Research Lab Manager
Dr. Biswas is the new research laboratory manager for the Water Sciences Laboratory at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In this capacity, she is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the WSL in the following areas:
1. Managing day to day laboratory operations including monitoring sample workflow, client requirements, implementing data management and quality assurance plans, revise standard operating protocols and supervise proper use and maintenance of lab equipment.
2. Developing and implementing formal staff and student training programs, overseeing undergraduate internship programs and providing workshops promoting capabilities of the WSL.
3. Monitoring WSL budgets and client pricing schedules, improving client interface, directing promotional efforts through workshops and conferences, updating core facility business plans, expand the scope of research and assisting with grant proposals.
Dr. Biswas received her Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Technology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2014; an M.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University Kalyani, West Bengal, India in 2006; and a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Calcutta, India in 2004.
Prior to coming to the WSL, she was a postdoctoral research associate at the National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University and a postdoctoral research assistant and graduate research assistant in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md. Some of her most recent research interests have involved long-term trends in pesticide concentrations and loads in Lake Erie, method development measurement of glyphosate in Ohio rivers, method development for measuring acid herbicides in Lake Erie watersheds and effects of long-term trends in agricultural pesticides from tributaries to Lake Erie and the Ohio River, among others.