Research Highlights / Climate Change


That the effects of climate change are already upon us cannot be denied any longer. Unusual seasonal patterns, changing behaviors of flora and fauna, melting polar ice caps are all stark examples of the effects of climate change. Given the potentially catastrophic consequences of climate change, it is imperative to tackle this problem on an urgent basis using all the scientific wherewithal available to us. IIT Hyderabad has realized the urgency of this problem and has started an interdisciplinary MTech program on Climate Change. Importantly, researchers at the institute are tackling several problems ranging from carbon sequestration to wastewater management to environmental policy making.


Faculty Department Representative Project
Satish Regonda Civil Engineering Urban Flood Modelling - A web based Decision Tool Integrating UAV based Information
Ch. Subrahmanyam Chemistry Transformation of Greenhouse Gases into Clean Fuels by Low Temperature Plasma Catalysis
Aalok Khandekar Liberal Arts Pathways in Air Pollution Governance in Indian Cities- from Education to Science to Governance.
Asif Qureshi Civil Engineering Monitoring of Environmental Mercury at Five Thermal Power Stations/Projects
Chandrashekaram D. Civil Engineering
Debraj Bhattacharyya Civil Engineering Developing a Novel Sequencing Batch Reactor for In - situ Containerized Waste water Treatment
Pritha Chatterjee Civil Engineering
T. Shashidhar Civil Engineering Design of Permeable Bio-barriers to Contain Cr (VI) in Contaminated Aquifers
K. B. V. N. Phanindra Civil Engineering ICT in Water and Pest/disease Management for Yield Improvement in Horticulture (Citrus)
Raja Banerjee Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Uncertainty Estimation in External Flow CFD Simulations
Harish Dixit Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dynamics of Moving Contact Lines and Drop Impact on Dry Surfaces
Kaushik Nayak Electrial Engineering
Digvijay S. Pawar Civil Engineering Surrogate Safety Measures at Unsignalled Crossings and its Applications in V2X Technology for Asian Mix Traffic
Kishalay Mitra Chemical Engineering Optimization of Mechanical Properties of Hot Rolled Steel using Evolutionary as well as Classical Approaches


Katam, Keerthi, Toshiyuki Shimizu, Satoshi Soda, and Debraj Bhattacharyya. “Performance evaluation of two trickling filters removing LAS and caffeine from wastewater: Light reactor (algal-bacterial consortium) vs dark reactor (bacterial consortium).Science of The Total Environment 707 (2020): 135987.

Chanapathi, Tirupathi, Shashidhar Thatikonda, Venkata Reddy Keesara, and Naga Sowjanya Ponguru. “Assessment of water resources and crop yield under future climate scenarios: A case study in a Warangal district of Telangana, India.Journal of Earth System Science 129, no. 1 (2020): 1-17.

Yanto, Yanto, Balaji Rajagopalan, Satish Regonda, Suroso Suroso, and Bambang Putra. “Variability of precipitation extremes in Serayu Watershed, Indonesia.” In Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 21. 2019.

Subramanyam, Palyam, Tanmoy Khan, Gudipati Neeraja Sinha, Duvvuri Suryakala, and Challapalli Subrahmanyam. “Plasmonic Bi nanoparticle decorated BiVO4/rGO as an efficient photoanode for photoelectrochemical water splitting.International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2019).

Schartup, Amina T., Colin P. Thackray, Asif Qureshi, Clifton Dassuncao, Kyle Gillespie, Alex Hanke, and Elsie M. Sunderland. “Climate change and overfishing increase neurotoxicant in marine predators.Nature 572, no. 7771 (2019): 648-650.

Dessi, Paolo, Pritha Chatterjee, Simon Mills, Marika Kokko, Aino-Maija Lakaniemi, Gavin Collins, and Piet NL Lens. “Power production and microbial community composition in thermophilic acetate-fed up-flow and flow-through microbial fuel cells.Bioresource technology 294 (2019): 122115.

Mittal, P., & Mitra, K. (2019). In search of flexible and robust wind farm layouts considering wind state uncertainty. Journal of Cleaner Production, 119195.

Pawar, Digvijay S., and Gopal R. Patil. “Analyzing variations in spatial critical gaps at two-way stop controlled intersections using parametric and non-parametric techniques.Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition) (2019).