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Kang Xia

  • Associate Director, Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture

As the Interim Director of CAIA, her responsibilities include: 1) providing leadership to CAIA’s programmatic development and initiatives; 2) managing CAIA funds; 3) supporting CAIA-affiliate faculty in their pursuit of extramural funds; 4) building interdisciplinary community among CAIA-affiliate faculty and graduate students; 5) fostering relationships between CAIA and external stakeholders; 6) providing support for graduate student recruitment and training; and 7) promoting CAIA’s vision and mission.

Research Profile: 

My research focuses on multi-scale understanding the environmental occurrence, fate, and impact of anthropogenic organic contaminants in aquatic and soil systems. I bring expertise in trace level organic contaminant analysis of complex environmental matrixes. I am actively engaged in developing undergraduate teaching curriculum that infuses data science into environmental science. 

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