Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Sanjai J. Parikh Ph.D.

Associate Professor
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-1265
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My research addresses a wide-range of biogeochemical processes at solid-liquid interfaces in the soil and water environment. Examples of my research interests include: (1) examining transport and degradation mechanisms for pharmaceuticals, nanoparticles, hormones, and personal care products in soil and water (i.e., ground, surface, wastewater); (2) identifying persistent degradation products of primary pollutants (organic and inorganic) and determining their bioavailability; (3) determining reaction rates of contaminant oxidation/transformation at mineral and bacteria surfaces; (4) elucidating the role of bacterial surface biomolecules in cell adhesion and biomineralization/dissolution reactions; (5) investigating the role of extracellular polymeric compounds in heavy metal biogeocycling; and (6) evaluating the potential of biochar soil amendments to impact soil fertility, greenhouse gas emissions, dust generation, and contaminant transport.


Soil Chemistry: nutrient cycyling, contaminant transport, carbon cycling, soil remediation, biochar use in agricculutre, biochar for environmental remediation, soil amendments, food safety

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