New Delhi: IIT Roorkee Professor Vimal Chandra Srivastava wins the NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Award for ‘ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT’ category. This award seeks to recognise India’s most promising researchers who are working in the field of EARTH, OCEANOGRAPHIC, ENVIRONMENTAL and ECOLOGICAL STUDIES, SOCIAL SCIENCES and ECOSYSTEM and are contributing to protecting our planet and conserving its natural resources.
Dr. Srivastava, working in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been given the award for his work on Industrial Wastewater Treatment, Clean Liquid Fuels, and Multi-component Adsorption. His work helps in the creation of a cleaner urban environment. He also converts agricultural & industrial wastes to value-added products for the treatment of industrial wastewater and other usage. He has also developed statistical methods and industrial usability indices for use in refineries and other industries.
He has worked on the production of alternative fuels based on Carbon dioxide. His major research interests are in Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Wastewater Treatment, Alternative Fuels, Desulfurization, and Valorization of industrial wastes and agricultural residues. He has authored 170 papers on these topics.
Dr. Srivastava is the winner of several prestigious awards “ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Researcher Award 2010 – First Runner-up Prize” in Asia-Pacific region, INSA Young Scientist Award, Young Engineer Awards by Indian National Academy of Engineers, Institution of Engineers, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, etc.
The Award was instituted by Elsevier in the year 2006 and the winner is selected in conjunction with the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) from the year 2009.