Sukumar Devotta

Former Director
, National Environmetal Engineering Research Institute (NEERI)
Profile / Bio: 

Dr. Devotta has immensely contributed to the field of Energy, Environment and Green Technologies. He has served and continues to serve in many prestigious National & International Committees, including Montreal Protocol-Ozone Cell, MOEFCC (Since 1992); UNEP Technical Option Committee on Refrigeration, AC& Heat Pumps (Since 1991). Dr. Devotta was awarded the US EPA "Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award" for 1997. As a member of IPCC, he also received the citations from IPCC, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He was awarded Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award by Salford University, UK in 2017 and AC Tech Distinguished Alumni Award in 2021. Dr. Devotta was listed in the Stanford University Top 2% World Most-cited Scientists in Environmental Science and Engineering (2020). Dr. Devotta has guided 25 research students for Ph.D. and ME/M. Tech. in Chemical/Mechanical/Environmental Engineering. He has co-authored many books and Chapters in books and also published more than 220 research papers in international journals.