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 Dr Suneel PandeyDean (Research & Partnerships)Dr Suneel Pandey is Senior Fellow and Director, Environment & Waste Management Division, TERI. In addition, he is Director, Emerson Centre of Excellence for Sustainability Studies at the TERI School of Advanced Studies. He has more than 30 years of consultancy/ research experience in the areas of municipal, industrial and hospital waste management, plastic waste management, waste-to-energy issues, impact assessment, air, water and soil quality monitoring, site assessments, performance evaluation of ETP and institutional strengthening and capacity building. He has obtained his Ph. D. degree in hazardous waste characterization from Nagpur University while working as Project Fellow at NEERI, Nagpur. He has MSc, Analytical Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, India and did his BSc, Chemistry from Banaras Hindu University, India. In recent years, his research work included circular economy, resource efficiency, marine litter policy framework and solar PV waste recycling framework.

Prior to joining TERI, Suneel has worked for ERM India as Consultant for two years, where he was working on projects related to hazardous and hospital waste management, environmental site assessments and institutional strengthening and capacity building. Suneel has also worked as Research Assistant at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on development of landfill liner for containment of land disposed hazardous waste and University of Hong Kong on deriving material balances and associated environmental pollution for Hong Kong region as part of Post Doctoral Research.

As a subject expert, he is chairman of committee constituted by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) on supporting circular economy in e-waste management, expert for proposal evaluation in committees constituted by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Technology Development Board (TDB) and Biotechnology Industrial Research Assistance Council (BIRAC).

Message from Dean (Research & Partnerships)As a Dean (Research & Partnerships) of the TERI School of Advanced Studies, I’m extremely proud of the research leadership of examining complex dimensions of sustainable development that the School has upheld since its founding. The School strives to accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable world by creation of knowledge and human capacity through research and engagement with the discourse on sustainability challenges and solutions. An interdisciplinary approach to undertake and promote advance research defines the intellectual atmosphere of TERI School. The School draws strength from the ethos and cultural traditions of India and reaches out in sourcing knowledge from across the globe to meet expectations of a transforming research and academic landscape. School’s research excellence is demonstrated through an extensive and excellent record of high-impact, multidisciplinary research in overarching domains such as natural resources, energy and environment, climate studies, biotechnology, water studies, policy studies, business and sustainability and legal studies and in addition, studying their linkages among themselves. We take pride in the research profile of our faculty members and departments who employ research informed pedagogy for student centered teaching and learning that prepares our graduands to become leaders with values and intellectual rigour. In pursuit of advancing frontiers of research and higher education, the School has always been on competitive advantage through meaningful partnerships with industry, policy and decision makers, funding organisations, community and leading research and higher education institutions globally. We immensely value such partnerships and intend to strengthen them on a continual basis.