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Ashok Gadgil

Ashok Gadgil (born 1950 in India) Is Director of the Energy and Environmental Technologies Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley He specializes in heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and design for development He also has substantial experience in technical, economic, and policy research on energy efficiency and its implementation particularly in developing countries He is best known for his work with two developingworld technologies: UV Waterworks (a simple and effective and inexpensive water disinfection system), and the BerkeleyDarfur Stove (a lowcost stove to that saves fuelwood in internally displaced persons camps in Darfur)Dr Gadgil holds a PhD in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley and an MSc in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology, KanpurAt LBNL Dr Gadgil is Director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, with a staff of approximately 550 Earlier, he led a group of about 20 researchers conducting experimental and modeling research in indoor airflow and pollutant transport Most of that work was focused on protecting building occupants from the threat of chemical and biological attacks In recent years, he has worked on ways to inexpensively remove arsenic from Bangladesh drinking water, and on improving cookstoves for Darfur (Sudan) refugees Concurrently, Dr Gadgil is Professor of Environmental Engineering at University of California, Berkeley Dr Gadgil has substantial experience in technical, economic, and policy research on energy efficiency and its implementation particularly in developing countries He has authored or coauthored more than 90 journal papers, and more than 100 conference papers In 1998 and again in 2006, Dr Gadgil was invited by the Smithsonian Institutions Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation to speak at the National Museum of American History about his life and work


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