Shira Joudan, PhD

/shira jo-DAN/

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science - Chemistry

Pronouns: she/they

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Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science - Chemistry
E5-52A Chemistry Centre - East
11227 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G2


Area of Study / Keywords

environmental chemistry analytical chemistry


I am an environmental and analytical chemist, and expert on the environmental fate of human made contaminants. My research focuses on how reactions in the environment change the transport of contaminants and human exposure. I specifically study halogenated contaminants such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other organic molecules that are of concern due to their toxicity or other harmful environmental impacts.

Please visit my research group website for more information on my research and opportunities:

A complete list of my publications can be accessed at my Google Scholar page.

I also write columns about starting as a new assistant professor for the journal Nature Chemistry.


I teach analytical and environmental chemistry courses. In addition, through my research group, I supervise graduate students and undergraduates. Undergrad students interested in research experience can apply for CHEM 299, 399, 401/403 or summer research opportunities. All information is on our group website.