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 5701

Physical Principals of Environmental Systems


CEE 5751

Water and Wastewater Treatment


CEE 8701

Advanced Physical/Chemical Treatment Processes


CEE 8751

Water and Wastewater Systems Design


Selected Publications

  • 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. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 423. 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. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 76. 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. 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. 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. 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. (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