Rajshree Amrut Patil

Microbiologist

Rajshree is a microbiologist on the Caddisfly team. She is currently working on developing a rapid coliform detection kit using a smart-phone application. In addition to performing regular microbiological experiments, she is also responsible for maintaining thorough knowledge and understanding of current standards and methods of water testing, regulations on drinking water monitoring and other principles and testing methods currently available in the market related to pathogen detection in water and food samples. Her role also demands building relationships with scientists at universities and other organisations to maintain strong knowledge of the current state of the art. 

Before joining Akvo, Rajshree was a research scientist at TCS Innovation Labs – TRDDC in Pune, India and was involved in the development of different low cost water purification solutions for household purposes for removing microbial contaminants from drinking water. She has filed six patents and published eight papers in the field of Microbiology. Rajshree has a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Mumbai.