Welcome to the Evolving Man Project’s ‘Evolved Man of the Week’ profiles. Each week we will highlight an individual that embodies what it means to be an evolved man, famous and non-famous men alike. The world needs to know their stories and deeds. This week’s honor goes to the inventor, entrepreneur, MIT grad, and CEO, Anurag Bajpayee.
Anurag Bajpayee built a one-stop-shop for cleaning up the world’s most contaminated water. Moreover, after just six years, his Boston-based company, Gradiant, has more than 200 employees and operates more than 20 treatment plants around the world.
Anurag Bajpayee is the co-founder and CEO of Gradiant Corporation. Under his leadership, Gradiant has evolved from a technology start-up into a global brand with diversified applications and multiple divisions around the world. Before founding Gradiant, Anurag earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT where he worked on industrial desalination and water treatment.
His doctoral work was recognized by the Scientific American as a top 10 world-changing idea and is now part of Gradiant’s technology portfolio. He was named one of the Top Innovators Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review. He also has co-authored seminal journal articles and holds several patents in the field of water treatment. He also holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri and a Masters from MIT.
Mr. Bajpayee is tackling one of the world’s most pressing challenges this 21st century, cleaning contaminated freshwater and desalination of seawater. As access to clean, fresh water becomes one of humanity greatest hurdles for an evergrowing population. Anurag’s technological inventions will be in high demand once they become commercially available. Maybe they one day will be able to help provide precious drinking water to millions of people across the globe.
Today we honor Anurag Bajpayee as our Evolved Man of the Week.