Arindam Malakar, PhD


Bio Summary

Arindam Malakar is a research assistant professor at the Nebraska Water Center, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Malakar began his association with NWC as a post-doctoral researcher in May 2017, before starting in his current position in June 2021. Malakar received his Ph.D. in April 2017 at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Sciences, Kolkata, under the University of Calcutta, India. He earned his postgraduate degree in Chemistry from Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India, and a Bachelor’s degree (Hons.) in Chemistry from Banwarilal Bhalotia College, Asansol under the University of Burdwan, Burdwan, India. In 2015, Malakar was selected for the prestigious “Water Advanced Research and Innovation (WARI)” Internship Program, supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the Daugherty Water for Food Institute (DWFI) and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and in the same year he was received Young Scientist award by Materials Research Society of India.

Malakar’s research interests include:

• Understanding formation, mobility and different interaction of natural nanoparticles/minerals.

• Developing methods to study interaction and influence of synthetic nanoparticles on formation, stability and mobility of natural nanominerals.

• Synthesis of nanomaterials and their application in environmental remediation. Specifically, decontamination of water mimicking natural ways.

• Developing self-standing membrane for forward osmosis.

Currently at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, his main focus is understanding the formation and movement of natural nanoparticles in the environment. In that context, he is trying to understand the interaction of irrigated water and root zone soil chemistry.

Arindam Malakar

Contact Information

135 Keim Hall
1825 N38th St.
Lincoln, NE