Gaj Sivandran Bio


Perth, Western Australia


PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (2006-2012).
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (1998-2003).
Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance and Accounting) University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (1998-2003).

Professional Experience:

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (2005 to 2006)
Water and Sanitation Engineer, Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Supervised, designed and constructed water distribution, sanitation, and treatment systems for disaster relief and reconstruction post-tsunami.

International Risk Consultants (June 2003 to June 2006)
Senior Environmental Engineer
Hydrodynamic modeling of oil spills; Environmental approvals for the oil and gas industry and Environmental Risk Workshop Facilitation.


2010 Trond Kaalstad Award for leadership and contribution to CEE at MIT
2010 Martin Family Society of Fellows for Sustainability
2008 AGU Fall Meeting Outstanding Student Paper Award for Hydrology
2006 MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Shoettler Fellowship
2002 University of Western Australia Center for Groundwater Scholarship

Other Interests:

Engineers Without Borders
Australian Rules Football