Dr. Hites’ research group applies organic analytical chemistry to the understanding of environmental problems. Most of their work uses mass spectrometry for the analysis of trace levels of potentially toxic environmental pollutants. Specific research areas include the global scale transport of halogenated compounds, the reactions of pollutants with the hydroxyl radical and ozone, and anthropogenic organic pollutants in the Great Lakes.


Subject areas:

  • Analytical
  • Analysis



Distinguished Professor, Environmental Science

Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington

Public & Environmental Affairs

Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Public Administration, Chemistry
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Analytical Chemistry, 1968
BA, Oakland University, Chemistry, 1964
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