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Ecosystems Research

Arthur Wayne Garrison

The objectives of my early research were to develop analytical methods, based primarily on GC-MS, for measuring and identifying organic pollutants in drinking water and industrial and municipal effluents.  Serving as Branch Chief at ERD for eight years followed, during which time my research shifted to the environmental fate of organic pollutants.  After a research appointment in Germany (1992-93), I resumed full time research. I have focused on investigating the occurrence, fate and exposure of chiral pesticides/pollutants and their stereoisomers in various water, soil and biological matrices.  I am the EPA leader in this research, the goal of which is to provide data on the selective fate and effects of the stereoisomers of chiral pesticides so as to encourage the manufacture and use of safer single- or enriched-stereoisomer products.

Biographical Information

Name: Arthur Wayne Garrison
Title: Research Chemist

Contact Info:

Ecosystems Research Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Office of Research and Development
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
960 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia 30605-2700

Phone: 706-355-8219
Email: garrison.wayne@epa.gov


Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Emory University, 1966
M.S. Chemistry, Clemson University, 1958
B.S. Chemistry, The Citadel, 1956

Professional Experience

Research Chemist, USEPA, ORD, NERL-ERD, Athens, GA 1993–Present
Visiting Scientist, GSF, Institute for Ecological Chemistry, Neuherberg, Germany 1992–93 (11 months)
Chief, Chemistry Branch, USEPA, ORD, ERL, Athens, GA 1985–1993
Chemist and Research Chemist, USEPA, ORD, and its predecessor organizations (US Public Health Service, Federal Water Pollution Control Admin., etc.), Athens, GA 1962–1985
Adjunct Professor, Clemson University, Dept. of Environmental Engineering and Earth Science

Professional Affiliations

Adjunct faculty: Environmental Engineering and Earth Science - Clemson University
Adjunct faculty: Environmental Health Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources – University of Georgia
Member: American Chemical Society, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Sigma Xi. 
Reviewer: American Chemical Society journals, Chromatographic Science, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, Chirality, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Reproductive Toxicology, Toxicological Sciences
Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Environmental Analytical

Selected Awards and Honors

Robert C. Ryans Statesmanship Award, 2002
Research Chemist of the Year for Applied Research, Northeast Georgia Section, ACS, 2001
USEPA, Science Achievement Award in Biology and Ecology (with David Lewis), 1999
USEPA Bronze Medals, 1998, 1991, 1976.
USEPA STAA Awards (one at Level II), 1996-2006

Publications and Presentations

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