Jorge Gardea-Torresdey

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El Paso Texas, 79968
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Jorge Gardea-Torresdey
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Professor, Chemistry - Environmental Science and Engineering - Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC) - Materials Research and Technology Institute (MR & TI)

Dr. Jorge Gardea-Torresdey is the Dudley Professor of Environmental Science & Engineering and Professor of Chemistry. He is currently the Chair of the Department Chemistry. He received his Ph.D. from New Mexico State University in 1988. The research interests of Dr. Gardea include: applications of spectroscopy techniques in environmental chemistry; phytoremediation, novel methods for the bioproduction of nanoparticles, development of analytical methods to detect nanomaterials, study of the fate of nanoparticles in the environment, and applications of nanotechnology to clean water among others. His current research is funded by the US NIH, DOE, EPA, USDA, and the NSF. He is a co-investigator in the NSF/EPA funded “Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology” (UCCEIN) . He is also a co-investigator in the recently funded NSF Engineering Research Center "Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment Systems" (NEWT). Dr. Gardea-Torresdey has authored over 420 publications and issued 5 US patents for environmental remediation.


  1. Environmental chemistry
  2. Environmental Nanotechnology
  3. Phytoremediation
  4. Water Remediation
  5. X-ray spectrometry


  1. Energy & Environment
  2. Health & Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
  3. Cross-cutting: Emerging Technologies: Information Technology, Biotechnology & Nanotechnology
  4. Other