Dominic Di Toro, Edward C. Davis Professor in the College of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was recently honored during a special session at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America 44th annual meeting, which took place from Nov. 12-16 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Di Toro, who is also the Director for the Center for the Study of Pollutants in the Environment and holds a joint faculty appointment in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, is a pioneer in developing risk assessment frameworks and computational models that can help predict how toxic chemicals found in aquatic ecosystems impact plants and animals. Di Toro is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Research topics presented during this special session, entitled “Water Quality Criteria: Modeling Aquatic, Sediment, and Soil Toxicity based on Mechanistic Chemical Interactions. Session honoring Dr. Dominic Di Toro,” included applications of computational models to determine remediation targets, bioaccumulation of industrial chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls, and predicting the toxicity of organic chemicals in aquatic ecosystems. The session included both platform and poster presentations.