Dr Rupak Aryal
Research Fellow – Advanced Water Mangement Centre, The University of Queensland
p. (07) 3346 3217
Rupak studied at Tribhuvan University (Nepal) for his undergraduate degree in Chemistry. He completed his Masters project on synthetic organic chemistry at Kathmandu University (Nepal) in 1997. Rupak then undertook a PhD in stormwater dynamics and pollutant transport at the University of Tokyo (Japan), which he completed in 2003. Since then he has been involved in urban water research in Japan, Nepal, South Korea and Australia.
Currently Rupak has been working as a leading researcher in stormwater quality, quantity and human health risk. In the last 7 years he has attracted funding from different research organisations and industry to conduct research on sustainable water and wastewater treatment and industrial process optimisation.
His current research interests include:
- Stormwater emerging contaminants in urban and ultra-urban environment and their treatment;
- Role of ultra and fine particles in mobilizing hazardous pollutants in urban environment; and
- Human health risk associated with contaminants.
Rupak is involved in Project P5 (Risks and Health), within the Cities as Water Supply Catchments Program.