Ajay Kalamdhad

Professor, IIT Guwahati

Presently, Dr. Ajay Kalamdhad is working as a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati. He obtained his Bachelor, Masters, and Doctorate degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from GEC Jabalpur, VNIT Nagpur, and IIT Roorkee, respectively, in the years 2001, 2003; 2008. Prior to joining IIT Guwahati in 2009, he was an assistant professor at VNIT Nagpur (2008–2009) and worked in various projects at RRL, Bhopal (now AMPRI, Bhopal), and NEERI, Nagpur. His major research areas are: solid waste management, composting, anaerobic digestion, water quality, etc. He has published more than 250 international papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented his work at more than 300 national and international conferences/workshops as a participant and at more than 120 events as an invited speaker. He has also written eight books related to solid waste management.