PhD Candidate

Contact Details

Phone: +61(0)429 547 155
Fax: +61(0)7 3274 9003

Email: v.lal3@uq.edu.au
39 Kessels Road
Coopers Plains, QLD 4108



Vincent Lal is a graduate of the University of the South Pacific (USP). He has been working for more than six years as a chemist and project assistant at the Institute of Applied Sciences at USP. In the past six years, Mr. Lal’s work and study has been based on investigation of contaminants in environment and population in the pacific island region as well as setting up a biofuel testing laboratory. Some of the key project partners being United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and project partner universities in Australia, Europe and Asia. Currently, Mr. Lal is undertaking his PhD. study in the area of “Human Health Risk Assessment” from mixed contaminants with a focus on PAHs/ metal mixtures in Prof. Jack Ng’s Research Group.
He is recipient of a CRC-CARE and UQI scholarship.


Research Interests

Transport potential, mechanisms and fate of super-hydrophobic contaminants in the environment, instrumental analysis of organic contaminants

Research Interests

  • Environmental toxicology and risk assessment
  • Analytical tools for metabolomics
  • Metabolomics and cancer
  • Bioavailability and uptake of contaminants in in-vitro systems

Current Supervisors

Prof Jack Ng

Dr Cheng Peng, Dr Mary Fletcher, Dr Stephen Were

Selected Publications

Lal, Vincent V. and Muller, F. and Symons, R. and Stevenson, G. and Aalbersberg, W.G.L. (2008) Evaluation of POP levels in soil and sediments from sites representing various land use types in the Fiji Islands. Organohalogen Compounds, 70 . pp. 2353-2360. ISSN 1026-4892

Lal, Vincent V. and Holoubek, I. and Klanova, J. and Aalbersberg, W.G.L. and Votadroka, W. (2009) Investigating POP chemicals in ambient air from Fiji Islands. Organohalogen Compounds, 71 . pp. 1086-1091. ISSN 1026-4892

Lal, Vincent V. and Aalbersberg, W.G.L. (2010) Project POPS: monitoring sources and concentrations of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Fiji’s abiotic environment, LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Berlin, Germany. ISBN 9783838362663

Lal, Vincent V. Aalbersberg, W.G.L. and Fiedler, H. and Van Bavel, B. and De Boer, J. (2013) Capacity building for persistent organic pollutant (POP) analysis in the Pacific and POP trends in the Pacific Islands. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, vol. 46,  pp. 173–177.

Lal, Vincent V. and Bridgen, P. and Votadroka, W. and Raju, R. and Aalbersberg, W.G.L. (2014) Characterization of organochlorine pesticides, brominated flame retardants and dioxin like compounds in shellfish and eel from Fiji, Science of the Total Environment, in press, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.01.125.