Dr. Vaishali Choudhary

Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Science


Educational Qualifications

  • PhD Civil Engineering with a specialization in Environmental Engineering., 2023 : Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India-600036
  • MSc. Environmental Sciences., 2017 : Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • BSc. Honors (Chemistry)., 2015 : Maitreyi College, University of Delhi, New Delhi

Area of Research

  • Fate of micropollutants in the environment
  • Recovery of nutrients from waste streams.
  • Development of waste-derived absorbents and catalysts.
  • Sorption and advanced oxidation-based process for micropollutant removal.
  • In-situ treatment train for remediation of contaminated sites and drains.
  • Sustainability and Life cycle assessment.


Dr. Vaishali Choudhary-in the capacity of Assistant Professor at the School of Science and Humanities at Shiv Nadar University Chennai, is involved in teaching courses in the field of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. She received her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, where her research work was focused on the detection and treatment of residual pollutants, including nutrients and emerging contaminants in the secondary effluent from domestic wastewater treatment plants.Her research interest includes monitoring and understanding the fate of micropollutants in the aquatic environment, selective separation, and the development of field-deployable sensors and systems for the chemical-free recovery of nutrients from wastewater. The output of the research works can be seen in multiple scientific articles published (Quartile 1), patents, and awards.


  1. Google Scholar : https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Hmm7hfYAAAAJ&hl=en
  2. 12 international publication 
  3. 13 conference paper 


  • Institute Research Award (2022), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.
  • Acceleration potential (2021) Next Generation Water Action Initiatives, Atal Innovation Mission-ICDK.
  • Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) fellowship (2018), Department of Science and Technology, India.
  • Junior Research Fellowship (2018), University Grant Commission, India.