- Research areas:
- Atmospheric Chemistry
- Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
- Areas of Interest:
- Environmental contaminants in water, air, sediments, and biota
Dr. Staci Capozzi is an environmental scientist who studies the fate and transport of organic and inorganic contaminants in the environment. She joined Dr. Marta Venier’s laboratory in February 2022 as the project director of the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN). The IADN program is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and measures concentrations of persistent toxic chemicals in air and precipitation at five stations on each of the Great Lakes. IADN aims to determine spatiotemporal trends of pollutants, identify their sources, and discover emerging chemical threats to the Great Lakes.
Prior to joining O’Neill, Capozzi worked as an environmental scientist with Geosytnec Consultants specializing in groundwater remediation where she served clients from both the public and private sectors. She earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Science with a concentration in Environmental Chemistry from Rutgers University and completed her postdoctoral research in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland.