Argonne National Laboratory

Ambica Koushik Pegallapati

Postdoctoral Appointee

Ambica received her PhD in Environmental Engineering from New Mexico State University (NMSU). Her PhD dissertation focused on design, optimization and evaluation of photobioreactor for improving microalgal growth and biological process modeling. Ambica in her first postdoctoral appointment at NMSU, contributed towards identifying algal strains that remove nutrients from wastewater and studied nutrient removal kinetics from wastewater for treatment and optimal microalgal growth.

Ambica currently is a postdoc in Energy Systems Divison. Her current project at Argonne focuses on analyzing life cycle energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from algal biofuels production.

 

Research Interests-

Sustainability Analysis

Bioreactor design and process optimization

Wastewater treatment with algae biomass