Washington University in St. Louis


Pratim Biswas

Department Chair and Professor
Lucy & Stanley Lopata Professor
Professor Biswas is the Chairman of the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He has more than 200 publications, has presented several invited presentations nationally and internationally and holds four patents.

He has won several Teaching and Research Awards including the recipient of the 1991 Kenneth Whitby Award given for outstanding contributions by the American Association for Aerosol Research and the Neil Wandmacher Teaching Award of the College of Engineering in 1994. He was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Science, St. Louis in 2003.

Professor Biswas has played a leading role at the National and International arena in the field of Aerosol Science and Technology by serving on several National Committees. He was the Conference Chair for the 15th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research, Chair of the Critical Review Committee of the Air and Waste Management Association, an Associate Editor of the Aerosol Science and Technology Journal, and the Technical Program Chair of the 7th International Aerosol Conference in 2006; and served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Aerosol Research and was the Treasurer in 1998 and President of the organization in 2006-07. Professor Biswas is a member of the Steering Committee of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, and an Ambassador to the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Professor Biswas is also the Director of the McDonnell Academy Global Energy & Environment Partnership (MAGEEP) and a member of the Steering Committee for I-CARES (International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy & Sustainability).
Professor Biswas's research interests include aerosol science and engineering; nanoparticle technology; air quality engineering; environmentally benign energy production; combustion; materials processing for environmental technologies, environmentally benign processing, environmental nanotechnology, and the thermal sciences.
Selected Publications
Hogan, C.J., Carroll, J.A., Rohrs, H.W., Biswas P., and Gross M.L.: "Combined Charged Residue-Field Emission Model of Macromolecular Electrospray Ionization", Anal. Chemistry, vol 81, 369-377, 2009.
An, W.J., Thimsen, E., Biswas P., “Aerosol-Chemical Vapor Deposition Method for Synthesis of Nanostructured Metal Oxide Films with Controlled Morphology”, The J. Of Physical Chem. Letters, vol. 1, 249-253, 2010.
Selected Research
Title: Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center - EFRC
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Department of Energy
Title: Assessing Renewal Energy Implementation Potential at a Univeristy Campus
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Title: Advanced Water Treatment Technologies for Onsite Water Reuse
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: California Energy Commission
Title: Advancing the Fundamental Understanding and Scale-up of Triso Fuel Coders
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Department of Energy
Title: NSF National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Contact Pratim Biswas
Address 1 Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1180
City/St/Zip St. Louis, MO 63130
Office Brauer Hall, Room 3010
Phone (314) 935-5482
Fax (314) 935-5464
Email pbiswas@wustl.edu
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PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1985
MS, University of California–Los Angeles, 1981
B Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, 1980
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