Title: Engineering for Sustainability by Learning from and Seeking Synergies with Nature
Bhavik Bakshi, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University
Bhavik Bakshi is the Richard M. Morrow Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University. He is also on the Faculty Advisory Board of OSU's Sustainability Institute. His research is developing systematic methods to ensure that engineering solutions make positive contributions to sustainable development without causing unintended harm. He has published extensively and teaches regular and short courses across the world. His work has been recognized by several awards including the education LCA leadership award from the American Council for Life Cycle Assessment, research excellence and education awards from the Sustainable Engineering Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Lawrence K. Cecil Award for environmental chemical engineering from the Environmental Division of AIChE, the CAREER award from the U.S. National Science Foundation, and several best paper awards from journals and conferences. He has served on task forces such as the United Nations Environment Program’s efforts toward sustainable development. He is a chemical engineer by training, with degrees from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.