Gordon Getzinger


Research Scientist

Dr. Getzinger is an Environmental Chemist specializing in the identification of organic contaminants by high-resolution mass spectrometry. As a research scientist in the Michael and Annie Falk Foundation Environmental Exposomics Laboratory, Dr. Getzinger works to develop chemical informatics tools for identifying unexpected or previously unreported contaminants in environmental media relevant to human and ecological health.

Education and Training: 
Postdoctoral Associate, ETH Zurich (2016-2019)
PhD, Duke University (2016)
BA, Chemistry, Loyola University Chicago (2010)
BS, Environmental Science, Loyola University Chicago (2010)

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Research Scientist
  • Research Scientist

Contact Information


Ph.D., Duke University, 2016

Representative Publications

  • Evans, MV; Getzinger, G; Luek, JL; Hanson, AJ; McLaughlin, MC; Blotevogel, J; Welch, SA; Nicora, CD; Purvine, SO; Xu, C; Cole, DR; Darrah, TH; Hoyt, DW; Metz, TO; Lee Ferguson, P; Lipton, MS; Wilkins, MJ; Mouser, PJ, In situ transformation of ethoxylate and glycol surfactants by shale-colonizing microorganisms during hydraulic fracturing., The Isme Journal, vol 13 no. 11 (2019), pp. 2690-2700 [10.1038/s41396-019-0466-0] [abs].
  • Manfrin, A; Nizkorodov, SA; Malecha, KT; Getzinger, GJ; McNeill, K; Borduas-Dedekind, N, Reactive Oxygen Species Production from Secondary Organic Aerosols: The Importance of Singlet Oxygen., Environmental Science & Technology, vol 53 no. 15 (2019), pp. 8553-8562 [10.1021/acs.est.9b01609] [abs].
  • De Hoe, GX; Zumstein, MT; Getzinger, GJ; Rüegsegger, I; Kohler, H-PE; Maurer-Jones, MA; Sander, M; Hillmyer, MA; McNeill, K, Photochemical Transformation of Poly(butylene adipate- co-terephthalate) and Its Effects on Enzymatic Hydrolyzability., Environmental Science & Technology, vol 53 no. 5 (2019), pp. 2472-2481 [10.1021/acs.est.8b06458] [abs].
  • Walpen, N; Lau, MP; Fiskal, A; Getzinger, GJ; Meyer, SA; Nelson, TF; Lever, MA; Schroth, MH; Sander, M, Oxidation of Reduced Peat Particulate Organic Matter by Dissolved Oxygen: Quantification of Apparent Rate Constants in the Field., Environmental Science & Technology, vol 52 no. 19 (2018), pp. 11151-11160 [10.1021/acs.est.8b03419] [abs].
  • Walpen, N; Getzinger, GJ; Schroth, MH; Sander, M, Electron-Donating Phenolic and Electron-Accepting Quinone Moieties in Peat Dissolved Organic Matter: Quantities and Redox Transformations in the Context of Peat Biogeochemistry., Environmental Science & Technology, vol 52 no. 9 (2018), pp. 5236-5245 [10.1021/acs.est.8b00594] [abs].