Michelle L Hladik

I am an environmental organic chemist whose current research focuses on the fate and transport of current-use pesticides and other organic contaminants in aquatic and terrestrial environments.


Much of my research is focused on pesticides but also includes other organic contaminants. I direct a research laboratory that is focused on developing new methods to measure pesticides and their degradates in water, sediment, and biota. My laboratory specializes in small samples sizes, complex matrices, and non-standard procedues. Additionally, I also work on developing methods and measuring disinfection by-products in treated water (especially those that are not-currently regulated and are understudied) with a focus on wastewater discharges. 



2005 Ph.D., Environmental Engineering and Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

1999 B.A., Chemistry, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York



2006-          Research Chemist (RGE), USGS, California Water Science Center, Sacramento

2005-2006  Chemist, USGS, California Water Science Center, Sacramento

1999-2005  Graduate Fellow/Research and Teaching Assistant, Deparment of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns                               Hopkins University                                                                

1997,1998  Undergraduate Research Summer Institute, Department of Chemistry, Vassar College                                      

1997-1999  Undergraduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Vassar College