Research lies in the area of colloids and surface science, specifically within the challenges encountered in water resources management and conservation, the water-energy nexus and the water and carbon cycles. Current research studies the physicochemical processes governing the behavior of charged species in aquatic environments, the design and development of novel water treatment and purification methods, gas hydrates for water treatment, and gas production and carbon sequestration. Research efforts involve combining analytical tools and modeling approaches at different scales, from the molecular to the macro scale, with the ultimate goal of designing pollution mitigation strategies and intensified treatment processes, and understanding environmental impacts of human activity.
Patricia Taboada-Serrano, PhD, Assistant Professor
Phone: (585) 475-7337