Professor, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
Oregon State University
Jennifer A. Field is a Professor with the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at Oregon State University. Field holds a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology. Field’s general research focuses on the development of quantitative analytical methods for organic micropollutants in natural and engineered systems and the application of the methods for determining micropollutant fate and transport. Early in her career, she focused on field-based research to investigate the fate and transport of surfactants in groundwater and wastewater treatment systems. She participated in interdisciplinary research with hydrologists and engineers in order to develop ‘push-pull’ tracer test methods for determining in-situ rates of reductive dechlorination and anaerobic biodegradation of aromatic hydrocarbons. She is a pioneer in the area of fluorochemical occurrence and behavior and has focused on groundwater contaminated by fire-fighting foams, municipal wastewater treatment systems, and municipal landfill leachates. She served as an Editor for Water Research from 2004 to 2008 and has served as an Associate Editor for Environmental Science and Technology since 2008.