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Jennifer Field

jennifer.field [at]

Office: 541-737-2265

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural & Life Sciences 1111

2750 SW Campus Way

2750 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Dr. Field has a Ph.D. in geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines and is with the Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Department at Oregon State Unversity.  Her current research focuses on the development and application of quantitative analytical methods for organic micropollutants and their transformation products in natural and engineered systems with a focus on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Early in her career, she focused on field-based research to investigate the fate and transport of surfactants in groundwater and wastewater treatment systems. She is considered a pioneer in the area of PFAS occurrence and behavior and has focused on groundwater contaminated by fire-fighting foams and PFAS in municipal wastewater treatment systems and in municipal landfill. Current work focuses on the development of PFAS fingerprinting sources, characterizing PFAS in landfill gas, and PFAS on specialized textiles and other materials.  She serves as an Executive Editor for Environmental Science and Technology.


Affiliated with: 
Enviro / Molecular Toxic
OSU Main Campus
Courses Taught: 

TOX 430/530 Chemical Behavior in the Environment

Professional Accomplishments


2003-present, Professor, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University
1997-2003, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University
1992-1997, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Oregon State University
2008- present, Associate Editor for Environmental Science and Technology,


1990-1992 Postdoctoral Fellow, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
1990 Ph.D., Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines
1985 B.S., Earth Science, Northland College

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Dr. Jennifer Field's upcoming lecture at the ACS meeting in San Francisco has been selected as one of the "Can't Miss Talks" on the program.