My group performs research in environmental
engineering and science with a focus on the fate, effects, and remediation
pollutants in the environment.
Current research projects broadly fall under three
areas of Environmental Engineering: 1) assessment of pollutant fate
and bioavailability, 2) analytical methods for the assessment of pollutant
bioavailability, 3) development, demonstration, and technology transition
of novel remediation technologies for polluted sediments. My research
explores fundamental process mechanisms that control organic contaminant
in soils, sediments,
use multidisciplinary tools to investigate exposure and bioavailability
of organic and metal contaminants to organisms. The new understanding
is used to develop novel remediation technologies and site-specific
Recent projects have focussed on contaminants such as PCBs, PAHs, pesticides,
dioxins, and mercury.
Research Group (2014): L to R: Meg, Eli, Rick (DNREC), James, Huan, Hilda, Jose, Upal, not in picture: Trevor, Natasha.
Research Group (2006): L to R: Joon (Res. Assoc.), Upal, Jeff (M.S.),
Piuly (Ph.D.), Katie (M.S.), Adam (M.S.), Barbara
(Ph.D.), Phil (Ph.D.), Xueli (Ph.D.), Not in Picture: Sonja (Res. Assoc.), Jennifer (M.S.).
Research Group (2005): L to R: Joon, Piuly, Katie, Nii, Xueli, Upal