Radhakrishna G Pillai Main

Dr.Mathava Kumar S

Room No.354
3rd floor, NAC -II Building
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
mathav@iitm.ac.in +91-44-22574267
Dr.Mathava Kumar S is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras. He obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering from Govt. College of Technology (GCT) affiliated to Bharathiyar University (in 2000 & 2002), and received his PhD from IIT Madras (in 2006). Subsequently, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan for 4 years, worked as an Assistant Professor at NIT Calicut for nearly 4 years and then joined IIT Madras in 2014. Dr. Mathava Kumar's research interest includes water and wastewater treatment using membrane reactors, emerging pollutants removal by advanced oxidation processes, trace organics and nutrients removal for reuse and materials from solid waste. He has received Young Scientist Award (YSA, 2018) from Academy of sciences, Chennai, and Young Faculty Recognition Award (YFRA, 2018) from IIT Madras. Moreover, he has received visiting fellowships from Univ. of Technology Sydney, Australia (in 2016), University of Melbourne, Australia (in 2020) and Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Taiwan (in 2014). Currently, he is one of the institutional members for water quality sectional committee (CHD36) of BIS, Member for State Level Advisory Body (SLAB) for solid waste management at Union Territory of Lakshadweep (UTL), and also serving as a member in several NGT committees formed for pollution assessment.  

Earned Degrees

Ph.D (Environmental Engineering - Civil Engineering), 2006
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

M.E (Environmental Engineering), 2002
Govt. College of Technology/ Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

B.E (Civil Engineering), 2000
Govt. College of Technology/ Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

DCE (Civil Engineering), 1997
State Board of Technical Education and Training, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Research Areas

 Water and Wastewater Treatment by AOPs
 Membrane (Bio)reactors
 Biological Nutrient Removal from wastewater (Anammox and SNAD)
 Bioremediation of Contaminated Systems
 High-rate Composting of Solid waste

Professional Experiences

 Jul, 2016 – Till Date : Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai,
 Nov, 2014 – Jul, 2016 : Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai,
 Jan, 2011 – Nov, 2014 : Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, NIT Calicut, Kerala,
 Oct, 2006 – Jan, 2011 : Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Institute of Environmental Engineering., National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan,
 Jan, 2006 – Jun, 2006 : Environmental Consultant, ALSAFA Environmental & Technical Services LLC., Muscat, Oman.,

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