Brian Buckley was born in Washington, DC, USA in 1959 and is an analytical chemist who has focused on developing and utilizing methods for biomonitoring of environmental contaminants. He received his B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA in 1983 and his Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry from the North Carolina State University in 1989. In 1991, he completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the laser spectroscopy group. Since 1992, Buckley has been at the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute and is currently the Executive Director of the laboratories. In addition, he is a Member of the graduate faculty of both the Rutgers University and UMDNJ. Currently, he specializes in spectroscopic, mass spectrometric, and chromatographic methods development for mass spectral analysis of environmental contaminants including pesticides, PCBs, PAHs as well as their metabolites. This includes methods development for LC and GC/ITMS, utilizing the multiple MS capabilities of the instrument for improvements in sensitivity. Moreover, his research has been directed at improving inorganic mass spectrometric analysis by adding ion chromatographic techniques to create metal ion speciation techniques. Dr. Buckley has also been involved in many human exposure studies including NHEXAS and CLEARS. His most recent research has focused on unregulated contaminants in drinking water and their metabolic pathways.
Biography Updated on 14 June 2009