Dr. S SHANTHA KUMAR

Designation : Professor Grade 1
School / Centre : School of Civil Engineering
Department : Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Educational Details

Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore

B.E.
Civil Engineering
Graduated in 2002

College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai

M.E.
Environmental Management
Graduated in 2004

Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Ph.D.
Civil Engineering
Graduated in 2009

Post Doctoral Experiences

Recipient of Australian Government ‘Endeavour Awards 2018 – Postdoctoral Research Fellowship’ for the period June 2018 – November 2018 to carry out research activities at Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (GCER), The University of Newcastle (UoN), Callaghan, NSW, Australia


Research Details

Areas of Specialization
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial waste treatment
  • Characterization and utilization of industrial wastes
  • Environmental Geotechnology
  • Phycoremediation

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Completed Consultancy Project Details

Title Funding Agency
Assessing the adequacy of sewage treatment plants with total capacity 170 KLD for treating the wastewater generated from residential building complex Eco Services India Private Limited, Chennai
Assessing the adequacy of grey water treatment plant (GWTP) of 175 KLD for treating the grey water generated from proposed residential cum commercial development project Eco Services India Private Limited, Chennai

Ongoing Funded Project Details

Title Funding Agency
Development of Two stage treatment for Municipal Solid Waste landfill leachate: An Oxidation and phycoremediation approach DBT

Completed Funded Project Details

Title Funding Agency
Flowing and depository profiling of contaminants through domestic water supply system and health risks assessment Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST), Chennai
Remediation of lead and nickel contaminated soil using zero valent iron nanoparticles (nZCI) Synthesized from Green Leaves The Institution of Engineers, India IE(I), Kolkota
Development and Evaluation of Phycoremediation Technology for Treatment of Rice Mill Effluent DST-SERB
Removal of Emerging Pollutants from Wastewater by Oxidation and Phycoremediation VIT, Vellore

Books / Book Chapters Published Details

Title Publisher Published Year
Phycoremediation: An Integrated and Eco-friendly Approach for Wastewater Treatment and Value-Added Product Potential Springer 2020
Sustainable Treatments for Wastewater Deriving from the Coffee Processing Springer 2021

Awards & Recognitions Details

  • Recipient of Australian Government ‘Endeavour Awards 2018 – Postdoctoral Research Fellowship’ for the period June 2018 – November 2018 to carry out research activities at Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (GCER), The University of Newcastle (UoN), Callaghan, NSW, Australia
  • Fellow of The Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI)

International Collaborations

  • Collaboration with Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Collaboration with Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (GCER), The University of Newcastle, Australia