Associate Professor, Chemistry
PhD (Alberta), B.Sc. (Arizona State)
On Sabbatical Leave
5-138P, City Centre Campus10700 – 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB780-633-3447
Matthew Ross is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Sciences at MacEwan University. His research focuses on understanding the sources and fate of anthropogenic pollutants in the environment, as well as developing analytical methodologies to support those studies. In particular, current research in his group focuses on characterizing microplastic pollution in urban and freshwater environments. His multidisciplinary research encompasses areas of environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, and toxicology.
Dr. Ross received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Arizona State University, after which he moved to Edmonton to pursue a PhD in environmental and analytical chemistry at the University of Alberta. After the completion of his PhD in 2011, Dr. Ross worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Alberta. He joined the Department of Physical Sciences at MacEwan University in 2012.
Available to supervise senior students' independent study.
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Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers
Bujaczek, T.; Kolter, S.; Locky, D.; Ross, M.S. Characterization of microplastics and anthropogenic fibers in surface waters of the North Saskatchewan River, Alberta, Canada. FACETS. 2020, doi: 10.1139/facets-2020-0057
Challis, J.K.; Parajas, A.; Anderson, J.; Asiedu, E.; Martin, J.W.; Wong, C.S.; Ross, M.S. Photodegradation of Bitumen-Derived Organics in Oil Sands Process-Affected Water. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts. 2020, 22, 1243-1255. doi: 10.1039/D0EM00005A
Ross, M. S.; Pereira, A. S.; Fennell, J.; Davies, M.; Johnson, J.; Sliva, L.; Martin, J. W. Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Naphthenic Acids in Natural Waters Surrounding the Canadian Oil Sands Industry. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2012, 46, 3196-3203.
Ross, M. S.; Wong, C. S.; Martin, J. W. Isomer Specific Siotransformation of Perfluorooctane Sulfonamide in Sprague-Dawley Rats. Environ. Sci. Tech. 2012, 46, 12796-12805.
Martin, J. W.; Asher, B. J.; Beesoon, S.; Benskin, J. P.; Ross, M. S. PFOS or PreFOS? Are Perfluorooctane Sulfonate Precursors (PreFOS) Important Determinants of Human and Environmental Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) Exposure? J. Environ. Monit. 2010, 12, 1979-2004.
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