- Headworks Intl., Houston, Texas
Somnath Basu is the Vice President of global process engineering and Chief Technology Officer at Headworks Intl. in Houston, Texas. He has more than 30 yr of experience in industrial water and wastewater treatment with a special focus on the oil and gas industry. His prior affiliations include Shell Global Solutions, AECOM, CDM, Stone & Webster and Raytheon (Badger) Engineers. At AECOM, he was the practice leader for the oil and gas water/wastewater business unit, and he served as the discipline leader for industrial wastewater treatment at CDM. Dr. Basu earned a BE degree from the National Institute of Technology and an MTech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, India, both in chemical engineering. He earned an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his PhD in environmental engineering from Northeastern University, Boston. He is a registered Professional Engineer (Chemical) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; a senior member of AIChE; a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF); and a member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES).