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Angela L. Batt

My research involves developing analytical methods to determine the occurrence of emerging contaminants in a variety of environmental matrices, including water, sediment, and biological material. I have developed a method to analyze over 60 human prescription pharmaceuticals in wastewater and surface water using liquid chromatography in combination with mass spectrometry, and we are planing to extend these methods to fish tissue as well. These methods are being applied to several national scale studies to asses the exposure of ecosystems to pharmaceuticals present in wastewater treatment plant discharges.

Biographical Information

Name: Angela L. Batt
Title: Research Chemist

Contact Info:

Ecological Exposure Research Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Environmental Protection Agency
26 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (MD579)
Cincinnati, OH 45268

Phone: 513-569-7284


  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, 2006, State University of New York - Buffalo
  • B.S. in Chemistry, 2001, Saint Bonaventure University
  • A.A.S. in Chemical Technology, 1999, State University of New York - Alfred
  • A.A.S. in Biotechnology, 1998, State University of New York - Alfred

Professional Experience

  • Federal Post-Doctoral Fellow/Analytical Chemist, USEPA, ORD/NERL/EERD, 2006 to 2008
  • Research Analytical Chemist, USEPA/ORD/NERL/EERD, 2008 to present

Selected Honors and Awards:

  • 2007 Bronze Medal - Award for Outstanding Leadership in Collaborative Problem Solving given to the Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs), Hormones, and Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APEs) in the North Shore Channel of the Chicago River Study Team.
  • 2011 NERL Special Achievement Award – For Quality Assurance

Publications and Presentations

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