Project Management Team
Jason Surratt, PhD | UNC-Chapel Hill – Program Director
Dr. Surratt is Professor and Co-director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Surratt’s research focuses on atmospheric chemical processes that lead to the formation of organic fine particulate matter. His lab utilizes advanced chromatography and mass spectrometry methods to characterize trace organic species of importance to formation of fine particulate matter found in many urban areas within the Southeastern U.S. His research combines synthetic organic and atmospheric analytical chemistry with toxicogenomics, toxicology and systems biology to aid in decisions for mitigation of poor air quality.
Wanda Bodnar, PhD | UNC-Chapel Hill – Scientific Program Analyst
Dr. Bodnar is a Research Assistant Professor in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Bodnar’s specialty is the development and application of qualitative and quantitative mass spectrometry-based methods to improve our understanding of the health effects that result from exposure to environmental contaminants. She is focused on quality control and quality assurance of experimental processes and data generation to ensure scientific rigor.
Manal Khan, MPA | UNC-Chapel Hill – Program Assistant
Manal is Business Services Coordinator in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC Chapel Hill. She is focused on financial monitoring and reporting, program coordination and operational support activities for the Network.
Zhenfa Zhang, PhD | UNC-Chapel Hill – Synthetic Organic Chemist
Dr. Zhang is Research Assistant Professor in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on elucidating the effects of pollutants on human health and climate change at the molecular level by understanding the chemical reactions behind the transformation of organic pollutants in living bodies and environments. He develops novel synthetic routes for analytical standards and stable isotope-labeled internal standards that are not commercially available or are prohibitively expensive for academic research labs.