About Us
Faculty Profiles
Student Homepages
Sudipta Sarkar
Sudipta Sarkar Associate Professor +911332284756 (Work)
Areas of Interest
  • Water Treatment:, Removal of Trace Contaminants, Hybrid Adsorbents, Desalination
  • Solid Waste Management:, Use of Insects for Management of Organic and Municipal Solid Waste
  • Wastewater Treatment:, Industrial Wastewater, Greywater Reuse, Nutrient Recovery, Antibiotic Resistance
Professional Background
2019On goingAssociate ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
20122018Assistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
20112012Assistant ProfessorThapar University, Patiala
20062011Post-Doctoral Research AssociateLehigh University, USA
20042004Visiting Research ScientistLehigh University, USA
20012003Project Manager, Arsenic Remediation Project and Research AssociateBengal Engineering and Science University
19962006Senior Engineer (Water Systems)M N Dastur and Co Ltd (Consulting Engineers), Kolkata, India
Honors and Awards
Reinvent The Toilet Challenge Award from Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationIIT Roorkee2014
1st Prize Reed-Elsevier Environmental Challenge (on behalf of Tagore-SenGupta Foundation, USA)Lehigh University2011
EPA P3 Honorable Mention Award by USEPALehigh University 2011
Award of Merit from the Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical SocietyLehigh University2010
Mondialogo Engineering Award by UNESCO-Daimler ChryslerLehigh University 2009
Award of Merit in OCEA category by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)Lehigh University 2008
EPA P3 Award by US Environmental Protection AgencyLehigh University2007
Best Poster Award in Fresh Ideas Section at AWWA Conference (ACE 2006)Lehigh University2006
Mondialogo Engineering Award by UNESCO-Daimler ChryslerIndian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology2005
Best Paper to Arushi (MTech Student) in International Conf. Adv. in Engg and Technol at ChandigarhIITR2014
Summer Undergraduate Research Assistance (IITR) to my students Abhinav and D ThandeleIITR2014
Summer Undergraduate Research Assistance (IITR) to my students S Agrawal and R GuptaIITR2013
Kathpalia Award to Arushi (MTech Student) for Best Thesis in research work related to EnvironmentIITR2014
Educational Details
Ph.D.Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering)Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) (Erstwhile BESU)2006
M.E.Environmental EngineeringIndian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) (Erstwhile BESU)2000
B.E.Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (erstwhile Bengal Engineering College)1995
Administrative Background
2014ongoingMemberDepartment Research Committee
2013OngoingOfficer-in-ChargeEnvironmental Engineering Laboratory
  • American Chemical Society, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Construction Planning and ManagementCE-401CE 4th YearAutumn
Construction Planning and ManagementCEN-411B Tech 2nd Year CEAutumn
Refereed Journal Papers


Total IF score: 85.862 (Avg. per article: 3.479) Total number of citations: 793(Avg. per article: 32)


1. Lamba, R.; Sarkar, S.; Kumar, S. Solid acid catalyst supported synthesis and fuel properties of ethyl decanoate, Fuel, 222, 2018, 98-104. (Impact Factor: 4.601; times cited: 0)

2. Chanthapon, N.; Sarkar, S.; Kidkhunthod, P.; Padungthon, S. Lead removal by a reusable gel cation exchange resin containing nano-scale zero-valent iron. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2018, 331, 545-555. (Impact Factor: 6.216; times cited: 0)

3. Lamba, R.; Kumar, S; Sarkar, S. Esterification of decanoic acid with methanol using Amberlyst 15: Reaction Kinetics, Chemical Engineering Communications, 2017, 205(3), 281-294. (Impact Factor: 1.297; times cited: 0)

4. Purkaystha, D.; Sarkar, S.; Roy, P.; Kazmi, A.A. Isolation and morphological study of ecologically important insect Hermetia Illucens collected from Roorkee compost plants. Pollution, 2017, 3(3), 453-459. (Impact Factor: NA; times cited: 0)

5. SenGupta, A.K.; German, M.; Chatterjee, P.; Shaw, A.; Sarkar, S; Watkins, T. A.; Rahman, M.; Chowdhury, M. Breakthrough technology or breakthrough solutions: what are we really after? Environmental Science and Technology, 2017, 51(5), 2529-2530. (Impact Factor: 6.198; times cited: 1)

6. Pandey, S.; Sarkar, S. Anaerobic treatment of wastewater using a two-stage packed-bed reactor containing polyvinyl alcohol gel beads as biofilm carrier. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2017, 5(2), 1575-1585. (Impact Factor: NA; times cited: 1)

7. Chanthapon, N.; Praipipat, P.; Sarkar, S.; Padungthon, S. Synthesis, Characterization and Performance Validation of Hybrid Cation Exchanger Containing Hydrated Ferric Oxide Nanoparticles (HCIX-Fe) for Lead Removal from Battery Manufacturing Wastewater, Key Engineering Materials, 2017, 718, 67-71. (Impact Factor: NA; times cited: 0)

8. Dutta, A.; Sarkar, S. Sequencing Batch Reactor for Wastewater Treatment: Recent Advances. Current Pollution Reports, 2015, 1(3), 177-190. (Impact Factor: NA; times cited: 2)

9. Pandey, S.; Singh, N. K.; Bansal, A. K.; Arutchelvan, V.; Sarkar, S. (2015). Alleviation of toxic hexavalent chromium using indigenous aerobic bacteria isolated from contaminated sites of tannery industry. Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2016, 46(5), 517-523. (Impact Factor: 1.361; times cited: 2)

10. Tomar, G.; Thareja, A.; Sarkar, S. Enhanced fluoride removal by hydroxyapatite-modified activated alumina, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2015, 12(9), 2809-2818. (Impact Factor: 1.915; times cited: 9)

11. Tomar, G.; Thareja, A.; Sarkar, S. Fluoride removal by a hybrid fluoride-selective adsorbent, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 2014, 14(6), 1133-1141. (Impact Factor- 0.573; Times cited:0)

12. Vakil, K.A.; Sharma, M.K.; Bhatia, A.; Kazmi, A.A.; Sarkar, S. Characterization of greywater in an Indian middle-class household and investigation of physicochemical treatment using electrocoagulation, Separation and Purification Technology, 2014, 130, 160-166. (Impact Factor: 3.359; times cited: 23)

13. Ghosh, D; Sarkar, S; Sengupta, A.K.; Gupta, A. Investigation on the Long-Term Storage and Fate of Arsenic Obtained as a Treatment Residual: A Case Study, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2014, 271, 302-310. (Impact Factor: 6.065; times cited: 4)

14. Sarkar, S; Greenleaf J.E.; Gupta, A; Uy, D.; SenGupta A.K. Sustainable Engineered Processes to Mitigate Global Arsenic Crisis in Drinking Water: Challenges and Progress, The Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2012, 3, 497-517. (Impact Factor: 5.571; times cited: 14)

15. Sarkar, S.; Guibal, E.; Quignard, F.; SenGupta, A.K. Polymer-supported metals and metal oxide nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization, and applications, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2012, 14, 715. (Impact Factor: 2.02; times cited: 179)

16. Sarkar, S.; SenGupta, A.K.; Greenleaf, J.E.; El-Moselhy, M. Energy Recovery from Acid-Base Neutralization Process through pH-Sensitive Polymeric Ion-Exchangers. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 2011, 50, 12293–12298. (Impact Factor: 2.843; times cited: 7)

17. Sarkar, S.; Chatterjee, P.K.; Cumbal, L.H.; SenGupta, A.K. Hybrid Ion Exchanger Supported Nanocomposites: Sorption and Sensing for Environmental Applications, Invited paper, Chemical Engineering Journal, 166 (3), 2011, 923-931. (Impact Factor: 6.216; times cited: 49)

18. Sarkar, S; Greenleaf, J.E.; Gupta, A.; Ghosh, D.; Blaney, L.M.; Bandyopadhyay, P.; Biswas, R.; Dutta, A.K.; SenGupta, A.K. Evolution of Community-Based Arsenic Removal Systems in Remote Villages: Assessment of Decade-Long Operation, Water Research, 44, 2010, 5813-5822.  (Impact Factor: 6.942; times cited: 45)

19. Sarkar, S; SenGupta, A.K.; Prakash, P. The Donnan Membrane Principle: Opportunities for Sustainable Engineered Processes and Materials, Environmental Science and Technology, 44(4), 2010, 1161–1166. (Impact Factor: 6.198; times cited: 95)

20. Sarkar, S; SenGupta, A.K. A Hybrid Ion Exchange-Nanofiltration (HIX-NF) Process for Energy Efficient Desalination of Brackish/Seawater, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 9(4), 2009, 369-377. (Impact Factor: 0.573; times cited: 8)

21. Sarkar, S.; SenGupta, A.K. A New Hybrid Ion Exchange-Nanofiltration (HIX-NF) Separation Process for Energy Efficient Desalination: Process Concept and Laboratory Evaluation. Journal of Membrane Science, 324 (1-2), 2008, 76-84. (Impact Factor: 6.035; times cited: 42)

22. Sarkar, S.; Blaney, L.M.; Gupta, A.; Ghosh, D.; SenGupta, A.K. Arsenic removal from groundwater and its safe containment in a rural environment: validation of a sustainable approach. Environmental Science and Technology, 42 (12), 2008, 4268-4273. (Impact Factor: 6.198; times cited: 131)

23. Sarkar, S.; Blaney, L.M.; Gupta, A.; Ghosh, D.; SenGupta, A.K. Use of ArsenXnp, a hybrid anion exchanger for arsenic removal in remote villages in the Indian Subcontinent. Reactive and Functional Polymers, 2007, 67(12), 1599-1611. (Impact Factor: 3.151; times cited: 88)

24. Blaney, L.M.; Sarkar S.; SenGupta, A.K. Comment on “Arsenic removal from groundwater by household sand filters: Comparative field study, model calculations, and health benefits”, Environmental Science and Technology, 2007, 41 (3), 1051-1052. (Impact Factor: 6.198; times cited: 4)

25. Sarkar, S.; Gupta, A.; Biswas, R.; Deb, A.; Greenleaf, J.E.; SenGupta, A.K. Well-Head arsenic removal units in remote villages of Indian Subcontinent: Field results and performance evaluation, Water Research, 2005, 39(10), 2196-2206. (Impact Factor: 6.942; times cited: 82)

26. Sarkar, S.; Gupta, A. Treatment of chrome-plating wastewater (Cr+6) using activated alumina. Indian Journal of Environmental Health, 2003, 45(1), NEERI, India. (Impact Factor: NA; times cited: 7)