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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...

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...

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...

Dr. Sujatha Byravan

Dr. Sujatha Byravan's broad areas of interest are science, technology and policy.  Over the past several years she has been working on specific aspects of global climate change policy and also climate change policy in India. In CSTEP she works on national climate change policy, adaptation a...

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...

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 &...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Marisa Yesudas

Noelene Marisa Yesudas completed her Post Graduation in Urban and Regional Planning from CEPT University, Ahmedabad and Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from M.S Ramiah School of Architecture, Bangalore. Prior to joining CSTEP, Marisa worked at the Centre of Excellence in Urban Transport (CoE...

Rajat Verma

Rajat Verma is presently pursuing a Ph. D. in Economics from the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, affiliated with University of Mysore. He holds a Post Graduate degree in Economics from TERI University, Delhi. Prior to joining CSTEP, Rajat worked as a faculty at various colleges ...

Ramya Natarajan

Ramya Natarajan holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. She completed B.E in Biotechnology from Anna University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Ramya worked at the Indiana University in Bloomington and Energy Research Institute, NTU, Singapore fo...

Poornima Kumar

Poornima Kumar holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar, and she has completed Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University. She is also curre...

Workshop on Training Needs Assessment on Climate Change Regional Dialogue

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher from CSTEP participated as subject experts for Urban Planning and Transport at the Training Needs Assessment Workshop on Climate Change, organised by the Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (E...

Talk on U S Climate Policy and its Implications for India

Dr. Noah Sachs, Director of Center for Environmental Studies at Richmond Law School, and a visiting Fullbright Scholar at the National Law School Bangalore, delivered a talk on ‘U.S. Climate Change Policy and its Implications for India’ at CSTEP....

Workshop on Technology Options for Decentralized Wastewater Management Towards Sustainable Environment

Shramana Dey, Intern and Sujaya Rathi, Principal Investigator from CSTEP attended a workshop on ‘Technology Options for Decentralized Wastewater Management – Towards Sustainable Environment’, organised by the Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination (CDD) Society, BORDA and Rajiv Gandhi...

Workshop on Scientific Mining Policy and Critical Minerals in Kerala

Dr N. Balasubramanian, Advisor at CSTEP, was a panellist in a workshop titled ‘Scientific Mining Policy and Critical Minerals in Kerala’, organised by the State Planning Board, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment and Science and Technology Department, Government ...

Workshop on Performance Assessment System

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Investigator, Smita Kumari Dolly, Research Engineer and Bhavna Sharma, Research Analyst from the Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) attended a workshop conducted by the Centre for Environment Planning and Technology (CEPT) University, Ahmedabad....

Talk on Frontiers in Renewables Integration

Dr Priya Sreedharan, Senior Consultant at Energy and Environmental Economics (E3), San Francisco gave a talk at CSTEP on "Frontiers in renewables integration - identifying system level needs and strategies for distributed resources"....

Roadmap for Accelerated Wind Power Development in India

CSTEP in association with Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited and support from Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation organised a Workshop on Roadmap for Accelerated Wind Power Development in India: Estimating wind power potential, Addressing challenges in grid integration, Enabling po...

Round Table on Environment Sustainability and Climate Change: Karnataka Agenda

A Round Table on Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change: Karnataka Agenda, was organised by the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) and HSBC along with the Environment and Good Governance Trust, the London School of Economics (LSE), and Institute for Social and Economi...

Talk on Computational Studies on Materials for Energy, Environment and Emerging Technologies

Dr. P. Ravindran, Associate Professor at the Center for Materials Science and Nano Technology, University of Oslo, Norway delivered a talk at CSTEP on Computational Studies on Materials for Energy, Environment and Emerging Technologies....

Talk on the Water Resources Framework Study

Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water and his team presented the findings of the Water Resources Framework Study to the Planning Commission....

Talk by Monto Mani

Prof Monto Mani, at IISC Mr. Mani, Associate Professor, Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore delivered a talk on "Imminent sustainability challenges in a built environment" at CSTEP on December 03, 2014....

Workshop on Climate Change, Energy-Risk and Low Carbon Strategy

Dr. Sharath Rao and Mohd. Sahil Ali attended a workshop on ‘Climate Change, Energy-Risk and Low Carbon Strategy’ on January 21, 2015 organised by Environment Management & Policy Research Institute (EMPRI)....

International Conference on 2050 Calculator

Mohd. Sahil attended a "International Conference on 2050 Calculator" on February 10-12, 2015 organised by UK DECC, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan, Institute for Global Environment Strategies, Japan, and Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan....

Workshop on ‘Climate Change on Urban-risk Vulnerability and Adaptation Measure’

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher, Urban Development from CSTEP were invited as Key Resource Persons for a training programme on ‘Climate Change on Urban- Risk, Vulnerability and Adaptation Measures’ organised by the Environmental Ma...

Technical Workshop on GHG Emissions Estimation for India

Nihit Goyal, Research Scientist and Pooja Vijay Ramamurthi, Research Engineer at CSTEP attended a two-day workshop on GHG Emissions Estimation for India, conducted by the Vasudha Foundation in association with OAK Foundation, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and Environmental Defense Fund....

Talk on "An Industry Perspective on Energy Scenario in India"

Mr. Amol Kotwal, Director - Energy & Environment Practice at Frost & Sullivan delivered a lecture titled 'Energy in India-an Industry Perspective' at CSTEP on August 6, 2015....

Workshop on using LEAP

Riya Rachel Mohan, Consultant and Murali Ramakrishnan Ananthakumar, Senior Research Analyst from CSTEP attended a workshop on LEAP organised by World Resources Institute (WRI), in association with Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), November 20, 2015....

Talk on Adaptation of Urbanising Watersheds

Dr. Sharad Lele, Senior Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) delivered a talk on “Adaptation in urbanising watersheds” at CSTEP on December 18, 2015....

Training on Information & Communication in the Digital Age

Bhavna Sharma, Associate- CPE attended a 3 day Training on Information & Communication in the Digital Age organised by the Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi....

Energy, Climate Change and Environment

Dr. Gaurav Kapoor, Senior Research Scientist was invited to a conference organised by the Karnataka Science and Technology Academy, Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka (GoK) at the Central University of Karnataka at Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) on the focal theme "Energy, Cli...

International Conference on Coal Based Power: Confronting Environmental Challenges

Murali Ramakrishnan Ananthakumar, Senior Research Analyst from CSTEP attended a conference organised by the Center for Science and Environment (CSE),in New Delhi on March 17-18, 2016....

Train the Trainer of Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) Toolbox

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist and Shramana Dey, Consultant from CSTEP attended a training program, organised by the Environmental Engineering and Management Department of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) for 4-day training entitled Train the Trainer of Faecal Sludge Management (F...

Workshop titled Gaps in Sanitation: An FSM-centric View

A dissemination workshop titled Gaps in Sanitation: An FSM-centric View was jointly organised by Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) and Environmental Management & Policy Research Institute (EMPRI) on November 09, 2016....

Workshop on GHG Platform India: Energy and Industries

CSTEP, in association with Council on Environment, Energy and Water (CEEW) organised a Workshop on GHG Platform India: Energy and Industries on January 24, 2017 at Hotel Taj Vivanta, Bengaluru. ...

Study of the Potential for Deepening the Coverage of Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT)

Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) is one of the initiatives of the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), which in turn is one of the eight missions in the Prime Minister’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). NMEEE aims to promote increased use of energy efficiency,...

Greenhouse gas emissions inventory and mitigation study for Karnataka

Anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), weighted by global warming potential, constitute by far the largest part of the emissions of Greenhouse Gases (GHG). Of these CO2 emissions, those that are produced from fuel combustion make up the great majority. The report assesses Karnataka’s...

Transitioning Towards a Green Economy in Karnataka

Karnataka envisions job-oriented, inclusive economic growth through sustainable industrialisation and accelerated urbanisation. These transitions are likely to increase the demand for resources and energy significantly. The achievement of this vision may be threatened by limits on resources and an a...

Implementation of SAPCC: A Green Growth Approach

There are continuing concerns over economic and environmental developments in many countries - some of these have intensified due to prolonged global energy, food and financial crises. In this context, “green economy” was proposed as a means for catalysing renewed national policy develop...

Nuclear Power in India: The Road Ahead

Nuclear Power has the potential for playing a major role in India’s quest for more power and is an important source of long-term energy security. The current nuclear capacity contributes 3% of the electricity. Future nuclear growth projections suggest the need for a dramatic growth in the comi...

Rare Earths Recovery from Secondary Resources: Opportunities Challenges and Environmental impacts

Rare Earths Recovery from Secondary Resources: Opportunities Challenges and Environmental impacts...

Taking Lessons from Refugees in Europe to Prepare for Climate Migrants and Exiles

Taking Lessons from Refugees in Europe to Prepare for Climate Migrants and Exiles, Sujatha Byravan and Sudhir Chella Rajan, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, June 06, 2017....

NEW MATERIALS

CSTEP is involved in integrating quantum mechanical simulations with data mining and the experimental validation of new materials. The overall aim is to develop substitutes that are more efficient and affordable for clean energy applications such as batteries and hence it focusses on: • &n...

DARPAN

In the past, decisions were made based on experience, wise counsels and by default. Today computers with a prodigious memory and speed for processing enable us to examine nearly all options for decision making in real time. The computing speed also allows us to visualise the possible consequences. B...

Scientific Mining Policy and Critical Minerals in Kerala

Dr N. Balasubramanian, Advisor at CSTEP, was a panellist in a workshop titled ‘Scientific Mining Policy and Critical Minerals in Kerala’, organised by the State Planning Board, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment and Science and Technology Department, Government ...

2050 Global Calculator

Mohd. Sahil Ali, Senior Research Economist at CSTEP attended a conference on the 2050 Global Calculator developed by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (UK DECC), organised by UK DECC, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan, Institute for Global Environment Strategies, Japan, a...

Roundtable Meeting on Air Pollution

Air pollution in urban India has increased in the past few years and has become a matter of concern for citizens across the nation. There remains a definite need to improve evidence-based analysis and have public engagement for making a change in our air quality.  On the same context, CSTEP alo...