Zhizhen successfully defends her MEnvSci thesis

September 15, 2020

Earlier today, Zhizhen defended her Master’s thesis on “Prioritizing Data from Non-Target Analysis through High-Throughput Modelling: Application to Identify Compounds with High Human Accumulation Potential from House Dust”. Congratulations!

Everything you ever wanted to know about passive air sampling of SVOCs

August 21, 2020

The longest paper we have ever written was just published by Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts. 78 pages on what we have learned in 20 years of developing and applying passive air samplers for semivolatile organic chemicals.

Kinetics of formation of non-extractable residues of PAHs in soil varies with elevation

August 10, 2020

Yang’s study investigating how elevation along the Eastern Tibetan Plateau (and therefore climate) influences the kinetics of NER formation of PAHs in soil has just been published in Environmental Pollution.

Measuring mercury isotopes in the atmosphere

August 2, 2020

Natalie from the Bergquist group demonstrated that our passive air sampler is well suited to record the isotopic composition of gaseous elemental mercury in the atmosphere. Read about it in an ES&T paper.

Quantifying Biomagnification Capability Non-Invasively

May 3, 2020

Laika was the first dog in space. Koda is the first dog to have its biomagnification capability tested – twice! Read up about it in Yuhao’s paper that has just been accepted by ES&T.

Group went out for end-of-year dinner

December 18, 2019

Just before the holiday break, the research group got together for a dinner.

Faqiang back from field trip in Quebec

December 6, 2019

Faqiang just returned from a week of deploying passive air samplers along the South shore of the Saint Lawrence Estuary.

Li’s paper on modelling human exposure to PBDEs accepted in ES&T

December 1, 2019

In a study modelling aggregate human exposure to brominatedĀ flame retardantsĀ via both near- and far-field pathways, we managed to find a plausible explanation for faster declining levels in infants compared to adults. Indoor emissions and therefore near-field exposures decline faster than outdoor emissions and the resulting food contamination.

Wania group alumni get-together

November 9, 2019

Using the opportunity of the SETAC meeting, former students and postdocs from the group (some coming from Norway, UK, China, and the US) met for a dinner at Pearl.


Sivani recognized for best poster presentation by a doctoral student

November 9, 2019

At the SETAC Toronto meeting Sivani won the award for best poster presentation by a PhD student. Congratulations!