Swati Hegde

Swati Hegde

Senior Academic Research Coordinator

434 McNeil Building 258A Hayden Hall

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Swati joined the Water Center at Penn as a Senior Academic Research Coordinator and brings her applied and real-world oriented research expertise in multidisciplinary areas such as biotechnology, chemical engineering, and sustainability. Swati has several years of research experience in food-water-energy nexus, water and wastewater analysis, bioremediation of pollutants such as textile dyes, crude oil and organic compounds, algal blooms and energy production from wastewater. Her doctoral research focused on the conversion of food processing wastewater to biofuels such as ethanol and butanol, organic acids and biogas using fermentative technologies by using experimental and systems approach. Her research interests include integrated wastewater management, desalination, emerging pollutants and runoff issues.