Kanagaratnam Baskaran (Bas)

Brief Introduction

Name:Kanagaratnam Baskaran (Bas)
Highest qualification and awarding universityPhD, The University of Melbourne, Australia
EmployerDeakin University
Contact details:Email:WhatsApp number/Mobile number
Home page link on your employer web site if availablehttps://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/bas-baskaran 
Key areas of interestWater and wastewater treatment technology, Water recovery and reuse, Sustainable urban and industrial water management, Water quality and stormwater management systems, and Natural treatment systems
Web links for your research profile on Google scholar; ORCID or ResearchGate (if available); only one of them please.https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3011-6632

Professor Baskaran is an accomplished strategic leader with high level knowledge and experience in strategic planning, with significant experience in the development and delivery of international education and research partnerships. He has extensive knowledge and understanding for the Australian Water Industry and successfully completed several industry funded research projects over the past 25 years.  Prof Baskaran was highly influential in establishing the International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICEWaRM) and chaired its Board of Studies for several years.  In 2011, He was selected as one of the three leading researchers in the field of Water and Environment from Australia to participate in the “Visiting Researchers Program in Thailand” by the Australian Government. 

Five key publications/reports etc. in 10 years.

  1. Abdikheibari, Sara, Dumee, Ludovic F., Jegatheesan, Veeriah, Mustafa, Zainab, Le-Clech, Pierre, Lei, Weiwei and Baskaran, Kanagaratnam (2020), Natural organic matter removal and fouling resistance properties of a boron nitride nanosheet-functionalized thin film nanocomposite membrane and its impact on permeate chlorine demand, Journal of water process engineering, vol. 34, pp. 1-13, doi: 10.1016/j.jwpe.2020.101160.
  2. Sara Abdikheibari, Weiwei Lei, Ludovic F. Dumée, Anders J. Barlow, and Kanagaratnam Baskaran (2019), Novel thin film nanocomposite membranes decorated with few-layered boron nitride nanosheets for simultaneously enhanced water flux and organic fouling resistance, Applied Surface Science Journal, 488, 565-577.
  3. Abdikheibari, Sara, Lei, Weiwei, Dumee, Ludovic, Milne, Nicholas and Baskaran, Kanagaratnam (2018), Thin film nanocomposite nanofiltration membranes from amine functionalized-boron nitride/polypiperazine amide with enhanced flux and fouling resistance, Journal of materials chemistry a, vol. 6, no. 25, pp. 12066-12081.
  4. Roekmi, Raden Ajeng Koesoemo, Chua, Lloyd and Baskaran, Kanagaratnam (2018), Analysing piped water service provider performance based on consumer perceptions, Utilities Policy, vol. 55, pp. 79-89.

Roekmi, Raden Ajeng Koesoemo, Baskaran, Kanagaratnam and Chua, Lloyd (2018), Community-based water supplies in Cikarang, Indonesia: are they sustainable?, Natural resources forum, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 108-122.