Madison from the air

The Aquatic Chemistry group at UW Madison focuses on the formation and fate of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in water. These reactive species can be produced by photochemical reactions and by metal redox reactions and can lead to the transformation of aquatic pollutants. By studying these fundamental reaction mechanisms, our group aims to develop models and real world applications that can be used to improve water quality.

Group News

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19 July 2018

Erin Ostrem Loss successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Metabolism of benzo(a)pyrene by Aspergillus sp. and the implications for human health.” Erin was co-advised by co-advised by Jae-Hyuk Yu. We wish her the best on her upcoming postdoc.


21 June 2018

It’s been a busy week! Stephanie Berg and Emma Leverich Trainer both passed their preliminary exams (with flying colors, of course). We celebrated with the traditional jump into Lake Mendota.


5 June 2018

Stephanie Berg received the Best Oral Presentation Award for having the best student oral presentation at the 2018 Emerging Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment Conference. Congrats!


1 May 2018

Congratulations to Gabby Campagnola for being recognized for her research on manganese oxide reactivity through the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry 2017 Undergraduate Award.


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