The Datta Lab

Welcome to the Datta Lab!


 

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We are chemical hydrogeologists and aqueous geochemists working on environmental sustainability.

Our research focuses on issues of water resources, water availability, and understanding the cycling of different metals and organic compounds in our groundwaters, surface waters, soils, and sediments, as well as how land use pattern changes affect the distribution of such metals and pollutants in our environments. Our research projects have links to health impact assessments, targeting both human and ecosystem health.

We are also interested in studies on trace element and oxyanion migration and contamination in the environment, especially in groundwaters, urban air particulates, rice grains, and unproductive soil environments, using hydrological and geochemical tools including speciation of elements via synchrotron spectroscopy. Dr. Datta and his students travel to various sites in India, Bangladesh, Argentina, Mexico, and several states within the U.S.

We have been working in delineation of areas of groundwater problems in Kansas, Texas, and neighboring states. Additionally, recent studies of mineralization in rock-brine and supercritical CO2 mixtures in a CO2 injection scenario within subsurface saline aquifers has gained momentum in our group.

Dr. Datta

I am always looking for new students!
Contact me if you are interested in graduate studies in hydrogeology and geochemistry at UTSA.
Dr. Saugata Datta
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Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity

The Datta Lab has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow interested in hyporheic zone hydrology and geochemistry.

Graduate Student Opportunity

The Datta Lab has an opening for a graduate student interested in soil sensor technology and soil chemistry.

 

Recent News

Dr. Datta offered "Geochemistry and Hydrogeochemistry" with Director Estefan Garcia Dobarganes and Professor Yanmei Li at the University of Guanajuato

Dr. Datta was an invited speaker at the 1st "Arsenic in the Pampean Plain" Meeting (As2019) in Azul, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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What’s in our water and soil? UTSA professor studies the distribution of pollutants and nutrients in the ecosystem
UTSA Today

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