Welcome to Indumathi's group webpage. Here you can find out more about the group and the research we do within the ‘Electrochemical Engineering Laboratory’ in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Our main research focus is on the design and development of electrochemical systems such as fuel cells and electrolyzers. We aim to drive catalytic reactions using electrical energy with applications in conversion of carbon dioxide to useful chemicals and wastewater treatment. Our group also works on the development of photocatalysts for hydrogen generation and wastewater treatment.
My research focus has been primarily in the water quality sector - specifically groundwater and industrial wastewater treatment. The major contributions have been under three areas as below - Fundamental research, applied research and my current plans to venture into new arenas.
Fate and transport of contaminants in surface and ground water, Hazardous Waste
Management, Physico chemical and Bio remediation of contaminated aquifers, Waste
Water Reuse, Recovery and reuse of waste and saline water intrusion