Lab Members


Director, M.S. Chadha Center for Global India; Sanjay Swani 87' Professor of India Studies at Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute
Lead Principal Investigator and Director, Sustainable Healthy Cities Network


Anu Ramaswami, Ph.D., is a professor at Princeton University in the departments of India studies, civil and environmental engineering, and at the High Meadows Environmental Institute. She is an interdisciplinary environmental engineer recognized as a pioneer and leader on the topic of sustainable urban infrastructure systems. Her work explores how seven key sectors - that provide water, energy, food, buildings, mobility, connectivity, waste management and green/public spaces – shape human and environmental wellbeing, from local to global scales. Ramaswami’s work integrates environmental science and engineering, industrial ecology, public health and public affairs, with a human-centered and systems focus. She is the inaugural director of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India at Princeton University, the lead principal investigator and director of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported Sustainable Healthy Cities Network, and serves on the United Nations Environment’s International Resource Panel, the US NSF’s Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education. She received her B.S. in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai and her Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Email: anu.ramaswami [at]


Websites: Sustainable Healthy Cities Network
M.S. Chadha Center for Global India
Sustainable Urban Systems Lab
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