Dilpreet Singh

Title and Affiliation

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Environmental Health
Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology

Contact Info

Phone: 617-432-7990
Email: dis413@mail.harvard.edu
Office: SPH1-G4

Short Bio

Dilpreet Singh is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health in the Molecular and Integrative Physiological Sciences program. He joined the Lab for Environmental Health Nanosciences in the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology in 2013 as a student under the supervision of Dr. Philip Demokritou.

Dilpreet completed his B.Tech in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 2011. He graduated with a MS degree in Environmental Engineering from University of Southern California in 2013 with a focus on Water and Wastewater Treatment. He completed his Ph.D. at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2018.

Research Interests

Dilpreet’s research is focusing on investigating the life cycle environmental impacts of industrial products that have been enabled by nanotechnology. The objective of the current project is to evaluate an end-of-life scenario, whereby the physicochemical, morphological and toxicological properties of Engineered Nanomaterials (ENMs) will be assessed under controlled combustion conditions, simulating incineration and incomplete combustion like fire incidents in buildings.

Selected Publications

  • Setyawati M, Singh D, Krishnan S, Huang X, Wang M, Jia S, Goh B, Ho CG, Yusoff R, Kathawala M, Poh TW, Ali NABM, Chotirmall S, Aitken, RJ, Riediker M, Christiani DC, Fang M, Bello D, Demokritou P, Ng KW. Occupational Inhalation Exposures to Nanoparticles at Six Singapore Printing Centers. Environmental Science and Technology. 2020 January 22. 54(4): 2389-2400.
  • Singh D, Wohlleben W, Roche RDLT, White JC, Demokritou P. Thermal decomposition/incineration of nano-enabled coatings and effects of nanofiller/matrix properties and operational conditions on byproduct release dynamics: Potential environmental health implications. NanoImpact. 2019;13:44–55.
  • Singh D, Schifman LA, Watson-Wright C, Sotiriou GA, Oyanedel-Craver V, Wohlleben W, Demokritou P. Nanofiller presence enhances polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) profile on nanoparticles released during thermal decomposition of nano-enabled thermoplastics: Potential environmental health implications. Environ Sci Technol. 2017 May;51(9):5222-32.
  • Watson-Wright C, Singh D, Demokritou P. Toxicological implications of released particulate matter during thermal decomposition of nano-enabled thermoplastics. NanoImpact. 2017 Jan;5(1):29–40.
  • Singh D, Sotiriou GA, Zhang F, Mead JL, Bello D, Wohlleben W, Demokritou P. End-of-life thermal decomposition of nano-enabled polymers: effect of nanofiller loading and polymer matrix on by-products. Environ Sci Nano. 2016 Dec;3(6):1293–305.
  • Sotiriou GA, Singh D, Zhang F, Chalbot MC, Spielman-Sun E, Hoering L, Kavouras IG, Lowry GV, Wohlleben W, Demokritou P. Thermal decomposition of nano-enabled thermoplastics: Possible environmental health and safety implications. J Hazard Mater. 2016 Mar;305:87–95
  • Pal AK, Watson CY, Pirela SV, Singh D, Chalbot MC, Kavouras IG, Demokritou P. Linking exposures of particles released from nano-enabled products to toxicology: An integrated methodology for particle sampling, extraction, dispersion, and dosing. Toxicol Sci. 2015 Aug;146(2):321–33.
  • Sotiriou GA, Singh D, Zhang F, Wohlleben W, Chalbot MC, Kavouras IG, Demokritou P. An integrated methodology for the assessment of environmental health implications during thermal decomposition of nano-enabled products. Environ Sci Nano. 2015 Jun;2(3):262–72.