Prof. Pradip Kalbar

Education

 

Academic
Degree

Year of
Joining

Year of Completion

Name of the Institution

Ph. D.
(Env. Sci. and Engg.)

July, 2008

August, 2013

Centre for Environmental Science & Engineering (CESE)
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
Powai, Mumbai 400 076, INDIA

M. Tech.
(Env. Engg.)

August, 2005

June, 2007

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai, 400031, INDIA (Autonomous)

B. E.
(Env. Engg.)

August, 2001

May, 2005

Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, INDIA

Experience

Position Organization / Institute Duration
Associate Professor Centre for Urban Science and Engineering (CUSE), IIT Bombay June 2021 to present
Assistant Professor Centre for Urban Science and Engineering (CUSE), IIT Bombay November 2016 to May 2021
Postdoctoral Researcher

Quantitative Sustainability Assessment (QSA) Division

Dept. of Management Engineering

Technical University of Denmark  (DTU)

November 2014 to October 2016
Technical Head – Water wastewater Synergy Engineering & Environmental Solutions, Thane January 2013 to October 2014

Awards

  • Editor of Water Reuse Journal published by IWA (since Dec 2020)
  • Received “Early Research Achiever Award 2019” from IIT Bombay
  • Interventions for improving water supply in India are recommended by the Ministry of Jal Shakti for implementation in all the states.
  • Received “PRISMA – Sustainability Assessment and Policy Award -2020”- 2nd Prize for groundbreaking research on the topic: Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society
  • Selected for Sandpit meeting held during 27th – 30th December 2018, of the NWO-DST joint call on Urban Water Systems within the Cooperation India-The Netherlands programme
  • Young Faculty Award 2016, IIT Bombay
  • Received prestigious C. Ørsted Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014-16) co-funded by Marie Curie Actions Program of European Union
  • Received “Excellence in Ph.D. thesis Award 2014” from IIT Bombay
  • The paper entitled “Water and Energy Audit: Tools for Assessment of Water Supply Schemes” was selected for Best Paper Award (1st Prize) in the 46th IWWA Annual Event held at Bangalore, 17th to 19th January, 2014.

Teaching

Courses

US 606 – Urban Environmental Infrastructure

US 607 – Sustainability Assessment of Urban Systems

US 792 – Communications Skills II

Studios/Labs

US 612 – Urban Design and Engineering Studio

Publications

Journals
  1. Das, D., Kalbar, P. P., & Velaga, N. R. (2021). Framework for Comparative Evaluation of Car-Sharing Alternatives for Urban and Suburban Regions: Case Study of Mumbai, India. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 147(3), 05021022.
  2. Ghorpade, A., Sinha, A. K., & Kalbar, P. (2021). Multi-outlet storage tanks to improve water distribution networks in India. Urban Water Journal, 1-9.
  3. Das, D., Kalbar, P. P., & Velaga, N. R. (2021). Pathways to decarbonize passenger transportation: Implications to India’s climate budget. Journal of Cleaner Production, 126321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126321
  4. Kalbar, P. P. (2021). Hybrid treatment systems: a paradigm shift to achieve sustainable wastewater treatment and recycling in India. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10098-021-02034-x
  5. Kakwani N. and Kalbar, P. P. (2020) Review of Circular Economy in Urban Water Sector: Challenges and Opportunities in India Journal of Environmental Management, 271, 111010 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.111010
  6. Yadav V., Kalbar, P. P., Karmakar, S., & Dikshit A. K. (2020) A two-stage multi-attribute decision-making model for selecting appropriate locations of waste transfer stations in urban centers. Waste Management, 114(1), 80-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2020.05.024
  7. Sohn, J., Bisquert, P., Buche, P., Hecham, A., Kalbar, P. P., Goldstein, B., Birkved, M., & Olsen, S. I. (2020). Argumentation Corrected Context Weighting-Life Cycle Assessment: A Practical Method of Including Stakeholder Perspectives in Multi-Criteria Decision Support for LCA. Sustainability, 12(6), 2170. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12062170
  8. Dhiman, R., Kalbar, P. P., & Inamdar, A. B. (2019). Spatial planning of coastal urban areas in India: Current practice versus quantitative approach. Ocean and Coastal Management, 182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.104929
  9. Kalbar, P. P., & Gokhale, P. (2019). Decentralized infrastructure approach for successful water supply systems in India: Use of multi-outlet tanks, shafts and manifolds. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – AQUA, 68(4), 295–301. https://doi.org/10.2166/aqua.2019.158
  10. Niero, M., & Kalbar, P. P. (2019). Coupling material circularity indicators and life cycle based indicators: A proposal to advance the assessment of circular economy strategies at the product level. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 140, 305–312. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2018.10.002
  11. Sohn, J., Kalbar, P.P., Goldstein, B., & Birkved, M. (2019). Defining Temporally Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment: A Review. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. https://doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4235
  12. Yadav, V., Karmakar, S., Kalbar, P. P., & Dikshit, A. K. (2019). PyTOPS: A Python based tool for TOPSIS. SoftwareX, 9, 217–222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.softx.2019.02.004
  13. Dhiman, R., Kalbar, P.P., & Inamdar, A. B. (2018). GIS coupled multiple criteria decision making approach for classifying urban coastal areas in India. Habitat International, 71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2017.12.002
  14. Kalbar, P. P., Birkved, M., Hauschild, M., Kabins, S., & Nygaard, S. E. (2018). Environmental impact of urban consumption patterns: Drivers and focus points. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 137, 260–269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2018.06.019
  15. Bjørn, A., Kalbar, P.P., Nygaard, S. E., Kabins, S., Jensen, C. L., Birkved, M., Schmidt, J., & Hauschild, M. Z. (2018). Pursuing necessary reductions in embedded GHG emissions of developed nations: Will efficiency improvements and changes in consumption get us there? Global Environmental Change, 52, 314–324. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.08.001
  16. Kalbar, P. P., Muñoz, I., & Birkved, M. (2018). WW LCI v2: A second-generation life cycle inventory model for chemicals discharged to wastewater systems. Science of the Total Environment, 622623, 1649–1657. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.10.051
  17. Sohn, J. L., Kalbar, P. P., Banta, G. T., & Birkved, M. (2017). Life-cycle based dynamic assessment of mineral wool insulation in a Danish residential building application. Journal of Cleaner Production, 142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.10.145
  18. Kalbar, P. P., Birkved, M., Karmakar, S., Nygaard, S. E., & Hauschild, M. (2017). Can carbon footprint serve as proxy of the environmental burden from urban consumption patterns? Ecological Indicators, 74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.11.022
  19. Gogate, N. G., Kalbar, P. P., & Raval, P. M. (2017). Assessment of stormwater management options in urban contexts using Multiple Attribute Decision-Making. Journal of Cleaner Production, 142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.11.079
  20. Kalbar, P. P., Birkved, M., Nygaard, S. E., & Hauschild, M. (2017). Weighting and Aggregation in Life Cycle Assessment: Do Present Aggregated Single Scores Provide Correct Decision Support? Journal of Industrial Ecology, 21(6), 1591–1600. 10.1111/jiec.12520
  21. Kalbar, P.P., Birkved, M., Elsborg Nygaard, S., & Hauschild, M. (2017). Response to Comment on “Weighting and Aggregation in Life Cycle Assessment: Do Present Aggregated Single Scores Provide Correct Decision Support?” Journal of Industrial Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.12621
  22. Sohn, J. L., Kalbar, P. P., & Birkved, M. (2017). Life cycle based dynamic assessment coupled with multiple criteria decision analysis: A case study of determining an optimal building insulation level. Journal of Cleaner Production, 162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.06.058
  23. Brejnrod, K. N., Kalbar, P.P., Petersen, S., & Birkved, M. (2017). The absolute environmental performance of buildings. Building and Environment, 119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.04.003
  24. Kalbar, P. P., Karmakar, S., & Asolekar, S. R. (2016). Life cycle-based decision support tool for selection of wastewater treatment alternatives. Journal of Cleaner Production, 117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.01.036
  25. Kalbar, P. P., Birkved, M., Kabins, S., & Nygaard, S. E. (2016). Personal Metabolism (PM) coupled with Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) model: Danish Case Study. Environment International, 91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2016.02.032
  26. Kalbar, P. P., Karmakar, S., & Asolekar, S. R. (2015). Selection of wastewater treatment alternative: Significance of choosing MADM method. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 14(5).
  27. Kalbar, P. P., Karmakar, S., & Asolekar, S. R. (2014). Life cycle-based environmental assessment of municipal wastewater treatment plant in India. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 14(1). https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEWM.2014.062984
  28. Deshpande, P. C., Kalbar, P. P., Tilwankar, A. K., & Asolekar, S. R. (2013). A novel approach to estimating resource consumption rates and emission factors for ship recycling yards in Alang, India. Journal of Cleaner Production, 59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.06.026
  29. Kalbar, P. P., Karmakar, S., & Asolekar, S. R. (2013). Assessment of wastewater treatment technologies: Life cycle approach. Water and Environment Journal, 27(2). https://doi.org/10.1111/wej.12006
  30. Kalbar, P. P., Karmakar, S., & Asolekar, S. R. (2013). The influence of expert opinions on the selection of wastewater treatment alternatives: A group decision-making approach. Journal of Environmental Management, 128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.06.034
  31. Kalbar, P. P., Karmakar, S., & Asolekar, S. R. (2012). Technology assessment for wastewater treatment using multiple-attribute decision-making. Technology in Society, 34(4). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2012.10.001
  32. Kalbar, P. P., Karmakar, S., & Asolekar, S. R. (2012). Selection of an appropriate wastewater treatment technology: A scenario-based multiple-attribute decision-making approach. Journal of Environmental Management, 113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.08.025
  33. Books
  1. Kalbar, P. P., & Das, D. (2020). Advancing life cycle sustainability assessment using multiple criteria decision making. In Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment for Decision-Making (pp. 205–224). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818355-7.00010-5
  2. Asolekar, S. R., Kalbar, P. P., Chaturvedi, M. K. M., & Maillacheruvu, K. Y. (2014). Rejuvenation of Rivers and Lakes in India: Balancing Societal Priorities with Technological Possibilities. In Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification (Vol. 4). Elsevier Inc. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-382182-9.00075-X
  3. Asolekar, S.R., Kalbar, P. P. and Tilwankar, A.K. (2010)  Framework for Sustainable Urban Environmental Services: Successful Application to High Rise Buildings in Mumbai. In Designing Sustainable Products, Services and Manufacturing Systems Edited by Chakrabarti, A., Rachuri, S., Sarkar, P., and Kota, S. Research Publishing Services, Singapore, 2010 

Project

 

Sr. No.

From

To

Role

Agency Name

Project Title

1

Nov. 2020

April 2021

PI

Harayana Public Health Engineering Department

Integration of Hydraulic Analysis capabilities in the Haryana PHED

2

Oct. 2019

Sept. 2021

PI

Siemens Ltd. CSR Funding

Assessment of Effectiveness of Automation for Water Supply Systems Improvements

3

Oct. 2019

Sept 2024

Co-PI

Department of Science and Technology
(Water Technology Initiative 2019)

Fast forward to SDG6: Acceptable and affordable water in secondary Indian cities (4WARD)

4

June 2019

May 2024

Co-PI

Department of Science & Technology (DST) Water Technology Research and Innovation Centres (WATER-IC)

Innovation Centre for Eco-Prudent Wastewater Solutions (Ic-EcoWS)

5

Jul. 2018

July 2019

Co-PI

Tata Centre for Technology & Design – IIT Bombay

Evolving and Articulating Technology-based Innovations for Enhancing Access to Water and Sanitation of BoBoP (Bottom of the Base of Pyramid) Sections of Society in the Mumbai City

6

Mar. 2018

Mar. 2021

PI

Department of Science and Technology
(Water Technology Initiative 2017)

New Strategies for Optimal Operation of Water Supply Schemes by use of Scheduling and Decentralized Infrastructure

7

Jan 2017

Jan 2020

PI

IRCC, IIT Bombay

Environmental Assessment of Urban Systems in India – Urban Metabolism Approach