Satinder K. Brar
Satinder Kaur Brar was born in Bangalore, India. She received her B.S. degree with honors in chemistry from Poona University and then moved on to complete her M.S. degree in organic chemistry from National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. Later on, she completed her M.S. degree in environmental engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India. Subsequently, she worked as a Defence Research Scientist in Defence Research and Development Organization, Delhi, India handling phytoremdiation of explosive contaminated sites. Later, she completed her Ph.D. degree from Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Eau Terre Environnement, INRS-ETE) in 2007. Presently, Brar is an Assistant Professor at INRS-ETE since June, 2007. She is a recipient of the ASCE State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering award (2007) for her article titled "Bioremediation of Hazardous Wastes - A Review?, Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste Management (PPHTRWM). She has also received the Rudolf gold medal (2008) for her originality of the article published in PPHTRWM. Her research interests lie in value addition of agricultural and industrial wastes to biopesticides, enzymes, biohydrogen, biodiesel, and animal feed from production to formulation. She also has interest in the fate of endocrine disrupter compounds, pharmaceuticals, nanoparticles, and other toxic organic compounds during production and value addition of wastewater and wastewater sludge. She has more than 80 research publications and about 25 book chapters to her credit. She has edited several special issues for journals. She is on the editorial board of Journal of Wastewater Treatment and Analysis and has also edited a book Hazardous Materials: Risks and Analysis.
Biography Updated on 13 June 2011