Dr. Sailesh Behera | Department of Civil


Dr. Sailesh
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
School of Engineering (SoE)
D036C, Shiv Nadar University
Greater Noida Uttar Pradesh
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Profile Summary 

Dr. Sailesh N. Behera has been working as Assistant Professor in Department of Civil Engineering at Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India since July 2015. He obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. Before joining at Shiv Nadar University, he worked as a Post-Doctorate Fellow in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at National University of Singapore, Singapore. His research thrust areas include Fate and control of water and wastewater contaminants, Air quality monitoring and modeling, Waste management, and Water-air-soil Interactions. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles in Impactful International Journals of the field, and several National/International conference papers. The scope of his current research project includes insight into environmental fate and associated health effects of diesel engine exhausts under controlled laboratory conditions. 

Educational Qualifications 
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar
Work Experience 
Assistant Professor,
Shiv Nadar University,
Greater Noida, U.P., India
I currently work here
Post Doctoral Fellow,
National University of Singapore,
Senior Project Engineer,
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
Kanpur, U.P., India
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad,
Allahabad, U.P., India
Teaching & Research Interests: 

o Air quality monitoring and modeling
o Fate and control of water and wastewater contaminants
o Waste management
o Water-air-soil Interactions
o Policy evaluation of control strategies
o Mapping of emission scenarios

o Air Quality Science and Engineering (CED 405)
o Environmental Engineering (CED 308)
o Environmental Management in Industries (CED 315)
o Solid Waste Management (CCC 621)
o Transportation Engineering (CED 304)
o Elements of Surveying (CED 209)
o Engineering Hydrology (CED 203)
o Air Pollution Control (CED 631)
o Nanotechnology for Environment (CED 634)
o Applied Statistics (CED 642)
o Industrial Wastewater Treatment (CED 644)


Early Career Research Award by Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of
Science and Technology, Government of India


Fellowship from National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore during Post-doc

Scholarly Activity

Tomatis, M., Xu, H., Wei, C., Bishop, M.T., He, J., Wang, C., Zhao, M., Xiao,H., Yu, H., Behera, S.N., Tang, B. (2018). “Comparative study of Mn/Co binary metal catalysts supported on two commercial diatomaceous earths for oxidation of benzene”. Catalysts, 8(3): 111. MDPI Publisher.

Yusuf, A., Snape, C., He, J., Xu, H., Liu, C., Zhao, M., Chen, G.Z., Tang, B., Wang, C., Wang, J., Behera, S.N. (2017). Advances on transition metal oxides catalysts for formaldehyde oxidation: A review. Catalysis Reviews, 59(3), pp.189-233. Taylor and Francis Publisher.

Parida, B.R., Behera, S.N., Oinam, B., Pandey, A.C., Singh, N., "Evaluation of satellite-derived Rainfall Estimates for an Extreme Rainfall Event over Uttarakhand, Western Himalayas". Hydrology, 4(2): 22: 2017. MDPI Publisher.

Xu, J.S., Xu, M.X., Snape, C., He, J., Behera, S.N., Xu, H.H., Ji, D.S., Wang, C.J., Yu, H., Xiao, H., Jiang, Y.J. (2017). “Temporal and spatial variation in major ion chemistry and source identification of secondary inorganic aerosols in Northern Zhejiang Province, China”. Chemosphere, 179:316-330. Elsevier Publisher.

Behera, S.N., Cheng, J., Huang, X., Zhu, Q., Liu, P., Balasubramanian, R. (2015). "Chemical composition and acidity of size-fractionated inorganic aerosols of 2013-14 winter haze in Shanghai and associated health risk of toxic elements ". Atmospheric Environment, 122, 259-271. Elsevier Publisher.

Behera, S.N., Sharma, M., Shukla, S.P. (2015). Characterization of Gaseous Pollutants and Water-Soluble Inorganic Ions in PM2.5 during Summer Time at an Urban Site of North India. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 20(4), p.A4015002. ASCE Publisher.

Behera, S.N., Cheng, J., Balasubramanian, R. (2015). In situ acidity and pH of size-fractionated aerosols during a recent smoke-haze episode in Southeast Asia. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 37(5): 843-859. SpringerLink Publisher.

Behera, S.N., Betha, R., Huang, X. and Balasubramanian, R., 2015. Characterization and estimation of human airway deposition of size-resolved particulate-bound trace elements during a recent haze episode in Southeast Asia. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22(6): 4265-4280. SpringerLink Publisher.

Betha, R., Behera, S.N., Balasubramanian, R. (2014). "2013 Southeast Asian smoke haze: fractionation of particulate-bound elements and associated health risk". Environmental Science & Technology, 48(8), 4327–4335. ACS Publisher.