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Professor (July 2016 to present)

Associate Professor- Senior Scale (April 2013- July 2016) 

Visiting Scientist (June 2013-November 2013) Wadsworth Center, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, State University of New York at Albany, USA- On sabbatical leave from MIT

Associate Professor  (January 2008- April 2013) Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University

CSIR Pool Officer (February 2006 to January 2008) National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India

DST Young scientist (January 2003 to January 2006) National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Indi

Post Doctoral Fellow (February 2001 to June 2002) University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.

Visiting Scientist (October 2000 to January 2001) Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.

Post Doctoral Fellow (September 1998 to August 2000 Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India.

Research Interests

1. Biogeochemistry of rivers, estuaries and coastal ocean

2. Trace metal geochemistry

3. Pharmaceutical residues in waters and wastewaters

4. Air pollution

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

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