Piero R. Gardinali

Professor; Associate Director, Institute of Environment

Southeast Environmental Research Center

Office: MSB 356

Phone: 305-348-6354

Email: gardinal@fiu.edu

Dr. Gardinali is an associate director in the Institute of Environment, leading the Freshwater Resources Division.

Research Areas

  • Analytical and environmental chemistry with a focus in the field of organic mass spectrometry
  • Water quality and water sustainability, including identifying microplastic pollution
  • Environmental monitoring and assessment
  • Environmental forensics
  • Hydrocarbon chemistry


  • BS, Universidad Simon Bolivar
  • MSc, Universidad Simon Bolivar
  • PhD, Texas A&M University