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Positions Held


  • 2019- Present

    Professor

    Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • 2009- 2019

    Associate Professor

    Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas, Indian Institute of Technology Bomba
  • 2006-2014

    Environment Consultant

    Providing Environmental services & solutions in Individual Capacity

  • 2007-2008

    Short Term Consultant-Environment

    The World Bank, India

  • 2002-2006

    Consultant

    Environmental Management & Policy Research Institute, an autonomous body of the state government of Karnataka, Bangalore, India

  • 2000-2002

    Project Coordinator & Lead Consultant

    Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore, India
    Main Project Features: Removal of BOD, COD, and Colour from Coffee Pulping Effluents using Physico-Chemical Treatment

  • 1999-2000

    Visiting Faculty

    Course: Environmental Pollution and Trade and Environment

    SNDT Women's University, Department of Postgraduate Studies and Research in Home Science, Mumbai, India

  • 1998-1999

    Visiting Faculty

    Course : Solid Waste Management

    Garware Institute of Career Education and Development, University of Bombay, Mumbai, India

  • 1998-1998

    Research Assistant

    Project Name: Indo-British Environment Training Program Main Project Features: Training of Middle Level and Top Level Bureaucrats on Environment and its Management.
    Centre for Environmental Science & Engineering, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India

  • 1990-1998

    Scientific Assistant

    Regional Sophisticated Instrumentation Centre, IIT Bombay, Mumbai,India
    Analyzed components in water, wastewaters, biologi- cal, chemical, metallurgical & geological samples using sophisticated analytical instruments including Inductively Coupled Plasma - Atomic Emission Spectroscopy, HPLC, Gas Chro- matography, AAS, Microwave Digestion System, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer; and FTIR Spectrophotometer.



Invited Talks


  • Developing sustainable sanitation systems for small towns and larges villages," University of California, Santa Cruz, 2018
  • SLB as a monitoring & evaluation instrument - A Research Institution's Perspective for FSSM," CEPT University, Ahmedabad, 2018
  • Role of Technology in Environmental Issues," Fr. Agnel College of Engineering, Vashi, 2017
  • IIT Bombay's experiments with CSR: Analyzing CSR reporting," Department of Public Enterprises, Delhi, 2017
  •  Technology and Development - Towards Sustainability," Water for People, Amravati, 2017 
  • CTARA's genesis as a sustainable development centre," Western Region Sustainability Symposium, WIPRO, Ahmedabad, 2016
  • Corporate social responsibility in India - A study," Development Discourse Series, Centre for Policy Studies & Office of the Dean Alumni and Corporate Relations(ACR), Mumbai, 2016
  • Solid Waste management of Growing Towns: Challenges and Opportunities,  SVKM Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of Engineering, Vile Parle, Mumbai, 2015
  • Sustainability and Impact Assessment in`Renewable Energy for Rural Areas' CEP," CTARA, IIT Bombay, IIT Bombay, 2014
  • Guest Lecture on `Sustainability and Impact Assessment' on 16th July 2014 during Continuing Education Programme on `Renewable Energy for Rural Areas' at IIT Bombay
  • Energy Efficiency: Towards Sustainability in Energy CEP," Energy Department, IIT Bombay, IIT Bombay, 2014
  • Studies in Water Quality and Sanitation  in TEQUIP Workshop," CTARA, IIT Bombay, IIT Bombay, 2014
  • Invited Talk on `Social and Environmental Life Cycle Assessment' on 14th March 2014 at
    Mahindra Sanyo Pvt Ltd. Khopoli.
  • Environmental Assessment in Developmental Projects," Rajarambapu Insititute of Technology, Islampur, 2014
  • Invited Talk on `Experiments in Development Planning for Villages in Maharashtra, India"
    School of Engineering, University of California Merced, USA 17th December 2013
  • Guest lecture on "Remediation of Contaminated Soils and Aquifers" on 29th July 2011 in
    the "Training of Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board Officers on Hazardous Waste" at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Guest lecture on "Remediation of Contaminated Soils and Aquifers" on 14th April 2011 in
    the "Training of Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board Officers on Hazardous Waste" at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Guest lecture on "Energy Conservation and Climate Change" on 14th Dec 2010 inaugurating the Energy Conservation Week - 2010" at ISPAT Industries Ltd, Geetapuram, Dolvi Complex, Panvel.
  • Guest lecture  on `Climate Change' on 27th April 2010 during "Green Ispat Week 2010" at ISPAT Industries Ltd, Geetapuram, Dolvi Complex
  • Invited Lecture on "CDM in the Context of Rural Development Projects in India:
    The Opportunities and Obstacles" at EnviroVision 2010 arranged by Indian Environmental Association on 27th  Nov 2010.
  • Guest lecture on "Energy Conservation and Climate Change" on 14th Dec 2010 inaugurating the  "Energy Conservation Week - 2010"  at ISPAT Industries Ltd, Geetapuram, Dolvi Complex
  • Biofuel and CDM Mechanism- Green House Gas Reduction by Biofuels, Training for IFS on Biofuels, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Energy and Development, Bangalore, 2008
  • Analytical  Tools  in Studies  of  Organic  Pollutants (Training Workshop for KSPCB Laboratory Staff and Private Laboratory Technicians, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Bangalore, 2007)
  • Clean Development Mechanism (TERI Workshop "Integrated Capacity Strengthening for CDM Programme", Bangalore, July 2005 & Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay,2006)
  • Project Design Documents for fuel switch in the public transport sector and bio-fuel production for power generation for rural electrification in two villages of Karnataka, (Delhi GHG Forum 2006)
  • Remediation of Ground Water, (AICTE sponsored, Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore, 2004)
  • Problems in Current Management of WEEE & Challenges and Opportunities of Ecocity Development, (UNIDO-ICAMT, Central Manufacturing Technology Institute, Bangalore, 2003
  • Characterization of Hazardous Waste, National Solid Waste Association of India, Mumbai, 1998


Organizing Workshops & Conferences


  • Green Finance: Opportunities and Challenges" , a CEP - IIT Bombay  workshop with partial funding from DST Centre of Excellence for Climate Studies, along with Prof. Trupti Mishra, SOM IITB, on 25 - 26 April 2013.
  • Organised the NGO meet in the 4th International Symposium on Energy and Environment - ACCESS Abundant Clean Cost-effective Energy Systems for Sustainability, along with Ms. Tejal Kanitkar, TISS, December 6-12, 2012, Mumbai, India

Memberships


  • National Solid Waste Association of India
  • Association of Environmental Management System - ISO 14000 Auditors
  • Zero Waste Society of India (Founding Member)
  • CII Western Region Sub-Committee on Sustainability & Green Business 2013-14 & 2014-15
  • Team at Impactwala - an Independent Initiative to empower consumers to make sustainable and ethical purchasing decisions