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Purnendu K. (Sandy) Dasgupta, Ph.D.

Purnendu Dasgupta    

Jenkins Garrett Professor Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

College of Science


Academic Background

PhD in Analytical Chemistry, minor Electrical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1977.

Areas of Sustainability/Environmental Expertise

Measurement of Trace Atmospheric Species and Atmospheric Chemistry, Air Pollution Toxicology

Water quality measurement

Perchlorate in the Environment and iodine nutrition

Sensors for environmental measurement

Summary of Current and Ongoing Research

Basic research in ionic analysis. Dionex Corporation.

Development of Simple Diagnostic Devices that Will Allow Individuals to Self-Manage Use of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines (TCAM) and Dietary Supplements by Detecting Induction of CYP3A4 Using a Natural Metabolite. Tibotec Therapeutics.

Occurrence and Distribution of Nitrophenols in Air and Rain Water in Houston and Dallas. Houston Advanced Research Center

Water Analytical System, Design, Fabrication, Testing and Calibration. State of Texas via Chipotle Business Group

Development of a Novel Cyanide Sensor. NIH

Electroosmotic Pump for Microchip HPLCNIH

Metals in Environmental and Biological Systems. A Rational Approach to Sample Pretreatment and Analysis. NSF

Early Diagnostics of Hemoglobinopathies in Developing Countries. Healing Environment Foundation.

A Green Fieldable Analyzer for Arsenic, NSF

Real Time Analyzers for Gases, Particles and Metals, NSF.

On Sustainability...

While highly sophisticated and expensive technologies are being used in the developed world to mitigate environmental problems, bigger problems in developing countries go unaddressed. My primary concern is that appropriate cost effective technologies are developed. Otherwise it’s just another imported white elephant.