Damon A. Chaky, PhD
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Science at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. I perform research in the field of environmental chemistry, particularly in the transport, behavior and fate of chemical contaminants. Much of my work focuses on the greater New York City urban environment and the lakes and rivers of the Hudson Basin.
At Pratt, I have the opportunity to explore the multidisciplinary connections between science and "real life" with the future leaders of architecture, city and regional planning, the arts, and design. In the courses I teach, I try to focus on how science informs the major issues of our 21st century existence and what it means to be science-literate in today's world.
I am a member and past chair of Sustainable Pratt — a group of faculty, administrators, students and staff dedicated to identifying, interpreting, inspiring, incorporating and instituting ecologically responsible practices into curricula, operations and programs at Pratt Institute. Please visit our website.
I serve on the steering committee of Pratt's Center for Sustainable Design Studies, working to integrate an awareness of what it means to be "environmentally conscious" throughout the curriculum.