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Environmental Studies and Engineering

Faculty Member’s Name

Professor Biswajit (Bob) Ganguly

Faculty Member’s Profile:

Professor Biswajit (“Bob”) Ganguly is a great thinker, philosopher and a humanitarian who has created the concept of “Environmental Peace” with his colleague, Professor Roger Hansell.

Professor Ganguly has Doctoral and Postdoctoral degrees in Applied Science and Engineering. He is an inventor with creative engineering talents covering a wide range of environmentally friendly projects. As an international expert in this field, he has visited and lectured widely around the world in many Universities including University of Oxford, University of Cambridge and Imperial College (University of London) etc.

Professor Ganguly was brought up in a family of consulting engineers in Calcutta, India, and furthered his education and training in Europe and North America.

He has professional fellowships and memberships in various academic and engineering branches. At the University of Toronto, he is a Director of International Innovation Projects (IIP) and founder and well as an Editor of the Journal of Environmental Peace. He is a Research Professor at the State University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Visiting Research Professor and Fellow of other Universities and Institutions. At present, he is the Chancellor of Noble International University, USA.

Professor Ganguly also founded the Noble Institution for Environmental Peace (NIEP) with Professor Hansell to carry out and support education and research in environment, sustainable development, and peace processes throughout the world.

Professor Ganguly has extensive experience in organizing and directing public and professional meetings with the International Innovation Projects. He is also a professional-level magician, artist and singer who delights in entertaining and teaching.  He currently lives in Toronto.

Course Code:

*Title:

Environmental Studies and Engineering.

 

*Format:

Online and on campus presentations, Skype discussions

 

*Hours:

Upon agreement

*Objectives:

This course will bring together the many ideas and views focussing on environmental protection, sustainable development and modern engineering solutions.

*Short Structural Outline:

An online presentation of the nature of ecosystems on earth both Physical and Biological; an examination of the nature and effects of pollution and disturbance of these systems; a commentary on natural capital and mans dependence on these systems; a discussion of solutions to the problem.

 

1.

Introduction: the world system

Reference Ganguly B. Pollution causes and solutions.

2.

Air Pollution

Engineering solutions for pollution.

4

Food Pollution.

5.

Metallic contamination of water: Problems and solutions.

6.

Weather and Climate:  Changes in the physical world.

7.

Changes in the Ozone layer and the implications

8.

Climate Change: Implications for living systems

9.

Ecosystem Change Part 1. Ecological processes

10.

Ecosystem Change Part 2. Adaptive Processes.

11.

Carbon dioxide emissions:  reductions and trading emissions

12.

Ecosystems as Natural Capital Part 1.

Ref. Ganguly text Section 7-1

13.

Ecosystems as Natural Capital Part 2.

14.

What can you do? Interactive discussion on solutions to problems.

 

*Textbooks and Reading List:

Reading materials will be assigned by lecturer.

*Evaluation:

Two online quizzes 25% each, Essay proposal 10 %. Essay Presentation by Skype, Web Cam or Video 20%, Written Essay on same material 20%.

 

For further information on this or other courses taught by the faculty member please contact our student advisor at: studentadvisor@niuniversity.org

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