Pradeep is a chemist on the Caddisfly team. He joined Akvo through his work at TernUp Research labs. Prior to this, Pradeep was a research associate at Tata Innovation’s Lab at the Tata Research, Development and Design Centre in Pune. While there, he mainly worked on technology development for water purification. Projects he was involved in included the development of filters for the removal of fluoride, arsenic and microbial contamination from drinking water. Pradeep is an inventor who has filed two patents and authored two research papers. He is based in Bangalore. Follow him @pradeepbalkunde.