Minh Anh Nguyen

PhD student - Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.


The purpose of my project is to increase understanding of environmental behavior of legacy and emerging persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in boreal forests through studies on how the combination of "air-soil/snow" interaction and "terrestrial-to-stream" processes control the water quality in lakes and streams. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their derivatives, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), as well as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are types of compounds which I am interested in my study. Throughout the project, gas and liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS) will be employed for quantification of POPs in air, water, snow, and atmospheric deposition.


Ongoing projects

  • POPs in Swedish snow and boreal catchment waters, funded by Oscar och Lili Lamms minne. 


Main supervisor

  • Professor Karin Wiberg, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, SLU


  • Associate professor Lutz Ahrens, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, SLU
  • Dr. Sarah Josefsson, Geological Survey of Sweden 
  • Associate professor Martyn Futter, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, SLU
  • Professor Hjalmar Laudon, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU