Amrita Pal

Amrita Pal
Assistant Professor of Practice in Chemistry
Email
pa76@nyu.edu

Amrita Pal is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Chemistry. Pal comes to NYU Shanghai with over nine years of professional experience in the fields of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Columbia University. Pal's extensive research experience includes work in the field of TiO2 mediated photocatalytic inactivation of indoor bacteria. 

Research Interests

  • Monitoring of Emerging Organic Contaminants in Catchment Surface Waters
  • Study of Occurence and Fate of Emerging Organic Contaminants
  • Membrane-based Studies on Photocatalytic Reaction Kinetics for Indoor Air Purification

 

Select Publications

  • Amrita Pal, Yiliang He, Martin Jekel, Martin Reinhard, Karina Yew-Hoong Gin. "Emerging contaminants of public health significance as water quality indicator compounds in the urban water cycle". Environment International, 71 (2014) pp.46-62 
  • Amrita Pal, Karina Y.H. Gin, Angela Y.C. Lin, Martin Reinhard, “Impacts of Emerging Organic Contaminants on Freshwater Resources: Review of Recent Occurrences, Sources, Fate and Effects”, Science of The Total Environment, 408 (2010) pp.6062-69 
  • Xu Yonglan, Luo Fei, Amrita Pal, Karina Yew-Hoong Gin, Martin Reinhard, “Occurrence of Emerging Organic Contaminants in a Tropical Urban Catchment in Singapore”, Chemosphere, 83 (2011) pp.963-69 
  • Amrita Pal, Simo O. Pehkonen, Liya E. Yu, Madhumita B. Ray, “Photocatalytic Inactivation of Airborne Bacteria in a Continuous-Flow Reactor”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 47 (2008) pp.7580-85 
  • Amrita Pal, Simo O. Pehkonen, Liya E. Yu, Madhumita B. Ray, “Photocatalytic Inactivation of Gram-positive and Gram-negative Bacteria using Fluorescent Light”, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry, 186 (2007) pp.335-41

 

Education

  • PhD
    National University of Singapore