Krishnanand Maillacheruvu


Jobst Hall 232
(309) 677-3764

Ph.D., Civil & Env. Engineering, University of Iowa
M.S., Civil & Env. Engineering, University of Iowa
B.Tech., Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras


Dr. Maillacheruvu graduated from I.I.T. Madras (1985) with a B.Tech. in Civil Engineering. After working briefly in India, he earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Iowa (1993).  After postdoctoral work at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Dr. Maillacheruvu taught at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn NY (now part of NYU) from 1994 to 1997.

Dr. Maillacheruvu received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Dept. of Civil Engineering & Construction in 2009 and 2010. He also received the 2010 Putnam Award for Teaching Excellence from Bradley University.  

Professional Experience

  • 04-Present Associate Professor, Bradley University, IL
  • 97-04 Assistant Professor, Bradley University, IL
  • 94-97 Assistant Professor, Polytechnic University, NY
  • 92-93 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • 84-85 Project Engineer, Ocean Engg. Center, I.I.T., Madras, India
  • Design Engineer Intern, Kakuman Consultants Pvt Ltd., Madras, India


Dr. Maillacheruvu’s primary teaching interests are in the areas of environmental engineering and fluid mechanics. He has also contributed in the areas of geotechnical engineering and pavement design.

Dr. Maillacheruvu has developed several courses over his academic career including Geoenvironmental Engineering, Solid Waste Management (with a sustainability approach), Industrial and Hazardous Waste Treatment, Environmental Regulations and Policy, and Transport Phenomena in Environmental Systems.


Dr. Maillacheruvu’s research interests include biological treatment systems (aerobic and anaerobic), industrial waste treatment and reuse, mathematical modeling of environmental systems (water), and hazardous waste treatment and management (emerging technologies for soil and groundwater clean-up). He is currently developing the area of electrokinetics-enhanced bioremediation which has the potential to provide low-cost in situ treatment of organic wastes in the subsurface environment. In addition to several publications in national and international journals and conferences, Dr. Maillacheruvu has co-authored a book: Industrial Wastewater Management, Treatment, and Disposal (WEF Press, McGraw-Hill, 2008).


Dr. Maillacheruvu serves on the Peoria Race Relations Commission (PRRC). Under the chairmanship of Dr. Al-Khafaji, the PRRC has become a major force to effect change in the Central Illinois community through its three-pronged approach of creating and building bridges between needs and opportunities in the areas of education, trades, and building business capacity.

Dr. Maillacheruvu is a Board Member of the North South Foundation which partners with the Bradley Indian Students Association to help young people in India with scholarship support to pursue educational opportunities that otherwise would not be possible. He is active in community-building activities through the Hindu Temple of Peoria and the South Side Mission. Dr. Maillacheruvu also serves as a mentor for the CAN DO 4:13 program in District 150 schools in Peoria.

Dr. Maillacheruvu has served on the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Task Force on Clarifier Design as well as the Task Force on Industrial Wastewater Management, Treatment, and Disposal. He has also chaired sessions at international conferences and serves as a reviewer for many top international journals in environmental engineering and science. He is currently the Chair of the Publications Committee, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP).


Dr. Maillacheruvu has worked on modeling and clean-up efforts related to Lake Ulsoor in Bangalore, India, as part of a non-profit group led by E.R.G. Ltd, Bangalore, India.

Licensures & Certifications

Honors and Awards

  • Undergraduate Scholarship, I.I.T., Madras, India 1980-1985
  • Caterpillar Fellowship 1998-1999