Achiever's Success Story
Dr. Indra N. Mitra (PhD, PE, MBA)
International Water and Wastewater Expert & Technologist
Dr. Mitra is an International Water & Wastewater Technologist and was recognized as a “Who’s Who” in Water & Wastewater by American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) of the State of Virginia, USA, with 25 years of domestic & international water and wastewater experience (13 years in India & 12 years in USA) in Technology & Process, Policies and Regulations and Leadership Management. He established two successful start-ups (foreign technology companies) in India. He was a key member of the selection committee of United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington DC, for evaluation of different innovative wastewater technologies for funding. In 2018, he was part of the India Business Delegation for Water Industry to Italy. He has been recognized as one of the leading Water Leaders of India by several organizations. Recently, he has been invited to join the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) expert panel.
Dr. Mitra (along with his team) has designed some of the large and famous sewage treatment plant (STP) projects in USA and India. He has worked on numerous water and wastewater projects funded by World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), European Investment Bank (EIB) and Municipalities, Governments and Industry. He is a world- renowned expert in wastewater treatment technologies (MBBR, BAS, IFAS, MBR, SBR, activated sludge, MLE, A/O, A2O, Bardenpho, DEMON/Anammox, anaerobic processes) and sludge treatment technologies (anaerobic digestion, advanced anaerobic digestion, THP, aerobic digestion) with/without power generation and producing Class A and Class B biosolids.
Dr. Mitra was the leading team member developing several wastewater regulations and policies for USA (through EPA) and is now doing the same for India. He is also extensively involved in building India’s knowledge base in wastewater sector through capacity building, workshops and trainings.
Dr. Mitra has completed B.Tech from IIT, Kharagpur, India, MS from Vanderbilt University, USA, Ph.D from Lehigh University, USA (GPA 4.0/4/0) and MBA from Virginia Tech, USA. Dr. Mitra has authored several books and papers and is an invited/keynote speaker for numerous conferences and workshops.