Suneethi Sundar

Specialist TNUSSP
ssundar at iihs dot ac dot in

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).