Prof. Dr. N. S. Varandani is a Principal Research Scientist, Environment & Energy Efficiency Research Wing at Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) Research, Innovation andIncubation Center, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. Prof. Dr. N. S. Varandani has extensive qualitative experience in academics and the field projects. As Professor of Environmental Engineering at L D College of Engineering, Ahmedabad -one of the prestigious technical institutes of Gujarat –he has led the team of Environmental Engineering Dept to solve the varied environmental problems related to water and waste water treatment, control of gaseous emissions, management and disposal of municipal and industrial hazardous solid wastes, environmental impact assessment etc. He has also contributed effectively, through fundamental and applied research in the field of ‘waste –to –energy’.He has supervised more than 100 master degree dissertations and is currently guiding four Ph.D. Students.
He is member of several committees formed by the government agencies to address the pressing problems of environmental pollution.He has also served as Dean (PG & Ph.D.) at Gujarat Technological University for two years.
He has been awarded with Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Award for Science & Technology, 2009-2010, for developing ‘Integrated Air Pollution Control System for Cupola based foundries’ of Ahmedabad city.
Through Environmental Engineering Department, he has also filed a patent application for ‘Integrated Air Pollution Control System for Cupola based Foundries’.
He has also authored a book titled ‘Basics of Environmental Studies’.