Professor of Chemistry, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
2018 Speaker

 Buffalo, New York

Diana Aga’s research centers on investigating the environmental chemistry, biological and ecological effects and mitigation strategies of legacy and emerging contaminants in the environment, such as antimicrobials, persistent organic pollutants, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, endocrine disrupting chemicals and engineered nanomaterials. She is developing trace analytical methods using chromatography and mass spectrometry to understand and optimize treatment processes to remove emerging contaminants and prevent spread of antibiotic resistance in the environment. 

Aga has co-authored more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters on these subjects. She is editor of the Journal of Hazardous Materials, which publishes research papers on environmental control, risk assessment, impact and management. 

Aga has received prestigious awards and fellowships including the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Scientific and Environmental Affairs Research Fellowship (1997), National Science Foundation CAREER award (2000), Humboldt Research Fellowship (2007), American Chemical Society PROGRESS/Dreyfus Lectureship Award (2007), New York Water Environment Association Kenneth Allen Memorial Award (2007), a Fulbright Research Fellowship (2011), Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Menzie Environmental Education Award (2012), UB Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award (2013), ACS AGRO Fellow Award (2017) and the Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal of the Western New York ACS (2017).