Dr. Anurag Bajpayee is the co-founder and CEO of Gradiant Corporation. Gradiant is a Technology-driven Water Services Company with a suite of proprietary technologies to enable efficient, economical industrial water treatment and recycling currently focused on the oil & gas, mining, and power sectors. Anurag earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT where he worked on desalination and water treatment, with a core focus on treatment of oil & gas produced water. His doctoral work on Directional Solvent Extraction (DSE) desalination was recognized by the Scientific American as a top 10 world changing idea and is now part of Gradiant’s technology portfolio. Anurag has co-authored 5 peer reviewed journal publications and holds 7 issued or pending patents in the field of water treatment. He earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri and a Masters degree from MIT.