Group Members

Primary Investigator

P. Lee Ferguson

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Scientist

Postdoctoral Associates

Manuel D Montaño

Research Topic: The release of polymer additives from nanocomposites embedded with carbon nanotubes

PhD Students

Sarah J Choyke

Graduate Student, Nicholas School of the Environment
Research Topic: Characterization of transformation and fate of oil spill dispersants associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
 

Janie Cooper

Graduate Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Noelle J DeStefano

Graduate Student Nicholas School of the Environment

Research Topic: Fate of polar organic compounds and nonionic surfactants associated with energy exploration and transport activities in marine environments.

Keira Liu

Research Topic: Analysis and fate of carbon nanotubes in the aquatic environment

Masters Students

Katherine A Stencel

Graduate Student, Nicholas School of the Environment

Research Topic: Identifying estrogenic contaminants in water and wastewater using estrogen receptor-affinity extraction coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry

Past Members

Visiting Scholars

Christopher P Higgins
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmenal Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Bernadette Vogler

Topic: "Development of 2D-UHPLC separations coupled to high resolution MS for analysis of target and non-target emerging contaminants"

Postdoctoral Associates

Kimberly J Ralston-Hooper

Topic: "The use of molecular approaches to evaluate endocrine disrupting effects in small fish species"

Ariette Schierz

Topic: "Near infrared spectroscopy for analysis of single-walled carbon nanotubes in the aquatic environment"

Carin Huset

Topic: "Identification of toxic components in aircraft deicing and anti-icing fluids"

PhD Students

Yiling Cui
Ph.D. Dec 2010, University of South Carolina

Topic: "The Influence of Changes in the Molecular Structure of N-Acylhomoserine Lactones on the Complexation and DNA-binding of LuxR Protein"

Gordon J Getzinger

Ph.D. May 2016, Duke
Research Topic: Identifying the structure and fate of new and emerging organic contaminants by high-resolution mass spectrometry

Jessica C Clark
Ph.D., Dec 2008, University of South Carolina

Topic: "Mechanistic Studies of Xenoestrogen-Mediated Modulation of the Estrogen Receptor Transcriptional Complex"

Ashley N Parks
Ph.D. May 2013, Duke

Topic: "Contaminant Interactions and Biological Effects of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes in a Benthic Estuarine System"

Masters Students

Lauren K Shaw
M.S. Aug 2008, University of South Carolina

Topic: "Activity-Directed Analytical Tools Based on Hormone Receptor- Affinity Extraction for Isolating Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals From Complex Mixtures"

Benjamin A Englehart
M.S. Aug 2008, University of South Carolina

Topic: "Activity-Directed Analytical Tools Based on Hormone Receptor- Affinity Extraction for Isolating Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals From Complex Mixtures"

Boyd J Pritchard
M.S. Aug 2007, University of South Carolina

Topic: "Detection and Quantification of Natural and Synthetic Estrogens in Wastewater Using Solid Phase Extraction and UPLC-MS/MS"

Amanda DeMarco
M.S. May 2006, University of South Carolina

Topics: "Fate of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Estuarine Environments"