Director of Partnerships
Charlie conducts research at ASU’s Biodesign’s Center for Environmental Health Engineering. Here, he works on marine and aquatic plastic pollution which has emerged as a major source of concern within many ecosystems and environments around the world. Their identification, fate, and impact are only now starting to be understood and Rolsky has developed several analytical tools to help improve upon this. He is collaborating with ASU’s Fulton School of Engineering on several projects pertaining to microplastics as well as with many groups around the world.
He has also worked for several years on using non-invasive research methods to collect species health information. This includes fecal samples from wild species such as killer whales. Through this information, much knowledge can be gleaned pertaining to stress, reproduction, and overall species health.
He has also taught for over six years and actively participates in science outreach programs aimed at empowering budding scientists from preschool to high school.