My research program is in Environmental Health Engineering and includes two primary focus areas:
1. Green and Sustainable Remediation: I am interested in site specific environmental risk assessment, specifically in the context of petroleum contaminated sites and developing engineering solutions to address the risk based on sustainable principles.
I develop multi-compartmental toxicokinetic models to track contaminant fate and transport within the human body and use the modeling results to develop remediation strategies to address the risk.
2. Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs): The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) considers PPCPs to be new and emerging pollutants polluting our nation’s waterways. Understanding the risk posed by exposure to PPCPs and remediating water bodies is a major priority and is another of my research interests.