Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
Mehnaz Shams’s research interests include fate, transport, and removal of emerging nanomaterials and contaminants in the aquatic environment; surface water and drinking water quality assessment, and treatment. Within this discipline, she worked with nanomaterials like graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide, focusing on their photo-degradation. She also worked with nanoscale plastics, with an emphasis on their stability and transport behavior. The goal of her research is to provide fundamental insight into the fate of these emerging contaminants/nanomaterials and to utilize the information in removing these contaminants from the aquatic environment for the betterment of the environment and public health. She holds a bachelor of science degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in Bangladesh and a master’s and Ph.D. degree from Washington State University, Pullman.