PhD Student, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Advisor: Dr. Yong Cai
RFA: Detection and Identification
My research interest is to understand the discrepancies in estimating the reliable conditional stability constants of the binding of mercury with model ligands and aquatic dissolved organic matter (DOM) through a comparative study by various analytical methods. This research will provide an improved understanding of Hg-DOM complexation, more accurately determining the binding constants and elucidating the Hg-DOM binding mechanisms, further clarifying the role of Hg-DOM complexation in aquatic Hg cycling.