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Mythreyi Sivaraman

Ph.D. candidate

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Shah Hall, Room 210B

Research Interests

Microplastics: Quantification and identification of microplastics occurring in marine and terrestrial environments.

Battery Recycling: Selective ion removal for increasing life cycle of materials.


  • M.Eng: Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2016
  • B.Tech: Chemical Engineering, Sastra University, India, 2014


With one simple engineering solution at a time, I wish to contribute to sustainable societal development. I have over two years of multidisciplinary engineering experience, adding value to projects by applying abstract reasoning to tackle real world obstacles. Regardless of the project I am working on my primary focus is always to push the envelope on balancing environmental sustainability with other aspects. As an advocate for continuous learning and personal growth, I enjoy exchanging ideas on having a positive impact on the world.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Poster presentation - Second place, Issued by AEHS conference, 2020
  • Clean Green Challenge - Third Place, Issued by Innovation Hub, UMass Lowell, 2023

Selected Publications

• Barragan N, Bedi D, Sivaraman M, Loya J, Hutchins K, Findlater, Yan W “Selective Removal of Barium and Hardness Ions from Brackish Water with Chemically Enhanced Electrodialysis” ES& T Water

Research Currently in Progress

Selective ion removal for increasing the life cycle of valuable metals of spent Lithium Ion batteries. Quantifying microplastics in the marine environment.