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Professional Experience:

Position

Organization

Period

From

To

Professor (HAG)

I.I.T. Madras

01-07-2020

till date

Professor

I.I.T. Madras

19-07-2013

30-06-2020

Honorary Professor

University of Exeter, UK

07-10-2015

07.10.2024

Adjunct Professor

AcSIR, CEERI, SERC, Chennai

04‐09‐2014

03-09-2017

Associate Professor

I.I.T. Madras

24-03-2009

18-07-2013

Assistant Professor

I.I.T. Madras

25-04-2003

23-03-2009

Lecturer

N.I.T. Warangal

02-06-1999

24-04-2003


Administration Experience:

Position/Responsibility

Period

Member, Board of Governors (BoG), IIT Tirupathi
2018-22
Visitor's Nominee for Faculty Selection at NITs and CFI
2018-21
Visitor's Nominee for Faculty Selection at IIT Delhi
2016-19
Core Member, DST SERB PAC -Mechanical, Manufacturing, Aerospace Engineering and Robotics
2020-23
Member, Screening committee,  SERB – POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Women in Exploratory Research) program
2021-2022
Member, TAG for Centre for Solar Energy Materials, ARCI, Hyderabad

2017-20 &

2020-2023

Member, PAC- Technology Development Board (TDB), DST
2021-22
Member, Renewable Energy Sources Sectional Committee, MED 04, Bureau of Indian Standards
2019-2022
Member, Research Sub-Committee on “Mechanical & Bus System Management”, The Institute of Road Transport (IRT)
2018-21
Expert Group member – FTTs and FTCs for funding, DG, CSIR
2018
Member, Expert Committee for selection of Renewable Energy Chair, Anna University
2018-19
Expert Member, RAC, National Institute of Solar Energy
2017
Visitor's Nominee for Faculty Selection at IIT Delhi
2016-19
Expert Committee member, Science and Technology for Women, Science for Equity, Empowerment Development (SEED) Division, DST
2015-18
Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue on “Solar Power Generation” International Journal of Photoenergy
2012-13
Expert Group Member, UNDP-GEF project on “Market Development & Promotion of Solar Concentrator based Process Heat Applications in India"
2012-13
Head, Heat Transfer & Thermal Power Laboratory, MED

2010 -  2013

Warden, Alakananda Hostel, IITM

2009 - 2012

Warden, NIT Warangal

2000 - 2003

Coordinator, Energy Park, NIT Warangal,

2001 - 2003

 

Organisation of Workshops/Conferences/CEP:
  1. Indo-German –IGSTC Workshop, Solar Thermochemical Technologies for Green and Sustainable Development (SOLOGREEN), Koln, Germany, 17th-18th October 2019.
  2. International Workshop on "Solar Powered Net-Zero Energy Built Environment for Eco-Cities", 13th December 2018 at IIT Madras, Chennai.
  3. One Day Workshop on "Technologies for Solar Driven Fuel Generation", 2nd November 2018, Jointly Organised by CSIR-CEERI, IIT Madras and University of Exeter.
  4. India-UK Workshop on Knowledge Transfer on the"Sustainability of Innovative Wastewater Treatment Technologies to India”, 3rd and 4th April 2018, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, India.
  5. India-UK workshop on Knowledge Transfer on the "Sustainable of Innovative Water Quality Monitoring Technologies to India: Circular Economy", Graphene related Technologies, 15 th March 2019, Madras University, Chennai
  6. India-UK workshop on Knowledge Transfer on the "Sustainable of Innovative Water Quality Monitoring Technologies to India: Circular Economy", Graphene related Technologies, 8 th March 2019, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  7. UK-India workshop on Knowledge Transfer on the "Sustainable of Innovative Water Quality Monitoring Technologies to India: Circular Economy", Graphene related Technologies, 6 th March 2019, Delhi University, New Delhi
  8. UK-INDIA Workshop on “Development of Solar Thermal Systems for Dairy and Other Process Heat Applications”, 26-28 July 2017, University of Exeter, UK.
  9. INDO-UK Workshop on “Transferring Knowledge on the Sustainability of Concentrated Solar water Purification in India”, 12th and 13th December 2016 at IIT Madras, Chennai.
  10. UK-INDIA Workshop on "Integrated Renewables for Autonomous Power Supply and Fuel Generation", Aug. 1-2, 2016, University of Exeter, UK.
  11. International Workshop on “Advances in Renewable Energy Technologies”, Dec. 9-10, 2014.
  12. International Workshop on “Solar Thermal Power Generation” July 22-24, 2013.
  13. STTP –QIP Programme on “Advanced Energy Technologies” Feb. 20–24, 2012.
  14. International Workshop on “Solar Power Generation Technologies” Dec. 6-8, 2010.
  15. CEP for Entrepreneurs by MESE Institute on “Solar Power Systems: Configurations, Applications, Installations, and Maintenance for Entrepreneurs” May 18-29,  2009.
  16. CEP for Entrepreneurs by MESE Institute  on “Solar Systems: Configurations, Applications, Inspection and Maintenance” 6th March – 4th  April 2009.
  17. STTP-QIP Programme on “FUEL CELLS–Power Source for the Future” Dec. 1-7, 2007.
  18. Indo-Swedish Workshop on “Biofuel Conversion” Dec.14-16, 2005.
  19. AICTE-ISTE -STTP on “Advanced Energy Technologies” Dec. 20-24, 2004.
  20. Indo-Swedish Workshop on “Biofuel Conversion” Dec. 14-16, 2004.
Academic-Administrative Activities in IIT Madras
Educational Profile:

Degree

Specialization

University/Institute

Year

Ph.D.

Energy Studies: Solar Energy

I.I.T. Delhi

1999

M. Tech.

Energy Systems

J.N.T.U. Hyderabad

1994

B.E.

Mechanical Engineering

Nagpur University

1991

Intermediate

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry

Govt Jr. College Peddapalli

1987

 

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