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USIEF Beneficiaries

Prof. Mahua Mukherjee

Fulbright Ambassador: Prof. Mahua Mukherjee

U.S. – India Partnership: A Global Engineering Model for Sustainable Water Development in Resource-Constrained Communities


To address the global crisis of freshwater scarcity in resource-constrained communities, there is an urgent need to build educational and research capacity in water sustainability at institutions of higher learning. The Sustainable Water Development program at the University of Iowa (UI-SWD), the Water Resource Development and Management program at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-WRMD) and the S. M. Sehgal Foundation will collaborate to implement and assess an evidence-based, engineering training model that emphasizes place-based learning for sustainable water development in resource-constrained communities; and leverage long-standing educational exchanges to create complimentary, collaborative, and self-sustaining research between the three partner institutions. This project funded by the U.S. -India 21st Century Knowledge Initiative grant will mutually benefit the U.S. and Indian partners by creating new capacity to train students, generate knowledge, and improve water sustainability in India. The proposed exchange will launch the new “global engineer” training path within the UI-SWD program and the resulting student assessment data will provide compelling arguments for sustained institutional investment. The IIT-WRMD program will generate data on student outcomes that will shape future designs of courses and hands-on training experiences. The Sehgal Foundation with its broad disciplinary expertise will lead community-based, sustainable solutions to some of India’s most challenging water scarcity problems.

Fulbright Alumni


Grant Details IIT Roorkee Awardee Area of Specialization U.S. Affiliation Grant Dates
2023-2024 USIEF Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship for Academic and Professional Excellence (Research) Prof. Soumitra Satapathi
Department of Physics
Physics
2023-2024 USIEF Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship for Doctoral Research Mr. Gagan Kumar Sharma, PhD student, Supervisor : Prof Davinder Kaur
Department of Physics
Physics
2023-2024 Fulbright India Fellowship Ms. Amritha Krishnan, PhD student, Supervisor : Prof. Smitha Jha
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Humanities and Social Sciences
2020-2021 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships (FNAPE) Dr. Brajesh Kumar Kaushik
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (Yet to avail grant)
Energy Studies (Energy-efficient Spintronics based Artificial Intelligence Systems) Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA August 16, 2021 - May 15, 2022
2020-2021 Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships Ms. Priya Srivastava
PhD Candidate Department of Physics
Physical Sciences (Photophysical study of hybrid perovskite - electrolyte and polymer - electrolyte interfaces) University of Massachusetts-Amherst, MA January 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
2019-2020 Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships Ms. Anooja Thomas
PhD Candidate Department of Hydrology
Agricultural Sciences (Plant related) (Modelling root water uptake dynamics under varying soil moisture conditions) University of California Riverside, CA October 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
2019-2020 Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships Mr. Akarsh Verma
PhD candidate Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Materials Science (with emphasis on environmental applications) (Atomistic simulations to study properties of 2-dimensional nanocomposites) Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA August 22, 2019 - May 21, 2020
2019-2020 Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships Ms. Parul
PhD candidate Department of Chemistry
Materials Science (with emphasis on environmental applications) (Fluorescent materials and metal hybrid nanoperovskites: Synthesis and applications) Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA August 21, 2019 - February 20, 2020
2018-2019 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships (FNAPE) Dr. Bhavesh Kumar R. Bhalja
Department of Electrical Engineering
Protection and Fault Analysis Using Synchrophasors Texas A & M University, College Station, TX August 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019
2016-2017 Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships Ms. Rangoli Goyal
Ph.D. Candidate Department of Mathematics
Science and Technology (Mathematical Sciences) (Numerical simulation of flow, heat transfer and mechanics problems by advanced FE technique) University of California Riverside, CA September 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017
2018-2019 Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships Mr. Pushpendra Singh
Ph.D. Candidate Centre for Nanotechnology
Energy Studies (Carbon based nanocomposite for energy storage application) Drexel University Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017
2014-2015 Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Dr. Vikram Vishal
DST - INSPIRE Faculty
Energy, Sustainable Development and Climate Change (Assessment of shale gas potential in select Indian reservoirs) Stanford University Palo Alto, CA January 5, 2015 - January 4, 2016
2014-2015 Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships Ms. Sonal Jain
Ph.D. Student Department of Biotechnology
Science and Technology Biological Sciences (Stable isotopic studies on Fossil Ostrich eggshells) Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD October 15, 2014 - July 14, 2015
2013-2014 Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and Professional Research Fellowships Ms. Deepa Dewan
Research Scholar Department of Biotechnology
Science and Technology (Plant Molecular Biology)(Role of nitrogen in modifying root growth and architecture with respect to auxin in Triticum aestivum) Washington State University Pullman, WA August 19, 2013 - May 18, 2014
2012-2013 Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and Professional Research Fellowships Ms. Megha Aggarwal
Research Scholar Department of Biotechnology
Science and Technology (Virology)(Structure-function analysis of capsid protein from Alphaviruses for antiviral drug development) Purdue University West Lafayette, IN August 22, 2012 - May 21, 2013
2008-2009 Fulbright Doctoral and Professional Research Fellowships Mr. Kishore Kumar Das
PhD Candidate Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
African Literature Indiana University Bloomington, IN October, 2008 - July, 2009
2007-2008 Fulbright Indo-American Environmental Leadership Program Dr. Mahua Mukherjee
Department of Architecture & Planning
Environmental Risk Management with emphasis on community seismic resiliency Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA January, 2008 - May, 2008
2005-2006 Fulbright Indo-American Environmental Leadership Program Dr. Himanshu Joshi
Department of Hydrology
Environmental Education(Networking for strengthening environment education programs) Duke University, Durham
Louisiana State University
Colorado State University
State University of New York, Buffalo
March 20, 2006 - May 20, 2006