Dr Amitava Bandyopadhyay is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Calcutta. He earned his B.Tech. in Chemical Technology (1988) from the University of Calcutta. Later, he earned his M.Tech. (1990) and PhD (1996) in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Prior to his university position for the last seven years, he spent more than ten 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.
Recently, he has finished the 23 Faculty Secondment assignment (January 2014 term) nominated by the MHRD to the School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian institute of Technology, Bangkok, Pathumthani, Thailand. Dr. Bandyopadhyay has published more than 70 articles in international and national journals of repute. He has edited the book entitled Carbon Capture and Storage: CO2 Management Technologies published by Apple Academic Press. For the past 5+ years he has served as one of the topical editors in the Water and Environmental Engineering section of the international journal CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water, published by Wiley-Blackwell. He also serves on the editorial boards and advisory boards of several international journals important to Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology and Environmental Quality Management of Wiley-Blackwell and has chaired several technical sessions at national and international events on environmental sciences and engineering.
He has been one of the Guest Editors for the topic entitled CO2 Capture published by the Elsevier in Separation & Purification Technology. 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 by the Springer in Clean Technologies & Environmental Policy, The Institution Prize 2009 as well as the Prof. S.C.Singh Gold Medal 2000 from the Institution of Engineers (India). He has been a reviewer of CO2 removal projects at national- and state- level funding authorities