Hugo Neu Corporation Sustainability Seminar Series: Mitigation of Arsenic from Soil and Water

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Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering

Speaker: Debasis Golui, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, North Dakota State University


This lecture will focus on the status of arsenic contamination in the US and India followed by its fate in soil-plant-human continuum. Sustainable approach to mitigate arsenic menace in soil and drinking water will also be addressed under the scenario of both countries.


Debasis Golui

Debasis Golui completed his bachelor’s with gold medal from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal in 2010. He obtained his master’s and Ph.D. degrees with distinction in 2012 and 2018, respectively, from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India. In January 2016, he joined the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the ICAR as a scientist. He has published about 25 research papers in journals of national and international repute. He is a recipient of the Fulbright Nehru Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships Award, the Indian Science Congress Association Young Scientist Award, the Young Scientist Award of the Indian Chemical Society, the IARI Merit Medal, the Dr. S.P. Raychaudhuri Gold Medal of ISSS, the ISES Travel Award, the ITS of SERB, and the ISCA Best Poster Award.

While water is the major route for human uptake of arsenic, rice is identified as a major food crop that contains arsenic. Thus, presently, Dr. Golui’s major research work focuses on developing novel nanocomposites for arresting the transfer of arsenic from soil to rice crops under the Fulbright fellowships’ program. Successful completion of research work under this fellowship will be an effective step toward reducing the arsenic menace in affected areas.

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