Professor Anu Ramaswami is the Chair Professor of Science Technology & Environmental Policy at the University of Minnesota and among the leading scholars on sustainable urban infrastructure. She has seen her work adopted as policies and protocols for developing sustainable cities in the United States and internationally. She is lead PI and Director of the US National Science Foundation’s interdisciplinary Sustainable Healthy Cities Network.
Ramaswami’s research spans environmental science, industrial ecology, sustainable infrastructure design, urban systems analysis, and integration of science and technology with policy and planning for real-world implementation in communities. She has developed novel interdisciplinary research and education in these diverse areas. She is the author of a graduate-level textbook on integrated environmental modeling, and is presently developing a Social-Ecological-Infrastructural System framework to study Sustainable Urban System.
Ramaswami received her B.S. in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology–Madras, India, and her M.S. and PhD in civil and environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Ramaswami serves on the United Nation’s International Resource Panel and co-chairs its inaugural report on SDGs to the UN.