Elvis Okoffo, The University of Queensland

May 28th, 2024

Dr Elvis Okoffo is an outstanding early career researcher and emerging international leader in innovative sampling and analytical techniques to assess human and environmental exposures to plastics. Dr Okoffo’s groundbreaking research has provided a much-needed methodological framework utilising pressurised liquid extraction and pyrolysis gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry to provide the first quantitative mass loads of plastic and bioplastic in biosolids. In their current role as Research Fellow at The University of Queensland, Dr Okoffo focuses on further developing analytical techniques for the rapid screening of plastics, including microplastics, nanoplastics, and bioplastics to allow understanding of their impact on humans and the environment. Dr Okoffo aims to provide valuable insights into the distribution, abundance, and impacts of plastic pollution, ultimately contributing to the development of effective strategies for mitigating its adverse effects on ecosystems and human health.