Appala Raju Badireddy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering where he maintains an active research program in Water Treatment and Environmental Nanotechnology. Raju is an environmental engineer, with expertise in nanotechnology-enabled water treatment and nutrient recovery, membrane processes, fate and transport of emerging contaminants, environmental viruses and biofilms, engineered nanomaterials for environmental and biomedical applications, microsensors, and nanoremediation.
Dr. Badireddy continues to supervise post-doctoral, graduate, undergraduate, and local high school student researchers. Raju teaches environmental chemodynamics, physical and chemical processes in water and wastewater treatment systems, and water and wastewater engineering at UVM. He has authored or co-authored more than 35 publications in peer-reviewed journals and two book chapters in the past 13 years. Raju's latest projects include studies on environmental dynamics of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), advanced membranes for nutrient recovery and PFAS remediation, forward osmosis for water reuse, impacts of fracking fluids on subsurface biofilms, green disinfection strategies for waterborne pathogens, and microsensors for nutrients and contaminant monitoring in the environment.