Dr. Jose Peralta-Videa obtained a BS in Agronomy from the National Agricultural University of Nicaragua in 1975, MS in Agricultural Sciences from the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center at Costa Rica in 1978, PhD in genetics and plant breeding from the Postgraduate College at Chapingo, Mexico in 1983, and PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso, US in 2002. He has published more than 200 papers and currently serves as Associate Editor of Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering. His research interests encompass the study of the environmental implications of nanotechnology with emphasis in terrestrial plants, especially crop plants, and the use of green technologies for environmental remediation. Of major interest is the evaluation of the impact of nanomaterials in plant physiology and nutritional quality of plant exposed to nanomaterials. Additionally, the use of plants for the restoration of heavy metal impacted soils is within his area of interest. The long-term goals are to determine the environmental toxicity of nanomaterials, the possible transmission of nanomaterials to the next generation of plants, the possible biomagnification of NPs in the food chain, and the food safety. Instrumentation utilized in these types of studies includes inductively coupled plasma/optical emission spectroscopy (ICP/OES), X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), and infrared imaging micro spectroscopy.
Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology with Emphasis in Terrestrial Plants; Especially Crop Plants; and the use of Green Technologies for Environmental Remediation.