Varenyam Achal


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    Varenyam Achal is a Professor appointed by the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. He joined GTIIT’s Environmental Engineering Program in 2018. Prof. Achal was awarded a PhD from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, India. Prior to joining GTIIT, he was Professor at East China Normal University, Shanghai. He was Assistant Professor at Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) between 2010 and 2012 during which he also obtained International Young Scientist fellowship from CAS. Dr. Achal has a very broad interest in environmental biotechnology and biological based building materials. He has authored more than 100 papers in journals of repute along with several book chapters and two books. He is member of the Editorial Board of Environmental Technology, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, and Socio-Ecological Practice Research, Associate Editor of Frontiers in Marine Science, and has been Guest Editor for Frontiers in Microbiology. Some of his original research has had a global impact on microbially induced calcite precipitation and attracted worldwide attention.

    Research Interests

    • Environmental Microbiology

    • Bioremediation of Organics and Inorganics from Soil and Water

    • Soil Heavy Metal Pollution

    • Ecological Restoration and Environmental Sustainability

    • Microbial-Based Sustainable Building Materials

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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