Group Leader, Membrane Research laboratory
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli 620 015, INDIA
G. Arthanareeswaran graduated as a Chemical Engineer in CIT, Coimbatore, India. He completed his master degree in petroleum refining and petrochemicals and defended his PhD thesis at the Anna University, Chennai, India. His research interest involves development of polymer membranes for waste water treatment. He was working as research assistant in A.C. College of Technology, Chennai, India. In 2001, he obtained teaching and research associate and also obtained a grant from Anna University for four years. G. Arthanareeswaran stayed for four years at Anna University where he studied development and application of membranes. In 2005, he was appointed Lecturer at the Chemical Engineering department, Anna University, Chennai, initially teaching courses in modern separation process, process design (for students in chemical engineering, petroleum engineering and environmental technology). He joined National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli in 2007 and became Lecturer at the chemical engineering department. In 2008, he established membrane research laboratory at the Department of chemical Engineering at the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. From 2010 onwards, he is working as Associate Professor in the same department. He coordinating as principal Investigator for many projects which is funded by DST, DBT, India. International joint collaborative projects from CNPq, Brazil, MST, South Korea and Royal academy of engineering, London, UK also received for development and application of membranes in the treatment of wastewater from processing industries. He also collaborated in Loughbourgh university, UK, Monash university, Australia, University of Sao Carlous, Brazil Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea and Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai, India.
Current research involves improving the performance of polymer membranes by mixing with inorganic micro particles and fillers by a mixed matrix method for ultrafiltration (UF) applications. Arthanareeswaran has received awards for research exchange including the Research exchange award from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) London in 2010 and the Endeavour Executive award from the from Australian Government (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations). He has been a member of the International advisory Committee in International Conference on Membranes. He has been a Guest Editor of the Special Issue “Current development in wastewater treatment in India” to Desalination Journal. He is a Associate Editor in ecotoxicology and environmental safety for special issue on Greener Eco-Environment 2015, Elsevier, USA. He serves as reviewer for 18 international journals.
Arthanareeswaran has authored over 70 original articles in peer review international journals and various book, book chapters in the field of Membrane science and technology and he presented his research findings in various international conferences.