Professor, Department of Agronomy
Linda S. Lee is a professor in the Purdue University Department of Agronomy; Program Head for the Ecological Sciences & Engineering Interdisciplinary Graduate Program; and a Faculty Affiliate in the Division of Environmental Ecological Engineering. She joined the faculty at Purdue in 1993 after which she has garnered over 12 million dollars in funding from federal and state agencies as well as industry, published over 100 publications with most being in top tier environmental journals, and served as primary mentor for 30 graduate students to date. Her research emphasis is on understanding the processes that govern environmental fate and remediation of contaminants in soils, sediments, biosolids, streams and groundwater for use in mitigating contamination, decision tools and management guidelines for industrial and agricultural settings. Her expertise has led her to serving on multiple advisory groups nationally and internationally to provide input on in addressing water quantity and quality issues, fair policies with regards to land-applied biosolids, and chemical risk prediction and management. Current research involves contaminants of emerging concern including bisphenol alternatives, per/polyfluorinated compounds, and compounds associated with pharmaceuticals and personal care products.
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Trace Organics in Biosolids: Trends, Myths and Challenges