Dr. Ravi Gudavalli is a Research Specialist II at the Florida International University’s Applied Research Center. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from (JNTU-India), as well as an M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Florida International University. He is currently the task lead on projects supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM), assisting the environmental cleanup activities in the soil and groundwater at Hanford and Savannah River Sites (SRS). His current research is conducted in collaboration with researchers and scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and is focused on studying the migration and distribution of humate injected into subsurface systems at SRS as well as exploring the effect of humic acid on uranium removal from groundwater. His research interests include monitoring natural attenuation and remediation of organic, heavy metals, and radionuclides; hazardous waste management; and physiochemical processes affecting the fate and transport of environmental contaminants (organic and inorganic) through aqueous and solid media. Dr. Gudavalli is also the manager of the DOE-FIU Science and Technology Workforce Development Program.