Shynuga Thirukeswaran

Name: Shynuga Thirukeswaran

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Academic Qualification

  • M.Sc. degree in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management, specialized on human and environmental health (G.P.A 3.6/4) –Central European University, Hungary (September 2017- June 2019) University of Lund, Sweden (January 2018 – April 2018)
    University of the Aegean, Greece (April 2018 – July 2018)
    University of Manchester, the United Kingdom (September 2018- January -2019)
  • B.Sc. degree in Public Health Studies (minors in Biological Sciences and Environmental Sciences, specialized in environmental health and toxicology, First class honors / G.P.A. (3.74/4)- Asian University for Women, Bangladesh (Sep 2012 – May 2017)

Research Interest

  • Water quality management
  • Pollution control
  • Environmental epidemiology / disease pathway
  • Sustainable development

Research experience

  • Postgraduate Thesis: Social, Economic, and Environmental implications of groundwater contamination in Chunnakam, Jaffna District, Sri Lanka. (Funded by European Union’s Erasmus mundus Scholarship)         

Undergraduate Senior Thesis: Drinking water quality and the prevalence of Chronic Kidney Diseases of Unknown Etiology (CKDue) in Vavuniya district, Sri Lanka.                            

  • Measuring the impact of ecological stress (salinity intrusion) in fresh water fish species (Nile tilapia) (Asian University for Women), Bangladesh.
  • Water quality management of the Bayazid Bostami Turtle Shrine in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Market research on water treatment plants and sanitation facilities of refugee camps in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines with the support of BIOPOLUS ltd, Hungary
  • Researched on disaster management protocols, flood risk analysis models and their effectiveness in Asian countries with the support of University of the Aegean, Greece.
  • Participated in the research related to coastal water quality management of Mytilene Port, Lesbos Island with the support of university of the Aegean, Greece.
  • Researched on corporate solutions, employee benefits network, sales pipeline and strategic healthcare for AIA Hong Kong ltd, Hong Kong.

Publications and Presentations

  • Published a booklet on the topic of “Employment rights of youth with Disabilities in Bangladesh” under the guidance of Young Power in Social Action, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Presented on the topic of “Characterizing Microbes of the built environment: An opportunity for original, authentic research” at National Conference on Natural sciences and Technology. Bangladesh.


  • Three weeks training on sustainability green impact auditing by the university of Manchester, UK
  • Three month virtual training on case-based introduction to bio statistics by the John Hopkins University, USA