Prof. Pradip K. Tewari


Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) Professor Chair

and Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Jodhpur

"Save Water: Nano to Mega"

Prof. Pradip K. Tewari

Prof. Pradip K. Tewari

Head, Dept. of Chemical Engg., IIT Jodhpur


Professor Pradip K. Tewari, currently working as Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur, is a renowned expert in membrane technology and total water solution.

Professor Tewari joined the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in 1977 and became Distinguished Scientist in 2012 and Associate Director of Chemical Engineering Group in 2014. He was consultant to the Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India on ‘Water Issues’. He was Professor in Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) for more than a decade.

Professor Tewari has been consultant and advisor on water related issues to several government bodies and organisations such as Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO), Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC), Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS), Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) etc. Professor Tewari received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in 1987. He was Chairman of International Nuclear Desalination Advisory Group and Technical Working Group of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 2005-2015.

Dr Tewari is Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). He is Vice President of Asia Pacific Desalination Association (APDA). Professor Tewari has more than 170 research publications in peer reviewed journals, proceedings, books and encyclopaedia. He has two patents to his credit. He has authored two books (i) ‘Nano-composite Membrane Technology' published by CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group (USA); and (ii) ‘Advanced Water Technologies’ by CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group (USA). He is a member of the editorial board of several peer reviewed journals such as ‘Desalination and Water Treatment’ journal. He is recipient of several awards and felicitations as well as Group Achievement Awards.

Prof. Pradip K. Tewari, Ph.D. (Chemical Engg, IIT Bombay); FNAE

Head Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Jodhpur-342037

Former Distinguished Scientist (DS) & Associate Director ChEG, BARC

Former Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai


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