Senior Policy Fellow
Department of Science and Technology New Delhi
Dr Rashmi’s research interest is to address climate change by strengthening and facilitating the low carbon development (particularly in the area of Water, Energy, Transportation and Infrastructure) in India through the lens of science, technology and innovation.
Rashmi Verma is working as a DST-Science Technology and Innovation Senior Policy Fellow at the DST-Centre for Policy Research, Indian Institute of Science- hosted at the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi. She has a Master’s degree in Botany and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences. She has over seven years of work experience in Climate Change, Water Resource Management, Water and Sanitation sector in India and in Sub-Saharan Countries.
In her last engagement, She was associated with Centre for Science and Environment as Programme Officer in Rural Water and Waste Management unit. She was also engaged in training and capacity building programs of central and state government departments. Prior to that she worked with GIZ on project – Status of Climate Change in State of Uttarakhand. Rashmi earned her Ph.D. degree from School of Environment and Natural Resources, Doon University, Uttarakhand. She has authored several training manuals, technical reports and scientific publications in journals of International repute.
Sunita Narain, Sushmita Sengupta, Rashmi Verma and Heli Shah (2019). Nigeria: Improving the State of Sanitation. Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi.
Rashmi Verma, Sushmita Sengupta and Srishti Anand (2020). Toolkit: Managing Faecal Sludge in Rural Areas. Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi.
Sushmita Sengupta and Rashmi Verma (2016). Ganga Mission-Floating on glorious paperwork. State of India’s Environment (Down to Earth Annual Publication), 172-184.
Sushmita Sengupta and Rashmi Verma (2017). Technology – A Mindless chase. State of India’s Environment (Down to Earth Annual Publication), 98-101.
Rashmi Verma, Surendra Suthar (2015). Utility of duckweeds as source of biomass energy: a review. BioEnergy Research 8, 1589-1597.
Surendra Suthar, Rashmi Verma, Shikhar Deep, Kapil Sharma (2015). Optimization of conditions (pH and temperature) for Lemna gibba production using fuzzy model coupled with Mamdani’s method. Ecological Engineering 83, 452-455.
Surendra Suthar and Rashmi Verma (2018). Production of Chlorella vulgaris under varying nutrient and abiotic conditions: A potential microalga for bioenergy feedstock. Process Safety and Environmental Protection 113, 141-148.
Rashmi Verma, Surendra Suthar (2018). Performance assessment of horizontal and vertical surface flow constructed wetland system in wastewater treatment using multivariate principal component analysis. Ecological Engineering 64, 337-343.