The NEXCITIES Project Partners

University of Surrey

The University of Surrey was established on 9 September 1966 with the grant of its Royal Charter, but its roots go back to a late 19th-century concern to provide greater access to further and higher education for the poorer inhabitants of London.

Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Surrey delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.


Dr. Devendra Saroj
Co-Lead, Project NexCities 

Dr. Devendra Saroj is a faculty member of the University of Surrey and is the Co-Lead Proponent for Project NexCities. Prior to joining Surrey, Devendra worked at UNESCO-IHE (Delft, Netherlands) as a Lecturer in Wastewater Engineering. Devendra graduated in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Roorkee (India), M.Tech. (Environmental Engineering) from IIT-Kanpur (India), and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from University of Trento (Italy).

Converting wastewater into nutrient-rich fertilizer for a better city of the future