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Dr Sreeni Chadalavada

Dr Sreeni Chadalavada
Name Sreeni Chadalavada
Position Senior Lecturer (Water Engineering)
Section School of Engineering
Office SF457
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4022
Extension 4022
Email
Qualifications BTech PondiUni , MTech Indian IT , PhD UniSA

I currently work as a Senior Lecturer( Water Engineering)at the University of Southern Queensland. Prior to this, I worked as a Principal Environmental Scientist and Research Manager at CRC CARE (Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of Environment) which is a national centre of excellence for contaminants assessment and environmental remediation and headquartered at the University of Newcastle. In my current role, I am engaged in teaching and research in the areas of hydrology, water resources and environmental sciences. I have done my PhD from University of South Australia in 2009 with specialization in Contaminant Hydrogeology for optimal water resources management. Over the past 12 years of my academic and research career based at the University of South Australia and the University of Newcastle, I played significant role in conducted cutting edge research in the area of water resources and environmental engineering.


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Environmental Assessment And Monitoring ( 410402 )
  • Water Resources Engineering ( 400513 )
  • Environmental Management ( 050205 )
  • Waste Management ( 401106 )
  • Civil Engineering ( 400500 )
  • Environmental Management ( 410400 )
  • Environmental Engineering ( 401100 )

Research interests
Water Resources Management, Environmental Engineering, Groundwater flow and pollutant transport, Mathematical Modelling, Optimization techniques

Industry affiliations
International Society of Mathematical Geology

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Agricultural Engineering (CAE)

Currently teaching courses/programs
ENV3105 Hydrology
ENV4107 Water Resources Engineering
ENV2902 Hydraulics Practice
ENV4908 Civil Design Practice

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
6 Years

Research most recent
1. Unnithan, A., Bekele, D., Chadalavada, S., & Naidu, R. (2021). Insights into vapour intrusion phenomena: Current outlook and preferential pathway scenario. Science of The Total Environment, 148885.

2. Saini, A., Bekele, D.N., Chadalavada, S., Fang, C. and Naidu, R., 2021. Electrokinetic remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soil (I). Environmental Technology & Innovation, 23, p.101585.

3. Umeh A, Naidu R*, Shilpi S, Boateng E , Rahman A, Cousins E, Chadalavada S, Lamb D , Bowman M (2021) Sorption of PFOS in 114 Well-characterized Tropical and Temperate Soils: Application of Multivariate and Artificial Neural Network Analyses Environmental Science and Technology.


Research most notable
McCance, W., Jones, O. A. H., Cendón, D. I., Edwards, M., Surapaneni, A., Chadalavada, S. Currell, M. (2020). Combining environmental isotopes with Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) to characterise wastewater derived impacts on groundwater quality. Water Research, 182, 15 pages. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2020.116036

Naidu, R., Nadebaum, P., Fang, C., Cousins, I., Pennell, K., Conder, J., Nathanail, P. (2020). Per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): Current status and research needs. Environmental Technology and Innovation, 19, 18 pages. doi:10.1016/j.eti.2020.100915

Bekele, D. N., Naidu, R., & Chadalavada, S. (2016). Influence of soil properties on vapor-phase sorption of trichloroethylene. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 306, 34-40. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.12.002

Chadalavada, S., & Datta, B. (2008). Dynamic optimal monitoring network design for transient transport of pollutants in groundwater aquifers. Water Resources Management, 22(6), 651-670. doi:10.1007/s11269-007- 9184-x.

Bekele, D. N., Liu, Y., Donaghey, M., Umeh, A., Arachchige, C. S. V., Chadalavada, S., & Naidu, R. (2020). Separation and Lithological Mapping of PFAS Mixtures in the Vadose Zone at a Contaminated Site. Frontiers in Water, 2. doi:10.3389/frwa.2020.597810

Bekele, D. N., Du, J., de Freitas, L. G., Mallavarapu, M., Chadalavada, S., & Naidu, R. (2019). Actively facilitated permeable reactive barrier for remediation of TCE from a low permeability aquifer: Field application. Journal of Hydrology, 572, 592-602. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.03.059

Du, J., Chadalavada, S., Chen, Z., & Naidu, R. (2014). Environmental remediation techniques of tributyltin contamination in soil and water: A review. Chemical Engineering Journal, 235, 141-150. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2013.09.044


Publications in ePrints

Brown, I. W. and McDougall, K.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6088-1004 and Alam, Md. JahangirORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6621-4720 and Chowdhury, R. and Chadalavada, S.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5000-8313 (2022) Calibration of a continuous hydrologic simulation model in the urban Gowrie Creek catchment in Toowoomba, Australia. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 40:101021. pp. 1-16.

Wang, Liang and Cheng, Ying and Naidu, Ravi and Chadalavada, SreenivasuluORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5000-8313 and Bekele, Dawit and Gell, Peter and Donaghey, Mark and Bowman, Mark (2021) Application of portable gas chromatography–mass spectrometer for rapid field based determination of TCE in soil vapour and groundwater. Environmental Technology and Innovation, 21:101274. pp. 1-11.

McCance, W. and Jones, O. A. H. and Cendon, D. I. and Edwards, M. and Surapaneni, A. and Chadalavada, S.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5000-8313 and Currell, M. (2021) Decoupling wastewater impacts from hydrogeochemical trends in impacted groundwater resources. Science of the Total Environment, 774:145781. pp. 1-16. ISSN 0048-9697

Saini, Anish and Bekele, Dawit Nega and Chadalavada, SreenivasuluORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5000-8313 and Fang, Cheng and Naidu, Ravi (2021) Electrokinetic remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soil (I). Environmental Technology and Innovation, 23:101585. pp. 1-9.

Unnithan, Aravind and Bekele, Dawit Nega and Chadalavada, SreenivasuluORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5000-8313 and Naidu, Ravi (2021) Insights into vapour intrusion phenomena: Current outlook and preferential pathway scenario. Science of the Total Environment, 796:148885. pp. 1-16. ISSN 0048-9697

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Environmental Assessment And Monitoring ( 410402 )
  • Water Resources Engineering ( 400513 )
  • Environmental Management ( 050205 )
  • Waste Management ( 401106 )
  • Civil Engineering ( 400500 )
  • Environmental Management ( 410400 )
  • Environmental Engineering ( 401100 )