Emerging Investigators: the latest work from rising stars of environmental science

We are delighted to share with you a selection of high-impact papers by Emerging Investigators in the field of environmental science and engineering. These papers, published across Environmental Science: Atmospheres, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, Environmental Science: Nano, and Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, showcase the breadth of exciting research being conducted by rising stars in our field.

The latest work from rising stars of environmental science

Chemical characterization of prescribed burn emissions from a mixed forest in Northern Michigan

Kerri A. Pratt et al

Microplastic-based leachate formation under UV irradiation: the extent, characteristics, and mechanisms

Onur Apul et al

Investigating the dynamics of methylmercury bioaccumulation in the Beaufort Sea shelf food web: a modeling perspective

Amanda Giang et al

Metal nanoparticles in freshwater: transformation, bioavailability and effects on invertebrates

Wei Liu et al

Aqueous-phase processing of atmospheric aerosol influences dissolution kinetics of metal ions in an urban background site in the Po Valley

Chiara Giorio et al

Environment-specific auxiliary substrates tailored for effective cometabolic bioremediation of 1,4-dioxane

Mengyan Li et al

Quantifying the impact of relative humidity on human exposure to gas phase squalene ozonolysis products

Manabu Shiraiwa et al

Ozone uptake by urban road dust and first evidence for chlorine activation during ozone uptake by agro-based anti-icer: implications for wintertime air quality in high-latitude urban environments

Sarah A. Styler et al

Hetero-phase junction 1T/2H-MoS2 nanosheets decorated by FeOOH nanoparticles for enhanced visible light photo-Fenton degradation of antibiotics

Yuxiong Huang et al


The RSC’s Emerging Investigator Series provides a unique platform for early-career environmental scientists & engineers to showcase their best work to a broad audience. Contact us to apply for consideration in this Series. To be eligible, you will need to have completed your PhD (or equivalent degree) within the last 10 years†, have an independent career and appear as corresponding author on the manuscript.


Read more of our Emerging Investigator Series papers using the links below.

Environmental Science: Atmospheres Emerging Investigator Series

Environmental Science: Nano Emerging Investigator Series

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts Emerging Investigator Series

Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology Emerging Investigator Series

Also, read the latest interviews with our Emerging Investigators to find out more about their work and the important research challenges that they are tackling.

We hope you enjoy reading these papers from future leaders in the field of environmental science.

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