513, Treatment Remediation and Applied Microbiology Laboratory (TRAM), ESED-DESE Building

Contact Information


  • +91-22-25767854


  • mitras [at] iitb [dot] ac [dot] in

Prof. Suparna Mukherji

Core Faculty



  1. Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering)

    1997, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

    Thesis:Rates of Mass Transfer of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Complex Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids to Water and Implications on Bioa

  2.  M.S. (Civil and Environmental Engine)  

    1991 Clarkson University, Potsdam, USA

    Thesis:The Potential of Microwave Heating for Sludge Dewatering and Drying

  3. B. Tech. (Energy Engineering)  

    1989Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

    Thesis:Control of Air Pollution from Thermal Power Plants

Professional Appointments

  1. Associate Editor, Applied Nanoscience, Springer
  2. Associate Editor, Journal of Institute Engineers India, Series A ( Environmental Engg)
  3. Fellow, Institute of Engineers, India
  4. Fellow, Geological Society of India
  5. Member, Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
  6. Member, Society for Applied Microbiology (International)
  7. Member, International Water Association (IWA) (International)
  8. Member, Air and Water Management Association (AWMA) (International)
  9. Member, American Water Works Association (AWWA) (International)
  10. Life-member, Indian Environmental Association (IEA), Mumbai

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2009, National Women Bioscientist Award (Junior Category),  DBT New Delhi

  • 2004, Best Research Paper Award, IIT Bombay, 2011 for paper entitled "Biodegradation of Diesel Oil by an Arabian Sea Sediment Culture Isolated from the Vicinity of an Oil Field" Bioresource Technology, 95, 281-286

  • 2000,   AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers awarded by AICTE,   AICTE, New Delhi

  • 1990, Silver Medal awarded by IIT, Kharagpur,

  • 1988-1989,  Jagdish Bose Memorial Scholarship, IIT, Kharagpur

2016, Aprill - 2019, October, Removal of Micropollutants from Water using TiO2 Nanocomposites by DST, New Delhi, Co-PI: Prof. S.S.V. Tatiparti

2016, August - 2020, August, Characterization of Grey Water and Development of Cost Effective Systems for Grey Water Recycling ,Tata Centre, IIT Bombay, Co-PI: Prof. Sanjeev Chaudhari and Prof. Anurag Garg

2012, August - 2020, July, Treatment of Oily Sludge: Biodegradability Assessment and Effect of Bio-augmentation and Bio-stimulation,IRCC, IIT Bombay

2012 February - 2013 December, Characterization and Treatment of Wastewater from Large/Small Scale Biomass Gasification Systems ,IIT Bombay under ACCESS Scheme (Prof. S. Mukherji, PI; Co-PIs: Prof. Sanjay Mahajani, Chemical Engg., and Prof. Virendra Sethi, CESE, IIT Bombay, MAGEEP Partners: Daniel Giammar and John Fortner, EECE, Institute WUStL, USA

2011 October - 2014 September,Biological Treatment of Biomass Gasifier Wastewater Using Algal-Bacterial System in Rotating Biological Contactor,DBT, New Delhi

2010 July - 2011 December, Environmental Quality and Pollution: Ganga River Basin Management Plan,MOEF, New Delhi (Multi-institution project )