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S. A. Abbasi

Name S. A. Abbasi
University Pondicherry University
Country India
Position Editorial board member


Prof S. A. Abbasi has been a full university professor since 1987 after being Head-in-charge of the Water Quality & Environment Division at the Centre for Water Resources, Kozhikode, during 1979-87.  He was a Visiting-cum-adjunct Professor at California State University during 1984-1987, and has been a Visiting Professor at the universities of Minnesota, Florida, California?Berkeley, Malaya and Al-Ahsa.

With 43 books, over 400 papers in indexed journals, 9 patents, close to 10,000 citations and a Hirsch Index currently at 55, Prof Abbasi is among the world’s foremost experts in the fields of process safety and environmental engineering.  Among numerous coveted honours and awards received by him are the National Design Award in Environmental Engineering, the IPCL award for Safety and Hazard Management in Petroleum Industries, the National Hydrology Award, the International Desalination Association’s prize, and fellowships of the National Academy of Sciences and the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers.  He has been Member, Board of Governors, IIT Roorkee, Member of the BHU Court, and has been Chairman/Member of numerous high-level governmental committees.   Prof Abbasi is also well-known for his poetry (ghazaland geet), fiction, and his work on fostering inter-faith harmony.

In 1991 Prof Abbasi had set up, and has led since then, a research group on accident forecasting, risk assessment, and occupational safety at Pondicherry University.  The group is among the most productive in Asia and has spearheaded the Indian R & D thrust in this field all through.