Dr. Pratim Biswas

Dean, College of Engineering, University of Miami

In addition to being a Bhupat & Jyoti Mehta Family Foundation CARE team member, Professor Pratim Biswas is the University of Miami College of Engineering’s dean. He is a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with an affiliated appointment in the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. Prior to joining the University of Miami, he was the Lucy and Stanley Lopata Professor and Chair of the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Biswas received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology, M.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

For his exemplary contributions to the fundamentals of aerosol science and engineering, Biswas was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2019. He has won several teaching and research awards and was elected as a fellow of the Academy of Science, St. Louis in 2003 and a Fellow of the American Association for Aerosol Research in 2009. In 2014, he was selected as a fellow of the International Aerosol Research Assembly; in 2017, he was elected fellow of the Association of Environmental Engineering Science Professors. He is the current president of the International Aerosol Research Assembly (2018-2022).

Biswas’s research and educational 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, public health, and the thermal sciences.