Matt Simcik, PhD, is Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota. Simcik is the major chair for the Environmental Health Sciences MPH program and teaches both MS and PhD students. He is an affiliate faculty with the Water Resources Science Graduate Program at University of Minnesota.
His expertise is in environment and exposures; chemistry; water and air pollution; perfluoroalkyl substances; source apportionment, and fate and transport processes. As an expert in the fate and transport of trace organic contaminants Simcik studies where pollutants come from, where they end up, and how they get there. For more than 15 years, he has focused much research on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Simcik is a Michigan native; he has a BS in Chemistry from Michigan State University, an MS in Civil Engineering from University of Minnesota, and a PhD in Environmental Science from Rutgers University.