OUR TEAM

Governing Board

Bhaskar Ramamurthi

Bhaskar Ramamurthi

Chairman ICCW

Professor Bhaskar Ramamurthi is the Director, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, since 2011.

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Pradeep

T Pradeep

Professor-Incharge 

Professor T Pradeep is the Deepak Parekh Institute Chair Professor and is also a Professor of Chemistry. ICCW is an outcome of his team’s research work on materials and the impact it has created on clean water

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Ashok Jhunjhunwala

Ashok Jhunjhunwala

Member

Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala is an Institute Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.

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Ravindra Gettu

Ravindra Gettu

Member

Professor Ravindra Gettu is Head, Building Technology and Construction Management Division and Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Madras

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Ligy Philip

Ligy Philip

Member

Professor Ligy Philip is a professor at the Environmental and Water Resources Division, Dept of Civil Engineering, at Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

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Tiju Thomas

Tiju Thomas

Member

Dr Tiju Thomas is an Assistant Professor, Head of “Applied Nanostructure Engineering and Nanochemistry” lab at the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, at Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

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Rajnish Kumar

Rajnish Kumar

Member

Dr Rajnish Kumar is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

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our Collaborators

Ajayan

P. M. Ajayan

Prof Ajayan is the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering at Rice University.

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Marc Anderson

Marc Anderson

Dr. Marc Anderson is acting as Advisor of the Electrochemical Processes Unit at IMDEA Energy with special emphasis on energy storage for renewable energy systems and applications to energy-efficient water desalination.

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Tony Cass

Tony Cass

Prof Tony Cass is a Professor of Chemical Biology in the Department of Chemistry and Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and Society of Biology

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Graham Cooks

R. Graham Cooks

Prof Graham Cooks is the Henry B. Hass Distinguished Professor in Analytical Chemistry in the Aston Laboratory of Mass Spectrometry at Purdue University.

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Alok Dhawan

Alok Dhawan

Professor Alok Dhawan is the Director at CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research.

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Ghosh

A. K. Ghosh

Prof A K Ghosh works with the Membrane development section, Chemical engineering group,
BARC, Trombay.

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Haiwon Lee

Haiwon Lee

Prof Haiwon Lee is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Hanyang University. He is also the Director, Nanotechnology Program of Hanyang University and Institute of Nano Science and Technology of Hanyang University.

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Praveen Linga

Praveen Linga

Professor Praveen Linga is the Associate Professor Dean’s Chair, at Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore.

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Subhas Mukhopadhyay

Subhas Mukhopadhyay

Prof Subhas Mukhopadhyay is Director of International Engagement, School of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical/Electronics Engineering, with the School of Engineering, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia.

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Jane Catherine Ngila

Jane Catherine Ngila

Prof Jane Catherine Ngila is the Head of the Applied Chemistry Department at the University of Johannesburg, her work focuses on applying nanotechnology for water purification.

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Seeram Ramakrishna

Seeram Ramakrishna

Prof Seeram Ramakrishna is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering. He is a co-director of NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative (NUSNNI)

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Ing Andrea Iris Schäfer

Ing Andrea Iris Schäfer

Prof Andrea Iris is the Professor of Water Process Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering, and Director, Institute for Advanced Membrane Technology (IAMT), at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.

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Thomas-Thundat

Thomas Thundat

Professor Thomas Thundat is a member of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s RENEW faculty. He was formerly Canada Excellence Research Chair professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, and is a Distinguished Professor (hon.) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and Centenary Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

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Ajayan Vinu

Ajayan Vinu

Prof Ajayan Vinu is the Global Innovation Chair Professor for Advanced Nanomaterials and the Inaugural Director of Global Innovative Center for Advanced Nanomaterials at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

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Jianping Xie

Jianping Xie

Prof Jianping Xie is the Dean’s Chair Associate Professor, at
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore.

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Richard-Zare

Richard N Zare

Professor Richard N. Zare is the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science at Stanford University.

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Marta I Litter

Marta I. Litter

Prof Marta Litter is the head of the Chemistry Division of Environmental Remediation of the National Atomic Energy Commission, a senior researcher at CONICET and a full professor at UNSAM.

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Research Advisory Board

Murali Sastry

Murali Sastry

CEO, IITB-Monash Research Academy

Doctor Murali Sastry is the CEO at IITB-Monash Research Academy, an Indian-Australian research partnership.

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Seetha Ram

K E Seetha Ram

Senior Consulting Specialist, Asian Development Bank Institute

Professor Seetha Ram is visiting professor at the Center for Spatial Information Science, University of Tokyo, Japan, and special advisor to East Japan Railways Company (JR East) for India High Speed Rail.

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Sanjay Bajpayee

Sanjay Bajpayee

DST, New Delhi

Doctor Sanjay Bajpayee is Head at Technology Missions Division(Energy, Water & all Other), Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi.

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Kana Sureshan

Kana Sureshan

DST, New Delhi

Dr Kana Sureshan is an Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram.

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Yoram

Yoram Oren

Dr Yoram Oren is the Emeritus Professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, the Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research.

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gross

Amit Gross

Dr Amit Gross is a Professor at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and Director of Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, the Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research

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Our People

Nandakumar

E Nandakumar

Chief Executive Officer

Mr E Nandakumar is the CEO of ICCW – making the translation into business a reality with his team leadership.

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Cowlagi Sripati

Cowlagi Sripati

Expert Engineer

Mr Cowlagi Sripati is an Expert Engineer, working in clean water and wastewater management across the industry, community, municipal, and domestic sectors towards improving water-use efficiency.

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Kamalesh Chaudhari

Kamalesh Chaudhari

Principal Scientist

Dr Kamalesh Chaudhari is the Principal Scientist, currently working on the development of arsenic and fluoride sensors for water quality analysis. His interests include sensors for water quality analysis and IoT in water purification systems.

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Rekha Ganesh

Rekha Ganesh

Office administrator

Rekha Ganesh is our Office Administrator. She has over 17 years of experience in the corporate world.

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Elango Kamalasekaran

Elango Kamalasekaran

Consultant Advisor

Elango Kamalasekaran is a Chennai-based entrepreneur with 3 decades of entrepreneurial experience in Start-up & Development of organizations in the fields of Environment, Infrastructure & Sustainability.

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Radhika

KTP Radhika

Outreach & Communication Manager

KTP Radhika is the Outreach and Communication Manager of ICCW. Former business and technology journalist with leading Indian publications, Radhika is a Post-Graduate in Mass Communication and Technical Writing from Calicut University.

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Vishnu

Vishnu V

Analyst

Mr. Vishnu is an Analyst. He graduated in Science from University of Calicut and did his post-graduation in Analytical Chemistry from Bharathiar University. He worked in the industry for 3 years. He has rich experience in materials testing laboratory.

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Vidhya Subramanian

Vidhya Subramanian

 Scientist

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian is a scientist. Currently, she is also the customer development expert. She will also be focusing on scientific research and outreach activities.

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Rao

T. N. V. V. Rao

Project Advisor

Dr. T. N. V. V. Rao is the Project Advisor. He is a doctorate in Environmental Chemistry from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam and an M.B.A. in Operations with over 27 years of experience in Water Purification Technologies and related business development.

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Ganapati Natarajan

Ganapati Natarajan

Principal Scientist

Dr. Ganapati Natarajan is the Principal Scientist in the modelling and simulation vertical. Dr. Ganapati is a theoretical and computational materials scientist

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Umang Khanna

Umang Khanna

Project Engineer

Mr. Umang Khanna is a Project Engineer. Mr. Umang Khanna is a Civil Engineer (honors with distinction) from Meerut Institute of Technology, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

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Mareeswaran

P. Mareeswaran

Lab technician

Mr. P. Mareeswaran is a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from P.A.C. Ramasamy Raja polytechnic College, Rajapalayam. Recently, he has been working at MEMS Lab, IIT Madras.

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Jayanthi

E. Jayanthi

Scientist

Dr. E. Jayanthi is a Scientist, currently involved in the development of fluoride and arsenic sensors for water quality measurements.

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Khadambari Bhaskaran

Khadambari Bhaskaran

Junior Scientist

Ms. Khadambari Bhaskaran is a Junior Scientist, currently involved in experiments for ongoing research projects, operation and maintenance of research and characterization equipment, development of research proposals in the area of sensors and water treatment.

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Montu Lakhani

Montu Lakhani

Project Manager

Montu Lakhani is a Project Manager at ICCW. He has nearly two decades of experience in executing and managing industrial and municipal water and wastewater treatment projects, having worked with prominent solution providers like Doshion Veolia, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd. Pune, Nalco (an Ecolab Co), Technofab Engineering.

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Nagarjuna

Nagarjuna Tirumalasetty

Assistant Project Manager

Nagarjuna is an Assistant Project Manager at ICCW. He has more than 10 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment projects and operations dealing with Pharma and Govt based community drinking water plants.

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Rishav Kumar

Rishav Kumar

Analyst

Rishav is an Analyst at ICCW.  Rishav is a post graduate in Botany  from Patna University.

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Narmatha

Narmatha

Research Associate

Narmatha G is the ‘Research Associate at ICCW. She manages the lab equipment and inventories.

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ashesh

Ashesh Mahto 

Scientist

Dr. Ashesh Mahto is a scientist. His current research interests lie in the field of wastewater treatment, desalination and waste/biomass value-addition

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