Dr. Yagnaseni Roy

Principal Investigator


Phone: 080 2293 3016

PhD students

Milana Mavinkurve

Milana is a graduate from Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering in the field of Biotechnology. and is currently pursuing PhD in Center for Sustainable Technologies, IISc. She has a passion for dance and is a student of Bharatanatyam. Milana served as a volunteer in an NGO, tutoring lower grade students. She is an awardee of Rajya Puraskar from the Bharat Scouts and Guides. She enjoys sketching, reading novels and also cooking. Her undergraduate project was funded by KSCST at IISc.

Aparna Anilkumar

I am a PhD student at the Centre for Sustainable Technologies, IISc Bengaluru. Prior to this, I have worked as Project associate at the same department, as well as consultant / engineer at multiple engineering consultancies within the energy industry. My qualifying degree is an Integrated Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland). During my time at UoA, I was awarded the Norman Levy Memorial Prize and the Atkins Engineering scholarship. My thesis project was conducted at Chalmers University (Sweden) under their Carbon Capture Research Unit. My current research focus is on the area of Pervaporation. 

Rasmi Mohan T.

I am Rasmi Mohan T., currently pursuing my Ph.D. in the Centre for Sustainable Technologies, IISc Bengaluru. I graduated from Vidya Academy of Science and Technology, Kerala in the field of Civil Engineering, and I did my master’s in Environmental Engineering from Government Engineering College Thrissur, Kerala. I was an active NSS volunteer in B.Tech. and won the Directorate level NSS Technical Cell top scorer award 2016-18. I have a passion for dancing and was an active participant in arts at school and college levels. 

Master's degree students

Subhash Kumar

My name is Subhash Kumar. I am an M.Tech student at the Centre for Sustainable Technologies in IISc Bangalore. I have graduated from the Civil Engineering department at Nirma University, Ahmedabad. I also have experience in construction work, mainly in road and bridge construction. Currently, I am working on arsenic remediation from groundwater water. Reading novels, playing volleyball, and cricket are some of my interests. 

Post-doctoral Research Fellows

Dr. Gopika S. Kumar 

Gopika is an IoE-IISc Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with the Sustainable Separation Solutions (S3) Lab at the Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST), IISc.  Her research interest is in membrane technology and sustainable process solutions.  She began researching membrane technology involving non-aqueous applications while working as a research assistant at CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru, soon after graduation.  Later, she pursued PhD (Direct) with the CSIR-GATE fellowship, wherein she applied organic solvent nanofiltration to valorise the by-product of curcumin manufacture.  Following her PhD completion in 2023, she was briefly engaged as an Engineer/ Scientist (Level-C) with a work focus on Microdialysis at SCTIMST, Trivandrum.  She has contributed to the field by publishing three high-impact journal articles, one book chapter and one patent (filed).  Her current training at the S3 lab focuses on fouling modelling during organic solvent nanofiltration.  

Former members

Dr. Manamohan Tripathy 

Manamohan was engaged as an IoE Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST), IISc Bangalore. He completed his PhD from the Department of Chemistry, NIT Rourkela in 2022. His area of expertise is the development of various functional nanohybrids and electrospun nanofibers for the removal of aquatic pollutants. Till now, he has contributed 9 research publications and 6 book chapters. His work at IISc was based on developing an environmentally benign biopolymer-based adsorbent for the remediation of aquatic arsenic.