Siddhartha Roy, PhD

Assistant Professor | Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Siddhartha Roy is an environmental engineer and Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University. The goal of his research program is to facilitate access to safe and affordable water for all in the 21st century.

Roy and his Virginia Tech team’s scientific and humanitarian relief work, with residents of Flint Michigan, helped expose the Flint Water Crisis. Besides Flint, he has worked closely with underserved communities in Chicago IL, Denmark SC, and northern Ghana.

Roy applies research methods from aquatic chemistry, water treatment, citizen science, environmental epidemiology, and health psychology, to characterize, quantify and address real and perceived impacts of exposures to waterborne contaminants like lead on children’s health. He executive produced the US Water Study documentary series and the Public-inspired Science podcast to inspire adolescents and young adults to pursue careers in STEM and enhance public understanding of science.

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