Veer Surendra Sai
University of Technology
Burla, Sambalpur, Odisha India B.Tech.
Institute of Technology
Nagpur, Maharashtra India M.Tech.
Indian Institute of
Assam India Ph.D.
2019-2022 – Senior Research Fellow- Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam
2017-2019 – Junior Research Fellow- Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam
2014-2015 –Graduate Engineer Trainee–Larsen and Toubro (B&F Division), Kolkata
Applications of Environmetrics tools for geochemistry and water quality assessment of
different water bodies.
Assessment of sediment contamination concerning heavy metals and trace elements.
Assessment of nutrient (N&P) and Carbon balance in wetland ecosystems and
determining their CS potential.
Advancements in techniques for water and wastewater treatment with special focus on
low-cost treatment techniques for rural areas of India.
Awards & Fellowships
2020 - Water Advanced Research and Innovation (WARI) Fellowship - Department of
Science and Technology, Govt. of India, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), the
Daugherty Water for Food Institute (DWFI) and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum
2017 - Hindustan Dorr Oliver Award for the best paper presentation on “A Modelling
Approach for Water Quality Assessment of Pili River using HEC-RAS” - 49th Annual
Convention of Indian Water Works Association on “Smart Water Management” held at
VNIT, Nagpur, India
2016 - Best paper award for “Hydrodynamic Simulation of Pili River for River bed
Development using HEC RAS” - National Conference on Water Resources and Flood
Management - 2016 conducted at SVNIT, Surat, India
2008 – Gold medal for securing the highest marks in Mathematics (100/100) in the 10th
Board exam. – D.A.V. Public School Pokhariput, Bhubaneswar
Journals and Book Chapters
Application of Multivariate Statistics as a Tool for Development of Water Quality Index (WQI) For Water Quality Assessment of Deepor Beel, Assam, India. - Dash, S., Borah,S. S & Kalamdhad, A. S. - In: Kalamdhad et al. (eds) Environmental Degradation: Monitoring, Assessment and Treatment Technologies, Springer-Nature, Switzerland Jointly published with Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India. (2022)
Monitoring Heavy Metals Concentrations in a Natural Wetland and Aquatic Plant Eichhornia crassipes for Assessment of Its Biomonitoring Potential. - Dash, S. & Kalamdhad, A. S. - In: Laishram B., Tawalare A. (eds) Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 172. Springer, Singapore. (2022)
Steady and Unsteady Hydrodynamic Simulation of Pili River as a Potential Flood Warning System using HEC-RAS. - Dash, S., Vijay, R. & Gupta, R. - In: Laishram B.,Tawalare A. (eds) Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 172. Springer, Singapore. (2022)
Urban Flood Modelling: Concern to Solution. - Gupta, R., Vijay R., & Dash. S. - In: A. P. Mull (eds) View Point-September 2021, published with Consulting Engineers Association of India (CEAI), India. pp. 18-23. (2021)
Seasonal and Spatial Variation of DO and BOD for Assessment of the Water Quality of Brahmaputra River. - Dash, S., Borah, S., Singh, K. R. & Kalamdhad, A. S. - In: Kalamdhad A. (eds) Recent Developments in Waste Management, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 57 (pp. 473-483), Springer, Singapore. (2020)
Sewage surveillance for SARS-CoV-2: molecular detection, quantification and normalization factors. - Mazumder, P., Dash, S., Honda, R., Sonne, C. & Kumar, M. - Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health, 28, 100363. (2022)
Science mapping approach to critical reviewing of published literature on water quality indexing. - Dash, S. & Kalamdhad, A. S. - Ecological Indicators, 128, 107862 (2021)
Discussion on the existing methodology of entropy-weights in water quality indexing and proposal for a modification of the expected conflicts. - Dash, S. & Kalamdhad, A. S. - Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 28(38), 53983– 54001. (2021)
Understanding the dynamics of heavy metals in a freshwater ecosystem through their toxicity and bioavailability assay. - Dash, S. & Kalamdhad, A. S. - Environment,Development and Sustainability, 23(11), 16381–16409. (2021)
Hydrochemical dynamics of water quality for irrigation use and introducing a new water quality index incorporating multivariate statistics. - Dash, S. & Kalamdhad, A. S. - Environmental Earth Sciences, 80(73). (2021)
Heavy metal pollution and potential ecological risk assessment for surficial sediments of Deepor Beel, India. - Dash, S., Borah, S. S. & Kalamdhad, A. S. - Ecological Indicators, 122, 107265. (2021)
Application of Environmetrics tools for geochemistry, water quality assessment and apportionment of pollution sources in Deepor Beel, Assam, India. - Dash, S., Borah, S. S. & Kalamdhad, A. S. - Water Practice and Technology, 15(4), 973 – 992. (2020)
Application of positive matrix factorization receptor model and elemental analysis for the assessment of sediment contamination and their source apportionment of Deepor Beel, Assam, India. - Dash, S., Borah, S. S. & Kalamdhad, A. S. – Ecological Indicators, 114, 106291(2020)
Study of the limnology of wetlands through a one-dimensional model for assessing the eutrophication levels induced by various pollution sources. - Dash, S., Borah, S. S. & Kalamdhad, A. S. - Ecological Modelling, 416, 108907. (2020)
A modified indexing approach for assessment of heavy metal contamination in Deepor Beel, India. - Dash, S., Borah, S. S. & Kalamdhad, A. – Ecological Indicators,106, 105444. (2019)
Monitoring and assessment of Deepor Beel water quality using multivariate statistical tools. - Dash, S., Borah, S. S. & Kalamdhad, A. - Water Practice and Technology, 13(4), 893 – 908. (2018)
A Modeling Approach for Water Quality Assessment of Pili River using HEC RAS. - Dash, S., Vijay, R. & Gupta, R. Journal of Indian Water Works Association, 49(1),24 – 30. (2017)
Environmental Degradation: Monitoring, Assessment and Treatment Technologies. - Haq, I., Kalamdhad, A.S., & Dash, S. - Springer Nature, Switzerland, jointly published with Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India. (2022) ISBN: 978-3-030-94147-5; 978-3-030-94148-2 (eBook)