Authors / Speakers

Prof. Susan Richardson

University of South Carolina, USA

Title of the speech:

Improving Drinking Water Safety: Addressing New Impacts and Identifying Important Toxicity Drivers

Dr. Susan Richardson is the Arthur Sease Williams Professor of Chemistry at the University of South Carolina and was formerly at the U.S. EPA for many years.  Susan’s main research surrounds the study of toxicologically important disinfection by-products in drinking water.  Susan served the last 2 years as President of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry and is Associate Editor for Environmental Science & Technology.  She received the American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Creative Advancements in Environmental Science & Technology (2008), an Honorary Doctorate from Cape Breton University (2006), an AAAS Fellow (2019), an ACS Fellow (2016), the Herty Medal (2020), the Southern Chemist Award (2020), the Walter J. Weber, Jr. AEESP Frontier in Research Award (2021), and the Analytical Scientist Power List (2021 and 2019).  Susan has published >190 journal articles and book chapters and writes an invited biennial review for Analytical Chemistry, entitled “Water Analysis: Emerging Contaminants and Current Issues”. She has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Emory University and a B.S. in Chemistry & Mathematics from Georgia College & State University.