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Aakash P. Manapat

Alumnus, Undergraduate Student, Chemistry and Physics

Aakash Manapat is an undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry and Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing at Vanderbilt. His research interests lie in understanding how the chemical properties of pollutants translate to the contamination of community water systems. From February of 2020 to April of 2021, he has worked as a part of the lab’s digitization project, using QGIS to digitize and georeference community water system maps across Tennessee. Since May of 2021, he has worked on an independent project aiming to predict PFAS contamination in Kentucky and Tennessee community water systems using deep learning methods.


Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program, Littlejohn Summer Research Scholar

Project Title: Forever chemicals in Tennessee? Potential Public health consequences of PFAS

DWJL Projects Supported: Machine Learning approach to predicting PFAS contamination in Community Water Systems

Year(s): 2021

Undergraduate Student Researcher: Aakash Manapat

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Yolanda J. McDonald & Dr. Ke Jack Ding