Amrita Bhattacharyya is a soil and environmental biogeochemist. Her research interests include metal redox processes and their fate and transport in natural environment. The goal of her research is to provide a fundamental understanding of the chemical and biogeochemical processes involved in the cycling of major (N, S, C, Fe) and toxic (U, Ra) elements present in terrestrial ecosystems. Much of her research is accomplished using process-based measurements and state-of-the-art spectroscopic (e.g., XAS), microscopic (e.g., TEM, SEM) and diffraction (e.g., XRD) methods to understand ecosystem element cycles and processes from the molecular to the field scale. She received her B.S. degree in Chemistry and a M.S. in Soil Science from University of Calcutta, India. She received her PhD in 2012 in Environmental Chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University. From 20013-2015 she was a post-doctoral fellow in Soil and Environmental Biogeochemistry at Colorado State University before joining the Earth Sciences Division in July, 2015.