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Awards, Honors and Distinctions


American Chemical Society

  • Environmental Science & Technology, Best Papers of 2015, first runner-up

American Institute of Chemical Engineers:

  • Lawrence K. Cecil Award in Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2019
  • Sustainable Engineering Forum Education Award, 2019
  • Sustainable Engineering Forum, Research Excellence in Sustainable Engineering, 2012
  • Ted Peterson Student Paper Award, Computing and Systems Technology Division Poster Session, 1996
  • Computing and Systems Technology Poster Award, Third Place, AIChE Annual Meeting, 1991

Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

  • Outstanding Paper Award, 2017

Government of India:

  • National Merit Scholarship, 1982

Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers:

  • P.C. Ray Award for second best undergraduate project in India, 1986
  • Bombay University scholarship for being 1st in entering class, 1982

Institute of Chemical Technology (Mumbai, India):

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award - Research, 2018
  • India Institute of Chemical Engineers: Bombay University scholarship for being 1st in entering class, 1982
  • ational Merit Scholarship, Government of India, 1982

 National Science Foundation

  • NSF CAREER Award, 1998


The Ohio State University:

  • Richard M. Morrow Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering, appointed 2017
  • College of Engineering, Lumley Research Award, 1999, 2003, 2009