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Dhar, Ratan

Dhar, Ratan

Assistant Professor
Earth and Physical Sciences
Areas of Expertise:
  • Hydrogeology
  • Environmental Science
  • Geochemistry
  • Analytical techniques in Environmental Geosciences
  • Biogeochemistry

Predictions of metal(loid) transport processes in natural system are a critical aspect of decision-making in risk assessment, and remediation strategies. I aim to advance our understanding of how physical, chemical and biological factors interact and control the mobilization of trace metals in natural environment. My research is focused on the local hydrological and geochemical controls in mobilization of heavy metals and nutrients in natural waters. Specifically, I investigate the potential role of microbes and dissolved organic matter (DOM) in mobilization of trace metals in groundwater of contaminated area. Field sampling program and laboratory measurements are combined to study behaviors of these elements in both sea and fresh water environment.

Education:
Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  City University of New York  Earth and Environmental Sciences  2006 
MPhil  City University of New York  Earth and Environmental Sciences  2002 
MS  The University of Chittagong, Bangladesh  Organic Chemistry  1991 
BS  The University of Chittagong, Bangladesh  Chemistry  1988 

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Dhar, Ratan
 

Dhar, Ratan
Assistant Professor
Earth and Physical Sciences