Debalina Sengupta, Ph.D.

Program Director, Coastal Resilience



  • Chemical Engineering, PhD., Louisiana State University
  • Chemical Engineering, B.Tech. Jadavpur University


Dr. Sengupta is currently appointed as the Coastal Resilience Program Director for Texas Sea Grant at Texas A&M University and has courtesy appointments as a fellow at the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Social Service and as a Graduate Faculty at the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering. As the Coastal Resilience Program Director, Sengupta plans, organizes, directs, and manages extension activities associated with the Resilient Communities and Economies (RCE) strategic focus area. The RCE focus area is one of four key focus areas of Sea Grant. The goal of this focus area is to accommodate the increasing coastal population and activity while balancing demands on coastal resources. This includes supporting cutting-edge research in the areas of marine-related energy sources, energy efficiency, coastal hazards, coastal water systems, and tourism. Sengupta aims to work collaboratively to implement more resilience and sustainability strategies in coastal communities. She has authored two books, “Chemicals from biomass: integrating bioprocesses into chemical production complexes for sustainable development” by CRC Press (2012), and “Measuring Progress towards Sustainability” by Springer (2017). Apart from this, she has several peer reviewed journal publications, book chapters, and conference proceedings.

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