Faculty Profile

Abhas Singh
Assistant Professor

B.Tech.,  I.I.T. Bombay, India, 1999
Ph.D., Washington University in Saint Louis, U.S.A., 2010



Room: 306 Faculty Building
Phone: (91-512) 259 7665
eMail: abhas[AT]iitk.ac.in
Web: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~abhas/


  • Environmental geochemistry of heavy metals and inorganic contaminants
  • Investigate physical and chemical processes such as adsorption, precipitation, and reduction-oxidation occurring at mineral-water-microbial interfaces, and relate them to larger scales
  • Predict inorganic contaminant fate and transport through surface complexation and flow-through reactor modeling
  • Develop tools to target contaminant remediation in natural as well as engineered environments


  • Student Travel Fellowship, 4th Annual DOE-ERSP PI meeting, Lansdowne, VA 2009
  • The ENVIRSAN Scholarship 2005 – 2006
  • National Talent Search Scholarship (India)


  • Singh A., Catalano J.G., Ulrich K.-U., and Giammar D.E. (2012) Molecular-scale structure of uranium(VI) immobilized with goethite and phosphate. Environmental Science & Technology 46(12), 6594-6603.
  • Singh A., Ulrich K.-U., and Giammar D. E. (2010) Impact of phosphate on U(VI) immobilization in the presence of goethite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74(22), 6324-6343.
  • Zeng H., Singh A., Basak S., Ulrich K.-U., Sahu M., Biswas P., Catalano J.G., and Giammar D.E. (2009) Nanoscale size effects on uranium(VI) adsorption to hematite. Environmental Science & Technology 43(5), 1373-1378.
  • Ulrich K.U., Singh A., Schofield E.J., Bargar J.R., Veeramani H., Sharp J., Bernier-Latmani R., and Giammar D.E. (2008) Dissolution of biogenic and synthetic UO2 under varied reducing conditions. Environmental Science & Technology 42(15), 5600-5606.


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