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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...

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...

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 Research Scientist 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 Engineering, ...

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...

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...

Devaditya Bhattacharya

Devaditya Bhattacharya has completed B.Tech. (Electrical Engineering) from NIT Silchar. He previously worked with IBM India Pvt. Ltd and ANSR Source.  His areas of interest include reading, mythology and quizzing. ...

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 ...

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....

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...

Sumanth Shankar Rao

Sumanth Shankar Rao holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Bangalore and a MBA degree in Production Management from University of Bangalore. He is Fellow of Institute of Engineers of India. He played major roles in Power sector. He has over 39 years of professio...

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...

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,...

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...

Varun Raturi

Varun Raturi is pursuing Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering (Civil Engineering) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has completed M.tech in Transportation Engineering (Civil Engineering) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and B.tech in Civil Engineering from Visvesvaraya Natio...

Ilika Mohan

Ilika Mohan is pursuing Actuarial Sciences from the Institute of Actuaries of India (IAI). She has completed M.Sc. in Mathematics from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and B.A. (Honours) Mathematics from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University.  She previously worked with The Energ...

Dr. Anjali Karol Mohan

Dr.Anjali Karol Mohan is an urban and regional planner with a PhD in urban (e) governance. Her practice and research experience over the last two and a half decades straddles development, urban planning and management, public policy and information and communication technologies and development (ICT...

Udhaya Kumar V

Udhaya Kumar has completed MBA in Sustainable Management from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and B.E in Computer Science from Anna University.  He previously worked with Infosys limited. His areas of interest include Energy and Climate change....

Aumkar Vivek Borgaonkar

Aumkar Vivek Borgaonkar has completed M.Tech in Power Systems from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and B.Tech in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur.    He previously worked with Green Business Certification Institute. ...

Dibyendu Roy Chowdhury

Dibyendu has completed his BA in Journalism & Mass Communication from Sikkim Manipal University, India. He previously worked with Anandabazar, News & Reviews India, Datamatics Global Services Ltd, I-Tech Media, Economic Research India Pvt. Ltd, Network18 Publishing and Storia Inc. ...

Arvindh Somanathan

Arvindh has completed his Masters in Geography & Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. and B.Tech in Biotechnology from Vellore Institute of Technology, India He previously worked with Montgomery County DEP at, USA. and Qatar Design Consortium at Doha, Qatar.&n...

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....

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...

India Policy Forum 2014

Debapriya Das and Deepthi Swamy, Senior Researchers at CSTEP attended the India Policy Forum (IPF) 2014, organised by the National Council of Applied and Economic Research (NCAER), in partnership with Brookings Institution, at New Delhi....

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...

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....

Regional Conference on Trade in Value Added Global Value Chains and Development Strategy

Dr Jai Asundi, Principal Investigator at CSTEP presented on the Indian Software Industry at the Regional Conference on Trade in Value-Added, Global Value Chains and Development Strategy, organised by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) along with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Stu...

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...