Radhakrishna G Pillai Main

Prof.Ligy Philip

 
Room no.515
Engineering Design Building
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai
ligy@iitm.ac.in  +91-44-22574274
Prof.Ligy Philip Prof. Ligy Philip is Institute Chair Professor in Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras. She is a Fellow of National Academy of Engineers (FNAE) and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). For more than two decades, Prof. Ligy Philip has been contributing significantly to advancing the knowledge in the area of Environmental Engineering, and for the betterment of society through field and industry oriented projects. She has conducted high quality research on treatment of industrial effluents from highly polluting industries, bioremediation of contaminated soils and groundwater, novel processes for drinking water treatment, and sustainable management of waste. Technologies developed by her have been successfully utilized by several industries and NGOs. She has provided consulting services to a large number of industries in the area of pollution monitoring and control. Reputed international organizations such as Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation utilize her expertise in the area of sanitation. She has served as a member of many expert committees set up by National Green Tribunal, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board and Kerala Pollution Control Board, and is member of several high-level committees of DST. She also has executed many socially relevant projects. Sustainable water and waste management projects are implemented in five villages. The technologies developed by her group were implemented in these villages. 

Earned Degrees

Ph.D Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, 1998
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kalyanpur Uttar Pradesh 208016


M.Tech Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, 1993
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kalyanpur Uttar Pradesh 208016


B.Tech Civil Engineering, 1990
M.G.University Kottayam, Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarsini Hills, Kottayam, Kerala, India - 686560


Awards and Honours

Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), ,

Fellow of National Academy of Engineers (FNAE), ,

Research Areas

 Water treatment and Rural Water Supply
 Domestic and Industrial wastewater treatment with emphasis on wastewater reuse and recycling
 Bioremediation of contaminated soils, air and water with heavy metals, pesticides and other hazardous organic compounds

Professional Experiences

 2009 – present : Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai,India
 2004 – 2009 : Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai,India
 2001 – 2004 : Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai,India
 1999 – 2000 : Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur,India
 1998 – 1999 : Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur,India
 1997 – 1998 : Senior Project Engineer, UNICEF sponsored project on Defluoridation of Water in Rural Areas Using Activated Alumina Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, India

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