Sarvajith Manjunath, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests

Dr. Manjunath's research focuses on identifying and harnessing the latent potential of microorganisms in natural and engineered systems towards a bioprocess development that is robust, environmentally friendly, sustainable, and caters to the next generation. 

Specific research areas include: 

Aerobic granular sludge for domestic and industrial wastewater treatment, 
Microbial biofiltration systems for wastewater treatment,
Resource recovery,
Metal-microbe interactions,
Antifungal compounds and probiotic potential of bacteria.


  • Ph.D. (Life Sciences), Homi Bhabha National Institute- BARC, 2021
  • MSc (Biochemistry), University of Mysore, 2013
  • BSc (Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology), University of Mysore, 2010

KAUST Affiliations

  • Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)​​

Research Interests Keywords

Microbial biotechnology Aerobic and anaerobic bioprocesses Aerobic Granular Sludge Wastewater treatment technologies Microbial ecology of engineered systems