Our Team

Prof. Arun Kansal, Director & Professor
Prof Arun Kansal
Experience: 28 years Publications: 80+, (4500 citation, Projects: 40+ as PI/CO-PI worth 24 crores
Awards/Recognitions: Lead Author IPCC AR5WGIII; Best teach & best paper award; ICCR Chair Professor, Berlin; Honorary Visiting Fellow and Visiting Professor in UK Universities.
Key expertise: Urban environment management, Water and used water management, Treatment technologies, sanitation and solid waste management
Garima Kaushik, Head and Scientist C
Ms Garima Kaushik
Experience: 9+ years
Awards/Recognitions: Co-authored 'A handbook on Entrepreneurship in Solid Waste Management: A step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat' published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Key expertise: Project management, training and capacity building, research, M&E, and stakeholder management in the domain waste management, sustainable development, climate change, and WaSH
Dr Atul Kumar, Scientist B
Dr. Atul Kumar
Experience: 8+ years; Publications: 11 (All SCI Indexed; Cum. Impact Factor as lead-author: 57; Google scholar citations: 1274 till June 2023).
Awards/Recognitions: Postdoctoral research scientist, United Kingdom (July 2022 – June 2023); Presented paper in DST-SERB sponsored ITS; Guest Editor of Sustainability journal.
Key expertise: Solid waste management, Life Cycle Assessment, Prediction modelling, Socioeconomic analysis.
Dr Divya Soman, Scientist B
Dr Divya Soman
Experience: 12+ years; Publications: Journal- 4 (SCI Indexed Journals), Conference Proceedings (National and International)- 14, Book chapters-3.
Awards/Recognitions: Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Education fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, SPEED IT Scholarship for M.Phil. in Ecological Informatics, UGC-NET Fellowship, Best Paper Awards (3 for Conferences), Dr C Chandrasekhara Memorial Endowment Award for the Best Research in the Field of Forestry in Kerala, 2021.
Key expertise: Nature Based Solutions, Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services, Bioremediation of Municipal Sewage Water and Environmental Accounting and Green GDP.
Anisha Joshi, Manager
Anisha Joshi
Experience: An Architect by profession having an experience of 1 year in the field of architecture, green buildings and waste management
Awards/Recognitions: MBDB Maha bamboo competition part of the winning team, IGBC AP
Key expertise: Green buildings rating and consultancy, waste management outreach and awareness, installations and exhibition designing

Affiliated Team Members

Dr. Ranjana Ray Chowdhary, Assistant Professor
TERI School of Advanced Studies
Dr. Ranjana Ray Chowdhary
Experience: Over 27 years of experience in industry and academics.
Awards/Recognitions: GATE 1990, special invitation to AWWA India (2017), IWA water reusers member
Key expertise: Urban water management including centralised and decentralised water and wastewater systems; Design of water audit, water efficiency and water budget plans; Statistical modelling of extreme events; Agriculture Water management
Dr. Gopal Sarangi, Assistant Professor
TERI School of Advanced Studies
Dr. Gopal Sarangi
Experience: More than fifteen years of research and consulting experience.
Awards/Recognitions: He has published several peer-reviewed research papers in the domain of his research and has been invited to deliver talks in several national and international forums.
Key expertise: Energy Market and regulation; Energy, Society and Public Policy; Governance and institutional analysis of energy and environmental interactions.