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Raghavendra Rau

Raghavendra Rau holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Government of Andhra Pradesh and a Graduateship of Aeronautical Society of India. He has worked with the DRDO for more than three decades in technical staff functions, materials management and administration. At CSTEP, he is in-charge of...

Venkatesh Vunnam

V. Venkatesh, Senior Research Engineer, works on determining energy demand and supply and efficiency for manufacturing industries at CSTEP. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His interests are in industrial energy efficiency, low...

Safinaz Saif

Safinaz Saif holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from VTU. Her research interests lie in the areas of environment, quality management and material science....

Dr. Krishnan S S

Dr. S.S. Krishnan holds a Ph.D. and a Master's in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to CSTEP, he worked with the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and has worked extensively on major collaborative projects with Indian and global entities i...

Dr. Mridula Dixit Bharadwaj

Dr. Mridula Dixit Bharadwaj holds a Post Doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Bangalore University. Prior to CSTEP, she worked with the United States Steel Corporation and General Motors Corporation (R&D). Her areas o...

Thirumalai N.C.

Thirumalai N.C. is a Senior Research Scientist involved in the domain of solar thermal system design and experimental aerodynamics at CSTEP. He holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 9 years of experience in the field of R&D....

Badri Shanmukeshwara Rao

Badri S. Rao is a Senior Research Engineer working on the techno-economic and policy assessment of Concentrated Solar Power Technologies in India at CSTEP. He holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical...

Suresh N.S.

Suresh N.S., Senior Research Engineer, holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He is a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University. His research interests lie in renewable energy, conventional energy and emerging techno...

Tanmay Sarkar

Tanmay Sarkar is a Senior Research Engineer working with the materials group on the theoretical study of cathode materials in batteries using DFT simulations at CSTEP. He holds a Master's degree in Metallurgical and Material Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a Bachel...

Saptak Ghosh

Saptak Ghosh is a Senior Research Engineer working with the Energy team at CSTEP. He has been working on projects concerning solar photovoltaics and integrated waste management frameworks for India. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from RV College of Enginee...

Shruthi S

Shruthi S. completed M.Tech in Transportation Engineering and Management from BMS College of Engineering, Vishveshwariah Technological University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Shruthi has worked at the Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Wilbur Smith Associates, GEP Infrastructure and TTIC for 10 years...

Nithya D

Nithya is an Engineering graduate with specialisation in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Her areas of interest include computer hardware and networking. ...

Ganeshprasad Pavaskar

Ganesh Pavaskar, Research Engineer, is working on studies in security systems, battery materials simulation and modeling, and energy modeling. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. His professional experience includes being a Project Assistant in the Department of Chemical Engi...

Vaishalee Dash

Vaishalee Dash, Senior Research Engineer, is working on assessing different uses of solar energy for off-grid applications and life cycle analysis of new solar cell materials at CSTEP. She holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur. Her work has been published by both ...

Shiva Sandeep Reddy P.

Shiva Sandeep Reddy P. is Engineer-Technical Staff and handles the IT Infrastructure at CSTEP. He holds a Bachelor's in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Sri Vishveshwaraiah Institute of Science and Technology, Madanapalle....

Trupti P Deshpande

Trupti P Deshpande holds an M.Tech degree (Town and Country Planning) from College of Engineering, Pune. Her research areas include Master planning, Campus planning, Transport & Urban planning and leaning interest towards housing and cluster development....

Paresh Butolia

Paresh Butolia holds a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India (IIT).His areas of interest include Environment and Sustainable Development, Alternate Fuels and Energy Resources, Catalysis. Prior to joining CSTEP, Paresh worked  at Hindustan ...

Prof. Chandrasekaran VS

Prof. V.S. Chandrasekaran holds a Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool. He has recently been awarded Professor Emeritus by IIT Bombay, Mumbai for his outstanding contributions made to IIT Bombay. Prior to CSTEP, he served as the head of the Civil Engineering Department and also was the head of the...

Prof. Rajgopal S

Prof. Rajgopal is a graduate of the College of Engineering, Guindy and Post Graduate Diploma in Systems Management from Jamnalal Institute of Management, Mumbai. He has worked with the Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Department of Atomic Energy and served as Secretary, Atomic Energy Commission and Cont...

Sandhya Sundararagavan

Sandhya Sundararagavan holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune. Her areas of expertise include Renewable energy, Demand side management, Distribution sec...

Riya Rachel

Riya Rachel Mohan has completed her Master's degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering from VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu and holds a Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering from University of Kerala. She has about 4 years experience in carbon financed renew...

Harshid Sridhar

Harshid Sridhar is a Senior Research Engineer working in the areas of power systems and distributed energy systems. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering (Power and Energy Systems) from Arizona State University, USA, and a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Anna University. Pr...

Sonali Anusree

Sonali has completed her Bachelor's in Architecture from College of Engineering, Bhubaneshwar and completed her Master's in Planning with specialisation in Environmental Planning from CEPT, Ahemdabad. She has gained architectural experience during her B.Arch training from Anindiya Basu &...

Anantha Lakshmi P

Anantha Lakshmi P is a Senior Research Engineer working in the Infrastructure domain  at CSTEP. She holds a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.  She is interested in transportation planning, policy analysis and public transport an...

Shramana Dey

Shramana Dey holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Management of Pollution from the Catholic University of Lille, France and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from BITS Dubai. Prior to joining the Master’s programme, she worked at CSTEP on sanitation related studies, as ...

Milind Ravindranath

Milind  has completed MSc. (Engg) in Computational Science from IISc Bangalore and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from NITK, Surathkal. He has worked as a Visiting Scholar at Carleton University, Ottawa on circuit simulation under the Canadian Commonwe...

Abhijit Madhukar Potdar

Abhijit Madhukar Potdar holds an M.Tech degree in Power Systems from the College of Engineering, Pune. His areas of interest include Power System Analysis, Stability, Renewable Energy Integration with Grid, WAMS, PMUs and Protection. ...

Ravi Lepakshi

Mr. Ravi Lepakshi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Visvesvaraya College Of Engineering, Bangalore. He has over 35 years of professional experience and has worked with KPTCL and BESCOM. His expertise lie in the areas of Distribution Automation System, Cables and Smar...

Prof. Umesh Waghmare

Professor Umesh Waghmare is currently Professor in the Theoretical Sciences Unit of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore. He obtained his doctorate degree in applied physics in 1996 from Yale University, and did postdoctoral research in Harvard University (199...

Roshna N

Roshna N holds a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Her areas of interest include the study of non-Newtonian fluids-granular materials, purification of waste water containing heavy metals using sugarcane bagasse, experimental studies of flow ...

Suhas Bannur

Suhas Bannur completed his M.S in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His areas of interest include Solar Thermal, Fluid Mechanical Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics and New Product Development....

Epica Mandal Sarkar

Epica Mandal Sarkar has completed an M.E in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University Kolkata, West Bengal and her B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology. Prior to joining CSTEP, Epica worked as Project Assistant at Jadavpur University. Her areas of interes...

Vishu Mishra

Vishu Mishra  has completed Engineering in Electrical & Electronics from MIT, Manipal. He previously worked with Bhushan Steel , ETA-Dubai, for 2 Years. His areas of interest include blogging, publishing & creative writing....

Aswathy KP

Aswathy has completed M Tech in Civil Engineering with specialisation in Traffic and Transportation Planning from National Institute of Technology, Calicut. She previously worked as a Project Assistant at Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP, IISc Bangalor...

Ananth Hegde

Ananth Hegde holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology from IIIT-Bangalore and has over 4 years of work experience. Prior to joining CSTEP, he worked with Cognizant and Tyfone Inc. His interests lie in software engineering, application architectures and databases....

Dr. Sarath Guttikunda

Dr.Sarath Guttikunda is a TED Fellow, founder of UrbanEmissions.Info (UEinfo, India), and an affiliate associate professor at Desert Research Institute (Reno, USA). His main research interest is analysis of urban emissions at local, regional, and global scales and finding ways to bridge the gap betw...

Nikhilesh Dharmala

Nikhilesh Dharmala holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden and a Bachelor of technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. Prior to joining CSTEP, Nikhilesh work...

Akshaya Kumar Rath

Akshaya Kumar Rath completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Energy Management from University of Hyderabad and Degree in Electrical Engineering from The Institution of Engineers. Prior to joining CSTEP, Akshaya Kumar worked in the power sector for more than a decade and has been involved in various pr...

Pradeep Reddy

Pradeep Reddy completed his M.Tech in Power Systems from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati and B.Tech in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from JNTU, Anantapur. Prior to joining CSTEP, Pradeep worked at REC Power Distribution Company Ltd. as an Electrical Site Engineer for 1 year. His ar...

Saumya Seth

Saumya Seth is presently pursuing a B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. Her research interests lie in Chemical Engineering....

Somya Khandelwal

Somya Khandelwal is presently pursuing a B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. His research interests lie in the areas of thermodynamics and process technology....

Shyanjali Kantumuchu

Shyanjali Kantumuchu is presently pursuing a B.Tech degree in Information Technology from GITAM University, Andhra Pradesh. Her research interests lie in Computer Engineering. ...

Workshop on Solar Thermal Testing and Simulator Facility

G Srilakshmi, Research Engineer from CSTEP attended a one day workshop on “Solar Thermal Testing and Simulator Facility” organised by the Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT-Bombay (IIT-B) in their campus in Mumbai....

International Seminar on Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Vinay Kandagal, Research Engineer from CSTEP gave a talk at the International Seminar on Electric/Hybrid Electric Vehicles (EV/HEV) organised by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Rajarajeshwari College of Engineering, Bangalore....

Nano Technology in Conventional and Alternate Energy Systems

The University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) in association with SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), New York, USA hosted - First International Seminar on Nano Technology in Conventional and Alternate Energy Systems, Global Status and Pathways at Dehradun. ...

Symposium on High Speed Rail

Anantha Lakshmi P, Senior Research Engineer, Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy, made a presentation on, “Demonstration of Proof of Concept for looking at Alternatives for Transport Infrastructure”, at the High Speed Rail (HSR) Symposium held at Sri Jayachamarajendra Coll...

Indo-US Workshop on Designing Sustainable Products

An Indo-US Workshop on Designing Sustainable Products, Services and Manufacturing Systems was organised by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA, and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and supported by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum. CSTEP researchers contr...

Workshop on Indo-US Climate Futures

As a precursor to The UN Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009, CSTEP in association with Carnegie Mellon University and supported by the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum organised a Workshop on Indo-US Climate Futures at the GRT Temple Bay Resort, near Chennai, India.  The Works...

International Conference on Infrastructure Systems 2009

Next Generations Infrastructures Foundation, CSTEP and SSN College of Engineering organised an International Conference on Infrastructure Systems 2009: "Developing 21st Century Infrastructure Networks" at the SSN College of Engineering, Chennai....

Talk on Agent Based Models for Enterprise-wide Optimisation and Decision Support

Dr. Rajagopalan Srinivasan, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the National University of Singapore delivered a talk at CSTEP on Agent Based Models for Enterpise-wide Optimisation and Decision Support....