Portrait of Ashok Gadgil

Ashok Gadgil

Indoor Environment Group
Area Office
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R3029B
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-3026A
(510) 486-7784

Dr. Gadgil is a Senior Scientist, and Deputy for Science and Technology for the Area. He has a Ph.D. in physics from University of California, Berkeley. His expertise ranges from computational fluid dynamics of indoor air and pollutant flows, simulation of entry and transport of indoor radon, building energy efficiency, and methods to treat drinking water to make it potable. He has more than 80 refereed archival journal papers, 120 conference papers, and several patents. He holds concurrent appointment on the UC Berkeley Campus as Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Areas of expertise:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics of indoor air and pollutant transport
  • Simulation methods for complex non-linear systems
  • Energy efficiency in buildings
  • Drinking water treatment


This publications database is an ongoing project, and not all Division publications are represented here yet.



Addy, Susan E.. Electrochemical Arsenic Remediation for Rural Bangladesh In Physics. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2008.
Gadgil, Ashok J., and Yasmina Zaidman. "Improving Drinking Water through Innovative Technologies and Business Models." In Innovative New Technologies for Sustainable Development and Reversing Climate Change, edited by Thomas Goreau. UN Commission on Sustainable Development, New York (in press), 2008.
Gadgil, Ashok J., Michael D. Sohn, and Priya Sreedharan. "Rapid Data Assimilation in the Indoor Environment: theory and examples from real-time interpretation of indoor plumes of airborne chemicals." In Air Pollution Modeling and its Applicatiion XIX, edited by Carlos Borrego and Anna Isabel Miranda, 263-277. New York: Springer Science + Business Media B.V., 2008.


Gadgil, Ashok J., Lara A. Gundel, and Christina Galitsky. "Arsenic Remediation of Bangladesh Drinking Water using Iron-oxide Coated Coal Ash." In Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater: Mechanism, Analysis, and Remediation, edited by Satinder Ahiya, 269-272. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 2007.