Ph.D. Texas A&M University Chemical Oceanography 1991-1996.
M.Sc. Universidad Simón Bolívar Analytical Chemistry 1986-1989
B.S. Universidad Simón Bolívar Chemistry 1981-1986
Dr. Gardinali's research focuses on studies regarding the origin, fate and transport of anthropogenic organic compounds in freshwater and coastal environments. His group is particularly interested in highly toxic halogenated compounds such as co-planar polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins and furans as well as pesticides, herbicides and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and their metabolites and degradation products in aquatic organisms and soil/sediments. Dr. Gardinali's group is also involved in the development of analytical techniques for the analysis of trace organic compounds in environmental samples.