Prof. Suddhasatwa Basu completed Ph.D/MS in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore after obtaining B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Calcutta University. He worked for five years as a Research Fellow and as a visiting faculty at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. Prior to taking over as the Director of CSIR-IMMT, he was Assoc Dean Research & Development, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and former Head of Chemical Engineering Department, IIT, Delhi.
He has vast work experience on development of Energy Materials and it's application to energy conversion and storage devices, e.g., Fuel Cells, Supercapacitor and Battery, Electrolyser for Hydrogen generation by Water Splitting and CO2 Reduction to Organics. He worked on Oil-Sands Extraction in Alberta, Canada specializing in slurry transport and separation of oil and sands.
Earlier to this, he worked on Colloids and Interfacial Phenomena particularly on De-emulsification and Removal Dye from wastewater. He has published in high impact journals (200, H-index 38), patents (7) and transferred technologies (2) to various industries and completed 20 Cr. worth of projects at IIT Delhi.
He is a Fellow of Indian Academy Engineering, National Academy of Science of India, Fellow of Royal Soc. Chem. UK, Fellow of International Association of Advanced Materials and he received Herdillia Award - Excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering, Dr A. V. Rama Rao Foundation's Research Award in Chemical Engineering/Technology.
He is Editor / Associate Editor / Editorial Board member of several international journals published by Willey, Springer, Elsevier and ACS.