Gayathri Danasamy Naidu

Senior Lecturer/ARC DECRA Fellow
University of Technology Sydney

Ultimo, NSW

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I am currently a Senior Lecturer and ARC DECRA Fellow with the Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater in University of Technology Sydney. My core research is dedicated to exploring the three Rs in seawater and wastewater – that is remediation, reuse and recovery. I synthesis nanomaterials and membranes, as well as model, design and implement hybrid solar membrane brine treatment processes to drive the global water industry towards sustainable water reuse and recovering valuable resources such as lithium and rare earth elements. I have come to this part of my career via bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Engineering at the University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur and Imperial College London, respectively; I obtained my PhD in Environmental Engineering from UTS. I have also worked in the water and energy sectors through roles at Motorola, the Malaysian government, Republic Polytechnic and the Public Utilities Board in Singapore.

Gayathri identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.