Outreach & Extension


Convener, Local Organizing Committee for Twentieth National Symposium on Environment (NSE-20) by IITGN in collaboration with the Health, Safety & Environment Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai.

Co-Chair, Technical session, (T3.5) Disasters and groundwater, at 45th IAH Congress, Korea 9th – 14th September 2018.

Co-Chair, Technical session: (T3.2) Environmental drivers changing hydrologic system and consequences with Nam-Chil Woo, at 45th IAH Congress, Daejeon, Korea 9th – 14th September 2018.

Convener of NH8.1/HS5.13/SSS13.60 sessions on Arsenic and other contaminants in soil and groundwater: interventions for source control and regulatory compliance (co-organized) in European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018, Vienna Austria, 13th April, 2018.

Convener of T3: Global/Regional Environmental Changes and Their Consequences at the 45th International Association of Hydrogeologist (IAH) Congress being organized at Daejoeon, South Korea during September 9-14th, 2018

Served as Technical Director for the International Seminar on “Land and Water Issues in South East Asia” during 18-20th Jan, 2018 at NERIWALM, Tezpur, Assam.

Organizing committee member for the symposium on “Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering Practices for Sustainable Development” (ACEPS-2018) in Sri Lanka on 15th March, 2018.

Convener, at International Symposium on Sustainable Urban Environment (ISSUE 2017)Asia Pacific Network (APN)-Global Change Research (GCR) organized by Tezpur University Assam, India, 23rd – 24th June 2017. http://www.tezu.ernet.in/denvsc/ISSUE/index.html

Resource Person for Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Govt. of India sponsored International Workshop on “Hydrology: An Interdisciplinary Science of Water” under Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) held at Tezpur University from 4th-14th January, 2016.

Resource Person for “Training of Master Trainers on Teaching and Learning of Environment with Special Reference to the Project Books Developed by NCERT and adapted by SCERT” North East Regional Institute of Education, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), Shillong, Meghalaya 03rd – 06thNovember, 2015. (Resource Person for the entire workshop)

Invited Delegate in the Workshop on “UASB-DHS Integrated System-A sustainable sewage treatment technology “organized by JICA and JST at New Delhi, India, October, 2014

Resource Person for “Training of laboratory assistants and teacher-in-charges of school laboratories of Sikkim government secondary schools on the use of school laboratories” North East Regional Institute of Education (NERIE), National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), Shillong, Meghalaya from 10thto 14th February, 2014.

Resource Person “DST-INSPIRE Science Camp (11th -16th December, 2012), Tezpur University Campus.

Awards and Honors

Fellow, The Royal Society of Chemistry admitted on May, 2020.

Letter of Appreciation for Teaching (2019-2020) from Dean (Academic), IIT Gandhinagar.

Awarded Faculty Research Award by Careers 360 for being the top 10 knowledge producers in India for the academic year 2017-2018 in Environmental Science Discipline.

Associate Editorships of three international journals including of Elsevier.

Editorial Board Membership, Nature Partner Journals (NPJ) Clean Water

Managing Guest Editor (MGE) for Journal for Hazardous Material and J of Environmental Management.

Invited Member of Global collaboration on Wastewater-Based Epidemiology of COVID-19.

Elected as South Asian ConvenerInternational Water Association (IWA) Specialist Group, Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water (METRELS) Since February 2018.

Elected as the member of National Level Executive Committee for India, International Water Association (IWA).

Waterquest Award for Research Excellence 2019 by Waterquest Hydroresources Management India Pvt Ltd for outstanding contribution in Water & Wastewater Segment in India.

Best Poster Award (2018) at National Symposium on Environment (NSE), IITGN, Gandhinagar, India, December, 13 to 15th, 2018.

Best Research Paper Award (2018) at 6th International Symposium on “Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering Practices for Sustainable Development” (ACEPS-2018).

Water Advanced Research and Innovation (WARI) Fellowship (2016) supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), the Daugherty Water for Food Institute (DWFI) and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF).

Research Grant Award (2014) by Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF), Tokyo, Japan

Best Poster Award (2013) as co-author at “1st International Forum on Asian Water Environment Technology (IFAWET)” held in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Best Poster Award (2013) as co-author at the workshop on Water Quality: Status and Strategies” Organized on 12th & 13th December, 2013 by Water and Sanitation Support Organization (WSSO), Public Health Engineering Department, Govt. of Assam, IIT Guwahati and UNICEF.

Best Research Award (2012) with travel support at the 4th IWA Asia-Pacific Young Water Professionals (APWYP-2012) conference, Tokyo.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Post-doctoral fellowship (2010-2012) The University of Tokyo, Japan.

Post-doctoral fellowship (2009) under Brain-Korea (BK-21) project, Kunsan National University, South Korea.

Young Researcher Fund (2007) from JSPS Centers of Excellence (COE), Tokyo, Japan.

Monbukagakusho Scholarship (2006) in Environmental Sciences through HRD ministry of India.

Linnaeus-Palme stipend (2005) as an exchange student from SIDA, Sweden.