Department of Chemistry: College of Sciences

Dr. Yestrebsky’s research involves materials development for abiotic environmental remediation and the reaction mechanisms of contaminants with remediation materials. Her work has included studies of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, chlorinated aliphatics, halogenated pesticides, and energetic materials. These materials can be found in natural waters, soils, aquifers, and in building materials thus creating challenging scientific and remediation problems.