Kalliat Valsaraj
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Kalliat T Valsaraj


Vice President for Research & Economic Development, Charles and Hilda Roddey Distinguished Professor in Chemical Engineering and Ike East Professor in Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University. Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Recipient of AIChE/ACS Charles E Coates award in 2012. Research area is in environmental chemical engineering. He has broad research experience in wastewater treatment, atmospheric chemistry and, modeling the fate and transport of contaminants in all three environmental media (air, water and soil/sediment). Present research is concerned with the transformations of pollutants on atmospheric aerosols (fog, rain, ice and snow), mercury sequestration in sediments and, studies on chemical dispersant design for sub-sea oil/gas spill. He is the author of 1 widely accepted textbook (with four editions), 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, 27 book chapters and 2 U.S. patents. He has made over 250 national and international presentations and 28 invited seminars and plenary lectures on his research. His research has been supported by the NSF, EPA, DOE, DOD, USGS and several private industries.

Aquatic & Marine Chemistry Atmospheric Chemistry Environmental Contamination & Remediation Environmental Impacts Food, Water & Energy Nexus Green Chemistry Science Policy Scientific Computing & Simulation

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Vice President of Research and Economic Development

Louisiana State University
August 1986
Office of Research and Economic Development
The Office of Research & Economic Development (ORED) is responsible for supporting and promoting the research enterprise at LSU. Our mission is to support a holistic, university-wide environment in which advanced research, effective scholarship, and economic development can thrive and support the LSU Strategic Plan 2025.bWe support this effort through strategic planning, development of workshops, support for pre-award grant services, public engagement, compliance oversight and other research administration. Our research focal areas outline seven interdisciplinary research topics that we support with coordinated grant writing and initiatives.

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