Shray Saxena, Ph.D.

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Phone: (210)784-2819
Office location: SciTech 311-D

Dr. Saxena specializes in research and development of water and sanitation technologies. For his doctorate thesis, he focused on application of hydrophobic membrane technology for sludge dewatering and degradation. He designed and field-tested a novel decentralized toilet technology termed as, Eco-Vapor toilets targeted to urban slum households of emerging nations. During the course of this Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation project, he gained extensive experience in all aspects of project management including site identification, product design, field implementation, monitoring and evaluation. He received the Hagerty Environmental Graduate Award in 2015 with recognition in local and international news carriers for the successful field application of his Eco-Vapor toilets.

Dr. Saxena is currently a researcher fellow with the new Institute for Water Resources Science and Technology (IWRST) at Texas A&M University – San Antonio. Dr. Saxena graduated with a Ph.D. and Masters degree from University of Delaware in Civil Engineering, and holds a baccalaureate chemical engineering degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani - Dubai.