- Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012
- M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008
- B.E. Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2007
Vivek Pulikkal, current PhD student
Vivek has a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Cochin University. He is currently working on bromide removal from power plant wastewater and the onsite reuse of bromide for mercury control.
After getting his Bachelors, Vivek has worked as a civil engineer in Oman for a year but his interest in Environmental Engineering made him return to India to do his Master’s. During his Master’s he worked on the effect of various pretreatments such as electrohydrolysis and thermal treatments on anaerobic digestion. He has also won the first place in the paper presentation competition of Recycle 2014, the annual symposium on solid waste management at IIT Guwahati.
After his Master’s he worked as a faculty in Water Institute of SCMS School of Engineering & Technology, India. In Water Institute, he undertook projects for providing decentralized water treatment for rural areas where the groundwater is contaminated with iron and organic matter. During this time, he has also worked on water audits, green audits and air quality monitoring.
He loves to travel, listen to music and read novels.