- Undergraduate Education
- B.E., University of Udaipur, Agricultural Engineering, 1982
- Graduate Education
- M.S., Ohio State University, Agricultural Engineering, 1985
- Ph.D., Clemson University, Agricultural Engineering, 1989
- M.B.A., West Virginia University, College of Business & Economics, 1994
Evaluate and demonstrate cost-effective and sustainable water infrastructure options.
- Sustainable and integrated water infrastructure;
- Wastewater treatment and reuse;
- Desalination – groundwater and seawater;
- Cost analysis, pricing, and water economics;
- Regulatory framework for water quality and supply.
- Developed and field tested a subsurface effluent dispersal system that would operate in heavy clay soil exhibiting shrink-swell characteristics;
- Completed a number of decentralized wastewater system projects specifically designed to benefit low-moderate income families in Virginia;
- Co-authored a text book on advanced onsite wastewater systems technologies;
- Managed multi-year state funded research program in Virginia specifically designed to develop regulatory standards for onsite wastewater systems;
- Participated and lead efforts to revise state regulations for onsite systems in Virginia;
- Offered technical guidance and supervision to City of Gloucester, Massachusetts on design and construction of onsite systems and small diameter pressure sewer;
- Managed the first National Onsite Demonstration Project (NODP) funded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designed to test efficacy of advanced onsite treatment systems;
- Developed and delivered numerous presentations related to onsite/decentralized wastewater infrastructure at the national, regional, state, and local level events.