Dr. Indumathi Nambi
Dr. Indumathi Nambi serves as a Professor in the Environment and Water Resources Division of the Department of Civil Engineering at IITMadras . She has received her Bachelors and Masters from College of Engineering Guindy in 1991 and 1993 respectively. Later she went to the US to pursue her doctoral research in the environmental Engineering at Clarkson University, New York between 1994 to 2000 followed by a Postdoctoral research fellowship in University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Dr. Indumathi’s research focus is on understanding groundwater contaminant transport and transformation and developing technologies for remediation involving hydrocarbon and solvent spills, and is currently involved in Petroleum, pesticide and heavy metal contaminated site investigations in India. She has been instrumental in first of its kind petroleum spill site remediation in Tondiarpet, Chennai. Recently she has been involved in scientific restoration of lakes in South Chennai and investigations of contaminated landfill sites in Chennai.
She has published over 50 international journal publications and received over a 1000 citations. She is a member of several expert committees in the Centre and in the state of TamilNadu including Central pollution Control Board, MOEF’s State environment Appraisal committee, Chennai corporation’s Integrated Solid waste Management Project Evaluation committee and serves as the head of the Centre for Technology Development and Demonstration in IITM, a centre which works towards providing sustainable low cost technologies in environment protection. She is the Coordinator of Carbon zero challenge contest – an Innovation contest for identifying young innovators and training them to become entrepreneurs in the field of Energy and Environment.