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Madhu Sachidananda B.A.


Phone: 01509 225401



Madhu Sachidananda is a research student in the centre for SMART funded by EPSRC. She is doing her research on modelling water consumption in manufacturing applications. 

Madhu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Bangalore, India and a Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Loughborough University.



The outcome of her research is the development of a Water Minimisation Framework and an integrated knowledge based tool that includes:

(i) A simulation engine to visualise the flows of water in a manufacturing plant to perform a 'what-if' scenario planning

(ii) A decision support tool that utilises a number of water efficiency equations to identify water intensive production system and processes that suggests water optimisation scenarios through design and operational improvements.

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