Upal Ghosh


Contact Information

Technology Research Center (TRC), Room 252B

Ghosh Lab Website


Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering – State University of New York at Buffalo, 1998
M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering – State University of New York at Buffalo, 1993
B.Tech. Chemical Engineering – Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 1989

Research Interests

My research group explores fundamental process mechanisms that control pollutant fate in soils, sediments, and aquatic environments. We use multidisciplinary tools to investigate exposure and bioavailability of organic and metal pollutants to organisms. The new understanding is used to develop novel remediation technologies and site-specific remediation goals. Recent projects have focused on contaminants such as PCBs, PAHs, pesticides, dioxins, and mercury and fall under three broad categories: 1) assessment of pollutant fate and bioavailability, 2) analytical methods for the assessment of pollutant bioavailability, 3) development, demonstration, and technology transition of novel remediation technologies for polluted sediments.

Selected Publications – Google Scholar


  • Actively shaken in-situ passive sampling device. Ghosh, U.; Jalalizadeh, M. (2020).(US patent # 10,551,283).
  • Organic biofilm substrata as a microbial inoculum delivery vehicle for bioaugmentation of persistent organic pollutants in contaminated sediments and soils. K. Sowers, B. Kjellerup, and U. Ghosh. (2015): (US patent # 8,945,906).
  • A Low-Impact Delivery System for In-Situ Treatment of Contaminated Sediment. U. Ghosh and C.A. Menzie, 2010: (US patent # 7,824,129).
  • In Situ Stabilization of Persistent Hydrophobic Organic Contaminants in Sediments using coal- and wood-derived carbon sorbents. R.G. Luthy and U. Ghosh, 2006: (US patent # 7,101,115 B2).