Editorial Board Member
Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (GCER), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia.
Mallavarapu Megharaj works as a Professor of Environmental Biotechnology at Global Centre for Environmental Remediation, University of Newcastle. Megh is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of microbial degradation of pollutants and environmental toxicology/remediation. Megh played a major role in demonstrating evidence of the impact microorganisms from environmental sources have upon drugs, their precursors, and manufacturing by-products. Megh made significant contributions (microbiological expertise) to the field-scale remediation of TCE and petroleum-contaminated groundwater sites. Megh and colleagues have conducted research into the chemical characterization of new aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) products including Per/Polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) and demonstrated the fate and behavior of these products regarding their persistence and toxicity in soil, freshwater, and marine environments. He is an author/co-author of >450 refereed journal papers, 1 book, and 20 invited book chapters. Most of Megh’s research has involved multidisciplinary teams for which he provided the leadership role. He has supervised >43 Ph.D. students to successful completion (29 as principal supervisor) and has an ‘h’ index of 83 (i10-index of 394) and total citations >25,500. He is listed as a ‘Highly Cited Researcher’ by Web of Science Clarivate Analytics. His current research includes the fate and ecotoxicity of emerging contaminants such as PFAS, microplastics, pesticides, PAHs, and pharmaceuticals.
Fate and ecotoxicity of emerging contaminants, PFAS, Microplastics, Pesticides, PAHs, Pharmaceuticals