Kamal Swami received his Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry in 1984 from University at Albany, NY, USA. He joined Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, NY, USA as a Research Scientist thereafter. He spent over 11 years in developing methods for the analysis of organic pollutants present in water, air, and sediment, incineration of chlorinated organic compounds and analysis of toxic combustion products in the Organic Analytical Chemistry Section. In 1995, he joined the Laboratory of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences as a Trace Metals Group Supervisor. In 2008, he became Program Director, where he provides technical oversight and administrative supervision of the Inorganic Trace Metals and Environmental Lead Laboratories. He has also been actively involved in method development and analysis of nonroutine samples (e.g., cloud water, sediments, fish, tobacco, and aerosol samples) for the determination of toxic trace metals in environmental samples using microwave digestion and atomic spectroscopy techniques (such as Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry for the analysis). He has also been serving as the Quality Assurance Officer of the Inorganic group of Laboratory of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry Section. Since 2009, he serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health at University at Albany. Dr. Swami has authored or coauthored 30 peer-reviewed research papers and 30 contributed presentations at national and international conferences.
Biography Updated on 31 May 2012