POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Arindam Malakar is a postdoctoral research associate at the Water Sciences Laboratory on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus. Malakar began his post-doctoral association with the WSL in May 2017, having 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 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).
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.
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