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About Dr. Sadhan Kumar Ghosh

Dr. Sadhan Kumar Ghosh, Professor & Former Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, being the founder coordinator of the Centre for QMS at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, is a renowned personality in the field on Waste Management, Circular Economy, Green Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Sustainable Development and TQM. He served as the Director, CBWE, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India. He started his career in the Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Prof Ghosh is the founder & Chairman of the IconSWM; President of the International Society of Waste Management, Air and Water (ISWMAW) and the chairman of the Indian Congress on Quality, Environment, Energy and Safety Management Systems (ICQESMS). He received several awards in India and foreign countries including the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship 2012 by the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK to work on ‘Energy Recovery from MSW’. He received Indian patent on “eco-friendly plastics recycling machine and the process there of” [Patent no.202532 dated 02/03/2007] and Bangladesh patent “Automatic High Speed Jute Ribboning Machine” [Patent no. 1005146 dated 17/02/2014].  He wrote nine books, more than 26 edited volumes, more than 170 national and international articles and book chapters and Associate Editor of special issues of WM & R and IJMCWM . His significant contribution has been able to place the name of Jadavpur University in the world map of research on waste management.

In International arena, Prof. Ghosh is involved as the, a) Consultant of the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)/DESA 2017- 18  for the project ”State of the 3Rs in Asia and the Pacific”, b) UNCRD expert under the UN DESA in 3R Forum [Adelaide, 2016]; c) International Expert of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Japan and China Productivity Council (CPC) on Green manufacturing and Green Factory (Taiwan 2014, 2015, 2016) and d) India Leader in the Research Project for GP for the BoP business in APO member countries in Asian (May 2016 – July 2018). His very recent international research project as India Leader includes, Erasmus plus, UKIERI 2011-13, UKIERI 2012-14 UKIERI 2015-16 and Royal Society – DST 2015 etc and Principal Investigator of more 22 Indian Research Projects. He is the leader of the Collaborative International Research Project on “Global Status of Implementation of Circular Economy (2018-2021)” involving experts from 33 countries. He has been serving as the member of international steering committees and editorial boards and served as the Keynote/Plenary speaker in international conferences, namely in Australia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysisa, Singapore, USA, UK, India etc. He has initiated the movement for worldwide Sustainable Waste Management and research with partners in many countries through the Consortium of Researchers in International Collaboration (CRIC). He was the convener of ISO TC 61 WG2, member in the Indian mirror committee of ISO TC 207. He acted as the organizing Chair of 4th 3RINCs 2017, by Materials Cycles Society, Japan.

He is the Chair Elect of 8th IconSWM 2018. He was the State Level Advisory Committee Member of Plastics Waste (Management & Handling) Rules 2011. He is now involved in Preparation of standards for RDF for utilisation in cement plant and other industries as expert members in the committee set up by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), government of India. He is available at:

Four  PhD theses have been completed and seven PhD theses are in progress.
21 Post Graduate Thesis have been completed.
Examiner of Doctoral & PG theses at IITs, NITs and various Universities.
 Certificate course of Trainer’s Training on Waste Management Rules 2016 conducted by Central Pollution Control Board and Ministry of Health and Urban Affairs, Govt of India,

  1. Lead Assessor course on ISO 9000 in 1994 by QMI.
  2. Lead Assessor course on ISO 14000 in 1994 by DNV.
  3. Lead Assessor course on OHSAS 18001by DNV.
  4. Lead Assessor course on ISO 22000 by FICCI, New Delhi.
  5. Implementer’s Course on CMM (Capability Maturity Model) by ERTL, Salt Lake, India.

 Certified Trainer on Waste Management Rules 2016 of Central Pollution Control Board and Ministry of Health and Urban Affairs, Govt of India,

  1. Trainer of Lead Assessor course on ISO 9000
  2. Trainer of Lead Assessor course on ISO 14000
  3. Trainer of Internal Auditor course on ISO 9000
  4. Trainer of Internal Auditor course on ISO 14000
  5. Trainer of Internal Auditor course on ISO 22000
  6. Trainer of Internal Auditor course on OHSAS 18001