanoengineering Graphene Oxide for Water Treatment Applications (Supervised by C.D. Vecitis)

Now: World Bank Young Professional Program

Graduate Student 2010-2014

Postdoctoral Fellow 2014-2016

Thesis: Toward an Improved Understanding of the Global Biogeochemical Cycle of Mercury (Co-Advised by D.J. Jacob)

Now: Senior Research Scientist at Science Systems and Applications, Inc (SSAI), NASA (Goddard), Greenbelt, MD


Paheliya Aixilafu

Masters Student &

Research Assistant 2016-2017

Now: Doctoral Candidate, University of Michigan, MI

Pauline B├ęziat

Masters Student Intern 2018-2019

Now: Doctoral Student ETH, Zurich

Doctoral Student 2012-2017

Thesis: Hydroelectric Power and Indigenous Health in the Canadian North

Now: Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech


Adela Chovancova

Masters Student 2017-2018

Now: Regulatory and Compliance Specialist at Catania Oils

Lou Chevrollier

Student Intern 2019

Now: INSA, France student majoring in Energy and the Environment.


Elizabeth (Bess) Corbitt

Graduate Student 2010-2015

Now: Science Teacher, Louisiana

Doctoral Student 2013-2018

Masters Student  2011-2013

Thesis: Modeling Exposures to Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Aquatic Biota and Humans

Now: Environmental Health Scientist, ERG, Washington DC

Postdoctoral Fellow 2018-2019

Now: Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, CA

Postdoctoral Fellow 2011-2012

Now: Senior Lecturer at Wollongong University, Australia

Graduate Student 2011-2017

Thesis: The Global Biogeochemical Cycle of Mercury: Insights from Modeling Atmospheric Chemistry and All-time Emissions from Human Activity (Co-Advised by D.J. Jacob)Now: Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, IL

Doctoral Student 2014-2018

Masters Student  2012-2014

Thesis: From Source to Dose: Modeling Human Exposure to Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances

Now: Data Scientist, Mathematica Policy Research,

San Francisco, CA

Doctoral Student 2011-2016

Postdoctoral Fellow 2016-2017

Thesis: Environmental Origins of Methylmercury in Aquatic Biota and Humans

Now: Assistant Professor, University of Delaware

Visiting Professor 2019

Now: Distinguished Professor and Department Chair, Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University


Mengyang Liu

Visiting Student 2019-2020

Now: Doctoral student in Marine Environmental Chemistry, Xiamen University, China


Maria Clara Alcala Orozco

Fulbright Student 2019-2020

Now: PhD student, University of Cartegna, Columbia

Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-2019

Now: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI

Visiting Professor 2018

Now: Research Director, CNR - Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research, Division of Rende

Postdoctoral Fellow 2011-2013

Now: Associate Professor, IIT Hyderabad, India

Research Associate 2012-2013

Now: Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Postdoctoral Fellow &

Research Associate 2012-2017

Now: Assistant Professor, Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Postdoctoral Fellow 2011-2014

Now: Researcher/Curator at Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden

Doctoral Student 2013-2019

Thesis: Fate, Transport and Detection of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Natural and Engineered Environments (Co-advised by C.D.. Vecitis)

Now: Scientist, United States Geological Survey

Matthew Tumpney

Research Assistant 2011

Now: Epidemiologist at MA Department of Public Health

Amelia Valberg

Masters Student &

Research Assistant 2013-2015

Now: Project Coordinator at Hamilton Engineering & Surveying, Inc., Tampa FL

Linjun Yao

NSERC Postdoc 2017-2019

Now: MA Department of Environmental Protection

NSERC Postdoc &

Research Associate 2013-2016

Now: Research Scientist, Ontario Ministry of the Environment

Postdoctoral Fellow 2013-2015

Now: Professor, Nanjing University, China

Yizhe Zhang

Visiting Student 2019-2020

Now: PhD student from the School of Environment, Tsinghua University


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