Anthony Provatas

Assistant Research Professor

Professional Experience

  • Head of the Organics Environmental Analytical Laboratory at the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2009-Present
  • Research Scientist at Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT, 2001-2009


  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2002 (Chemistry)
  • M.S., University of Connecticut, 1998 (Chemistry)
  • B.S., Aristotle University, 1992 (Chemistry)

Research Interests

  • The analysis of persistent organic pollutants (PFAS, PCBs, pesticides, PAHs and their metabolites) and bioactive compounds (environmental estrogens, cyanotoxins and their analogs) at the part-per-trillion (ppt) level using EPA, NOAA, and Center developed methods
  • The identification and quantitation of trace level, small bioactive molecules in complex matrices, including food, air, water, soil and biological fluids (blood, urine, saliva, hair, etc.)
  • Support a diversity of research projects related to industrial hemp by providing expertise on the isolation and concentration of bioactive compounds, as well as a quantitative assessment of a wide array of associated compounds such as pesticides, micotoxins and terpenes at ultra-trace levels
Anthony Provatas
Contact Information
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
Institute of the Environment
Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering
3107 Horsebarn Hill Rd., U-4210
Storrs, CT 06269-4210
Office LocationBuilding #4 Annex, 170
CampusStorrs Campus