Vishal Shah, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of the Sciences and Mathematics
Anderson Hall, Room 331

LinkedIn:  Vishal Shah


2001    PhD     Microbiology, Sardar Patel University, India.

1997    MSc     Microbiology, Sardar Patel University, India 

1995    BSc      Microbiology, Sardar Patel University, India

1999    Certificate in Environmental Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University

Research Overview

Research in our laboratory advances the theory and practice of sustainable environmental sciences and engineering. It involves developing innovative microorganism-based technologies that directly influence current human needs, while reducing our impact on the environment. Present topics include: (1) developing predictive models for assessing impacts of nanoparticles on the microbial biota, (2) understanding the relationship between environmental microbiomes and cancer rates, and (3) understanding the impacts of natural disasters on soil microbial biota. Our laboratory is also involved in engaging elementary, middle and high school students in peer-reviewed research on topics ranging from drinking water quality, school campus climate and improving the quality of K-16 education.

Research Publications

Contributions to the Science Community

Editor,  Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Editor, Chronicles of the New Researcher

Associate Editor, Frontiers for Young Minds

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