Dr. Upal Ghosh

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Work and Contact Information


University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

EMAIL: ughosh@umbc.edu

WEBPAGE: userpages.umbc.edu/~ughosh/

About the Contributor

Dr. Upal Ghosh is a professor in the department of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering. His group performs research in environmental engineering and science with a focus on the fate, effects, and remediation of toxic pollutants in the environment. They use multidisciplinary tools to investigate exposure and bioavailability of organic and metal pollutants to organisms and apply the new understanding to develop novel approaches for risk assessment and remediation. His research has contributed to the development and transition of novel sediment remediation technologies based on altering sediment geochemistry and enhancing biological degradation. Dr. Ghosh has also led the development of monitoring tools for pollutant bioavailability, especially work on passive sampling techniques for measuring freely dissolved concentrations in sediment porewater. His work has been published in the leading journals in the field and the technology development has led to several US patents. His research contributions have been recognized through multiple awards including the University System of Maryland Regents award for Excellence in Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity in 2016. He is an Associated Editor of the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Dr. Ghosh is a co-inventor of three patents related to in situ remediation of sediments for which he is entitled to receive royalties. One invention was issued to Stanford University (U.S. Patent # 7,101,115 B2), and the other two to UMBC (U.S. Patent Nos. 7,824,129 and 8,945,906). He is also the co-founder of two startup companies that have licensed the technologies and are transitioning them to the field.

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