After graduating in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 1980, Dr. Pratim Biswas obtained his M.S. from the University of California and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.
He has played a leading role at the national and international arenas in the field of aerosol science and technology by serving on several national committees. He was the Conference Chair for the 15th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research, the Chair of the Critical Review Committee of the Air and Waste Management Association, an Associate Editor of the Aerosol Science and Technology Journal, and the Technical Programme Chair of the 7th International Aerosol Conference in 2006. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Aerosol Research. He has also served that association as its Treasurer (1998) and President (2006-07). Dr. Biswas is a member of the Steering Committee of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and an Ambassador to the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
Dr. Biswas’ teaching and research interests include aerosol science and engineering, nanoparticle technology, energy and environmental nanotechnology, environmentally benign energy production, air quality engineering, combustion, materials processing for environmental technologies, environmentally benign processing, and the thermal sciences.
Dr. Biswas has to his credit more than 200 publications, has presented several invited publications nationally and internationally, and holds four patents.
He has won several Teaching and Research awards, including the Kenneth Whitby Award (for outstanding contributions) of the American Association for Aerosol Research in 1991 and the Neil Wandmacher Teaching Award of the College of Engineering in 1994. He was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Science—St. Louis in 2003
Dr. Biswas is also the Director of the McDonnell Academy Global Energy & Environment Partnership (MAGEEP) and a Member of the Steering Committee for I-CARES (International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy & Sustainability.