the Ng


Exploring Human-Environment Systems

Our group works at the intersection of biology and chemistry to understand and predict the fate of chemicals in the environment. We build and validate models for legacy and emerging chemicals at multiple scales, from molecules to organisms to global systems. Learn more about our modeling philosophy (we <3 mechanisms!), the chemicals we focus on (per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances; brominated flame retardants; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons-- and more!) and our current research projects and interdisciplinary collaborations.


Why Model? Read about or research philosophy

Latest News from the Ng Lab

October 2019: Where did the summer go?! Since our last update a lot has happened in the Ng Lab:

We welcomed a new graduate student, Hajar Smaili (head over to our People page to find out more!). Hajar will be working on innovative solutions to the PFAS problem in drinking water.

Weixiao Cheng passed his comprehensive exam and proposal defense with flying colors! Please congratulate Cheng, the first "official" PhD candidate in the Ng Lab.

Our two summer research fellows, Jailyn Dorsett and Rachel Fay, presented their work for the PFM REU and MCSI summer programs, respectively.

And the Ng and Haig groups got together for an afternoon of end-of-summer Escape Room and Pasta madness! Luckily both groups escaped.