Trevor N. Brown, PhD

Dr. Trevor Brown is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Analytical Environmental Chemistry Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ in Leipzig, Germany under the supervision of Professor Kai-Uwe Goss. Trevor completed his PhD in Environmental Chemistry at the University of Toronto Scarborough under the supervision of Frank Wania in 2011.

His research has focused on modeling chemical fate in the environment and chemical property prediction including the development of the Iterative Fragment Selection (IFS) method. He has undertaken or collaborated on several projects involving the compilation and prioritization of large lists of commercial and industrial substances.

More recent research is focused on the development and validation of QSARs using the IFS methods for the prediction of both physical-chemical properties and biotransformation rates and the development of physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models.

Refereed Publications - Trevor N. Brown, PhD

Brown TN, Arnot JA, Wania F. Iterative fragment selection: A group contribution approach to predicting fish biotransformation half-lives. In press Environ Sci Technol.

Emma Undeman, Trevor N. Brown, Frank Wania, Michael S. McLachlan; The Susceptibility of Human Populations to Environmental Exposure to Organic Contaminants Environ. Sci. Technol. 2010, 44, 6249–6255.

Xianming Zhang, Trevor N. Brown, Frank Wania, Eldbjørg S. Heimstad, Kai-Uwe Goss; Assessment of Chemical Screening Outcomes Based on Different Partitioning Property Estimation Methods Environ. Int. 2010, 36, 514–520.

Trevor N. Brown and Frank Wania; Development and Exploration of an Organic Contaminant Fate Model Using Poly-Parameter Linear Free Energy Relationships Environ. Sci. Technol. 2009, 43, 6676–6683.

Trevor N. Brown and Frank Wania; Screening Chemicals for the Potential to be Persistent Organic Pollutants: A Case Study of Arctic Contaminants Environ. Sci. Technol. 2008, 42, 5202-5209.

Trevor N. Brown and Nelaine Mora-Diez; Computational determination of aqueous pKa values of protonated benzimidazoles (part 1) J. Phys. Chem. B 2006, 110, 9270-9279.

Trevor N. Brown and Nelaine Mora-Diez; Computational determination of aqueous pKa values of protonated benzimidazoles (part 2) J. Phys. Chem. B 2006, 110, 20546-20554.