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Professor Makarand M. Ghangrekar is a Civil Engineer and he obtained Ph.D. in Environmental Science & Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.  Since 1996 he is involved in teaching and research in the field of Environmental Engineering.  At present he is working as a Professor of Environmental Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. His subject interest for teaching and research includes water and wastewater treatment, wastewater reuse, anaerobic wastewater treatment, bioenergy recovery from waste, and bioelectrochemistry.  He is recipient of European Union Marie Curie Fellowship twice to work as a Visiting Scientist at University of New Castle upon Tyne, UK and Ben Gurion University, Israel.  He is a recipient of National design award conferred by Institution of Engineers, India for development of low cost microbial fuel cell in the year 2012. He received Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for short visit to Germany in the year 2013. He has undertaken consultancy and research projects sponsored by Indian and foreign agencies. Presently he is working on development of low cost microbial fuel cell to generate electricity using wastewater as fuel.  He has published 62 papers in Journals, presented 91 papers in the conferences and contributed eight book chapters.