Welcome to the Parikh Lab!

The Environmental Soil Chemistry Group is led by Sanjai J. Parikh and housed in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources at the University of California, Davis. The goal of the research conducted in our lab is to deepen our understanding of soil biogeochemical processes that influence environmental quality. Much of the research in our lab is directed at finding ways to recycle waste materials,  (e.g., manure, biosolids, wastewater, biomass, and biochar) in soil to maximize benefits and minimize potential drawbacks. Our research addresses both temporal and spatial variability, scaling from field studies to interfacial processes occurring at mineral and organic surfaces to investigate the sorption and transport of environmental contaminants, nutrients, enzymes, biomolecules, and bacteria.