Boris Lau

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst
E-mail: borislau AT engin.umass.edu

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Education

Postdoctoral Associate, Environmental Engineering, Duke University
Postdoctoral Associate, Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.S. Environmental Sciences & Biology, McGill University

Research Interests

Fate and Transport of nanoparticles in natural and engineered aquatic systems

* Stability and mobility of colloids (metal oxides, metal sulfides, and pathogens)
* Role of surfaces (oxide coatings and biofilm) in particle removal
* Mechanisms and kinetics of particle aggregation and deposition
* Adsorption capacity and affinity as a function of size-structure-reactivity interrelationships