None Director, CSIR- NEERI , Nagpur

Dr. Rakesh Kumar is Director, CSIR - (NEERI) National Environment Engineering Research Institute ), Nagpur, India his key research areas are as follows:

·    Air pollution control and management

·    Urban air quality monitoring

·    Emission inventory and modeling

·    Environmental impact assessment

·    Environmental audit

·    Climate change and health

Key Projects:

·    Developing technologies for reuse and recycle of domestic and industrial wastewater

·    Source Apportionment, Emission Inventory, BENMAP, Clean Fuel: 2 Stroke Wheelers Engines- DI Technology

Prominent Awards/Recognitions:

·         Commonwealth Commission Award, UK in 1994

·         Environmental Leadership Award” by US Asia Environmental Partnership and US-AID for the year 2005 for outstanding contribution in improving quality of life for the population of Asia

·         Award for largest number of technology transfer for low cost waste water treatment-PHYTORID in the year 2012

·         VASVIK award for 2012 for his exemplary work for urban environment improvement and sustainable technology "Phytorid" for sewage treatment for better environment

·         "Hiyoshi Think of Ecology Award" in September 2015 for his work on use of ecology in solving environmental engineering problem

·         NEERI's Maximum Technology Transfer Award, 2012