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    Research Interests

    My research to date has been largely centred on analytical and environmental chemistry and can be divided into two main areas:

    (a) development and applications of high resolution mass spectrometry and hyphenated tools for molecular analysis 

    (b) identification of sources, abundances, and fate of environmental pollutants

    These two areas are linked by a global challenge to better understand chemical processes occurring in the hydrosphere and atmosphere and their impact on environment, climate and health.

    I am interested in pollution transfer, especially of New and Emerging Pollutants (NEPs), in diverse environmental media under changing climate and land use scenarios and development of novel analytical platforms and methods for their detection and monitoring.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 15 - Life on Land

    Education/Academic qualification

    Chemistry, Doctorate, Polar organic marker compounds in atmospheric aerosols: Determination, time series, size distributions and sources, University of Antwerp

    Award Date: 29 Feb 2008

    Biosystems Engineering, MSc, Oklahoma State University

    Award Date: 13 Dec 2002


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