Dr. Rominder Suri is Director of the W.E.T. Center in the College of Engineering. His research involves the evaluation of emerging contaminants, water quality, and advance oxidation processes for the pharmaceutical industry. Funding comes from many federal and state agencies, as well as private companies.

Research Interests

  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Advanced Oxidation Processes (Sonolysis, Ozonation, UV, Photcatalysis)
  • Industrial Waste Treatment
  • Absorption/Desorption
  • Water Chemistry
  • Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability
  • Reactor Engineering and Process Combination

Courses Taught




CEE 4721

Water and Wastewater Systems Design


CEE 8701

Advanced Physical/Chemical Treatment Processes


CEE 8751

Water and Wastewater Systems Design


Selected Publications

  • Shende, T., Andaluri, G., & Suri, R. (2019). Kinetic model for sonolytic degradation of non-volatile surfactants: Perfluoroalkyl substances. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 51, pp. 359-368. doi: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2018.08.028

  • Yu, H., Caldwell, D.J., & Suri, R.P. (2019). In vitro estrogenic activity of representative endocrine disrupting chemicals mixtures at environmentally relevant concentrations. Chemosphere, 215, pp. 396-403. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.10.067

  • Andaluri, G., Manickavachagam, M., & Suri, R. (2018). Plastic toys as a source of exposure to bisphenol-A and phthalates at childcare facilities. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 190(2). doi: 10.1007/s10661-017-6438-9

  • Andaluri, G., Suri, R., & Graham, K. (2017). Steroid hormones in environmental matrices: extraction method comparison. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 189(12). doi: 10.1007/s10661-017-6345-0

  • Andaluri, G. & Suri, R. (2017). Removal of 1,4-Dioxane and Volatile Organic Compounds from Groundwater Using Ozone-Based Advanced Oxidation Process. Ozone: Science and Engineering, 39(6), pp. 423-434. doi: 10.1080/01919512.2017.1327802

  • Badruddoza, A., Bhattarai, B., & Suri, R. (2017). Environmentally Friendly ß-Cyclodextrin-Ionic Liquid Polyurethane-Modified Magnetic Sorbent for the Removal of PFOA, PFOS, and Cr(VI) from Water. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 5(10), pp. 9223-9232. doi: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b02186

  • Dietrich, M., Andaluri, G., Smith, R.C., & Suri, R. (2017). Combined Ozone and Ultrasound for the Removal of 1,4-Dioxane from Drinking Water. Ozone: Science and Engineering, 39(4), pp. 244-254. doi: 10.1080/01919512.2017.1321981

  • Muruganandham, M. & Suri, R. (2017). Novel Sampling for the Determination of Naphthalene in Air by Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry. Analytical Letters, 50(6), pp. 916-923. doi: 10.1080/00032719.2016.1205081

  • Muruganandham, M., Suri, R., Sillanpää, M., Lee, G.J., & Wu, J.J. (2016). Facile synthesis of self-assembled biporous NiO and its electrochemical properties. Electronic Materials Letters, 12(5), pp. 693-701. doi: 10.1007/s13391-016-6058-5

  • Muruganandham, M., Zhang, Y., Suri, R., Lee, G.J., Chen, P.K., Hsieh, S.H., Sillanpää, M., & Wu, J.J. (2015). Environmental applications of ZnO materials. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 15(9), pp. 6900-6913. doi: 10.1166/jnn.2015.10725

  • Muruganandham, M., Suri, R., Wahed, M.A., Sillanpa, M., Wu, J.J., & Ahmmad, B. (2015). Synthesis, characterization ofa-GaOOH self-assembly and its application in removal of perfluorinated compounds. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 15(9), pp. 6524-6532. doi: 10.1166/jnn.2015.10716

  • Muruganandham, M., Suri, R., Sillanpää, M., Ahmmad, B., Lee, G.J., & Wu, J.J. (2015). Catalytic activity evaluation of mesoporous a-GaOOH microspheres self-assembly. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 26, pp. 348-353. doi: 10.1016/j.jiec.2014.12.008

  • Zhang, H., Shields, A.J., Jadbabaei, N., Nelson, M., Pan, B., & Suri, R. (2014). Understanding and modeling removal of anionic organic contaminants (AOCs) by anion exchange resins. Environmental Science and Technology, 48(13), pp. 7494-7502. doi: 10.1021/es500914q

  • Bhattarai, B., Muruganandham, M., & Suri, R. (2014). Development of high efficiency silica coated ß-cyclodextrin polymeric adsorbent for the removal of emerging contaminants of concern from water. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 273, pp. 146-154. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.03.044

  • Johnson, C.M., Pleshko, N., Achary, M., & Suri, R. (2014). Rapid and sensitive screening of 17ß-estradiol estrogenicity using fourier transform infrared imaging spectroscopy (FT-IRIS). Environmental Science and Technology, 48(8), pp. 4581-4587. doi: 10.1021/es5000676

  • Muruganandham, M., Suri, R., Sillanpää, M., Wu, J.J., Ahmmad, B., Balachandran, S., & Swaminathan, M. (2014). Recent developments in heterogeneous catalyzed environmental remediation processes. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 14(2), pp. 1898-1910. doi: 10.1166/jnn.2014.8718

  • Muruganandham, M., Suri, R., Jafari, S., Sillanpää, M., Lee, G.J., Wu, J.J., & Swaminathan, M. (2014). Recent developments in homogeneous advanced oxidation processes for water and wastewater treatment. International Journal of Photoenergy, 2014. doi: 10.1155/2014/821674