Diana Aga.

Director, The RENEW Institute
Henry M. Woodburn Professor, Chemistry

611 Natural Sciences Complex
(716) 645-4220



  • Postdoctoral Research, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG/ETH), Switzerland
  • Ph.D. in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, University of Kansas, USA
  • B.S. in Agricultural Chemistry, University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Philippines

Professional Appointments

  • August 2021-present: Director of UB Research and Education in eNergy, Environment, and Water (RENEW) Institute
  • 2011-2021: Editor, Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier)
  • 2010-present: Professor of Chemistry, University at Buffalo
  • 2006-2010: Associate Professor of Chemistry, University at Buffalo
  • 2002-2006: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University at Buffalo
  • 2001-2002: Research Scientist - Agriculture Division, Bayer Corporation
  • 1998-2000: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • 1991-1995: Graduate Research Assistant - Water Resources Division, US Geological Survey

Fellowships and Awards

  • 2019 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities
  • Fulbright Fellowship - Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines (June-December 2011)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow - Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Berlin, Germany (2008)
  • Visiting Research Fellow - Technical University of Munich at Weihenstephan, Germany (Summer 1997)