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Professor Amitava Bandyopadhyay

Chemical Engineering

University of Calcutta

Dr Amitava Bandyopadhyay is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Calcutta, India. He earned his BTech in Chemical Technology from the University of Calcutta in 1988. Later, he earned his MTech (1990) and PhD (1996) in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Prior to current position, which he has held for the last 10 years, he spent more than 10 years in a senior position at the West Bengal Pollution Control Board. He also spent eight years working with other academic institutions and with organizations addressing environmental engineering and process formulations.

He has been a Visiting Faculty Member of the School of Environment, Resources and Development at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, under the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development's faculty secondment programme. He is the official representative of the University of Calcutta (Associate Member Institution) in the South East Asia regional network for cooperation within the scope of the DAAD programme under Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation for the EXCEED-SWINDON project “Sustainable Water Management in Developing Countries”.

Amitava has published more than 80 articles in international and national journals of repute, and edited Carbon Capture and Storage: CO2 Management Technologies (Apple Academic Press). He has served as one of the topical editors in the Water and Environmental Engineering section of the international journal CLEAN—Soil, Air, Water, and serves on the editorial boards and advisory boards of several international journals, including CLEAN—Soil, Air, Water; Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology and Environmental Quality Management. He has been one of the guest editors for CO2 Capture (Elsevier).

He has received a number of awards for his research, including the Outstanding Paper Award (2012) for an article entitled “Amine versus ammonia absorption of CO2 as a measure of reducing GHG emission: a critical analysis” published in Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy. He has also received the Institution Prize (2009) as well as the Prof. S. C. Singh Gold Medal (2000) from the Indian Institution of Engineers.

In addition to serving as a member of the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Jharkhand, between 2013 and 2015, he is associated with a number of profes­sional societies, including the Climate Change Research Institute as a Life Member, the Indian Water Works Association as a Life Fellow, the Indian Institution of Engineers as a Life Member and Chartered Engineer, the Indian Institution of Chemical Engineers as a Life Member, the Indian Association for Environmental Management as a Life Member, and the Institution of Public Health Engineers India as a Life Member.