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- Room Number:
- MSBII 314
- Areas of Interest:
- Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in various environmental matrices: POPs biomonitoring in biota and humans; non-invasive biomonitoring; exposure pathways and health hazards; emerging POPs in the environment
- Ph.D., Environmental Science, Indiana University Bloomington, 2011
- M.S., Environmental Science, Indiana University Bloomington, 2004
- M.S., Organic Chemistry, Baku State University, Azerbaijan, 2000
- B.S., Chemistry, Baku State University, Azerbaijan, 1998
Dr. Amina Salamova is an environmental chemist who applies organic and analytical chemistry to the study of toxic pollutants in the environment. She joined O'Neill in 2011 after completing her doctorate and M.S. degrees in environmental science at IU, following degrees in chemistry from Baku State University in Azerbaijan.
Salamova's research interests lie in detecting persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in various environmental media, such as outdoor and indoor air, biota, and humans. She focuses primarily on determining spatial and temporal trends of POPs in regional and global environments and investigating human exposure routes and rates to POPs. Salamova is currently participating in an IU Collaborative Research Grant project with O'Neill Distinguished Professor Ronald Hites and IU School of Public Health Professor Ka He. This collaboration is developing noninvasive human biomarkers, such as hair and nails, for assessing human exposure to flame retardants, a wide spread group of POPs.
Salamova's work has been published in national and international peer-reviewed scientific journals, and she has presented at several professional conferences. She is a regular reviewer for Environmental Science and Technology, Science of the Total Environment, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Environmental Pollution, Atmospheric Environment and Chemosphere.
Salamova is project director of the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN), a bi-national environmental research collaboration between the United States and Canada. In this role she is responsible for overall management and development of this project.
She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), and the International Association of Great Lakes Research (IAGLR).
- International Society of Exposure Science Joan M. Daisey Outstanding Young Scientist Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Human Exposure Analysis, 2021
- Project Director, Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2011 - present
- Excellence in Reviewing Award, Environmental Science and Technology, 2012
- E. S. Muskie Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, 2002 - 2004
- Graduation with Honors, B.S. and M.S., Baku State University, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2000 and 1998
- Member, American Chemical Society, 2012-present
- Member, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2010-present
- Member, International Association for Great Lakes Research, 2009-present
In the News
- "Banned flame retardants still pass through umbilical cord from mother to baby, IU research finds" - IU Newsroom, June 29, 2017
- "As Washington state decides on stronger toxics law, residents are breathing flame retardants" - Environmental Health News, January 25, 2016
- "Decades Later Contamination Persists at Michigan Superfund Site" - Environmental Protection Online, September 17, 2014
- "Now it's Air Pollution in St. Louis" - The Morning Sun, September 18, 2014
- “Temporal trends of Dechlorane Plus in air and precipitation collected at four sites near the North American Great Lakes,” (with O.I. Olukunle, D.C. Lehman, M. Venier, and R.A. Hites), Science of Total Environment (June 2018)
- “Spatial and seasonal distributions of current use pesticides (CUPs) in the atmospheric particulate phase in the Great Lakes region,” (with S. Wang, R.A. Hites, and M. Venier), Environmental Science and Technology, 52, 6177-6186 (2018)
- “Atmospheric flows of semi-volatile organic pollutants to the Great Lakes estimated by the United States' Integrated Atmospheric Deposition and Canada's Great Lakes Basin Monitoring and Surveillance Networks,” (with J. Guo, M. Venier, H. Dryfhout-Clark, N. Alexandrou, S. Backus, L. Bradley, H. Hung, R.A. Hites), Journal of Great Lakes Research, 44 (4) 670-681 (2018)
- “A pilot study on semivolatile organic compounds in senior care facilities: Implications for older adult exposures,”(with K. Arnold, J.P. Teixeira, A. Mendes, J. Madureira, S. Costa) Environmental Pollution 240, 908-915 (2018)
- “Exposure to brominated and organophosphate flame retardants in childcare environments: Effect of removal of flame-retarded nap mats on indoor levels,” (with W.A. Stubbings, E.D. Schreder, M.B. Thomas, K. Romanak, M. Venier), Environmental Pollution 238, 1056-1068 (2018)
- “Atmospheric concentrations of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) diastereomers in the Great Lakes region,” (with O. Olukunle, M. Venier, and R. Hites), Chemosphere, 200, 464-470 (2018)