Shray Saxena, Ph.D

Shray Saxena, Ph.D specializes in water treatment and reuse, advanced treatment technologies for emerging contaminants (such as PFAS, DBPs and PPCPs), and developing decentralized safe-sanitation solutions. His research is based in Bengaluru (a.k.a. Bangalore), which is India’s fifth largest metropolitan city, situated inland, in the middle of a semiarid region. In addition to the regional water shortages, seasonal lakes and local waterbodies are polluted with wastewater, while the groundwater is overexploited and there is significant water scarcity.  Bangalore is among India’s first state-wide sewage surveillance system program with a pilot currently underway to test sewage from 45 of Bangalore’s wards for the presence of SARS-CoV-28.