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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...

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...

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. C P Anil Kumar

C.P. Anil Kumar holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics from The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (Chennai), Master of Science in Mathematics from The Ohio State University (USA) and an Integrated MSc. (5 year course) in Mathematics from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Prior to joining...

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...

Sujaya Rathi

Sujaya Rathi is a Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP and has over 17 years of experience in the field of integrated land use transportation research and planning in India and the USA. She is currently involved in the development of decision support tools for sanitation and transport. She is also ...

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...

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....

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...

Roopa N.

Roopa N., Admin Officer, is in-charge of all secretarial duties to the Chairman and assists the HR Department with Recruitment Process, and the Communication and Policy Engagement team with outreach activities at CSTEP. She holds a Science degree and has done certificate courses in Computation and T...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mahesh Kumar

Mahesh Kumar is currently pursuing CA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Bangalore. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Bangalore University. He has previously worked as an Accounts Manager at Online Instruments India Pvt. Ltd and has 8 years of experience in the are...

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 ...

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...

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....

Arijit Chanda

Arijit completed his M.Tech, Climate Science, from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His areas of interest include meteorological flow modelling and pollution dispersion modelling....

Merlin Francis

Merlin Francis holds a Master’s degree in Communication from Christ University, Bangalore. Prior to joining CSTEP, she worked with The New Indian Express and Times of India for 5 years. She is interested in the reading and writing about transport and urban sustainability, governance, education...

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...

Gopal Berry

Gopal Berry graduated in Commerce from EIILM (Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management) Gurgaon. Prior to joining CSTEP, Gopal worked with IHDP Business Park, Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd, Sharda Exports and Hem Stich India for 12 years. His interests lie in the areas of vendor management a...

Aditya Kaundinya

Aditya Kaundinya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado, USA and Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. His research interests lie in the areas of water and energy analysis/modelling....

Nilalohita Panigrahi

Nilalohita Panigrahi completed his M.Tech in Information Technology from IIIT, Bangalore and comes with 9 years of experience in the IT sector. Prior to joining CSTEP, Nilalohita worked at HCL Technologies, SAP Labs India, Glomantra e-Services and redBus.in. His interests lie in the areas of coding,...

Kartik Akhoon

Kartik Akhoon has completed his integrated Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (in Materials Science) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His research interests lie in the areas of renewable energy, climate change and sustainability.         ...

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...

Pratah Jain

Pratah Jain has completed her Bachelor of Science from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore and MCA from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore. She also holds an Executive MBA from the Indian Institute of Business Management. With over 17 years of experience, Pratah has worked with Infosys...

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...

Shreoshi Dutta

Shreoshi Dutta is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She has completed her graduation in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology. Prior to joining CSTEP, Shreoshi worke...

Sattvika Ashok

Sattvika Ashok is pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, Mathematics & Statistics from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. Her research interests lie in the areas of urban in...

Dwijaraj Bhattacharya

Dwijaraj Bhattacharya is pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He holds a Bachelor’s degree (hons) in Chemistry from Delhi University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Dwijaraj worked at the Yuva Parivartan, Mastech Inc. and Zomat...

GIS DEVELOPER SUMMIT 2014 ESRI INDIA

Sayani Saha, GIS Analyst and Pareexit Chauhan, GIS Consultant at CSTEP attended the GIS Developer Summit 2014 organised by Esri India....

Talk on Conflicting Biotechnology Regulatory Policies Comparative Analysis of the US and the Indian System

Prof. Shanthu Shantharam from the Seed Science Center, Biosafety Institute for the Genetically Modified Agricultural Products (BIGMAP), Iowa State University, visited CSTEP to deliver a talk on “Conflicting Biotechnology Regulatory Policies: Comparative Analysis of the US and the Indian System...

Conference on Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

CSTEP organised a two day Conference on Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in Bangalore, which drew participation from Indian, Nepali and Pakistani experts in the Climate Change Adaptation domain....

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...

Workshop on Urban Policy Dialogues 2014

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher from CSTEP attended a workshop on Urban Policy Dialogues, 2014, at the Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore....

Roundtable Discussion on the Draft Handbook of Climate Finance in India

Nihit Goyal, Senior Research Engineer from CSTEP attended a roundtable discussion on the draft “Hand-book of Climate Finance in India” organised by the Vasudha Foundation in Bangalore....

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...

Dissemination Workshop on Exploring the Effectiveness and Impact

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher and Arushi Sen, Media Coordinator from CSTEP attended a dissemination workshop on 'Exploring the Effectiveness and Impact: Think Tank-University Relationship in South Asia' organised by the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi....