Chemistry

Postal address
Pleinlaan 2
1050
Brussels
Belgium
Contact
Phone: +32-2-6293485

Analytical, Environmental & Geo-Chemistry

Visiting address
Pleinlaan 2
Room 7G422
1050
Brussels
Belgium

Expertise

My interest is the Ocean’s cycling of trace element mercury, and in particular, which factors and conditions drive the microbes to produce its most toxic organic form, the monomethylmercury. This needs an interdisciplinary approach; combining passive and active sampling techniques, methods of analytical chemistry, understanding the structure of microbial community and their metabolism; all of these wrapped in the physico-chemical realm of the ocean.
As mercury’s cycle is intimately connected with carbon cycling, redox state and oxygen concentration in the seawater, the variations in these will likely be reflected in the cycling of mercury. In the globally changing Ocean, the fate of mercury is unclear and it’s both challenging and important to understand the pathways of its biogeochemical transformations in order to avoid or mitigate the possible adverse effect.

Research output

  1. Labile trace metal concentration measurements in marine environments: From coastal to open ocean areas.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  2. Mercury speciation in various aquatic systems using passive sampling technique of diffusive gradients in thin-film

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  3. Determination of Dissolved Iron Redox Species in Freshwater Sediment using DGT Technique Coupled to BDS

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Activities

  1. Diffusive Gradients inThin-Film and their Environmental Applications

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at an external academic organisation

  2. Diffusive Gradients in Thin-film and its application in environmental monitoring

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  3. Paleoenvironmental Research at AMGC

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