Division of Environmental Health
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Carlos Manzano completed his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Universidad San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador, and then his doctoral degree (PhD) in Analytical Chemistry at Oregon State University (2013), in Corvallis, OR. Most of his PhD work was focused on the development of multidimensional GC methods for the analysis of complex environmental samples for the analysis of PAHs and other organic compounds. During his post-doctoral training at the Environment and Climate Change Canada facility in Burlington, ON (Canada Centre for Inland Waters, 2013-2016) he focused on the analysis of snow, river water and air samples collected from the oil sands area of Northern Alberta. This work included the development of a heterocyclic aromatics compound library of around 300 compounds not previously detected in the area, using multidimensional chromatography. He currently works as a researcher for the University of Chile in Santiago, developing methods for the analysis of complex samples collected from personal passive samplers. His main research interests include the analysis of complex samples, detection of new compounds and the determination of potential impacts in local population. His work also includes socio-economic and environmental justice topics.