University of Wisconsin-Madison


Joel A. Pedersen

Rothermel Bascom Professor of Soil Science

Departments of Soil Science, Chemistry, and Civil & Environmental Engineering Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center

Research Interests

The Pedersen research group focuses on environmental interfacial chemistry and studies interfacial processes affecting the behavior of nanoparticles, biomolecules, and organic molecules in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Current research topics include molecular-scale interactions of biomolecules with engineered nanoparticles, the processes governing the environmental transmission of prion diseases, and the interaction of polar and ionizable organic molecules with natural organic matter and mineral surfaces.

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