Amiya Kumar Sahu, Ph.D.
B – 703, Customs Colony, ‘A’, Military Road, Marol,
Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400059. Maharashtra, India.
Phone: 91-22-29202951 / 91-9967671952
1993. Ph.D., Environmental Sciences, Pacific Western University, U.S.A.
2002. M.E., Solid Waste Management, Infrastructure, Health, & Environment (IHE)
University, Delft, Netherlands.
1974. M.Sc., Botany - Ecology, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India.
1970. B.Sc., Berhampur University, Jeypore, Orissa, India.
2011. Established Center on Green Engineering & Technology at Satyabhama
The center will offer a course on Waste Management and Technology and facilitate a
student exchange program in collaboration with foreign universities for sharing technical
1996. Founder of the National Solid Waste Association of India (NSWAI), India.
The non-profit non-governmental organization is affiliated to the International Solid
Waste Association (ISWA), based in Vienna, Austria, and works in the area of solid
waste management in developing countries. For more information, visit, www.nswai.com
2012 – Current. Technical Advisory group member, Biotechnology Industry Research
Assistance Council, Govt. of India, Bill Gates Melinda Foundation.
2013 – 2014. Task-force member, Waste to Energy Planning Commission of India.
2012 – 2014. Board member, Regional Development Network, Asia-Pacific- ISWA,
2009 – Current. Member of Research Council, S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Mumbai,
2005 – Current. President, National Solid Waste Association of India (NSWAI),
2008. Chairman – Environment Managing Committee, Confederation of Indian Industry
(CII), Western Region, Mumbai, India.
2007. Chairman – Environmental Committee, Bombay Chamber of Commerce &
Industry (BCCI), Mumbai, India.
2004 – 2005. Expert on the intergovernmental panel on Climate change, for the project
“Role of municipal solid waste in climate change”, sponsored by World Bank, New
Delhi, & IIM- Ahmedabad, India.
1986 – 1987. Working group member for developing countries, ISWA, Copenhagen,
1983 – 2010
Services rendered in the fields of pollution monitoring and control, environmental
impact assessment, disaster management, and waste management to the Govt. of India,
public sector companies such as Ministry of Environment and Forest- India, BPCL,
HPCL, IOCL, Gail, EIL, NTPC, DRDO, GNFC, GSFC, MEDA, and organizations such
as NOCIL, Haetoda Cement (Nepal), British Embassy, American Embassy, Govt. of
Bangladesh, and many others.
1998 – 2005. Managing Director, Eco-Chem Waste Control (India) Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai,
India, an Indo-Danish venture specialized in setting up toxic and hazardous industrial
waste in India.
1985 – 2004. Chairman - Managing Director, ECON Pollution Control Pvt. Ltd.,
1983 – 1985. Environmental Engineer, Associated Industrial Consultants, Mumbai, India.
1976 – 1983. Senior Scientific Officer. Municipal Corporation of Greater Bombay,
Selected Project Related Appointments
2003 – 2004. MEDA, Pune, India.
Project leader for action plan on power generation from industrial and municipal waste
(solid, liquid, and gaseous) co-generation and waste heat recovery in Maharashtra.
1998. Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India.
Project leader in joint collaboration with Chemcontrol a/s, Denmark, responsible for data
collection, analyses of waste samples collected from 243 industries. Project report
summarized all treatment/disposal options, cost estimates, and implementation plan.
1997. World Bank Project on National Solid Waste Sector Study for Bangladesh.
Team leader for carrying out overall evaluation of solid waste management, preparing
report based on results, that included identifying critical factors on solid waste and
recommending strategies for its management.
1997. Center Pollution Control Board (CPCB), New Delhi, India.
Prepared report on Municipal Solid Waste rules for India and submitted to CPCB. The
rules were implemented in 2000.
1996 – 1998. Trans Thane Creek Waste Management Association, New Bombay,
Project leader for techno-economic feasibility and environmental impact assessment
study for common integrated hazardous solid waste management facility at the
association’s head quarters in New Bombay.
1994 – 1995. UNIDO, UNDP, WHO, and IAEA inter-agency group.
Working group member for solid waste management and air pollution survey at Trans-
1993 – 1995. Maharashtra Energy Development Authority, Govt. of Maharashtra, Pune,
Project leader for non-conventional energy survey, rural energy plan facilitator for
district/block-levels in Maharashtra.
1991. Engineers India Limited, New Delhi, India.
Leader for Carrying Capacity Project of the Trans-Thane creek area comprising of more
than 2000 industry units.
1991. Thane Belapur Industries Association, New Bombay, Mumbai, India.
Project manager for Hazardous and Toxic Waste Management in Thane Belapur
industrial area (Maharashtra).
1976 – 1983. Bombay Municipal Corporation, Mumbai, India.
Project leader for micro-meterological and air monitoring network. Responsibilities
included setting up an environmental laboratory, library, and conceptualizing research
projects, and maintaining emission inventory of Bombay city through 23 different
2004. Delegate on the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) team to Vancouver,
Canada for CDM-CIDA projects.
1999. Delegate to U.S.A., following invitation by the Governor of Commonwealth of
Kentucky; Event sponsored by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce.
1991. Represented India as an UNDP delegate for a meeting on Technology transfer, held
at Technomart, Beijing, China.
2010 – Current. Academic Supervisor for Doctoral students specializing in
Environmental Sciences and Environmental Engineering, Anna University, Chennai,
2008 – 2012. Academic Supervisor for Doctoral students specializing in Family Resource
Management, S.N.D.T. University for Women, Mumbai, India.
1998 – 2004. External Academic Guide for Masters’ and Doctoral students in Chemistry,
University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India.
1986 - Current
Active participation in various national and international conferences (held at countries
such as Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Taiwan,
Netherlands, Hungary) in the capacity of a keynote speaker, panelist, chair, and
moderator representing India on solid waste management.
2001. Executive training program on Corporate Management for India (IDEP) in
Yokohama, Japan, coordinated by the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship
1994. Training program for Advanced Emission Controls for the Petroleum Industry held
at Radian Corporation, Washington, U.S.A., sponsored by Engineers India Ltd., New
1992. Workshop on waste management and recycling in developing countries sponsored
by UN-APCTT and CESE, IIT- Bombay, Lonavala, India.
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
Sahu, A. K. (2008). Carbon Credit. Conference of Indian Industries (CII), Mumbai.
Sahu, A. K. (1995). Sustainable Development Needs Research. ISWA World Conference,
Wellington, New Zealand.
Sahu, A. K. (1992). Carrying Capacity – a Tool in Regional Planning. Enviromex Asia
’92, ISWA World Conference, Singapore.
Sahu, A. K. (1992). Source and Ambient Monitoring – Practical Aspects and Problems
in India. National Symposium on Environmental Impact Assessment, BARC, Mumbai,
Sahu, A. K. (1980). Comparative Study on High Volume Samplers – Indigenous and
General Metal Works, U.S.A., for suspended particular matter. International Annual
Conference of Indian Society of America, Mumbai, India.
1996 – 2014. Awareness and education in municipal solid waste management
Conducted workshops on an annual basis for managing solid waste to various
groups such as Municipal officers, waste managers, schools, colleges, universities,
Panchayats, and homemakers.
Indian Aerosol Science & Technology Association (IASTA), Mumbai, India.
National Society for Air Pollution (NSAPC), Mumbai, India.
Society for Clean Environment (SOCLEEN), Mumbai, India.