DENVER, CO - CDM Smith is proud to welcome Nasim Pica, Ph.D., environmental engineer and technical advisor in our Denver, CO office. With experience in both the water industry and academia, Pica is an exceptional addition to the firm who combats environmental threats and leads innovative projects to protect public health from contaminants.
Pica’s areas of expertise are fate, transport and treatment of emerging contaminants like per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). She is currently co-principal investigator on a project for the Department of Defense’s strategic environmental R&D program (SERDP), where she has developed a statistical code to predict molecular formulas for unknown PFAS compounds.
“Being an engineer, I really wanted to develop tools and techniques with the potential that they will be applied in the field,” says Pica. Passionately motivated by the threat of emerging contaminants, Pica is dedicated to utilizing our assets in the lab to solve the world’s most vexing contamination crises.
Additionally, Pica specializes in PFAS source tracking and fingerprinting; industrial wastewater treatment and characterization; and big data manipulation and analysis. Previously, Pica was a co-advisor for the Water Sustainability Fellows Program at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.
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