CGI U 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis

Pratim Biswas

Pratim Biswas, PhD, is one of the world’s leading experts in aerosol science. He directs WUSTL’s Aerosol & Air Quality Research Laboratory, which is working to understand the formation of particles from the molecular state so as to prevent the release of unwanted particles from industrial systems and to design nanomaterials for applications in energy and environmental systems.

Biswas’ research concentrates on the study of aerosol science and technology, specifically regarding nanoparticle technology, energy and environmental nanotechnology, air quality and pollution control. He has been a leader in the development of several major research initiatives, including the $20 million Department of Energy-funded Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), the $12 million industry-funded Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization, and the $2.5 million National Science Foundation-funded National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network.