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July 2006 Symposium on Nanotechnology and the Environment: Fate and Transport of Nanomaterials: Biography

Dr. Gregory V. Lowry

Carnegie Mellon University Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Gregory V. Lowry is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Lowry’s expertise is nanoparticle characterization, including the reactions they promote and their fate and transport in the environment. Dr. Lowry’s research group currently investigates the use of novel surface coatings to enhance the transport and reactivity of zerovalent iron and metal-oxide nanoparticles in the subsurface is enhanced, and promotes adsorption of nanoparticles to the NAPL-water interface. Dr. Lowry also has projects on sediment remediation and contaminant transport in porous media, including developing and evaluating “active” sediment caps that destroy and/or sequester Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs).

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