Principal Research Scientist
Kavitha Dasu, is principal research scientist at Battelle. Dr. Dasu has over 8 years of experience in studying the fate of emerging organic contaminants such as Per- and Polyfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS) and other emerging contaminants (ECs) in complex environmental matrices. At Battelle, Dr. Dasu has been providing subject matter expertise and technical lead for project areas in developing novel analytical methods for total PFAS, fate and transport assessment and development of remediation technologies for PFAS contaminated sites. Other areas of expertise include development of high-resolution mass spectrometry tools for the PFAS forensic analysis to understand the fate and transport and source contributions of PFAS at contaminated sites. Dr. Dasu has published several peer-reviewed studies and book chapter on PFAS analytical methods, fate, and biodegradability and serves as a peer reviewer for scientific journals. Dr. Dasu is a current member of Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council [ITRC] PFAS team. Dr. Dasu holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry from Purdue University, IN; M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry; and B.Sc. in Chemistry from Osmania University, India.
Emerging Analytical Methods for Total PFAS Measurements