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Alix Rodowa (Fed)

Alix’s research interests include emerging environmental contaminants of concern. She works primarily on the quantitative analysis of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in environmental matrices including groundwater, drinking water, aqueous film-forming foams, and textiles. Her research goals include improved analytical instrumentation methods and quantitation, contributions to reference materials, and improving data quality. Alix is a member of the Biochemical and Exposure Sciences Group at the Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, SC.

Membership and Professional Activities

  • American Chemical Society
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • Postdoctoral and Early-Career Association of Researchers (PEAR)

Other Publications

  • Nickerson A, Rodowa AE, Adamson DT, Field JA, Kulkarni PR, Kornuc JJ, Higgins CP (2021) Spatial Trends of Anionic, Zwitterionic, and Cationic PFASs at an AFFF-Impacted Site. Environ Sci Technol 55 (1):313-323. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c04473
  • Adamson DT, Nickerson A, Kulkarni PR, Higgins CP, Popovic J, Field J, Rodowa A, Newell C, DeBlanc P, Kornuc JJ (2020) Mass-Based, Field-Scale Demonstration of PFAS Retention within AFFF-Associated Source Areas. Environmental Science & Technology 54 (24):15768-15777. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c04472
  • Rodowa, A. E.; Knappe, D.; Chiang, S.-Y. D.; Pohlmann, D.; Varley, C.; Bodour, A.; Field, J. A., Pilot Scale Removal of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Precursors from AFFF-Impacted Groundwater by Granular Activated Carbon. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 2020.
  • Masoner, J.; Kolpin, D.; Cozzarelli, I.; Smalling, K.; Bolyard, S.; Field, J. A.; Furlong, E. T.; Gray, J.; Lozinski, D.; Reinhart, D.; Rodowa, A.; Bradley, P. M., Landfill Leachate Contributes Per-/Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and Pharmaceuticals to Municipal Wastewater. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 2020.
  • Rewerts, J., Christie, E., Robel, A., Anderson, T., McCarthy, C., Salice, C., Field, J. (2020). Key Considerations for Accurate Exposures in Toxicological Assessments of Perfluorinated Carboxylates and Sulfonates. Environ. Toxicol, DOI: 10.1002/etc.4667
  • Rodowa, A. E.; Christie, E.; Sedlak, J.; Peaslee, G. F.; Bogdan, D.; DiGuiseppi, B.; Field, J. A., Field Sampling Materials Unlikely Source of Contamination for Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Field Samples. Environmental Science & Technology Letters 2020, 7, (3), 156-163.
  • Robel, A. E., Marshall, K., Dickinson, M., Lunderburg, D., Butt, C., Peaslee, G., Stapleton, H., and Field, J. A., 2017. Closing the Mass Balance of Fluorine for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) on Papers and Textiles. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2017, 51, 9022−9032 DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02080 
  • Ritter, E. E.; Dickinson, M. E.; Harron, J. P.; Lunderberg, D. M.; DeYoung, P. A.; Robel, A. E.; Field, J. A.; Peaslee, G. F.,  (2017). PIGE as a screening tool for Per- and polyfluorinated substances in papers and textiles. Nuclear Instrumnets and Methods in Physics Research B, 407, 47-54. 0168-583X
  • Berset, J.D. ; Mermer, S. ; Robel, A. E. ; Walton, V.M. ; Chien, M.L. ; Field, J.A. (2017). Direct residue analysis of systemic insecticides and some of their relevant metabolites in wines by liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry. J. Chrom A, 1506, 45-54 DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2017.05.019
  • Brewer, A. J., Banta-Green, C. J., Ort, C., Robel, A. E., & Field, J. (2016). Wastewater testing compared to random urinalyses for the surveillance of illicit drug use in prisons. Drug and Alcohol Review, 35(2), 133–137.


Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in New Firefighter Turnout Gear Textiles

Andrew Maizel, Andre Thompson, Meghanne Tighe, Samuel Escobar Veras, Alix Rodowa, Ryan Falkenstein-Smith, Bruce A. Benner Jr., Kathleen Hoffman, Michelle K. Donnelly, Olivia Hernandez, Nadine Wetzler, Trung Ngu, Jessica Reiner, Benjamin Place, John Kucklick, Kate Rimmer, Rick D. Davis
Turnout gear is increasingly recognized as a potential source of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) exposure to firefighters. To determine the type

Characterization of Reference Materials 8690 to 8693

Jessica Reiner, Benjamin Place, N. Alan Heckert, Katherine Peter, Alix Rodowa
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Reference Materials (RMs) 8690 Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Aqueous Film-Forming
Created December 8, 2019, Updated December 9, 2022