Chemical Hydrology and Mass Spectrometry Laboratory

Current Lab Members


 

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Dr. Datta

Dr. Saugata Datta
Professor

Office: FLN 4.02.08N
Phone: (210) 458-4752
Email: Saugata.Datta@utsa.edu

  • (2001-2004) Mellon-Barnard, Earth Institute Fellow, Columbia University, New York
  • (2001) Ph.D. in Earth Sciences; University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • (1995) M.S. in Geology, University of Calcutta, India
  • (1993) B.S. in Geology, Presidency College, University of Calcutta, India
  • (2017-2018) Michel T. Halbouty Visiting Chair Professor, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University
  • (2016-2019) Professor, Department of Geology, Kansas State University
  • (2012-2016) Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Kansas State University
  • (2008-2012) Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Kansas State University
  • (2005-2006) Associate Professor/Reader, Department of Geology, University of Calcutta, India
  • (2004-2008) Program Director of Environmental Science Major-Minor, Georgia College & State University
  • (2004-2008) Assistant Professor, Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences, Georgia College & State University
  • (2001-2004) Earth Institute Research Scientist and Mellon Scholar, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University -- NIEHS/USEPA Superfund Basic Research Program: Health Effects and Geochemistry of Arsenic and Lead
  • (2017-2019)Chair, Division of Geology and Health, Geological Society of America, 2nd Term
  • (2017-2018) Halbouty Visiting Chair at Texas A&M - Geology and Geophysics
  • (2015) Big 12 Faculty Fellow Award 2015, Kansas State University (recipient list)
  • (2012-2016) 2nd Vice Chair, 1st Vice Chair, Chair and Past Chair: of Division of Geology and Health, Geological Society of America
  • (2006, 2007) Faculty Research Award, Georgia College & State University
  • (2006) Asiatic Society of India Medal, Professor Nirmal Nath Chatterjee Medal, for creative contribution to the knowledge of Economic Geology
  • (2001-2004)Mellon-Barnard/Columbia Earth Institute Research Fellowship, Columbia University-LDEO and Barnard College, New York
  • (2000) Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Graduate Studies < Society of Graduate Students, University of Western Ontario
  • (2000) Robert and Ruth Lumsden Fellowship in Science, University of Western Ontario
  • (Fall 1998; Fall 2000-Winter 2001; Summer 2001) Special University Scholarship, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario
  • (1998-2001) Arcangelo Rea Family Foundation Graduate Scholarship, University of Western Ontario
  • (1997-2001) International Graduate Student Scholarship, University of Western Ontario
  • (1996-1997) Queen’s Graduate Award, School of Graduate Studies and Research, Queens’s University, Canada
  • (1996) First Class First Award in Order of Merit, Master of Science, University of Calcutta, India
  • (1995) N.N. Chatterjee Memorial Grant, for First Position in M.Sc. Part I Examination in Geology, University of Calcutt, offered by The Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Society of India
  • KSU Urban Water Institute: Faculty Advisory Council; Urban Water Institute Research
  • KSU NRES Secondary Major: Re-elected to Governing Board. May 2017, NRES Governing Board
  • KSU Chapter of Sigma Xi: President-Elect 2017, President 2018, Executive Board
  • GSA Division of Geology and Health Chair, 2017-2019

 


postdoc
Harshad V. Kulkarni, Ph.D.
2019-
Postdoc

Office: FLN 1.08.58C
Research: Biogeochemical Interactions Influencing the Water Quality in the Natural or Engineered Systems
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student
Katrina Poling
2019-
Doctoral Student

Office: FLN 1.08.58B
Research: Microbial Geochemistry as Applied to Desalination Processes

Tom Varner
Tom Varner
2019-
Doctoral Student

Office: FLN 1.08.58B
Research: Characterizing the Development and Chemical Processes of Permeable Natural Reactive Barriers along the Meghna River, Bangladesh

student
Ashley Aguilar
(joining Fall 2020)
Masters Student

Research:

student
Joshua Ford
2018-
Masters Student

Research: Geochemical Analyses of Basaltic Lava Cave Environments: Terrestrial Analogs for Environments on Mars and Other Planetary Bodies

student
Amanda Towry
2020-
Undergraduate Student

Research: As and F in Independence Basin, Mexico and Associated Public Health