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Haider A. Khwaja

Haider A. Khwaja

Research Scientist, Wadsworth Center, Environmental Atmospheric Chemistry
Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences

Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of New Brunswick (1982)
Postdoctoral Training: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Chemical Kinetics and Photochemistry (1982);
University of California, Irvine, Chemical Kinetics (1984)

E-mail: khwaja@wadsworth.org

<< Research Interests

Select Publications

  • “Effects of Fine Particulate Matter on Rates of Cardiovascular Diseases in a Developing Mega City,” Presented at the 2010 Joint Conference of International Society of Exposure Science & International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISES – ISEE), Seoul, Korea. Haider A. Khwaja, Zafar Fatmi, Zafar Aminov, and David Carpenter.
  • “In-depth Characterization of Urban Aerosols Using Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis,” Clean, 37, 544, 2009. Haider A. Khwaja, Pravin P. Parekh, Adil R. Khan, Daniel L. Hershey, Ronaq R. Naqvi, Abdul Malik, and Khalid Khan.
  • “Heavy Metal Toxicity Levels in the Coastal Sediments of the Arabian Sea along the Urban Karachi (Pakistan) Region,” Marine Pollution Bulletin, 58, 1406, 2009. Azhar Siddique, Majid Mumtaz, Nayyer A. Zaigham, Khalil A. Mallick, Sumayya Saied, Erum Zahir, and Haider A. Khwaja.
  • “Characteristics of PM2.5 Carbonaceous Aerosol in Urban New York State,” Presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, 2008. Haider A. Khwaja, Vincent Dutkiewicz, Robert Briggs, Azhar Siddique, and Jim Regan.
  • “Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Measurements in Karachi, Pakistan (2006): A Comparison with Previous Urban Sampling Campaigns Worldwide,” Presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, 2008. Barbara Barletta, Haider A. Khwaja, Simone Meinardi, F. Sherwood Rowland, and Donald R. Blake.
  • “Carbonyls and Non-methane Hydrocarbons at a Rural Mountain Site in Northeastern United States,” Chemosphere, 71, 2030, 2008. Haider A. Khwaja and Amarjit Singh.
  • “Mixing Ratios of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the Atmosphere of Karachi, Pakistan,” Atmospheric Environment, 36, 3429, 2002. Barbara Barletta, Simone Meinardi, Isobel J. Simpson, Haider A. Khwaja, Donald R. Blake, and F. Sherwood Rowland.
  • “Lead Content of Petrol and Diesel and Its Assessment in an Urban Environment,” Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 74, 255, 2002. Pravin P. Parekh, Haider A. Khwaja, Adil R. Khan, Ronaq R. Naqvi, Abdul Malik, Khalid Khan, and Ghazanfar Hussain.
  • “Ambient Air Quality of Two Metropolitan Cities of Pakistan and Its Health Implications,” Atmospheric Environment, 35, 5971, 2001. Pravin P. Parekh, Haider A. Khwaja, Adil R. Khan, Ronaq R. Naqvi, Abdul Malik, Sajjad A. Shah, Khalid Khan, and Ghazanfar Hussain.
  • “Ion Chromatographic Determination of Low Level Perchlorate in Natural Waters,” The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 30, 219, 2005. Haider A. Khwaja, Nadine McGlory, and Adil R. Khan.

Contact Information

Phone: (518) 474-0516
Fax: (518) 473-2895
E-mail: khwaja@wadsworth.org.