TARA - SOCIETY FOR TECHNOLOGY AND ACTION FOR RURAL ADVANCEMENT
Role in the project
WP2: (Waste Water): Provide research and implementation support throughout theprocess of technology development, independent performance validation in the lab and field conditions, design modifications based on user feedback for better uptake of technology developed. Provide technical and logistical assistance for Site Selection, awareness generation, base line and end line survey and periodic monitoring evaluation support.
Dr Soumen Maity, PhD
Dr. Soumen Maity is a Material Scientist by profession and currently leads the Technology Management business at TARA. He is with TARA over a decade anchoring the interface between innovation and business. At one hand he guides and mentors the Clean Technology systems at the Development Alternatives Group, on the other, he also leads the incubation of developed technologies at TARA. His expertise lies in material characterisation, process and product innovation and validation besides conducting technology commercialisation studies. He has been the program director fof the DST funded Core support program for marketable technology innovation in water, energy, habitat and off farm sectors. He has been instrumental in exploring commercial approaches to utilization of industrial waste, improving energy efficiency and reducing environmental emissions. Currently, whilst establishing the Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln (VSBK) technology (world’s most energy efficient technology for fired clay brick production) in India, he is also engaged in disseminating the same to Asian and African countries through partner networks.