Ph.D. | 2015 | Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (University of Quebec), Quebec, Canada

  • Subject: Environmental Engineering (Water Science)

M.Tech., | 2007 | Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

  • Subject: Environmental Engineering and Management.

B.Tech., | 2005 | J.N.T. University, Odisha, India

  • Subject: Physics (Honours), Chemistry, Mathematics


    Assistant Professor, Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science, Warangal, India

    • Duration: August 2016 to Present
    • Projects :
      • A Novel Phytoremediation Process for wastewater treatment.
      • Storm/wastewater treatment using local available material

    Assistant Professor, Vivekananda Institute of Technology & Science (VITS) Karimnagar, India

    • Duration: December 2015 to August 2016
    • Projects :  
      • Anaerobic digestion of organic generated in Karimnagar city: Energy balance and GHGs estimation.  (Presented at international conference,  ICWEES-2016)).
      •  Model developed for Strom water reutilization for VITS College.
      •  Evaluation of WAS and MMBR process based on energy balance and GHGs estimation. 

    Associate, Global Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (GIEES) Sridhar Pilli

    • Duration: August 2015 to Present

    Graduate Student Researcher, INRS-ETE    

    • Duration: May 2011 to August 2015
    • Projects :  
      • Covers for Anaerobic Lagoons; Technical report prepared for L’Office National de l'Électricité et de l'Eau Potable (ONÉE, Rabat, Maroc).
      • Nanoparticle synthesis and their use for the extraction of lipids contained in the wastewater sludge.
      • Mass-energy balance of the Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) production and recovery process.

    Assistant Manager, Environment & Water Supply Division, Aarvee Associates, Hyderabad, India.

    • Duration: November 2010 to April 2011
    • Projects :  
      • Evaluation of sewage treatment plant technologies using life cycle cost analysis & decision support system in nine municipalities (LCC & DSS). The LCC & DSS methodology for STPS is first of its kind in India which gives the end user to justify the technology for a given capacity of a plant at a given location which was designed by our group. 
      • Integrated water supply project for three districts Dewas, Ujjain &Shajapur in Madhya Pradesh as Design Engineer. 

    Environmental Engineer, Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited, Hyderabad, India

    • Duration: December 2007 to August 2008
    • Projects :  
      • Prepared a process report of the Hazardous waste TSDF (Treatment, storage, disposal facility).
      • Accomplished and submitted Consent for Otherization (CFO) and Consent for Establishment (CFE) for land fill approval and incinerator to the Pollution Control Board. 
      • Assured and promulgated about the progress of the land fill, and submitted the safety and daily landfill disposal details to the Pollution Control Board.

    Skills & Abilities

    • Water Supply Engineering  and Wastewater Engineering (Domestic & Industrial).
    • Green technologies and Sustainable Engineering/Management.
    • Environmental Chemistry, management and Biotechnology.
    • Life cycle analysis & Life cost analysis of Wastewater treatment (or solid waste)

    Research Interest

    • Fabrication and characterization of 2D layered transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), Oxides (TMOs) and Carbides (Mxenes) leading to device applications i.e. FETs, Solar Cells and Energy storage · Epitaxial growth of Metal and Semiconductor hetero-structures and their characterizations.
    • Crystallographic texture analysis by X-ray pole figure and RHEED surface pole figure techniques.

    Awards & Fellowships

    • Best poster presentation award by American Vacuum Society (AVS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA in Fall meeting-2014
    • Brain Korea (BK21) Plus research fellowship at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea in 2016
    • Korea research fellowship(KRF) from Natiotional Reseach Foundation (NRF), South Korea in 2016

    List of Publications


    Book Chapters 

    1. Jay Shankar Singh Yadav, Song Yan, Pilli, S., Lalit Kumar, R.D. Tyagi and Surampalli, R.Y (2017) Recovery and Purification Technologies of Biodiesel. Chapter 12. Biodiesel (Under Review).
    2. Pilli, S., More, T., Yan, S., Tyagi, R., Surampalli, R., and Zhang, T. (2016) Anaerobic Digestion or Co-Digestion for Sustainable Solid Waste Treatment/Management. Sustainable Solid Waste Management: American Society of Civil Engineers; pp. 187-232. doi: 10.1061/9780784414101.ch08. 
    3. More, T., Pilli, S., Yan, S., Tyagi, R., Surampalli, R., and Zhang, T. (2016) Management of Special Wastes: Biosolids. Sustainable Solid Waste Management:  American Society of Civil Engineers;  pp. 411-475. doi: 10.1061/9780784414101.ch14. 
    4. Ghangraker, M.M., and Pilli, S., 2008. Performance evaluation of membrane and membrane-less microbial fuel cell. New Horizons in Biotechnology. Ed. Prof. Ashok Pandey, Asiatech Publishers, Inc. New Delhi, co-publication with Springer, Chapter 18, 268-291.

    Journal Articles

    1. Pilli, S., Tyagi, R.D. and Surampalli, R.Y. (2015). Volatile fatty acids a source for various consumers’ products: A review In Preparation.
    2. Pilli, S., Tyagi, R.D. and Surampalli, R.Y. (2015). Comparison of activated sludge process and biological filters for wastewater treatment plant based on Energy and GHG emissions. In Preparation.
    3. Pilli, S., Yan, S., Tyagi, R.D. and Surampalli, R.Y. (2015). Anaerobic digestion of ultrasonicated sludge at different solids concentration - computation of mass-energy balance and greenhouse gas. Journal of Environmental Management. 166, 374-386. Impact factor: 3.2
    4. Pilli, S., More, T.T., Yan, S., Tyagi, R.D., Surampalli, R.Y.: Fenton pre-treatment of secondary sludge to enhance anaerobic digestion: Energy balance and greenhouse gas emissions. Chemical Engineering Journal 283, 285-292 (2016). doi:  Impact factor: 4.3.
    5. Pilli, S., Yan, S., Tyagi, R.D., Surampalli, R.Y.: Overview of Fenton pre-treatment of sludge aiming to enhance anaerobic digestion. Rev Environ SciBiotechnol 14(3), 453-472 (2015). doi:10.1007/s11157-015-9368-4. Impact factor: 3.3
    6. Jay Shankar Singh Yadav, Song Yan, Pilli, S., Lalit Kumar, R.D. Tyagi and Surampalli, R.Y. Cheese whey: a potential resource to transform into bioprotein, functional/nutritional protein and bioactive peptides. Trends in Biotechnology 33(6, Part 1):756-774 (2015). Impact factor: 9.0.
    7. Pilli, S., Yan, S., Tyagi, R.D. and Surampalli, R.Y. Anaerobic digestion of thermal pre-treated sludge at different solids concentrations--Computation of mass-energy balance and greenhouse gas emissions. Journal of Environmental Management 157(0):250-261 (2015). Impact factor: 3.2.
    8. Pilli, S., Bhunia, P., Yan, S., Tyagi, R.D. and Surampalli, R.Y.  Methodology for the quantification of greenhouse gas emissions during land application of sludge. Greenhouse Gas Measurement and Management/ Carbon Management 4(2-4), 178-200 (2014). Impact factor: 1.6
    9. Pilli, S., Yan, S., Tyagi, R.D. and Surampalli, R.Y. (2014). Thermal Pre-treatment of Sewage Sludge to Enhance Anaerobic Digestion: A Review. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 45(6), 669-702.  Impact factor: 3.2.
    10. Pilli, S., Ghangrekar, M. M., Tyagi, R. D., and Surampalli, R. Y. Effect of Cathode Biofilm and Non- feeding condition on the Performance of Membrane-less Microbial Fuel Cell Operated under Different Organic Loading Rates. International Journal of Environmental Protection 3(12) (2013).
    11. Pilli, S., Bhunia, P., Yan, S., LeBlanc, R.J., Tyagi, R.D. and Surampalli, R.Y. Ultrasonic pretreatment of sludge: A review. UltrasonicsSonochemistry 18(1), 1-18 (2011). Impact factor: 4.2.