University of Alaska Fairbanks
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2018
Dr. Aggarwal is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He completed a Bacheloris in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi and an M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering with a focus in environmental engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He spent two-and-a-half years as a post-doctoral scholar in a joint appointment at the BioTechnology Institute and the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Dr. Aggarwal specializes in the field of environmental biotechnology. He has specific interest in bacterial biofilms in environmental systems, expanding to biofilms at oil-water interface and resultant impacts on oil biodegradation in the marine environment. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award for his work on biofilms in drinking water.