DR. ULHAS G. SAWAIKER Back
He has pursued his B.E. in Civil Engineering from Goa College of Engineering, Goa University in the year 1992. He has completed his M.Tech. in Environmental Engineering in 2002 from KLE Belgaum under VTU. He did his PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay. He is currently working as Professor in Civil and Head of Mechanical Engineering Department of Goa College of Engineering. He is having 25 years of teaching experience
Gender :
Male
Birth Date :
05/12/1968
Designation :
PROFESSOR & HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
Department :
MINING ENGINEERING
Date of Joining :
01/03/1996
Area of Interest :

Environmental Engineering, Solid waste management, Industrial waste treatment, Air Pollution, Building Planning and Design

Major Achievements
Sr.No. Year Achievements
1 2019 Invited Speaker at Monash University, Melbourne Australia, on 19th and 20th December 2019 to give a talk on “Degradation of organic solvents using bioreactor”.
2 2019 Member of the Indo – Australian Consortium: The abandoned mine and waste site reclamation project of India.
3 2018 Recipient of the Best Paper Award for the technical paper “Effect of Hydraulic Retention Time on the Biodegradation of Organic Solvents from simulated Pharmaceutical Wastewater in UASB Reactors” during the International Conference on Desalination (InDACON-2018) at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, during 20 to 21 April 2018. ( Certificate with Trophy)
4 2014 Recipient of the Best Poster Award for the technical paper “Performance and sludge characteristics during start-up of UASB reactor using pharmaceutical wastewater” in the 7th International Congress of Environmental Research at R. V. College of Engineering, Bangalore during 26 to 28 Dec’ 2014. ( Certificate with Trophy)
5 2006 Recipient of the Best Poster Award for the technical paper on “Wastewater treatment using UASB process – A Review” in the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Sustainable Technologies for Environmental Protection (ICSTEP 2006), 7th to 9th January 2006 at CIT, Coimbatore, India. ( Certificate with Cash prize of Rs. 5000/-)
Subjects Taught
Industrial Waste Treatment, Solid Waste Management, Air Pollution, Building Planning and Design, Green Building, Environmental Engineering – Water Supply and Sewage treatment,
Academic Information
Sr.No. Degree/Diploma Description
1 Ph.D.  ( Engineering ) Environmental Science & Engineering
Courses/Seminars Attended
Sr.No. Name of Courses Venue Duration
1 IGBCs Training Programme on Green Building for Government Officers of Goa Panaji Goa 4th and 5th Oct. 2018
2 AICTE - UKIREI Technical Leadership Development training programme AICTE New Delhi 1 YEAR (2018-19)
3 Green Audit of College Campuses’’ DM College Assagao 29th and 30th August 2019
4 7th International Conference on Issues and Challenges in Doctoral Research Goa University 25th and 26th August 2019
Projects Guided
Sr.No. UG/PG Poject/Dissertation Year Title
1 UG Project 2018 PREPARATION OF VALUATION REPORT OF BUILDING BASED ON TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS
2 UG Project 2018 MARKET SURVEY OF WATERPROOFING COMPOUNDS TO ESTABLISH ITS SUITABILITY TO GOAN ENVIRONMENT
3 UG Project 2018 POTENTIAL USE OF PLASTIC AS A CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL
4 UG Project 2017 VERTICAL FOREST
5 UG Project 2017 STUDY OF MINING INDUSTRY IN GOA AND DEVELOPMENT OF DATABASE FOR SUSTAINABLE MINING
6 Ph.D Project 2016 GEOLOGICAL, GEOTECHNICAL STUDY AND ECONOMIC UTILITY OF THE LATERITES FROM SELECTED PROFILES OF GOA: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
7 Ph.D Project 2016 DEVELOPMENT OF COMPOSITE MATERIAL USING MINE WASTE
8 Ph.D Project 2016 SUSTAINABLE DESIGN OF EXISTING WATER TREATMENT PLANT IN GOA FOR REMOVAL OF HEAVY METALS
9 Ph.D Project 2016 REMOVAL OF HEAVY METALS FROM MINE PIT WATER USING ALTERNATIVE LOW COST ADSORPTION METHOD
10 Ph.D Project 2016 AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE INFLUENCE OF ROCK MASS PROPERTIES ON THE PERFORMANCE OF RIPPLERS IN GEO MININGCONDITIONS OF GOA
Seminars/Conferences/Courses/Field Trips Organised
Sr.No. Type Title Of Workshop No. Of Days Date Resource Person
1 Workshop Programming with Raspberry Pi 2 19th August 2016 to 20th Augu Milroy Dourado, Fernandes Raul
2 Workshop Designing with FPGA and Verilog HDL 2 10th & 11th MARCH 2017 Sonia Kuwelkar
Paper Published
Sr.No Type Title Subject Details Date
1 National RELEVANCE OF ENVIRONMENT ASPECTS FOR RIVER VALLEY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT NA NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON EA AND EIA AT GOA 2001 01/Jan/2001
2 National PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CHEMICAL WASTE INCINERATORS NA NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION CONTROL AT TIRUPATI- 2002 01/Jan/2002
3 National TREATMENT OF WASTEWATER FOR POLLUTION CONTROL USING RZB TECHNOLOGY NA NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UENTRA BELGAUM-2003 01/Jan/2003
4 National INCINERATION TECHNOLOGY FOR NON- BIODEGRADABLE INDUSTRIAL WASTE NA NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UENTRA BELGAUM-2003 01/Jan/2003
5 National INCINERATION A CLEANER TECHNOLOGY FOR WASTE DISPOSAL NA NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES ON ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING IIT BOMBAY-2003 01/Jan/2003
6 National AUGMENTATION OF OPA WATER SUPPLY SCHEME NA 36th ANNUAL CONVENTION OF IWWA AT AHMEDABAD-2003 01/Jan/2003
7 National ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION & PRESENT SCENARIO IN INDIA NA NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY & LAW FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AT NEW DELHI-2004 01/Jan/2004
8 National ''WASTEWATER TREATMENT USING UASB PROCESS-A REVIEW'' NA INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (ICSTEP 2006), 7th to 9th JANUARY 2006 AT CIT, COIMBATORE, INDIA 07/Jan/2006
9 National '' TECHNICAL REVIEW ON UASB PROCESS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT'' NA INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON R & D FRONTIERS IN WATER AND WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT, 20th to 21st JANUARY 2006 AT NEERI,NAGPUR, INDIA.Pp.788-797. 20/Jan/2006
10 National ''APPROACHES TO PHARMACEUTICAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT; AN OVERVIEW'' NA PROCEEDINGS OF AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT; SCENARIO TO 2020 (EMASS2020), 26th to 27th 26/Dec/2007
11 National MINING AND ENVIRONMENT - A CASE STUDY NA INDO- ITALIAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GREEN AND CLEAN ENVIRONMENT (GCE 2008) 20-21 MARCH 2008 21/Mar/2008
12 National ''START-UP AND ACCLIMATION OF SEED SLUDGE WITH PHARMACEUTICAL WASTEWATER IN UASB REACTOR'' NA 12th ASIA PACIFIC CONFEDERATION OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CONGRESS (APCChE),3rd to 6th AUGUST 2008 AT DALIAN CHINA 06/Aug/2008
13 National ''TREATMENT OF SIMULATED PHARMACEUTICAL WASTEWATER WITH UPFLOW ANAEROBIC SLUDGE BLANKET REACTORS'' NA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIFFUSE POLLUTION MANAGEMENT (IWA, DIPCON 2008), 25th to 29th AUGUST 2008 AT KHON KAEN, THAILAND. 29/Aug/2008
14 National Journal Applicability of Size-strength Rippability Classification System for Laterite Excavation in Iron Ore Applicability of Size-strength Rippability Classification System for Laterite Excavation in Iron Ore AMSE Journals- IIETA Publication – 2017 Modelling C; Vol.78, PP 378-391 Jan, 2018 01/Jan/2018
15 International Conference Effect of Hydraulic Retention Time on the Biodegradation of Organic Solvents from simulated Pharmac Effect of Hydraulic Retention Time on the Biodegradation of Organic Solvents from simulated Pharmac International Conference on Desalination (InDACON-2018) held at NIT-Tiruchirappalli , Tamilnadu 21/Apr/2018
16 National Journal Effect of rock properties on rippability of laterite in Iron Ore mines of Goa Effect of rock properties on rippability of laterite in Iron Ore mines of Goa Mathematical Modelling of Engineering Problems IIETA publication Vol. 5, No. 2, June, 2018, pp. 108-115 01/Jul/2018
Training/Conferences/Short Term Courses Attended
Sr. No Course Name Institute From Date To Date Remark
1 DESALINATION ANNA UNIVERSITY 12/Feb/1994 24/Dec/1994 NATIONAL
2 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT GOA ENGINEERING COLLEGE 17/Mar/1999 31/Mar/1999 NATIONAL
3 TRAINING OF TRAINERS FOR E- GOVERNANCE CRISP-BHOPAL 23/Apr/2001 03/May/2001 NATIONAL
4 PC SOFTWARE TOOLS CRISP- BHOPAL 25/Nov/2002 06/Dec/2002 NATIONAL
5 RAIN WATER HARVESTING GOA ENGINEERING COOLEGE 18/Mar/2002 29/Mar/2002 NATIONAL
6 SOIL AND WATER POLLUTION IISC BANGALORE 01/Dec/2003 05/Dec/2003 NATIONAL
7 ADVANCE WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY IIT BOMBAY 29/Nov/2004 03/Dec/2004 NATIONAL
Training/Conference/Short Term Courses Conducted
Sr. No Course Name Institute From Date TO Date Remark
1 EA EIA AS TOOLS FOR PREVENTIVE GOA ENGINEERING COLLEGE-GPB-IEI 02/Mar/2001 03/Mar/2001 NATIONAL
2 15th NATIONAL CONVENTION OF IEI 08/Mar/2002 09/Mar/2002 NATIONAL
3 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN INDUST GOA ENGINEERING COLLEGE- GPB-IEI 11/May/2004 31/May/2004 NATIONAL
4 GREEN TECHNOLOGIES FOR WASTE GOA ENGINEERING COLLEGE-IITB 08/Apr/2006 09/Apr/2006 NATIONAL

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