Sreenivasulu Chadalavada

Sreenivasulu Chadalavada, PhD


Sreenivasulu is currently working as Program Coordinator for Department of Defence and BHP programs at CRC CARE .Sreenivasulu is also Conjoint senior lecturer at GCER, University of Newcastle Australia.  He has a Master of Technology (M.Tech) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), in the area of Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering, After graduation he worked in an engineering consultancy as Design Engineer, designing the surge phenomena in hydro-electric power plants. Sreenivasulu joined CRC CARE after completing his PhD at the University of South Australia. During this time he also worked at the University as a hydrogeologist engaged in modelling groundwater flow and pollutant transport processes. Sreenivasulu has successfully supervised a PhD student who has been graduated and currently supervising four PhD students in the field of environmental sciences.


  • 2009     Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Environmental Science, University of South Australia, Australia
  • 2005     Master of Technology (M.Tech), Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, IIT Kanpur, India
  • 2002     Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Civil Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry University, India

Professional experience

2009 – present     program coordinator & hydrogeologist, Department of Defence, Government of Australia, CRC CARE Pty Ltd, Australia

  • managing and coordinating the Defence projects under national contaminated sites
  • modelling aspects of groundwater flow and contaminant transport in groundwater contaminated aquifers

2010 – present     adjunct research fellow, University of South Australia, Adelaide

  • participating in the research work in the area of groundwater modelling, optimization and contamination
  • remediation at Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation at University of South Australia
  • supervision of MS and PhD students

2008 – 2009     hydrogeologist, research associate, University of South Australia, Australia

  • field work
  • modelling aspects as part of site characterization study for a remediation project on casual employment
  • coordination and management of site characterization component

2005 – 2006     assistant engineer (design), Consulting Engineering Services (International), New Delhi, India

  • designing the various engineering components of a hydroelectric power plants, mainly surge shaft phenomena, retaining walls and dams

2005 – 2005     research associate, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India

  • assisting research project leader in designing hydraulic components and experimental setup in the hydraulics laboratory
  • designing small hydroelectric power plant in Uttar Pradesh, India

2002 – 2003     teaching the applied mathematics



Research Papers

  • 2014     Bekele, D. N., Naidu, R., & Chadalavada, S., “Influence of spatial and temporal variability of subsurface soil moisture and temperature on vapour intrusion”, Atmospheric Environment, 88, 14-22.
  • 2014     Du, J., Chadalavada, S., Chen, Z., & Naidu, R., “Environmental remediation techniques of tributyltin contamination in soil and water: A review”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 235, 141-150
  • 2013     Bekele, D. N., Naidu, R., Bowman, M., & Chadalavada, S., “Vapor Intrusion Models for Petroleum and Chlorinated Volatile Organic Compounds: Opportunities for Future Improvements”, Vadose Zone Journal, 12(2).
  • 2012     Chadalavada, S., Datta, B. and Naidu, R., “Optimal Identification of Groundwater Pollution Sources Using Feedback Monitoring Information: A Case Study”, Environmental Forensics 13(2) 140-153
  • 2012     Naidu, R., Nandy, S.,Mallavarapu M., Rachakonda R.P.,Chadalavada S., Zuliang C., Bowman M., “Monitored natural attenuation of a long-term petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated sites: a case study”, Biodegradation 23 (6) 881-895
  • 2011     Chadalavada, S., Datta, B. and Naidu, R., “Optimisation approach for pollution source identification in groundwater: an overview”, International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 8(1), 40-61
  • 2011     Chadalavada, S., Datta, B. and Naidu, R., “Uncertainty Based Optimal Monitoring Network Design for a Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Contaminated Site”, Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 173, (1-4) 929-940
  • 2008     Chadalavada, S., Datta, B., “Dynamic Optimal Monitoring Network Design for Transient Transport of Pollutants in Groundwater Aquifers”, Water Resources Management. 22(6) 651-670
  • 2010     Naidu, R., Megharaj, M., Malik, S., Rachakonda, P. K., Chadalawada, S., Perso, F., & Gilkes, R. J., “Monitored natural attenuation (MNA) as a cost effective sustainable remediation technology for petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated sites: demonstration of scientific evidence. In Proceedings of the 19th World Congress of Soil Science: Soil solutions for a changing world, Brisbane, Australia, 1-6 August 2010.”, International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), c/o Institut für Bodenforschung, Universität für Bodenkultur

Book Chapters

  • 2014     Chadalavada, S., Datta, B. and Naidu, R., “Ground Water Modelling Involving PRBs – General Aspects, Case Studies, Permeable Reactive Barriers, Taylor and Francis”, Research Papers Presented during International Conferences
  • 2013     Arias Espana, Victor Andres; Naidu, Ravi; Chadalavada, Sreenivasulu and Mallavarapu, Megharaj, “A novel technology for treatment of Aqueous Fire Fighting Foams (AFFF) contaminated wastewater”, CleanUp2013, Melbourne