Joel A Pedersen

Professor


Profile Summary

The Pedersen research group studies physicochemical and biophysical processes affecting the behavior of nanoparticles, biomolecules, and organic contaminants in terrestrial and aquatic environments. The group’s research emphasizes mechanistic studies of the interaction of these contaminants at environmental interfaces. Current research topics include molecular scale interactions of engineered nanoparticles with biomolecules and cell surfaces, transformation of nanomaterials in the environment, the processes governing the environmental transmission of prion diseases, and the uptake of polar and ionizable organic contaminants (particularly pharmaceuticals and personal care product ingredients) by plants.

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Courses

Fall 2015-2016

  • CIVENGR 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • CIVENGR 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • CIVENGR 699 - Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • CIVENGR 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • Profile Summary

    The Pedersen research group studies physicochemical and biophysical processes affecting the behavior of nanoparticles, biomolecules, and organic contaminants in terrestrial and aquatic environments. The group’s research emphasizes mechanistic studies of the interaction of these contaminants at environmental interfaces. Current research topics include molecular scale interactions of engineered nanoparticles with biomolecules and cell surfaces, transformation of nanomaterials in the environment, the processes governing the environmental transmission of prion diseases, and the uptake of polar and ionizable organic contaminants (particularly pharmaceuticals and personal care product ingredients) by plants.

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