Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The research in Dr. Ng’s lab focuses on the development of
models for the fate of chemicals in organisms and ecosystems, at the
intersection of chemistry, biology and engineering. The work spans multiple scales, from
molecules to global systems. She is particularly interested in how concurrent
stressors – including chemical contamination, climate change and resource
consumption – interact to determine system responses. Active research areas include:
- The fundamental mechanisms that determine whether a pollutant
will be bioavailable and bioaccumulative, with a focus on fluorinated
- The fate of legacy and current-use pesticides in tropical
environments in Central and South America.
- The role of the global industrial food system on the
transport and fate of environmental contaminants and subsequent human exposure.