Mohanasundar Radhakrishnan PhD, MSc

Postdoc Researcher

Biography

Mohanasundar Radhakrishnan is a Civil Engineer from India. He obtained his Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from University of Madras in 2002 and Msc. degree in Municipal Water and Infrastructure  from IHE Delft in 2009. He worked as a design engineer and was involved in the hydraulic design of drinking water distribution networks and bulk water transmission main in various water supply schemes in India from June 2002 to Oct 2007. After his masters from IHE Delft he worked with Arghyam, an NGO as a Project officer in an integrated urban water management project in Karnataka, India till 2010. He was then a Project Advisor for German International cooperation (GIZ) and contributed towards the preparation of City sanitation Plans and planning  of a waste to energy project in Nashik,  India. He is a registered volunteer with Mediciens Sans Frontier (MSF) and served as a Water and sanitation specialist in Loas towards improving the water, sanitation and waste disposal facilities of five hospitals in rural areas between Dec 2012 and May 2013.

He is associated with Flood resilience chair group of Water Science and Engineering Department and has completed his PhD research on embedding flexibility in Urban Flood Risk Management systems. His research was funded by Govt. Of Australia through CRC for Water sensitive cities, and brings together the inter-disciplinary research expertise and thought-leadership to undertake research that will revolutionise water management in Australia and overseas http://watersensitivecities.org.au/about-the-crc/.  

His research interest falls under the category B4.2 of CRC project titled “Socio-Technical Flood Resilience in Water Sensitive Cities − Adaptation across spatial and temporal scales”. This project is lead by Prof. Richard M Ashley and Dr. Berry Gersonius from IHE Delft

Publications

Radhakrishnan, M., Pathira, A., Ghebremichael,K., and Amy, G.: Modelling formation of disinfection by-products in water distribution: optimisation using a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm, Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology- AQUA Vol 61, No 3, 176-188

Pathirana, A., Gersonius, B., and Radhakrishnan, M.: Web 2.0 collaboration tools to support student research in hydrology – an opinion, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 9, 2541-2567

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