The University of Pittsburgh and its School of Engineering has honored Dr Hanwant Singh with the 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award at a recent gala event.
Singh, who was named the Distinguished Alumni honoree for the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, is a distinguished alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and in 2018 received the highest honor accorded by NASA.
After graduating from IIT Delhi in 1968, Singh went on to earn his doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1972.
He later completed postdoctoral research at Rutgers University, where his focus on research switched gears from engineering to the environment.
His primary research goal has been to better understand the impact of human activities on the chemistry and climate of the earth’s atmosphere through direct observations and data analysis, according to his bio.