Kumar GanesanProfessor
Environmental Engineering Department
Science and Engineering Building, Room 316B
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1981 – Ph.D.: Washington State University, Pullman, Washington (Engineering Science/Air Pollution).  Thesis title:  Photochemical modeling of Houston urban plume.

1971 – M.Sc., (Eng):  University of Madras, India (Public Health Engineering).  Thesis title:  Developing treatment for starch waste.

1969 – B.E (Civil): Government College of Technology, University of Madras, Coimbatore, India (Civil Engineering).  Major project:  Designing sewage treatment system for the City of Coimbatore.

Academic Experience

1996 – Present: Professor and Head, Department of Environmental Engineering, Montana Tech

1998 – Present: Director, Web-Based Masters in Project Engineering and Management (MPEM) Program

1983 – 1996:  Assistant and Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering Department, Montana Tech

Non-Academic Experience

1999 – Present: Montana Director for the US EPA-EPSCoR program and the Center for Environmental Remediation and Assessment (CERA)

2003 – Present: President, Global Engineering and Technology PLLC

2003 – Expert Scientist in Environmental Engineering and Science for Law Firms

1992 – 2010: Peer Review member for the US EPA – Dr. Don Tang (US EPA)

Certifications or Professional Registrations    

PE, Montana, License No. 13527PE

BCEE, Board Certified Environmental Engineer by AAEE&S

Current Membership in Professional Organizations

Air and Waste Management Association, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEE&S)

Honors and Awards

2011 – Received the prestigious Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator Award from the Air and Waste Management Association

2008 – Received Patent for mercury control in power plant gases; Patent # 7, 314,507 B1; Issued January 1, 2008.

2008 – Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, Montana Tech of the UM

2007 – Stockman Distinguished Achievement Award, A&WMA, PNWIS Section

2003 – Distinguished Researcher Award- Montana Tech of the University of Montana

2000 – Faculty Achievement Award- Montana Tech of the University of Montana

1994, Fall – Recipient of Faculty Science and Technology Fellowship (STF) from USAID (Washing-ton DC) to conduct collaborative research with Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India

1991-1994, Summer – Recipient of DOE Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, Battelle Laboratories, Richland, Washington State

1992-1993 – Recipient of Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching and Research, Montana Tech of The University of Montana

1989, Summer – Recipient of prestigious AAAS/EPA Environmental Science and Engineering Fellowship to work in Washington, D.C. at the US EPA Office

1988-1989 – Recipient of Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching and Research, Montana Tech of The University of Montana

2000 Continuing – Faculty advisor for the Montana Tech’s Award winning Environmental Engineering Design Teams

Service Activities

Mentored graduate and undergraduate students

Served as Chair and as committee member for several graduate students

Served as Curriculum committee member and graduate research committee

Publications and Presentations from the Past Five Years

Air Toxics: Problems and Solutions, Main editor, published by Gordon and Breach Publishers

Co- Author: “Pollution Prevention Engineering” Lewis Publications, 1999 Fist edition.

Co-author: Pollution Prevention, second edition, CRC Press , 2015

Co-Author: Unit Operations in Environmental Engineering, Wiley, 2016

Contributing Author, Air Pollution Control, Environmental Engineering Handbook, to be published

Participating Author:  “Hazardous Waste Incineration:  Workbook”, McGraw-Hill Publishers, 1992

Participating Author: “Environmental Management”, published, Summer, 1997

Participating Author:  “Pollution Prevention Problems and Solutions”, Gordon and Breach Publishers, 1994

Professional Development Activities

Attend multiple national and international conferences

Non-Academic Activities

Camping, hiking, boating, snow shoeing, and traveling