Welcome to the Environmental Chemistry Research Group at NMT. Our research is focused on discovering hidden reaction pathways and mechanisms of complex environmental chemical and photochemical processes. These studies provide essential molecular level insights of surface chemistry and photochemistry of mineral oxides and engineered nanoparticles, during their environmental "aging", to better understand their impact on various ecosystems. We also conduct research to develop catalytic systems and polymer composites, based on metal oxides and nanoparticles, to address various environmental issues in open water bodies, including increasing amounts of wastewater pollutants. We believe in the importance of developing creativity, critical thinking, scholarship, and independence as successful traits in our chemists. Please explore the website and watch this video to learn more about the ongoing projects in the laboratory and the scientists behind the chemistry. If you have any questions about our research please contact us.