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AWARDS / EDUCATION

B.Sc. Chemistry, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Ph.D. candidate, Analytical Chemistry, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

 

Ed Sverko

Head - Organic Analysis Laboratory

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH

Analytical method development and analysis of emerging compounds of interest in various environmental compartments (i.e. sediment, biota)

  • Analytical method development and analysis of current-use pesticides in water and sediment
  • Development and application of new analytical techniques (i.e. SPME)
  • Chiral methods for pesticides and brominated flame retardants

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS

SCC/ISO, Advisory Board - Organic Methods

Pesticide Science Fund, Surveillance Steering Committee

International Joint Research Centre for Persistent Toxic Substances, Advisory Board

Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China. Invited to present 4 lectures on analytical techniques for legacy and new/emerging organic compounds

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Tomy, G.T., K. Pleskach, G. Arsenault, D. Potter, R. McCrindle, C.H. Marvin, E. Sverko and S. Tittlemier. 2008. Identification of the Novel Cycloaliphatic Brominated Flame Retardant1,2-Dibromo-4-(1,2-dibromoethyl)cyclo-hexane in Canadian Arctic Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas). Environ. Sci. Technol. 42:543-549.

Sverko, E., G.T. Tomy, C.H. Marvin, D. Zaruk, E. Reiner, P.A. Helm, B. Hill and B.E. McCarry. 2008. Dechlorane Plus Levels in Sediment of the Lower Great Lakes. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42:361-366.

Su, Y., H. Hung, E. Sverko, P. Fellin and H. Li. 2007. Multi-Year Measurements of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in the Arctic Atmosphere. Atmos. Environ. 41:8725-8735.

Dussault, E.B., V.K. Balakrishnan, E. Sverko, K.R. Solomon and P.K. Sibley. 2007. Toxicity of Human Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products to Benthic Invertebrates. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 27:435-442.

Muir, D. and E. Sverko. 2006. Analytical Methods for PCBs and Organochlorine Pesticides in Environmental Monitoring and Surveillance: A Critical Appraisal. Anal. Bioanal. Chem., Advances in Analytical Techniques for Environmental Analyses: Special Edition. 386:769-789.

Yao, Y., L. Tuduri, T. Harner, P. Blanchard, D. Waite, L. Poissant, C. Murphy, W. Belzer, F. Aulagnier, Y. Li and E. Sverko. 2006. Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Pesticide Air Concentrations in Canadian Agricultural Regions. Atmos. Environ. 40:4339-4351.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

Air
     Adaptation & Impacts
          Methods development
     Air Pollution & Quality
          Contaminants
          Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
          Pesticides and herbicides
Pollution & Waste
     Agricultural
          Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
          Pesticides and herbicides
     Urban
          Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
          Pharmaceuticals and personal care products
Water
     Great Lakes
          Contaminants
     Groundwater
          Contaminants
          Pesticides
     Sediment
          Contaminants
     Water Quality
          Extraction techniques
          Surveillance