Senior Project Manager and Chief Chemist Ioana Petrisor, PhD, will share her PFAS expertise during two important upcoming conferences:
The Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Foundation’s Annual West Coast conference, set to take place in San Diego, California from March 20-23, marks the 32nd year for the annual gathering of environmental professionals. Dr. Petrisor will be chairing the Environmental Forensics session on March 22 and will be presenting “Chemical Fingerprints of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Source Materials” during that same session.
The 31st Annual Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Spring Conference, organized by American Bar Association and sponsored in part by EnSafe, is scheduled for April 21-23 in Scottsdale, Arizona. This conference will focus on PFAS topics, including the development and defense of novel toxic tort as it relates to PFAS. Speakers will discuss PFAS litigation, PFAS regulations, and the most recent national environmental litigation trends. Dr. Petrisor will be speaking at the opening panel, “A Primer on Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS),” which will introduce the basic science and characteristics of PFAS, provide an overview of environmental forensics techniques to track the source of PFAS in the environment, and provide an overview of regulations and the progress of litigation involving these substances.
Dr. Petrisor has 28 years of experience specializing in environmental forensics/litigation support and is Editor-in-Chief of the Environmental Forensics Journal and the author of “Environmental Forensics Fundamentals – A Practical Guide.” She is actively involved with the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council’s PFAS team, contributing to fate and transport and source evaluation sections of the developing technical guideline documents. Dr. Petrisor has taught forensic courses and has conducted innovative research for U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense, and the European Community on bio- and phytoremediation.