- Lecturer in Water/Environmental Engineering (Infrastructure and Environment)
Ameet graduated in 2003 with his baccalaureate in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, University of Mumbai. He received his Master of Sciences in Environmental Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2005 and graduated with this PhD from Virginia Tech in 2009. His doctoral work was in the area of wastewater engineering with particular focus on upset event detection and mitigation and the effect of perturbation on the microbial ecology of activated sludge systems. Ameet completed his post-doc at the University of Michigan before starting as a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow in August 2012. While at Michigan, his research focused on microbial communities in drinking water treatment and distribution systems.
Microbial ecology and physiology, public health microbiology, biological water and wastewater systems.
Applied research: Integrated water infrastructure, biological processes for water and wastewater treatment, nutrient removal systems, security of water distribution and wastewater collection systems.
Environmental microbiology: molecular microbial ecology, microbial population dynamics, engineered nitrogen cycle, prokaryotic-eukaryotic interactions, disinfection and antibiotic resistance, high-throughput sequencing.
Research Web Site: http://watermicrobes.wordpress.com
2010: Water Research Foundation-USA – Tailored Collaboration. Project amount: $827,978. “Engineered Biofiltration: Enhancing Hydraulic and Water Treatment Performance.” PIs: Chance Lauderdale, Jess Brown, Carollo Engineers. Subcontract: University of Michigan: PIs: Lutgarde Raskin, Ameet Pinto
2009: National Science Foundation-USA. Project amount: $312,560. “Investigating the Relationship Between Structural Diversity and Functional Resilience to Stress in Ammonia Oxidizers”. PI: Nancy G. Love, Co‐PI: Lutgarde Raskin, Senior Scientist: Sudeshna Ghosh, Graduate Student Contributor: Ameet Pinto. International Collaborator: W. T. Sloan, University of Glasgow