Anu Ramaswami

Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute; Sanjay Swani '87 Professor of India Studies; Director of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India, Princeton University
  • Princeton University
  • United States of America

About Anu Ramaswami

Anu Ramaswami, Ph.D., is a professor at Princeton University in the departments of India studies, civil and environmental engineering, and at the High Meadows Environmental Institute. She is an interdisciplinary environmental engineer recognized as a pioneer and leader on the topic of sustainable urban infrastructure systems. Her work explores how seven key sectors - that provide water, energy, food, buildings, mobility, connectivity, waste management and green/public spaces – shape human and environmental wellbeing, from local to global scales. Ramaswami’s work integrates environmental science and engineering, industrial ecology, public health and public affairs, with a human-centered and systems focus. She is the inaugural director of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India at Princeton University, the lead principal investigator and director of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported Sustainable Healthy Cities Network, and serves on the United Nations Environment’s International Resource Panel, the US NSF’s Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education. She received her B.S. in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai and her Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. 

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Civil Engineering Environmental Engineering Environmental Health Environmental Science Industrial Ecology Public Policy Science, Technology and Society Urban Science and Studies

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