Ashok Gadgil Recognized As 2023 R&D Leader of the Year

Featured Faculty: Ashok Gadgil

Congratulations to CEE Professor Ashok Gadgil for being named 2023 R&D Leader of the Year in the annual professional awards program sponsored by R&D World Magazine!

Gadgil is an exceptional R&D leader who has devoted 30+ years to creating technological innovations for safe drinking water, clean air, sustainable energy, and reduced infant mortality, profoundly benefiting the health and dignity of low-resource communities. He has mentored numerous researchers pursuing impactful R&D careers, directed a national laboratory research division, directed a binational clean water-energy technologies research organization, directed a university development impact lab addressing global poverty, and developed and taught courses in development engineering at UC Berkeley.

Gadgil's research focuses on computational fluid dynamics of indoor air and pollutant flows, simulation of entry and transport of indoor radon, building energy efficiency, and methods to treat drinking water to make it potable. He also holds a concurrent appointment as a Senior Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). 

The R&D 100 Awards is the most prestigious innovation awards program for the past 60 years, honoring great R&D pioneers and their revolutionary ideas in science and technology. The annual R&D 100 Awards gala event is an important evening where members of the development teams are acknowledged and honored, along with their impressive achievements. It is also an excellent opportunity for leading innovators to unite, network, and exchange ideas.

This year's esteemed judging panel included 45 well-respected industry professionals worldwide. Winners are listed below, along with edited selections from their nomination letters. The winners will be celebrated at the R&D 100 Awards Banquet in San Diego on November 16th. Register here.

Check out the full article here to learn about Gadgil's research accomplishments and accolades!