Post-Doctoral Research Assistant of Environmental Chemistry
Purdue University, Department of Agronomy
Mahsa Modiri, Ph.D. is currently a post-doctoral research assistant in the Department of Agronomy and in the area of environmental chemistry at Purdue University under the guidance of Dr. Linda S Lee. Mahsa earned her Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in Civil/Environmental engineering and her MS degree from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) in Civil/Hydraulics. Her research currently is focused on different aspects of the fate, transport, and remediation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and occurrence of PFAS in biosolids used as soil-amendments. She is working on a novel water treatment technique which involves the application of nanocomposites of nNi0Fe0 particles synthesized on activated carbon for remedial of PFAS in water. Given her strong background in modeling techniques, photochemistry, and post-doctoral experience in water treatment and emerging contaminants, she hopes to continue her career in academia as a faculty member. Her overarching goal is to build upon these previous experiences to develop novel techniques in different environmental engineering and water resources areas such as more advanced and efficient water treatment techniques and modelling tools that can improve the water quality in different resources including groundwater.
PFAS Destruction in 1-Dimensional Bench-Scale Permeable Reactor Barriers Containing Zero Valent Nickel-Iron Activated Carbon Nanocomposites