Asha Srinivasan joined the Department of Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia in 2012. During 2012-14, she held an Industrial Research and Development Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada jointly with Opus DaytonKnight Consultants and the Department of Civil Engineering, UBC. Prior to this, she obtained a doctorate in Environmental Engineering from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan in 2012. She obtained a M.E. in Environmental Management in 2005 from College of Engineering, Guindy and a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering in 2003 from the University of Madras, India.
Presently she works on research projects related to nutrient and energy recovery from organic slurries in collaboration with the Department of Civil Engineering, UBC. Her primary research focus is on microwave enhanced advanced oxidation process treating municipal and agricultural waste streams to improve nutrient solubilization, methane production and process energy consumption. She collaborates with researchers at UBC targeting towards pre-commercialization of the microwave technology for sustainable waste management in the wastewater treatment industry.
Physical-Chemical Wastewater Treatment Processes, Municipal & Agricultural Waste Treatment, Dielectric Heating Processes, Adsorption & coalescence/filtration of oil-in-water emulsions, Environmental Management.