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Rene Boiteau

Environmental Dynamics & Simulations
Pauling Fellow
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K8-98
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Dr. Boiteau specializes in environmental organic and metal chemistry. His work focuses on understanding how microbes impact the mobility and bioavailability of metals in the environment. Dr. Boiteau has developed analytical approaches to characterize microbially produced organic metal species and determine their kinetic properties using chromatography coupled with multimodal mass spectrometry. In the Earth & Biological Sciences Directorate at PNNL, his work centers on metal speciation in soils and sediments, where organic compounds regulate the solubility and uptake of biologically important metals such as iron.

Research Interests

  • Environmental organic chemistry
  • Bioinorganic chemistry
  • Microbial ecology

Education and Credentials

  • PhD, Chemical Oceanograph, MIT/WHOI, 2016
  • MPhil, Earth Sciences, Cambridge University, 2010
  • BA, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Northwestern University, 2009

Awards and Recognitions

  • Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship, PNNL (2016)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2009)
  • Winston Churchill Scholarship (2009)
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (2008)
  • NOAA Hollings Scholarship (2007)

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