NCIIA grantee Ashok Gadgil wins 2012 Lemelson MIT Sustainability Award

The Lemelson-MIT Program chose Dr. Ashok Gadgil as the recipient of the 2012 $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation in recognition of his steady pursuit to blend research, invention, and humanitarianism for broad social impact. Gadgil is a chair professor of Safe Water and Sanitation at the University of California, Berkeley and director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Gadgil has received NCIIA grants for removing arsenic from contaminated drinking water in Southeast Asia.