Dr. Pradip Kalbar, Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay

Dr. Pradip Kalbar, Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay


Pradip Kalbar was awarded PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai. Presently, he works as Assistant Professor at the Centre for Urban Science and Engineering (CUSE) at IITB. Prior to joining IITB as faculty, Pradip worked for two-years as postdoctoral researcher at the Division for Quantitative Sustainability Assessment, Dept. of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The postdoctoral fellowship was awarded under HC Ørsted Postdoc Fellowship program Co-funded by Marie Curie Actions Program of EU.

He has received prestigious awards such as “Excellence in Ph.D. thesis Award 2014” from IIT Bombay,
Young Faculty Award 2016, IIT Bombay, “PRISMA - Sustainability Assessment and Policy Award -2020”.

Pradip has authored three book chapters and published several scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences. He also has wide industrial and consulting experience in the area of the water sector, urban waste management and environmental sustainability. He is the Member of the Technical Advisory Committee for Water Supply of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM).

Following are his areas of research and professional expertise:

Urban Water Supply: Alternate low-cost designs; improving intermittent water supply; reduction in non-revenue water; water audit; GIS applications; Hydraulic modelling; Optimization

Wastewater Management: Sanitation; Sewerage; Appropriate technology selection; Reuse and Recycle; Resource Recovery; Techno-economic aspects; Natural Treatment Systems; Implementation, scale-up and adaptation of technologies

Climate Change Mitigation: Carbon Footprinting; transportation systems assessment and mitigation; energy sector assessments and mitigation; Urban climate change impacts and mitigation; prioritization of mitigation strategies

Sustainability Assessment: Life Cycle Assessment; Material Flow Analysis; Circular Economy; Urban Water-Energy-Food Nexus; Water Footprinting; Multiple Criteria Decision Making



Industry experience

Education: PhD

Seniority: Expert, Engineer, Consultant

Years of experience: 10 to 20 years