Kishore Boodhoo

Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Mauritius


Kishore Boodhoo is a lecturer at the university of Mauritius where he teaches analytical and environmental chemistry at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

He has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Birmingham, UK and his research is focused on environmental and supramolecular chemistry.

His PhD research work, supervised by Dr Z. Pikramenou at the University of Birmingham, UK, dealt with chelation of metals such as copper and iron to supramolecules. During these years of research, he gained much experience in techniques such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), UV-Vis spectroscopy, and chromatography.
His research is based on the monitoring of nutrients and heavy metals in any aquatic environment using Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS) and Ultraviolet–Visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy. In addition, He is also interested in the synthesis of macromolecules capable of showing high binding constant with heavy metals such copper and silver.
The latest aspect of his research is microplastics, ocean acidification where pH, alkalinity and carbonate chemistry are being studied.

He has supervised a number of projects both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is currently co-supervising two students.

He is also involved as an active member of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON), Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) member for emergency response in East Africa and a member of the Global Partnership On Plastic Pollution and Marine Litter.

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