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International Honorary Member

One or more International Honorary Members may be selected each year by the Academy's Board of Trustees by affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of its members. The individual so honored possesses one or more of the following characteristics:

For the full list of eligibility criteria and information on how you can submit nominations for a worthy Environmental Engineer or Scientist, click here.

2021 International Honorary Member

International Honorary Winner

Professor Devendra Bhargava, Ph.D.

Er.Dr. Devendra Swaroop Bhargava (retired Professor of Environmental Engineering and Pollution Control), BE (Civil), PGD (PublicHealth Engg), ME (PHEngg), PhD (Environmental Engg) is F.ASCE, F.IE, F.IPHE, F.IWWA, F.IS(FellowEmeritis).

He single handedly brought numerous unparalled unique academic-glories to Roorkee University through his over 500 published research papers at a record rate (20-25/yr) which not only placed Roorkee firmly on the World's Environmental Academic-Map but also invoked Parliament-Questions TWICE (Lok Sabha Q.No.2338 dt.8.3.1982, Rajya Sabha Q.No.195 of 1983); Research-Invitation from US-Army Chief (Estu); Lauded through 7-NASA Scientists' Report "Ocean Color"; Research on GANGA River published extensively all over the World with Chapter in "Ganga" (a Book authored by Julian Crandal Hollick, USA's chief of Independent Broadcating Corporation); A reputed Journal's issue had all papers authored by him; Presented 7-9 different themed papers in a single Conference-Session; Delivered KeyNote Addresses at BHU, AMU, JNU (ex-PM Gujral as Chief Guest).

Won 32 (5 in 1994) Academic Awards including India's highest (UGC's SP-JuryAward shared with likes of Nobel-leuratte AmartyaSen).

Each of his, about a dozen, single-handedly guided PhD Students created kind of record by publishing 20-32 papers, winning 1-4 awards, submitting their theses within 3 years. Few were forced to plagiarise even after getting positive PhD examiner reports. Academic criminals, in-nexus, sabotaged research, harassed terribly without any natural justices and prevented projects taking/lab facilities/duties/unsponsored Masters' students/remunerative consultancies/etc forcing some 25 Writ Petitions for survival causing big losses of time (700 km away High Court)/money/achievements.

As Jury of World Cultural Council (Mexico) giving Albert Einstein Award in Science and Nominator for Asahi Glass Foundation of Japan's Blue Planet Prize, he was long back included in Marquis Who's Who.

Past Winners

2020 Kao, Jimmy C.M.
2019 Huang, Chihpin
2018 Burnage, Steve
2017 von Sperling, Marcos
2017 Friedler, Eran
2016 Doong, Ruey-An
2015 Lin, Tsair-Fuh
2014 Espino de la O, Ernesto

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