• J. Walter “Deak” Porter ’22 & James W. “Bud” Porter ’51 Professor
Shankar Chellam

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Environmental Science and Engineering, Rice University
  • M.S. Environmental Science and Engineering, Rice University
  • M.S. (Honors) Chemistry, Birla Institute of Technology and Science
  • B.E. (Honors) Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science

Research Interests

    • Drinking water purification 
    • Membrane processes (microfiltration and ultrafiltration)
    • Desalination (nanofiltration and reverse osmosis)
    • Electrocoagulation
    • Treatment of hydraulic fracturing wastewater
    • Virus removal and inactivation
    • Trace metals in the atmosphere including lanthanoids and platinum group metals
    • Long-range transport of aerosols