Pinaki Dasgupta has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. His working experience spans 15 years with different chemical/environmental engineering and social organisations out of which 12 years was full time service in a multidisciplinary consulting firm. He currently works as an independent consultant in Process Engineering, Safety and Environment. He currently is associated with several leading engineering consulting organisation in the capacity of expert in Risk and Hazard Analysis for environmental and statutory clearance purpose. He is associated with ASSOCHAM as Sr. Technical Advisor in Sustainability division.
He is accredited as a Category A, Functional Area Expert in Risk and Hazard Analysis for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study purpose by the Quality Council of India and has undergone training as a safety auditor from RLI, DGFASLI, Kolkata. He is a member of National Safety Council, Mumbai and IICHE. He has audited more than 100 hazardous units ranging from fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, isolated storages, industrial gases, large thermal power plants and steel. He has experience in providing training to 13 district authorities for emergency preparedness as part of project from HSM Division, MoEFCC.
He has been involved in over 90 projects in chemicals, ceramics, foods, construction, biotechnology, medical and energy sector involving market research, policy research, technology road map, design and engineering, feasibility studies, detailed project reports, laboratory scale-up studies, EIA studies, emergency plans, safety audits, risk assessment, due diligence for labour laws along with training and capacity building in industrial safety for workers and owners/leaders of more than 50 micro small and medium industrial units spread across 4 states as a consultant of Foundation of MSME Clusters (FMC).
His articles on safety have been published by various agencies online. He has participated in several national and international campaigns and conferences as a delegate and speaker covering areas such as trust and integrity, resource conservation, sustainability and solid waste management. His paper on "Food Waste Management on Smart Cities" won the excellent paper award at the International Conference on Solid Waste Management held in Jadavpur University in 2016. He has been associated with UN as an online volunteer.
He has been associated in voluntary capacity with non-governmental organisations working on climate change from youth and faith based perspective as well as with those providing scientific intervention to the informal communities such as handicraft artisans. Pinaki has served as a volunteer and subsequently as board member in the Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) and Shristi, an NGO working on livelihood projects for non-formal communities especially handicraft artisans in terracotta and ceramics. He has led a small team to deliver educational courses on Sustainability and entrepreneurship to 150 students.