Anu Ramaswami

Sanjay Swani ’87 Professor of India Studies
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the High Meadows Environmental Institute
Office Phone
E232 Engineering Quad

PhD          Civil Engineering and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1995.

MS           Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 1989. 

BS           Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. 1987.

Honors, Awards, DISTINCTIONS
  • 2022 American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES) Science Award
  • 2022 Steven K. Dentel Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors (AEESP) Award for Global Outreach
  • Chair, 2022 Gordon Research Conference in Industrial Ecology
  • Member, UN Environment’s International Resource Panel (2014 - present)
  • Lead Author IPCC Working Group III Chapter 12: Human Settlements, Infrastructure & Spatial Planning (2012 - 2013)
Research interests

Dr. Ramaswami 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. She brings expertise across multiple disciplines: environmental science and engineering, industrial ecology, public health and public affairs, with a human-centered and systems focus.


    ENV 343 / CEE 343 / SAS 343 Inequality in India: An Interdisciplinary and Global Perspective
    ENV 377 / CEE 377 /SAS 377 / URB 377 Sustainable Cities in the US and India: Technology & Policy Pathways
    CEE 598 / ENV 598 Special Topics in Sustainable, Resilient Cities and Infrastructure Systems

Selected Publications