Krishnanand Maillacheruvu

Krishnanand Maillacheruvu

Professor, Undergraduate Programs Management Head

    Jobst Hall 232
    (309) 677-3764
   kmaillac@bradley.edu

 

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

Biography

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.

Professional Experience

  • 14-Present Professor, Bradley University, IL
  • 04-14 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

Teaching

Dr. Maillacheruvu’s primary teaching interests are in the areas of environmental engineering, particularly in biological treatment processes, site remediation, geoenvironmental engineering, environmental modeling and fluid mechanics. He has also taught groundwater hydrology, sustainability and public policy, environmental regulations and policy, numerical methods, geotechnical engineering and pavement design. 

Scholarship

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, soil and groundwater clean up. He is currently working on electrokinetics-enhanced bioremediation, nutrient removal from wastewater and energy production from anaerobic processes. In addition to over 40 publications in national and international journals and conferences, Dr. Maillacheruvu has co-authored three books/book chapters in the field of environmental engineering. 

Co-authored books/chapters:

  • Asolekar, S.R., Kalbar, P.P., Chaturvedi, M.K.M., Maillacheruvu, K.Y. (2014) “Rejuvenation of Rivers and Lakes in India: Balancing Societal Priorities with Technological Possibilities.” In Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification. Elsevier Press. Volume 4: Water Quality and Sustainability, 181–229. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B978012382182900075X
  • Industrial Wastewater Management, Treatment, and Disposal. Water Environment Federation, Alexandria, VA., McGraw-Hill, New York, NY., Co-author. “Removal of Organic Constituents.” 424-462.
  • Alshawabkeh A. N. and Maillacheruvu, K.Y. (2001) "Electrochemical and Biogeochemical Interactions in Soils under Electric Fields," In Physico-Chemical Remediation of Contaminated Subsurface Environment, Editors: J. A. Smith and S. E. Burns, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, NY, 2001, 73-90, July 2001.

Journal and book articles:

  • Frenkel, V. S., Cummings, G. A., Maillacheruvu, K., Tang, W. Z. (2018). Food-Processing Wastes. Water Environment Research, 90(10), 1033-1053. DOI: 10.2175/106143018X15289915807146
  • Frenkel, V.S., Cummings, G.A., Maillacheruvu, K. Y., Tang, W.Z. (2017). Food-Processing Wastes. Water Environment Research, 89(10), 1360-1383, Water Environment Federation, Alexandria, VA
  • Frenkel, V.S., Cummings, G.A., Maillacheruvu, K. Y., Tang, W.Z. (2016). Food-Processing Wastes. Water Environment Research, 88(10), 1395-1408, Water Environment Federation, Alexandria, VA
  • Maillacheruvu, K.Y. and Asolekar, S.R. (2016). Effective Management of Aged Stockpiled Solid Wastes in India. In Geoenvironmental Practices and Sustainability: Linkages and Directions. Editors: G.L. Sivakumar Babu, Krishna R. Reddy, Anirban De and Manoj Datta. Publisher: Springer. In press.
  • Frenkel, V.S., Cummings, G.A., Maillacheruvu, K. Y., Tang, W.Z. (2015). Food-Processing Wastes. Water Environment Research, 87(10), 1360-1372, Water Environment Federation, Alexandria, VA.
  • Frenkel V.S., Cummings G., Maillacheruvu K.Y., Tang, W.Z., (2014). Food Processing Wastes. Water Environment Research, 86(10), 1498-1514, Water Environment Federation, Alexandria, VA.
  • Frenkel V.S., Cummings G., Maillacheruvu K.Y., Tang, W.Z., (2013). Food Processing Wastes. Water Environment Research, 85(10), 1501-1514, Water Environment Federation, Alexandria, VA.
  • Frenkel V.S., Cummings G., Tang, W.Z., Maillacheruvu K.Y., (2012). Food Processing Wastes. Water Environment Research, 84(10), 1485-1501, Water Environment Federation, Alexandria, VA.
  • Maillacheruvu, K. Y., Chinchoud, P.R. (2011). Electrokinetics-Enhanced Bioremediation. J. Env. Sci Health, Part A – Toxic Substances and Environmental Engineering, 46 (6), 589-595.
  • Frenkel V.S., Cummings G., Scannell, D.E., Tang, W.Z., Maillacheruvu K.Y., (2011). Food Processing Wastes. Water Environment Research, 83(10), 1488-1505, Water Environment Federation, Alexandria, VA.
  • Frenkel V.S., Cummings G., Scannell, D.E., Tang, W.Z., Maillacheruvu K.Y., Treanor, P. (2010). Food Processing Wastes. Water Environment Research, 82 (10), 1468-1484. Water Environment Federation, Alexandria, VA.
  • Maillacheruvu, K. Y., Pathan, I. (2009). Biodegradation of naphthalene, phenanthrene, and pyrene under anaerobic conditions. J. Env. Sci Health, Part A – Toxic Substances and Environmental Engineering, A-2321, 44(13), 1315-1326.
  • Frenkel V.S., Cummings G., Scannell, D.E., Tang, W.Z., Maillacheruvu K.Y., Treanor, P. (2009). Food Processing Wastes. Water Environment Research, 81(10), 1593-1605. Water Environment Federation, Alexandria, VA.
  • Frenkel V.S., Cummings G., Scannell, D.E., Tang, W.Z., Maillacheruvu K.Y., (2008). Food Processing Wastes. Water Environment Research, 80 (10), 1458-1480, Water Environment Federation, Alexandria, VA.
  • Maillacheruvu K.Y. and Fayyaz O. (2007). Removal of Heavy Metals from Synthetic Leachate Using a Biologically Generated Electric Field. J. Env. Sci Health Part A – Toxic Substances and Environmental Engineering, A42, No. 2.
  • Stabenau E.K., Giczewski, D.T., Maillacheruvu, K.Y. (2006). Uptake and Elimination of Naphthalene from Liver, Lung, and Muscle Tissue in the Leopard frog (Rana pipiens). J. Env. Sci Health, A41, No. 8,1449 – 1461.
  • Alshawabkeh, A. N., Shen, Y. and Maillacheruvu. K. (2004). Effect of DC Electric Fields on COD in Aerobic Mixed Cultures. J. Env. Eng. Sci., 21(3), May/June 2004, 321-330.
  • Maillacheruvu, K.Y., Roy, D., Tanacredi, J.T. (2003). Water Quality Characterization and Mathematical Modelling of Dissolved Oxygen in the East and West Ponds, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, J. Env. Sci Health, A38 (9).
  • Maillacheruvu, K. Y. and Safaai, S. (2002), "Naphthalene removal from aqueous systems by Sagittarius sp." J. Env. Sci Health, A37(5), 845-861.
  • Maillacheruvu, K.Y., Buck, L., and Lee. E. (2001). "Biodegradation potential of photocatalyzed surfactant washwater". J. Env. Sci. Health, A36 (6), 883-895.
  • Maillacheruvu, K.Y and Alshawabkeh, A. (2000). "Anaerobic Microbial Activity Under Electric Fields". In Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management VIII, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, NY, May, 2000.
  • Roy, D. Maillacheruvu, K.Y., and Mouthon, J. (1999). "Bioregeneration of Granular Activated Carbon". J. Env. Sci Health, B34, No. 5.
  • Roy, Moustafa, H., Maillacheruvu, K.Y. (1997). "Aniline degradation in a soil slurry bioreactor", J. Env. Sci Health, A32, No. 8.
  • Maillacheruvu, K.Y. and G.F. Parkin, (1996). "Kinetics of growth, substrate utilization and sulfide toxicity for propionate, acetate and hydrogen utilizers in anaerobic systems". Water Environment Research, 68 (7), 1099-1106.
  • Maillacheruvu, K.Y., G.F. Parkin, C.Y. Peng, W.C. Kuo, Z.I. Oonge, and V. Lebduschka, (1993). “Sulfide Toxicity in Anaerobic Systems fed Sulfate and Various Organics”. Water Environment Research, 65 (2), 100-109.

Conference Papers and Reports in the last 5 years

  • Maillacheruvu, K. (2019). Sustainable Design Strategies for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure. International Conference on Industrial Water, Energy and Environment. CODISSIA, Coimbatore, India. Keynote Address (Invited). January 2019.
  • Maillacheruvu, K. (2019). Water and Sustainability. Conference on Agricultural Pollution, Water Knowledge Centre, The DHAN Academy, Madurai and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai, India, Coimbatore, India. Keynote Address (Invited). March 2019.
  • Maillacheruvu, K. Y., Hartmann, D. (2017). Sustainable Nitrogen Removal Using Appropriate Technologies. The Ninth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Valencia, Spain, July 24-29, 2017. In Press.
  • Al-Khafaji, A. W., Maillacheruvu, K. Y., Hoerber, M., (2017). Analysis Of Empirical Compression Index Equations Using The Water Content. The Ninth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Valencia, Spain, July 24-29, 2017. In Press.
  • Al-Khafaji, A. W., Maillacheruvu, K. Y., Jacobs, R. (2017). Analysis Of Empirical Compression Index Equations Using The Void Ratio. The Ninth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Valencia, Spain, July 24-29, 2017. In Press.
  • Maillacheruvu, K.Y. and Tummala, C. (2016). Modeling microbial transport under low-strength electric fields. Paper Number 514, Sustainability, Energy, and the Geoenvironment, 2016 GeoChicago Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Chicago, IL, Aug 14-18, 2016.
  • Schattler, K.S., Hanson, T., Maillacheruvu, K. Y. (2016). Effectiveness Evaluation of A Modified Right-Turn Lane Design At Intersections. Research Report No. FHWA-ICT-16-012. ICT PROJECT R27-111. Illinois Center for Transportation, June 2016.
  • Al-Khafaji, A. W., Maillacheruvu, K. Y., Sainz, M., Neuman, R. (2015). Analysis Of Empirical Compression Index Equations Using The Liquid Limit. The Eighth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Sydney, Australia, November 23-28, 2015. Implementing Innovative Ideas in Structural Engineering and Project Management (ISEC-8 2015), Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia. ISBN: 978-0-9960437-1-7.
  • Al-Khafaji, A. W., Maillacheruvu, K. Y., Sainz, M., Neuman, R. (2015). Direct Method To Model Seepage For An Embankment With A Drain. The Eighth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Sydney, Australia, November 23-28, 2015. Implementing Innovative Ideas in Structural Engineering and Project Management (ISEC-8 2015), Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia. ISBN: 978-0-9960437-1-7.
  • Al-Khafaji, A. W. and Maillacheruvu, K. Y. (2014). Sustainable Use of Deicing Materials. 3rd International Conference of Engineering and Applied Sciences (ICAES 2014), University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 29, 2014.
  • Maillacheruvu, K.Y., and Al-Khafaji, A.W. (2014). Impact of International Collaboration on the Learning Environment. 2014 International Forum, American Society of Engineering Education, Indianapolis, IN, June 14, 2014.

Service

Dr. Maillacheruvu serves as the Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, Academic Advisor for Civil Engineering undergraduates, Chair of the Teaching Excellence Committee, Chair of the Service Excellence Committee, and CEC Publicity. He also serves on several college and university committees. Maillacheruvu has also been involved in several community outreach activities such as the North-South Foundation, AIM for Seva, Easter Seals, Mentoring in District 150 schools, and others.

Licensures and Certifications

  • Professional Engineer (New York)

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 Outstanding Faculty Award, CEC Department, Bradley University
  • 2017 Outstanding Faculty Award, CEC Department, Bradley University
  • 2015 Distinguished, Assoc. of Env. Eng. and Science Professors (AEESP)
  • 2013 Academic Advisor of the Year, Bradley University
  • 2012 ASCE Faculty Advisor of the Year (Region 3)
  • 2011 Outstanding Faculty Award, CEC Department, Bradley University
  • 2010 Putnam Award for Teaching Excellence, Bradley University
  • 2010 Outstanding Faculty Award, CEC Department, Bradley University