Jan 2000 July 2003, Postdoctoral Research Associate,
University of Illinois @Urbana Chamapaign, U.S.A.
Understanding bioremediation of petroleum and solvent contaminated aquifers using porescale micromodels.
December 1999, Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
Dissertation: An Investigation of the Dissolution of Non-aqueous Phase Liquids ( NAPL) in Heterogeneous Porous Media
NAPL refers to immiscible and slightlyt miscible liquids such as Petroleum and solvents
May 1993, M.E. in Environmental Engg.
Centre for Environmental Studies, Anna University, India.
Thesis: Optimal Design of Industrial Waste Water Collection system
May 1991, B.E. in Civil Engineering
College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Madras, India.
Professor, Environment and Water Resources Division, Department of Civil Engineering, IITMadras
Associate Professor and Head of the Lab, Environment and Water Resources Division, Department of Civil Engineering, IITMadras (Dec 2012 Dec 2015)
Assistant Professor, Division of Water Resources & Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras (2005- 2012)
Consultant at M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Madras (2004-2005)
Post-doctoral Research Associate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (2000-2003)
Teaching Assistant / Research Assistant at Clarkson University, New York, USA (1994-2000)
Design Engineer, Larsen and Toubro Inc., Chennai (1993-94)
Ground water Contaminant fate and transport.
Remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater Chromium,Petroleum compound pesticide & micro pollutants
Hazardous chemicals Risk assessment and management
Water Treatment, Wastewater reuse, Solid waste managment
Industrial Waste Water Treatment Electro plating, tannery and textile.
Environment Impact Assessment
Electro Chemical methods for contaminated water & Soil
Biogas from food waste .
Microfuel cells coupled waste water treatment & Chromium recovery.
Petro Chemical waste & waste water treatment
Removal of antibiotics & antimicrobial resistance in water system
Waste water reuse for irrigation and its impacts on environment
Application of advanced oxidation and nanotechnology for treatment of industrial waste and wastewater.
Developing sustainable solutions for improving water quality in Pallikaranai marsh land
Fate and transport of petroleum spills and remediation of petroleum contamianted aquifers
Migration and entrapment of Mercury in ground water and remediation of contaminated aquifers.
Mitigation of pumping effects on saline water intrusion and upcoming in coastal aquifers
Development of innovative treatment technology for emerging pollutant
Microbial fuel cells and other electro chemical technology for waste water treatment and recovery
Anaerobic biosurfactant production for degradation of solvents in contaminated aquifers