Amina Schartup is an Assistant Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). Before joining SIO in 2019, Amina was a Research Associate at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Amina was also a 2017-2019 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the NSF Office of Polar Program–Arctic Section, where she developed a federal guidance document on pursuing ethical research in the Arctic.
Hannah Adams' early trace metal experience has come from work done at Texas A&M University, where she completed an NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates project aimed at analyzing heavy metal in time series sediment samples in Galveston Bay, TX. With this project, she analyzed a variety of trace metals (Fe, Cu, Cd, Zn, Mn, As, Sb, Hg, Cr) and learned about their roles in the environment as nutrients and/or toxins. This project sparked her interest in trace metals, and she eventually came across the field of mercury biogeochemistry. She is fascinated by the chemical processes that mercury undergoes in the environment and the analytical complexity of analyzing environmental samples for mercury content. For her doctoral research, she will explore the mechanisms of methylation and demethylation, what drives the speciation of mercury in the environment, and how these findings affect the global mercury biogeochemical cycle through the use of models.
Teddy Vincent is a graduate from the University of Georgia, where he studied Applied Mathematics. He has conducted research modeling marine-oil aggregates in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and is one of the founders of UGA's Carbon Offset program. His primary research interests involve modeling biogeochemical systems and particle flux. In his free time, Teddy enjoys hiking, running, and writing.
Trace Metal Clean Lab and Instruments
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Direct Mercury Analyzer
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