Welcome to Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology Lab

Nowadays, with increasing social concerns about environmental pollution, many investigations focus on the ecological distribution, dynamics, and fates of emerging pollutants, as well as their biological and toxic effects on animals and human beings' physiology.

Interdisciplinary researches of emerging environmental contaminants and their toxicology are our interests.

ECET Lab has the following research sections:

  • Ecotoxicology, focusing on the toxicity of heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants, and their effects on animals and human beings

  • Environmental remediation of persistent organic pollutants with sustainable environmental strategies

  • Risk assessment of plastic pollution in Vietnam and other Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), and to explore which interventions, policies and regulations can mitigate these risks

  • Develop alternative plastic materials to solve the problems of plastic waste pollution

ECET Lab has experience working with traditional chemical pollutants including heavy metals, PCDD/Fs (Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins, Dibenzofurans), PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls), EDCs (Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals), and POP (Persistent Organic Pollutants). Emerging contaminants such as microplastics, BFRs (Brominated Flame Retardants), PFCs (Perfluorinated Chemicals) also have the potentials to be discussed.

Ecotoxicological models are examined using a variety of organisms, from bacteria to microalgae and higher living organisms.

Any foreign students or postdocs with diverse majors could be welcomed to our group.

Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology Lab

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