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Human Exposure & Atmospheric Sciences Staff

Kasey D. Kovalcik

Title: Chemist

EPA Division: Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division

EPA Branch: Environmental Characterization and Apportionment Branch

Kasey’s area of expertise is elemental analysis by High Resolution Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (HR-ICPMS) and Ion Chromatography. His emphasis has been multi-element quantification of field samples for source apportionment.


  • Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, University of Toledo, 2001
  • B.S., Chemistry, Westminster College, 1995

Professional Experience:

  • Chemist, USEPA, ORD, NERL-HEASD, RTP, NC 2007-present
  • Chemist, Metametrix Clinical Laboratory, Norcross, GA 2005-2007
  • Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 2001-2004

Select Awards and Honors:

  • NERL Special Achievement Award, 2011
  • NERL Goal 5 Award, 2011
  • Level II Scientific and Technological Achievement Award, 2010
  • Appalachian State University, Undergraduate Research Council Grant, 2002
  • University of Toledo, Robert R. Buell Memorial Achievement Award, 2001
  • University of Toledo, Graduate Student Association Small Grant, 2000

Select Presentations:

  • Rachelle Duvall, Kasey Kovalcik, John K. McGee, John A. Sullivan, Robert Devlin, Ian Gilmour. Source Apportionment of Particulate Matter in Cleveland, OH and Associations with Toxicological Outcomes. American Association for Aerosol Research, October 2011.

Select Publications:

  • Wallenborn, J.G.; Kovalcik, K.D.; McGee, J.K.; Landis, M.S.; Kodavanti, U.P. Systemic Translocation of (70)Zinc: Kinetics Following Intratracheal Instillation in Rats. Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 2009, 234, 25-32

Published & Presented Research (1999-Present)

Contact Info:
Kasey Kovalcik
Human Exposure & Atmospheric Sciences Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
US EPA Office of Research and Development
109 TW Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Telephone: 919-541-7888
Email: kovalcik.kasey@epa.gov

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