Pratim Biswas

Lucy & Stanley Lopata Professor, Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

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Biography

Biswas has been honored for his outstanding contributions to aerosol research; however, his academic interests span a wide range of topics. He also studies nanoparticle technology, air quality, combustion, environmental technologies and thermal sciences. Holding leadership positions with the McDonnell Academy of Global Energy & Environment Parternship and the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy & Sustainability, Biswas also has nearly 300 journal publications, presents his work internationally and holds six patents.

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On-the-ground research reveals true impact of cook-stove emissions in India

On-the-ground research reveals true impact of cook-stove emissions in India

Cookstoves, a central part of millions of homes throughout Asia, clog the air with particulates that, when inhaled, are dangerous to overall human health. Despite advances in technology, many people are reluctant or unable to adopt the newer, cleaner cookstoves. New research from our university gives us a clearer picture of the problem’s true scope.