Contaminants enter the environment through both natural and anthropogenic processes. To develop a predictive understanding of their transport, transformation, and fate, we integrate our expertise of physical, chemical and biological studies. Pollutants of concern include toxic metals or metalloids, xenobiotic organic compounds and pathogenic microorganisms.

Our faculty are experts in:

  • biodegradation
  • chemical speciation in the environment 
  • contaminant transport 
  • emerging organic contaminants

Click on the profiles to learn more about who we are and we research in pollution dynamics.


Janick Artiola

Janick F. Artiola

Associate Professor (retired)

Associate Research Scientist (retired)


 

Leif Abrell

Associate Research Scientist

Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants (ALEC)



Jon Chorover

Jon Chorover

Department Head

Professor

Arizona Lab for Emerging Contaminants (ALEC)


Joan Curry

Joan Curry

Professor

Associate Department Head

Cardon Academy of Teaching Excellence Fellow

  • I focus on emerging organic contaminants in our work on pollution dynamics.
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Katerina Dontsova

Katerina Dontsova

Associate Professor

Associate Research Professor, Biosphere 2



Raina M. Maier

Raina M. Maier

Professor

Director, UA Superfund Research Program


Ian Pepper

Ian L. Pepper

Professor

Director, Water & Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center



Robert Root

Robert Root

Assistant Research Professor

Chorover Lab

  • I focus on chemical speciation in the environment and in our work on in pollution dynamics.

James Walworth

James "Jim" Walworth

Professor

Extension Specialist

(retired) Associate Department Head