Postdoctoral Researchers


Dr. Kavita Verma

Research Scientist

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Kavita Verma received the Doctoral degree from Malviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, Rajasthan, in 2016, on “Hybrid Disinfection of Sewage Using Chlorine and UV/Ozone in Series to optimize the process”. She was awarded with DBT-Research associateship fellowship from Govt. of India for her postdoctoral fellowship (2018 to July 2021). Her research areas are wastewater treatment, waste to energy, biofuels, and recovery of value-added products. She has research experience of 3.5 years and teaching experience for 3 years. See her CV for more details.


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Dr. Manjari Manisha

Research Associate-CSIR

Manjari Manisha received her Doctoral Degree from an Institution of National Repute, AcSIR- National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi. She is a consecutive awardee of CSIR SRF and RA for her research projects focused on public health policy. She completed her Senior Research Fellowship with National Institute of Science Technology and Developing Studies (NISTADS), New Delhi, and got selected at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for her post-doctoral Research Associate fellowship.


She has got an extensive public health policy research experience with eminent institutions in India e.g., NAM S&T Centre, NISTADS, NISCAIR, ISID etc. Her research papers on public health and specifically on children’s health in Indian slums have been recognised at various national and international conferences.



Dr. Ananthanarasimhan J

Research Scientist

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Ananth received her Doctoral Degree from an Indian Institute of Science Banaglore. Ananth was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, in 1991. He received the B.E. degree in mechanical engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India, in 2012, and the M.E. degree in energy engineering from the College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai, in 2016. He has recently submitted his thesis (yet to defend) for his Ph.D. degree in mechanical sciences with the Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India. His research interests include fundamental studies on the physics of fluids and plasmas, and the design, characterization, and development of plasma sources for sustainable applications in the nexus of energy-food-biomedicine.


Ananthanarasimhan’s awards and honors include the International Plasma Chemistry Society (IPCS) Scholarship, the Research Fellowship (Ministry of Education, Government of India), the Advances in Plasma Science and Technology (APST) Best Paper Award in 2018, and the University Rank Holder in his bachelor’s degree