Rakesh Kumar

Full Name: Dr. Rakesh Kumar

Position: Director

Institution:  CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur

Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from RTM Nagpur University
  • M.Tech. in Environmental Science and Engineering from IIT-Bombay

Key affiliations / memberships:

  • Member of Consent Appraisal Committee (CAC) of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board
  • Life Member, Indian Association of Environment Management
  • Life member, Air Pollution Association of India
  • Life member of Catalyst Society of India

Key Research/Practice Areas:

  • Air pollution control and management
  • Urban air quality monitoring
  • Emission inventory and modeling
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Environmental audit
  • Climate change and health

Key Projects:

  • Developing technologies for reuse and recycle of domestic and industrial wastewater
  • Source Apportionment, Emission Inventory, BENMAP, Clean Fuel: 2 Stroke Wheelers Engines- DI Technology

Key Publications:

  • Development of Particulate Matter Speciation Profiles for Major Sources in Six Cities in India
  • An Improved  Auto-exhaust Emission Control Catalytic Convertor
  • Aerosol and Air Quality Research

Prominent Awards/Recognitions:

  • Commonwealth Commission Award, UK in 1994
  • Environmental Leadership Award” by US Asia Environmental Partnership and US-AID for the year 2005 for outstanding contribution in improving quality of life for the population of Asia
  • Award for largest number of technology transfer for low cost waste water treatment-PHYTORID in the year 2012
  • VASVIK award for 2012 for his exemplary work for urban environment improvement and sustainable technology "Phytorid" for sewage treatment for better environment
  • "Hiyoshi Think of Ecology Award" in September 2015 for his work on use of ecology in solving environmental engineering problem
  • NEERI's Maximum Technology Transfer Award, 2012

Email Contact details:  r_kumar@neeri.res.in

LinkedIn Profile Link:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rakesh-kumar-3478074/