Onur Apul Lab's research interest revolves around exploring molecular level interactions between nanomaterial surfaces and pollutants in natural and built aquatic environments. The overarching goal is to advance in drinking water treatment with a hypothesis-driven, experimentalist approach inspired by principles of physicochemistry.
Prior to his appointment in Environmental Engineering at University of Massachusetts Lowell, Onur Apul worked as a post-doctoral research associate in School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University (2015-2017). He earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Clemson University in 2014. His bachelor's and master's degrees are in Environmental Engineering from Turkey's Middle East Technical University.