Kristopher McNeill, Editor-in-Chief
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Kristopher McNeill is Professor of Environmental Chemistry at ETH Zurich since 2009. He received his B.A. in Chemistry from Reed College in 1992 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997. As a PhD student, he studied organometallic chemistry with Professors Robert G. Bergman and Richard A. Andersen. Dr. McNeill then worked as a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Philip Gschwend at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1997 to 1999 studying the environmental chemistry of a benzene-polluted lake near Woburn, MA. Dr. McNeill started as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota in January 2000 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2006. His research group studies environmentally important chemical reactions in natural waters. In particular, his group focuses on the catalytic and photocatalytic degradation of pollutants in aquatic systems.
Marianne Glasius, Associate editor
Aarhus University, Denmark
Marianne Glasius is Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University, Denmark (since 2006), where she is also affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center and the Arctic Research Centre. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Southern Denmark in 2000. During her studies she stayed at the European Commissions Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy for a year. Dr. Glasius was a scientist and senior scientist at the National Environmental Research Institute, Denmark for six years. Recently, she visited University of California, Berkeley for one year, working with Prof. A.H. Goldstein at Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management.
The research of Dr. Glasius focuses on development and application of advanced chemical analyses for identification and characterization of organic compounds in complex matrices. The aim is to obtain understanding of processes whether these involve atmospheric aerosols affecting air pollution and climate, or development of bio-fuels of the future.
Heileen (Helen) Hsu-Kim, Associate editor
Duke University, USA
Heileen (Helen) Hsu-Kim is the Yoh Family Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at Duke University. Her expertise areas include aquatic geochemistry, biogeochemistry of metal pollutants in the environment, and nanogeoscience. Ongoing research activities in Dr. Hsu-Kim’s group include studies on mercury biogeochemistry and remediation, mineral-microbe interactions, the disposal implications and reuse opportunities for coal ash, and the environmental impacts of nanotechnology.
Qian Liu, Associate editor
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Qian Liu is Professor at the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (RCEES, CAS). He obtained B.S. of chemistry in 2004 and Ph.D. of analytical chemistry in 2009 from Hunan University. Thereafter, he obtained postdoc training in environmental chemistry at RCEES, CAS from 2010-2012 and at Trent University, Canada from 2013-2014. He became a Full Professor from 2017 at RCEES, CAS. Dr. Liu is the recipient of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and the XPLORER Prize in Energy & Environmental Protection. His research interests include environmental analytical chemistry, environmental nanotechnology, characterization and source tracing of micro/nanoparticles, air pollution, and health effect of environmental pollution.
Matthew MacLeod, Associate editor
Stockholm University, Sweden
Matthew MacLeod holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada), and a PhD in Environmental Chemistry from Trent University (Ontario, Canada). He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, USA, and a Research Group Leader at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich Switzerland. Since 2010 he has been a faculty member at Stockholm University, Sweden. Prof. MacLeod’s research interests include the fate, exposure and effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), modeling chemical pollutants, and environmental impacts of micro- and macro-plastics.
Paul Tratnyek, Associate editor
Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Dr. Paul G. Tratnyek is currently Professor, and Associate Head, in the Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems (EBS) and Institute of Environmental Health (IEH), at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).
He received his Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry from the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in 1987; served as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Laboratory in Athens, GA (ERD-Athens), during 1988; and as a Research Associate at the Swiss Federal Institute for Water Resources and Water Pollution Control (EAWAG) from 1989 to 1991.
His research concerns the physico-chemical processes that control the fate and effects of environmental substances, including minerals, metals (for remediation), organics (as contaminants), and nanoparticles (for remediation, as contaminants, and in biomedical applications).
Dr. Tratnyek is best known for his work on the degradation of groundwater contaminants with zero-valent metals, but his interests extend to all aspects of contaminant reduction and oxidation (redox) in all aquatic media. Some of his recent work emphasizes the fate/remediation of emerging contaminants (e.g., nanoparticles and 1,2,3-trichloropropane).
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Katye Altieri is a Senior Lecturer in the Oceanography Department at the University of Cape Town. Katye has a B.Sc. in Chemistry (2004; College of New Jersey) and a Ph.D. in Oceanography (2009; Rutgers University). She was a NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow for two years and then spent another two years as a Postdoctoral Research Associate jointly appointed at Princeton University and Brown University.
After her postdoctoral time, she pursued a Masters in Public Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (2014). Katye received the Claude Leon Merit Award in 2017 and the Peter B. Wagner Award for Women in Atmospheric Sciences in 2008.
Current research interests include air pollution in coastal cities, the impact of human activities on surface ocean biogeochemistry, and studying the remote marine atmosphere of the Southern Ocean as a proxy to understand more about atmospheric chemistry and climate during the preindustrial.
Northwestern University, USA
Dr Ludmilla Aristilde is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and (by courtesy) the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University.
Her research group employs a combination of experimental and theoretical approaches to gain insights into the biological and chemical mechanisms that control environmental organic processes, towards predicting natural carbon cycling and innovating engineered carbon recycling. Research findings from her group have led to new mechanistic considerations in biogeochemical pathways for microbial nutrient recycling, fate of organic contaminants in environmental matrices, and biotechnology for lignin and plastics recycling.
Dr Aristilde obtained her M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of California- Berkeley, followed by Fulbright fellowship in France and postdoctoral training at Princeton University. Dr Aristilde started her academic career at Cornell University where she was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2018. In 2019, Dr Aristilde and her group moved to Northwestern University.
Amila de Silva
Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada
Amila De Silva is a research scientist in the Government of Canada in the Water Science Technology Directorate located in Burlington, Ontario. She received her PhD in environmental chemistry from the University of Toronto in 2008. Her expertise areas are fate, transport and disposition of organic contaminants in the environment. In addition to the discovery of new contaminants with advanced analytical chemistry, Amila uses a combination of field and lab experiments to discern their ecological risk based on persistence, bioaccumulation, toxicity and long range transport potential. Amila holds adjunct professor appointments at the University of Toronto and Memorial University.
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
Beate Escher is Head of Department of Cell Toxicology at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany. She holds a professorship in Environmental Toxicology at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, as well as a professorship at the University of Queensland and an adjunct professorship at Griffith University, Australia. She is also a member of the German Council of Science and Humanities.
Beate Escher’s research interests focus on mode-of-action based environmental risk assessment, including methods for initial hazard screening and risk assessment of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, disinfection by-products and persistent organic pollutants with an emphasis on mixtures. One of Escher’s goals is to close the gap between exposure and effect assessment through common approaches linking bioavailability to internal exposure and effects via understanding and modelling of toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic processes.
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Mingliang (Thomas) Fang is currently an Assistant Professor in School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prior to that, he studied his PhD degree majoring in environmental chemistry and toxicology at Duke University and received metabolomics training in The Scripps Research Institute. His previous research experience primarily includes applications of mass spectrometry methods to identify emerging organic contaminants, measure human exposure, and assess potential health effects. He is also interested in investigating emerging organic contaminants using in vivo and in vitro bioassays and omic technologies to conduct risk assessment and identify the toxicity mechanism.
Colorado State University, USA
Delphine Farmer received her BSc in Chemistry from McGill University before her MS in Environmental Science, Policy and Management and her PhD in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley. She held a NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Colorado at Boulder before joining that faculty in the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University. Her work focuses on the development of new analytical techniques to study human influences on atmospheric chemistry and biosphere-atmosphere exchange of reactive trace gases and particles. Delphine received a Hermann Frasch Foundation Award in 2012 and an Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator Award in 2013
Fudan University, China
Dr. Weihua Song is currently a full professor of Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at Fudan University. He received a B.S. in Environmental Chemistry and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Nanjing University in 1999 and 2002. He completed his Ph.D. with Professor Kevin E. O’Shea at Florida International University in 2006. He was a postdoctoral fellow, working with Prof. William J. Cooper at University of California, Irvine from 2007 to 2010. His research interests are in the area of Environmental Chemistry. Particularly, he focuses on the occurrence, transformation, and fate of emerging contaminants in aqueous environments.
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Eawag
Lenny Winkel is an Associate Professor of Inorganic Environmental Geochemistry at ETH Zurich and Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology. She did her undergraduate studies in Geology at Utrecht University in the Netherlands and obtained her Ph.D. in Geochemistry in 2006 from ETH Zurich. Dr. Winkel then did her postdoctoral research at Eawag as well as at the University of Grenoble (France), University of Aberdeen (UK) and the Technical University of Crete (Greece) in the frame of an EU-funded research project. Her postdoctoral research focused on broad-scale predictions of arsenic in groundwater and environmental transformations of trace element species. In 2011, she was awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Professorship for her project investigating the global biogeochemical cycle of selenium. Her current research is aimed at understanding the processes controlling the biogeochemical cycling and environmental distribution of trace elements, and the effects of climate and environmental changes on these processes, through modelling, field and laboratory studies. A further focal point is the development of novel analytical methods to quantitatively and qualitatively analyze trace elements in different environmental matrices.
York University, Canada
Cora Young is an Associate Professor and Guy Warwick Rogers Chair in Chemistry at York University. Dr. Young’s research team focuses on the development and use of state-of-the-science analytical techniques to probe chemical mechanisms relevant to indoor and outdoor air quality, pollutant fate and transport, as well as climate change. She completed her BSc and PhD in chemistry at the University of Toronto, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, Colorado. She began her independent career as a faculty member at Memorial University in 2012, before moving to York University in 2017.