Saumyen Guha

PhD (Princeton University)

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering


Research Interest



  • PhD, Princeton University,1996
  • M.Tech, IIT Kanpur, 1989
  • B.E., Bengal Engineering College, 1987



  • CE 662: Advanced Modeling of Subsurface Flow and Transport

  • CE 602: Advanced Mathematics for Civil Engineers

  • ESO 208: Computational Methods in Engineering

  • CE 262: Engineering Hydraulics

  • CE 361: Engineering Hydrology

  • Singh, S. P., Guha, S., Bose, P. and Kunnikuruvan, S. (2017). Mechanism of the hydrolysis of Endosulfan isomers, J. Phys. Chem. A, Vol. 121, No. 27, pp5156-5163.

  • Singh, S. P., Guha, S. and Bose, P. (2017). Impact of the Composition of the Bacterial Population and Additional Carbon Source on Pathway and Kinetics of Degradation of Endosulfan Isomers, Environmental Science Processes & Impacts, Vol. 19, No. 7, pp 964-974.

  • Tiwari, M. K., and Guha, S. (2014). Kinetics of biotransformation chlorpyrifos in aqueous and soil slurry environments, Water Research, V. 51, pp 73-85.

  • Tiwari, M. K., and Guha, S. (2013). Kinetics of the biodegradation pathway of endosulfan in the aerobic and anaerobic environments, Chemosphere, V. 93, pp657-573.

  • Tiwari, M. K., and Guha, S. (2012). Role of Soil Organic Matter on Sorption and Cosorption of Endosulfan and Chlorpyrifos on Agricultural Soils, J. Env. Eng., ASCE., V. 138, No. 4, pp 426-435.

  • Quaff, A. R. and Guha, S. (2011). Evaluation of Mixing and Performance of Lab-Scale Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket Reactors Treating Domestic Wastewater, J. Env. Eng., ASCE., V 137, No. 5, pp322-331.

  • Ghosh, I., Guha, S., Balasubramaniam, R., and Ramesh Kumar A. V. (2011). Leaching of Metals from fresh and sintered Red Mud, J. of Haz. Mat., V. 185, pp 662-668.

  • Dey, D. K.; Guha, S. (2007) Determination of Community Structure through Deconvolution of PLFA-FAME Signature of Mixed Population, Biotecnology Bioengineering, V. 96, No. 3, pp409- 420.

  • Guha, S.; Raymahashay, B. C.; Banerjee, A.; Acharyya, S. K.; Gupta, A. (2005). Collection of Depth-Specific Groundwater Samples from an Arsenic Contaminated Aquifer in West Bengal, India, Environ. Eng. Sci., V. 22, No. 6, pp870-880.

  • Acharyya, S. K., Chakraborty, P., Lahiri S., Raymahashay, B. C., Guha, S. and Bhowmik, A. (1999) Arsenic Poisoning in the Ganges Delta, Nature, V. 401, p 545.

  • Brown, D. G., Guha, S. and Jaffé, P. R. (1999) Bioremediation of a residual PAH in slurry reactors using a non-ionic surfactant, Bioremediation Journal, V. 3, pp 269 – 283.

  • Guha, S., Peters, C. A. and Jaffé, P. R (1998). Solubilization of PAH mixtures by a non-ionic surfactant, Env. Sci. Tech., V. 32, No. 7, pp 930 - 935.

  • Guha, S., Peters, C. A. and Jaffé, P. R. (1998). Bioavailability of mixtures of PAHs partitioned into the micellar phase of a non-ionic surfactant , Env. Sci. Tech., V. 30, No. 4, pp 2317 - 2324.

  • Guha, S. and Jaffé, P. R. (1996). Biodegradation kinetics of phenanthrene partitioned in the micelle-phase of non-ionic surfactant, Env. Sci. Tech, V. 30, No. 2, pp 605 - 611.

  • Guha, S. and Jaffé, P. R. (1996). Bioavailability of hydrophobic compounds partitioned into the micellar phase of nonionic surfactants, Env. Sci. Tech., V. 30, No. 4, pp 1382 - 1391.

  • Guha, S. and Jaffé, P. R. (1996). Determination of monod kinetic coefficients for volatile hydrophobic organic compounds, Biotech. Bioeng, Vol. 50, No. 6, pp 693 - 699.

  • Guha S., Srivastava R. (2010). Numerical Methods for Engineering and Science, Oxford University Press, New Delhi. 

  • Guha, S. (2001). Dealing with draught: Issues for implementation, in India Infrastructure Report (IIR), Oxford University Press, New Delhi.


303 F Western Laboratory Extension
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-7917 (O)

Email: sguha[AT]

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