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 5751

Water and Wastewater Treatment


Selected Publications

  • Das, D., Bordoloi, A., Achary, M.P., Caldwell, D.J., & Suri, R.P.S. (2022). Degradation and inactivation of chromosomal and plasmid encoded resistance genes/ARBs and the impact of different matrices on UV and UV/H2O2 based advanced oxidation process. Sci Total Environ, 833, p. 155205. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155205

  • Esfandiar, N., Suri, R., & McKenzie, E.R. (2022). Competitive sorption of Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn from stormwater runoff by five low-cost sorbents; Effects of co-contaminants, humic acid, salinity and pH. J Hazard Mater, 423(Pt A), p. 126938. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.126938

  • Barisci, S. & Suri, R. (2021). Electrooxidation of short- And long-chain perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) under different process conditions. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 9(4). doi: 10.1016/j.jece.2021.105323

  • Shende, T., Andaluri, G., & Suri, R. (2021). Power density modulated ultrasonic degradation of perfluoroalkyl substances with and without sparging Argon. Ultrason Sonochem, 76, p. 105639. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2021.105639

  • Esfandiar, N., Suri, R., & McKenzie, E.R. (2021). Simultaneous removal of multiple polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from urban stormwater using low-cost agricultural/industrial byproducts as sorbents. Chemosphere, 274, p. 129812. England. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.129812

  • Ebrahimi, F., Lewis, A.J., Sales, C.M., Suri, R., & McKenzie, E.R. (2021). Linking PFAS partitioning behavior in sewage solids to the solid characteristics, solution chemistry, and treatment processes. Chemosphere, 271, p. 129530. England. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.129530

  • Shende, T., Andaluri, G., & Suri, R. (2021). Frequency-dependent sonochemical degradation of perfluoroalkyl substances and numerical analysis of cavity dynamics. Separation and Purification Technology, 261. doi: 10.1016/j.seppur.2020.118250

  • Barisci, S. & Suri, R. (2021). Removal of polyfluorinated telomer alcohol by Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) in different water matrices and evaluation of degradation mechanisms. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 39. doi: 10.1016/j.jwpe.2020.101745

  • Nayunigari, M.K., Gupta, S.K., Nasr, M., Andaluri, G., Suri, R., & Maity, A. (2020). Artificial neural network and cost estimation for Cr(VI) removal using polycationic composite adsorbent. Water and Environment Journal, 34(S1), pp. 29-40. doi: 10.1111/wej.12501

  • Barisci, S. & Suri, R. (2020). Electrooxidation of short and long chain perfluorocarboxylic acids using boron doped diamond electrodes. Chemosphere, 243, p. 125349. England. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125349

  • Vilimanovic, D., Andaluri, G., Hannah, R., Suri, R., & Macgillivray, A.R. (2020). Occurrence and aquatic toxicity of contaminants of emerging concern (Cecs) in tributaries of an urbanized section of the delaware River Watershed. AIMS Environmental Science, 7(4), pp. 302-319. doi: 10.3934/environsci.2020019

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

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