I am an environmental chemist with expertise in the analysis of organic pollutants, namely polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). I am proficient in the use and maintenance of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Additionally, I complement my experimental approach with computational methods, primarily relying on density functional theory (DFT) calculations.

Outside of the lab, I enjoy cooking, traveling, hiking/walking in nature, and listening to music. I am also a big fan of Arsenal F.C. and San Antonio Spurs!

Research Interests:

  • PACs in sealcoat and in soil
  • Applications of computational prediction in environmental chemistry
  • Suspect screening and non-targeted analyses
  • Thermal desorption (TD)-GC-MS
  • Volatile PFAS in consumer products and in the environment

Ongoing Research Projects:

  • Development of a method to analyze volatile PFAS and fluorinated compounds using TD-GC-MS
  • Characterization of PFAS thermal byproducts using TD-GC-MS
  • Prediction of PFAS electronic properties using DFT
  • Measurement of volatile PFAS in aqueous film forming foams
  • Analysis of butyl carbitol in fluorine-free foam mixtures and in effluents from a column study
  • Measurement of volatile PFAS in firefighting turnout gear


Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
Ag. Life Sci. Building 1007
Corvallis, OR 97331, USA

Email: ivan.titaley[at]oregonstate.edu
Phone: 541-737-9208

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