jennifer.field [at] oregonstate.edu
Agricultural & Life Sciences
Dr. Field has a Ph.D. in geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines and is with the Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Department at Oregon State Unversity. Her current research focuses on the development and application of quantitative analytical methods for organic micropollutants and their transformation products in natural and engineered systems with a focus on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Early in her career, she focused on field-based research to investigate the fate and transport of surfactants in groundwater and wastewater treatment systems. She is considered a pioneer in the area of PFAS occurrence and behavior and has focused on groundwater contaminated by fire-fighting foams and PFAS in municipal wastewater treatment systems and in municipal landfill. Current work focuses on the development of PFAS fingerprinting sources, characterizing PFAS in landfill gas, and PFAS on specialized textiles and other materials. She serves as an Executive Editor for Environmental Science and Technology.