Prosun Bhattacharya (1962) holds a PhD in Sedimentary Geochemistry from University of Delhi, India (1990). He is a Professor of Groundwater Chemistry and Coordinator of the KTH-International Groundwater Arsenic Research Group, at the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Since 2016, he is also an Adjunct Professor at University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He is engaged with research on groundwater contamination in sedimentary aquifers in different parts of the world, especially focusing on geogenic contaminants – arsenic and fluoride. He has collaborative research engagements with several universities and research organizations across the world. He has coordinated the prestigious Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency supported action research and implementation project “Sustainable Arsenic Mitigation-SASMIT” Community driven initiatives to target arsenic safe groundwater as sustainable mitigation strategy in Bangladesh* (2007-2017). He is currently leading a project on “Enhancing private sector capacity for scaling up access to safe drinking water – policy, systems strengthening and sustainable service delivery” in collaboration with UNICEF-Bangladesh.
He has authored/co-authored over 400 international publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, cited more than 10,000 times (Google Scholar and Google h-index 48) and i10-index of 130. He has organized several international workshops on natural arsenic in groundwater and sustainable mitigation and edited 10 books on diverse aspects of natural arsenic in groundwater and groundwater for sustainable development until 2018. He is serving the Elsevier in the different editorial capacities since 2009, as Editor in Chief of Groundwater for Sustainable Development, and Associate Editor of the two reputed journals Journal of Hydrology and Environment International. He has been honored as the Fellow of the Geological Society of America in April, 2012 and the International Water Association (IWA Fellow) in September 2018.