EVENTS

Olassayil Sancy Sebastian

Olassayil Sancy Sebastian

Junior Specialist
ssebastian at iihs dot ac dot in

Education:
Masters in urban and regional planning, CEPT University, Ahmedabad;
Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kangirappally, Kottayam District.

Sancy’s thesis evaluated the “Development induced tribal transformation: Case study of Muthuvan and Malayarayan tribe Idukki district”. The study revealed the transformation level of two tribes also recommendation for tribe specific development programmes. She has also worked on research study focusing on wastewater irrigation in Maharashtra, a highlight document on how wastewater is utilized in irrigation and associated health aspects.

At IIHS, Sancy is part of the Engineering and Planning team for TNUSSP Project.

Sasikumar Eswaramurthy

Sasikumar Eswaramurthy

Specialist Implementation Support
seswaramurthy at iihs dot ac dot in

Education:
Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering, SRM Engineering College, Chennai;
Diploma in Civil and Rural Engineering, SRMV Polytechnic College, Coimbatore

Sasikumar has more than 10 years of work experience. Prior to IIHS, he was involved in Improvement of Water Distribution System, Reduction in UFW & Leakage Control, BWSSB at Bangalore West Division. He was responsible for construction of all civil work related to water retaining structure and water distribution Pipe Line (Transmission main, Feeder main, Internal transmission main & Internal network).

At IIHS, Sasikumar is part of the Engineering and Planning team for TNUSSP Project.

Suneethi Sundar

Suneethi Sundar

Specialist TNUSSP
ssundar at iihs dot ac dot in

Education:
PhD in Environmental Biotechnology, College of Engineering, Anna University;
PG Diploma in Urban Environmental Management and Law, National Law University;
Masters in Environmental Science, College of Engineering, Anna University;
Bachelor’s in Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Stella Maris college, University of Madras.

Suneethi’s doctoral thesis was on removal of ammoniacal nitrogen from landfill leachate and sludge digestate by autotrophic processes in advanced biological systems such as Anaerobic membrane bioreactor and Moving bed biofilm reactor. She has published over 9 papers in international and national peer reviewed journals and co-authored a Book chapter. She is a recipient of UGC research fellowship for meritorious scholars in Sciences from 2007 – 2012 and also a recipient of the Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and Professional Research Fellowship to pursue research in Columbia University, New York from 2011 – 2012. She has worked as a Project officer at IIT Madras for over 3 years, leading the team on Anaerobic biodigester operation, maintenance and monitoring and Decentralized sustainable wastewater treatment and reuse technologies for India. She has also worked as Guest faculty in the Department of ecology and environmental science at Pondicherry University.

At IIHS, she will be working as Specialist at the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP).