Shray Saxena

Shray Saxena

Postdoctoral Research Associate
College Of Arts And Sciences
Department of Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
Science and Technology Building, Room 345

210 784-2602   |

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Shray Saxena is a postdoctoral research associate at the College of Arts and Sciences. As a PhD in Civil Engineering from University of Delaware, he specializes in water and wastewater treatment technologies. His key achievements include water quality analysis and treatment, field sampling, pilot testing, and developing novel & emerging technologies. With safety as a priority, he is adept at resolving problems requiring the application of standard and novel, procedures and techniques. 


Research Interest

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in developing countries 
Photo-chemical oxidation of emerging contaminants  
Membrane distillation
Water treatment and reuse 


Teaching Summary

Year Rank Company/Institute/University
2019-2020 Postdoctoral Research Associate Texas A&M University-San Antonio


Classes Observing

Course Code Course Name
WATR 4315-600 Advanced Wastewater Recycling Systems
WATR 5315-600 Advanced Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Treatment and Recycling Systems




  • Saxena, S.* and Den, W. In-situ treatment technologies for pit latrines for mitigation of groundwater contamination by fecal pathogens – A review of recent technical advances, Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (2021).
  • Saxena, S., Srivastava, P., Dentel, S.K., Imhoff, P.T. and Cha, D.K.* Field demonstration of breathable laminate-lined container-based toilets in Kanpur, India. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (2021).
  • Saxena, S., Ebraziakhshayesh, B., Dentel, S.K., Imhoff, P.T. and Cha, D.K. In Situ Drying of Fecal Sludge in Breathable Laminate-Lined Collection Containers. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (2019).
  • Saxena, S., Dentel, S.K., Cha, D.K. and Imhoff, P.T. Drying of Fecal Sludge in 3D Laminate Enclosures for Urban Waste Management. Science of the Total Environment (2019).
  • Ebrazibakhshayesh, B., Saxena, S., & Imhoff, P. T. Understanding Fecal Sludge Drying in Membrane-Lined Container-Based Toilets for Developing Countries with CFD Modeling. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology (2019). DOI: 10.1039/C9EW00583H
  • Saxena, S. Breathable Membrane Enclosure for Fecal Sludge Drying and Stabilization. Proquest doctoral dissertation. University of Delaware. Newark, Delaware, U.S.A. (2017).
  • Dentel, S.K., Marzooghi, S., Saxena, S., Carvalho, N.A., Ahneman, T.E. and Imhoff, P.T. Biosolids Dewatering and Drying by Novel Use of a Breathable Membrane Process. Proc. WEF Biosolids and Residuals Management (2014, digital only).

Courses Teaching

Subject Number Section Description Term Syllabus
WATR 1302 600 Intro Wastewater Treatment Spring 2022 Syllabi