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About the Author
Ghangrekar, Institute Chair Professor, Professor In-charge of Aditya Choubey Centre for Re-Water Research at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, had been Visiting Scientist to Ben Gurion University, Israel, and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, under Marie Curie fellowship by European Union, and had stint as Faculty of various capacities in renowned engineering colleges and research institutes. He has been working in the field of anaerobic wastewater treatment, bioenergy recovery during wastewater treatment using microbial fuel cell and bioelectrochemical systems. He is recognized worldwide in scientific community for his research contribution in the development of bioelectrochemical processes, and his research group stands among the top five research lab in the world in terms of scientific publications. The first of its kind MFC-based onsite toilet waste treatment system 'bioelectric toilet' developed by him received wide publicity in electronic and print media. He has successfully completed multinational collaborative projects with European Countries and few of the projects are ongoing. He has also provided design of industrial wastewater and sewage treatment plants in India and abroad. He has been working on setting up wastewater treatment plants to produce reusable quality treated water at affordable cost. At present, he is coordinating one such project jointly funded by European Union and Department of Science and Technology, GoI. He has guided 23 Ph.D. Research Scholars and more than 50 Master students' projects. He has contributed 242 research papers in journals of international repute and contributed 53 book chapters. His research work has been presented in more than 250 conferences in India and abroad. He has delivered invited lectures in the various reputed universities in the world, such as Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; Bremen, Germany; University of Tartu, Estonia; University of California, Berkeley, USA; Hong Kong University. Recently he has been elected as Member European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He is Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering and Member of American Society of Civil Engineers. He has received recognition for his research contribution by receiving Swachh Bharat Award 2017, Gandhian Young Technology Innovation Awards, National Design Award, Best Paper Awards by IEI, etc. He has worked as a member of IIT consortium for rejuvenation of water quality of River Ganga. He has been helping various state Governments (Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand) and industries for providing wastewater collection and treatment solutions.