Associate Director for Science
US Environmental Protection Agency
Subhas Sikdar is Associate Director for Science at EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory. He received his PhD in chemical engineering from the Univ. of Arizona (1975) and has worked for Occidental Petroleum, General Electric, NIST, and EPA, mostly in R&D management. During his technical career he has authored or coauthored more than 80 journal papers, edited 13 books, and has been awarded 26 U.S. patents. He is a Fellow of AIChE, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, and has received AIChE’s Research Excellence in Sustainability Award and the Lawrence K. Cecil Award in Environmental Chemical Engineering.
He recently served on the Board of Directors of the Green Chemistry Institute and the Council for Chemical Research. He has also served numerous chemical engineering departments as a member of external advisory boards. In AIChE, he founded and chaired the Sustainable Engineering Forum (SEF). He also served as the Chair of the Institute for Sustainability (IfS), and now chairs the Engineers Forum on Sustainability. Recently, his technical interest has been mostly focused on engineering sustainability, for which he has been a leader in EPA as well as in AIChE. Having directed 14 NATO workshops on sustainability issues in Europe for over 15 years, he has developed an international collaborative network on sustainability research. He is the founder/editor of Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy and a section editor of Current Opinions in Chemical Engineering.
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