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Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and techno...

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Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and techno...

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Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and techno...

Dr. Jai Asundi

Dr. Jai Asundi is the Research Coordinator at the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy, Bangalore, India. He is involved in projects related to Energy, Climate Policy, Sanitation and Security. His research interests lie in the areas of information technology for development. He is work...

Aklavya Sharan

Aklavya Sharan has completed his MBA in Project Management from Sikkim Manipal University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Aklavya worked at the Decentralised Energy Systems India Pvt. Ltd. and NETPRO Renewable Energy, for 19 years. His research interests lie in the areas of project development work, busine...

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...

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...

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...

Debapriya Das

Debapriya Das is a Senior Research Economist working on urban poverty and the Indian energy scenario at CSTEP. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research. She has to her credit publications on several topics....

Bhupesh Verma

Bhupesh Verma is a Senior Research Analyst working in the wind energy domain at CSTEP. He holds an MBA in Biotechnology and Marketing from Shoolini University of Management Sciences, Himachal Pradesh and a Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology from Himachal Pradesh University. His research interest...

Shweta Srinivasan

Shweta Srinivasan is a Senior Research Analyst and holds a Master's degree in Science, Society and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication. At CSTEP, she works on policy research in low carbon energy ...

Ashish Nigam

Ashish Nigam is a Research Engineer involved in the assessment studies for offshore wind energy projects at CSTEP. He holds a Master’s degree in Energy & Environment from Lancaster University, UK and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from FLAME, Pune. His professional...

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 ...

Dr. Parveen Kumar

Dr Parveen Kumar, Senior Research Scientist, uses a computer simulation approach to explore the efficiency of cathode materials and electrolytes for energy storage devices at CSTEP. He worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Indian Institute of Science and has received a Ph.D. from Jamia Millia Isla...

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. 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...

Dr. Amit Kanudia

Dr. Amit Kanudia is a Partner at KanORS-EMR, Noida, India. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. His expertise lies in optimisation of models for techno-economic analysis of energy-environment systems in the context of climate change and data handling systems for such m...

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...

Murali Ramakrishnan

Murali Ramakrishnan, Senior Research Analyst, holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He has a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Anna University, Tamil Nadu. He has previously worked with CSTEP as a research ...

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. ...

Prof. L V Krishnan

Professor L.V. Krishnan graduated in Physics with an Honors Degree from Presidency College, Chennai and joined the Department of Atomic Energy in 1958. He attended the Training School of the then Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay, graduated in 1959 and joined the Health Physics Division of Bhabha...

Yeshika Malik

Yeshika Malik, Research Economist, holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Edinburgh, U.K. and a Bachelor’s degree from Banasthali University, Rajasthan. Prior to joining CSTEP, she has worked as a Consultant with the National Institution for Transforming India (NI...

Rishu Garg

Rishu Garg has completed MBA in Power management from the National Power Training Institute (NPTI), MDU, Haryana and a B.Tech (Electrical) from Punjab Technical University (PTU), Punjab. She previously worked with GMR Group in Energy-Strategic Planning Group (SPG) and Transmission (Regulatory) ...

Jaymin Gajjar

Jaymin has completed his M.Tech in Energy System & Technologies from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat and a B.Tech (Electronics & Communication) from Gujarat University. Prior to joining CSTEP, he worked with Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute (GERM...

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...

Srayashi Konar

Srayashi has completed M.S.in Power and Energy from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.  Her areas of interest include power distribution system, smart grid, electric vehicles, grid integration of renewable energy, power flow regulation and control....

Harikrishna K V

Harikrishna K.V. holds a Master’s degree in Power and Energy Systems from Bangalore University. With over 6 years of work experience, he has worked with Power Research & Development Consultants, Central Power Research Institute  and Energy Economy & Environmental Consultants, prio...

Anuradha Venkatesh

Anuradha Venkatesh holds a Master’s degree in Energy Management from the University of Stirling, UK. Prior to joining CSTEP, she worked in research consultancy projects dealing with energy storage and waste management. Her research interests lie in energy economics and climate change studies, ...

Dr. Pratima Singh

Dr. Pratima Singh holds a Doctoral Degree in Natural Resources (Energy and Environment) from TERI University, New Delhi. Her doctoral research was on “Energy use and GHG emission analysis of urban wastewater infrastructure and scoping for use of renewable energy resources”. Her work focu...

Pratima Bisen

Pratima Bisen holds a Bachelor’s degree in English (Honours) from Sri Venkateswara College of Delhi University, PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) from IIPM, New Delhi and Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Renewable Energy from TERI. She has worked with KanORS-EMR (Energy Modelling &am...

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...

Adit Nand Kishore

Adit Nand Kishore is pursuing a Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy at the Technical University of Denmark – DTU. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India. His research interest lie in wind resource assessment, mi...

Malvika Jayachandra

Malavika Jayachandran  is pursuing her Masters in Architecture from University of Mysore. She has completed Bachelor of Architecture from Pica, University of Mumbai. Prior to joining CSTEP, Malavika worked at NQH Architects, Ho Chi Minh City and Zacharia Consultants , Bangalore as Junior Archit...

Conference on Cost Reduction Strategies in Thermal Power Plant Operation and Maintenance

Venkatesh V. (Senior Research Engineer) presented his research work titled ‘Techno-Economics of Using Washed coal at Thermal Power Station’ at the ‘Cost Reduction Strategies in Thermal Power Plant Operation and Maintenance (O&M)’ conference organised by Mission Energy Fou...

Climate Parliament Legislators Meeting on Karnataka Renewable Energy Scenario

Dr. Anshu Bharadwaj, Dr. Jai Asundi , Nihit Goyal and Pooja Vijay Ramamurthi presented work on a CSTEP report commissioned by the Climate Parliament Initiative- an international network of legislators working to promote renewable energy to combat climate change- at a stakeholder session in a closed ...

Workshop on Smart Initiatives in Energy Systems

Mohd Saquib, Senior Research Engineer and Vaishalee Dash, Research Engineer from CSTEP attended a two-day workshop on “Smart Initiatives in Energy Systems”, organised by the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Bangalore Chapter at GE – John F. Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore....

Workshop on Energy Secure Outlook for India IESS 2047

CSTEP, in collaboration with the Planning Commission, organised a workshop on ‘Energy Secure Outlook for India: IESS 2047’ at the Capitol Hotel, Bangalore. The workshop was aimed at presenting the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 (IESS 2047) tool to policy makers, university students...

Interactive Workshop on Fly Ash Utilisation

Mohd. Sahil Ali (Senior Research Economist, CSTEP) presented a presentation on “Improving Fly Ash Utilisation in the Cement Industry: A Resource Efficiency Approach” at the ‘Fly Ash Utilisation Interactive Workshop’ organised jointly by the Mission Energy Foundation and Fly A...

Consultation Workshop on Version 2 of IESS 2047

Dr. S.S. Krishnan (Principal Research Scientist), Deepthi Swamy (Senior Research Engineer), and Nihit Goyal (Senior Research Engineer) from CSTEP attended a consultation workshop on the next version of the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 (IESS 2047) tool, organised by the Planning Commission at...

Workshop on Addressing the Challenges to Scale up Solar Energy Manufacturing Industry in India Horizon 2032

The results of CSTEPs study on scaling up current manufacturing capabilities of the Indian solar industry, both Photovoltaic (PV) and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and the challenges involved in it were presented to various industry stakeholders in a workshop organised by CSTEP in Bangalore....

Workshop on Space Cooling Enhancement and Demand Response

Mohd. Sahil Ali (Senior Research Economist, CSTEP) attended a workshop organised jointly by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under the US-India Collaboration on Smart and Efficient Air Conditioning and Space Cooling, in New Delhi....

Workshop on Energy Secure Outlook

Dr. S.S. Krishnan, Principal Investigator, Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander, Head – Communications and Policy Engagement and Shweta L. Srinivasan, Senior Research Analyst at CSTEP participated in a workshop on ‘Energy Secure Outlook for India: IESS 2047’ along with Shri. Anil K. Jain, Ad...

JCERDC Programme Meetings in the U S

Dr. Mridula Dixit Bharadwaj and Thirumalai N.C. visited the U.S. as CSTEP representatives as a part of the Indo-US JCERDC Programme and atteneded meetings with personnel from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), RAND and other organisations....

Workshop on Energy Modelling

Nihit Goyal (Senior Research Engineer) and Mohd. Sahil Ali (Research Economist) from CSTEP attended a workshop on Energy Modelling, organised by the Sustainable Growth Working Group of the US-India Energy Dialogue at the Planning Commission in New Delhi. Dr. Amit Kanudia and Nihit Goyal also present...

Workshop on Roadmap for Scaling-up Deployment of Decentralised Solar Thermal Technologies of India

Suresh N.S., Research Engineer from CSTEP, attended a stakeholder workshop on “Roadmap for scaling up deployment of decentralised solar thermal technologies in India” in Pune. This Stakeholder workshop was organised by Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd, in association with Shakti Su...