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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Environmental and Applied Chemistry

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Analytical and physical chemistry provide measurement techniques that can be used to address challenges facing our communities ranging from crime to climate change and environmental health. Research programs in this area build on the departments strong traditions of laboratory training and take our technical expertise to engage with our local community.


Environmental and Applied Chemistry Groups
Faculty Advisor Areas of Interest
Alam Hasson, Ph.D.
  • Air pollutant monitoring and emissions measurements
  • Atmospheric chemistry of pollutants
  • Health impacts of air toxics
Eric Person, Ph.D.
  • Water quality testing
  • Remediation of Aqueous Mercury Waste Water Quality Measurements