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Fellows, 2024

Prof.  Anurag Garg

Prof. Anurag Garg is currently Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) Chair Professor in Environmental Science and Engineering Department at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India. His broad teaching and research areas include municipal solid waste and sludge management, industrial wastewater treatment. He has developed decentralized composting systems based on passive as well as forced aeration. In addition, he demonstrated positive impact of hydrothermal pretreatment on resource recovery from sewage sludge.

Prof.  Leonid Tartakovsky

Prof. Leonid Tartakovsky is a professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel. His areas of research is hydrogen combustion in internal combustion engines. He has nine patents to his credit. The Prof. Tartakovsky’s group showed that in the case of direct-injection hydrogen engines, the transient hydrogen jet interaction with the lubricated cylinder surface results in a more intensive lubricant entrainment into the combustion process compared to gasoline combustion with subsequent enhanced particle formation.

Prof.  K. Srinivas Reddy

Prof. K. Srinivas Reddy is a professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, He is a specialist in renewable energy with special research interests on concentrating solar power, energy storage, distribution, energy efficiency, and environment to lead the province to a zero-carbon energy future and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Prof. Reddy is actively involved in the implementation of solar thermal technologies for power generation and process heat applications through a “Design-Development-Demonstration-Deployment (4-D)” approach

Prof.  Raja Banerjee

Prof Raja Banerjee is a faculty in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of IIT Hyderabad. His research interest includes spray & atomization, combustion and numerical modelling these processes. His group has developed combustion models for turbulent liquid fired combustors and are using these models for to study combustion of various alternative fuels. He is developing computer models to simulate hydrogen production from biomass through gasification and combustion of hydrogen and ammonia blends in various combustor configurations.

Prof. Sudhir Pratap Singh

Dr. Sudhir P. Singh is currently Professor at Gujarat Biotechnology University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. He has been working in the area of molecular biology and agriculture biotechnology. Currently, his main focus of research is gene mining and biocatalyst engineering for the production of value-added bioproducts. His group has generated metagenomic resources from thermal-spring, cold lake, ethnic fermented food product.

Honorary Fellows, 2024

Prof. Ganapati Dadasaheb Yadav

Prof.   G D Yadav, is a distinguished chemical engineer of international repute. Over several decades, he has made critical contributions in several areas of national interest such as Green Chemistry and Technology, Catalytic Science and Engineering, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, and in the ‘Net Zero Goal’ - encompassing - Hydrogen economy, Carbon dioxide refineries, Biomass and Plastics Valorization into Fuels, Chemicals and Materials, and Sustainability Engineering.

Prof. Kamal Kishore Pant

Prof.  K. K. Pant is currently serving as the Director at IIT Roorkee (on deputation), following his previous role as the Dean of Faculty at IIT Delhi. Prof. Pant’s research contribution involves a wide range of innovative studies covering heterogeneous green catalysis for hydrocarbon conversion, CO2 capture, and conversion, biomass and coal to chemicals and Hydrogen, and waste to energy. A recent study conducted by Stanford University identified him as one of the top 2% of scientists in the field.

Fellows, 2023

Prof. Antonia Garcia

Prof. Antonia Garcia is a Professor in Department of Thermal Engines and Machines at Universtat Politecnia de Valencia, Spain. He has authored 120+ peer reviewed journal papers, 40+ conference papers, has 4500+ Scopus Citations, and holds 1 patent. He has supervised 9 PhD and 32 research projects. He is Associated member of Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE), and UPLC representative, European Automotive Research Partners Association. He has developed new LTC strategies for improving premixed combustion characteristics of CI engines.

Prof. Sukrut S. Thipse

Prof.  Sukrut S. Thipse is a Senior Deputy Director of Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Pune. He has authored 30+ peer reviewed journal papers, 55+ conference papers, has 700+ Scopus Citations, and holds 4 patents. He served on the expert committee on Alternative fuels of the DST and MNRE. He has supervised 6 PhD students. He has developed alternative fuel based IC engines for all major OEMs.  

Prof. Sudipta De

Prof.  Sudipta De is Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has authored 65 peer reviewed journal papers, 9 conference papers, and has 1800+ Scopus Citations. Prof. De has supervised more than 10 research projects. He has made significant contribution to teaching, research, industry collaborations and social outreach, in emerging field of sustainable energy including energy transition.

Prof. Baskar Gurunathan

Prof.  Baskar Gurunathan is Professor in Department of Biotechnology at Anna University, Chennai. He has authored 105 peer reviewed journal papers, 17 conference papers, and has 2400+ Scopus Citations. He has supervised 11 Ph.D. and 4 research projects. He is recipient of Young Scientist Award 2015 from International Bioprocessing Association, France and Prof. S. B. Chincholkar Memorial Award 2019 from BRSI for his outstanding work in the areas of Biofuels and Food Biotechnology

Prof. Anil Kumar Patel

Prof.  Anil Kumar Patel is an Associate Professor in Department of Marine Environmental Engineering at National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He has authored 110+ peer reviewed journal papers, 2 conference papers, has 5420+ Scopus Citations, and holds 4 patents. He received Prof. Ashok Pandey Research Excellent award (2022), Excellent Foreign Researcher Korea Society Award (2018), IBA-IFIBiop Young Scientist Award (2013), DBT- Energy Bioscience Overseas Fellow (2013) for his scientific and professional contributions in Microbial Bioprocesses, Biological Carbon Capture and Microalgae Biorefinery.

Honorary Fellows, 2023

Prof. Norma A. Alcantar

Prof.  Norma A. Alcantar is a Professor in Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University of South Florida, USA. She has authored 35+ peer-reviewed journal papers, 25+ conference papers, has 1300+ citations, and holds 23 patents. She is the Board of Director Members of Synapse Florida and USF Foundation, Inc. She is also a recipient of Fulbright Scholarship and an Excellence in Innovation Award. She is known internationally for her stellar work on water decontamination, global sustainability and advances in biomedical applications for Alzheimer’s and cancer.

Prof. Vivek Agrawal

Prof.  Vivek Agrawal is the Managing Director and CEO of Kanak Resource Management Ltd., Jaipur. He has authored 50+ peer reviewed journal papers, and supervised 75+ students in MTech and MBA in Environmental Engineering/Management. He is a special consultant to UN-ECOSOC and strategic advisor to many corporates and startups working on sustainability (Waste/Riverfront/Plant Management).

Fellows, 2022

Prof. Onkar Singh

Prof. Onkar Singh is a Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at HBTU Kanpur. He was the founder Vice-Chancellor of MMM University Gorakhpur, and Vice-Chancellor of Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow. He has authored 223 research papers in journals and conferences, 88 popular articles, 10 books, and 9 book chapters, and edited 06 conference proceedings. He has supervised 13 PhD, and 25 M.Tech. students and has completed 7 sponsored research projects. He holds 3 patents, 1 copyright, and two National Records in LIMCA Book of Records (2014, 2015).


Prof. Parmjit Singh Panesar

Prof. Paramjit Singh Panesar is a Professor in Department of Food Engineering & Technology at SLIET Punjab. He has authored 150 scientific research papers, 35 book chapters, 50 book reviews and 9 books. He has supervised 11 PhD and 30 M.Tech students. He was conferred prestigious INSA Teachers Award-2020. He was elected as Fellow of The Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI-2018), Fellow of National Academy of Dairy Sciences, India (NADSI-2019). He has completed 7 research projects funded by DBT, CSIR, MHRD, and AICTE.


Dr. Ramakrishnan Parthasarathi

Dr. Ramakrishnan Parthasarathi is a Principal Scientist, CSIR- IITR, Lucknow. He has authored 116 research articles in journals of high repute (H-Index: 45, Citations 6900+) and holds six patents. He has established a dedicated HPC facility for toxicology (Toxicology High-Performance Computing & Software Platform) and translational ecosystem at CSIR-IITR. His major contributions are in the area of computational bioengineering and toxico-informatics


Dr. Reeta Rani Singhania

Dr. Reeta Rani Singhania is Professor in Department of Marine Environmental Engineering at National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. She has edited three books and authored 120 research articles, book chapters and conference communications with 7100+ Google scholar citations and holds 13 patents. She worked as Post-doctoral fellow at University Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France. She has received Women Scientist Award from BRSI in 2020, IBA-IFIBiop Young Scientist Award in 2012, and AU-CBT Excellence Award of BRSI in 2008.

Prof. Saptarshi Basu

Prof. Saptarashi Basu is Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He has authored 170+ peer reviewed journal articles and conference papers, and holds 8 patents and has 2800+ Google Scholar citations. He has supervised 14 Ph.D. and 11 M.Tech. students. He has received Swarnajayanti Fellowship from DST India and DRDO Chair Professorship. He is elected as Fellow of INAE, RSC, ASME, and IE(I). He successfully organized the Second ISEES International Conference on “Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges (II-SEEC-2017)” from 31st December 2017-3rd January 2018 at IISc Bangalore.

Honorary Fellows, 2022

Prof. Shekhar Bhansali

Prof. Shekhar Bhansali is a Director of the Division of Electrical, Communications, and Cyber Systems at National Science Foundation. He also serves as an Alcatel-Lucent Professor and Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Florida International University. He has supervised 25 PhD, 45 MS and 120+ undergraduate students. He has authored 300+ peer reviewed journal and conference papers, holds 40 patents and has 8600+ Google Scholar citations. He has received Outstanding Achievement Award from Electrochemical Society in 2020. He was elected as Fellow of National Academy of Inventors- 2016, and AAAS-2018.

Fellows, 2021

Prof. Akhilendra Bhushan Gupta

Prof. Akhilendra Bhushan Gupta is Professor at Department of Civil Engineering, MNIT, Jaipur, India. The major areas of his research include Biological waste treatment, Environment and Health, Environmental Modeling, Advance bio processes for waste treatment, characterization of PM fractions in air, and developing field kits for biological analysis. He is working on various aspects of water and air pollution and their impact on human health- evolved pathophysiologies for fluoride, nitrate and aluminium toxicities and linkages between air pollution and human respiratory health; and developed low cost technologies for removal of fluorides and nitrates from drinking water/wastewater.


Prof. Indu Shekhar  Thakur

Prof. Indu Shekhar  Thakur is Professor and Former Dean at School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has contributed in the filed of Isolation, enrichment in the chemostat (in vivo recruitment of microorganism), identification and molecular characterization (proteomics and genomics) of microbial community for bioremediation and bioconversion of recalcitrant organic compounds, metals and inorganic compounds (Green House Gases) in the environment for value added products and biofuels. Molecular probes development through biomarkers for evaluation of fate and effect of microorganism, and detection of toxicants and ecoestrogens. Evaluation of toxicity at cellular and molecular level by animal cell culture based methods. Environmental risk assessment and Health hazards.


Prof. Shishir Sinha

Prof.  Shishir Sinha  is currently Professor & Head at  Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee. His area of specialization are Blended Polymer Composites , Polymer Surface Modification, Polymer Composites, Nano Composites,  Ion Exchanger, Ion Exchangers. he finished his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur in year 2000 and joined as Lecturer at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala in year 1999 while pursuing Ph. D at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur. He joined the department of Chemical engineering as Assistant Professor in 2006 at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He has experience of more than 20 years in teaching, research and consultancy in different aspects of Chemical engineering.

Prof. Sudarshan Kumar

Prof. Sudarshan Kumar  is Professor at Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. His research interests include experimental and computational investigations on the flameless combustion of gaseous fuels, advanced aerothermochemistry, high temperature air combustion, flameless/mild combustion, turbulent combustion, modeling of combustion systems, Reduction of pollutant emissions from combustion systems, combustion in micro-channels, flame instabilities, pattern formation of flames and catalytic combustion in micro-channels, high speed flows, supersonic combustion. Development of micro rockets based on solid propellants.

Prof Vinod Kumar Garg

Prof Vinod Kumar Garg is Professor at Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Central University of Punjab. His area of interest include Water and Wastewater pollution monitoring and treatment, Solid Waste Management, Pesticide pollution, Heavy Metal and radionuclide pollution. In his professional career of 25 years , he has set benchmarks in teaching and research in the field of environmental science. He played a key role in establishing radioecology centre at Guru Jambheshwar University Hisar. He handled various research projects with research grants more than 10 Crore. One of the many achievements of Prof. Garg is that his own self-developed MOOCs course on SWAYAM 'Solid and Hazardous Waste Management' has been rated amongst the 10 outstanding online course in the world in the year 2020.

Prof. Yogesh C. Sharma
Prof. Yogesh C. Sharma is Professor at Department of Chemistry, IIT-BHU. His area of interest include Renewable Energy and Bio-fuels, Development and characterization of heterogenous catalysts, Synthesis of nanoadsorbents; River health Science; Monotoring of River Ganga. He has listed on the panel of reviewers of more than 50 international and national journals including the journals from Royal Society of Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Elsevier, Taylor and Francis, Wiley, etc. 

Honorary Fellows, 2021

Dr. Rakesh Kumar

Dr. Rakesh Kumar is Director at CSIR-NEERI since May 2016. He has significant contribution in the field of environmental science and engineering which has wide spectrum such as Air Pollution Control and Management, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Hazardous & Municipal Waste Management, Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit, Modelling, Health and Climate Change. He has 12 patents on pollution control devices. He has published more than 100 papers in national and international journals and many in national and international conferences. He has authored three Self Learning Books on various topics of Environmental Science and Engineering, one of them for Commonwealth of Learning, Canada. He has membership of many professional societies and is providing advisory as Chairman and member of various national committees in MOEF&CC, CPCB, BIS, MDWS, MPCB and many other Government Institutions and also for Court and NGT matters. He is also worked on various assignments with many international agencies.


Prof. Mohamad (Hameed) Metghalchi

Prof. Mohamad (Hameed) Metghalchi joined department of Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University in 1979. He  served as the Chair of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department from 2004 to 2012. He has also served as Senior Associate Dean and Interim Dean of College of Engineering in 2006-07. He is currently Director of Master of Science program in Energy Systems Engineering. His areas of interest include Fundamentals of combustion such as burning speed and onset of auto ignition measurement and flame stability analysis; development of chemistry reduction such as rate-controlled constrained-equilibrium method; non-equilibrium thermodynamics.

Fellows, 2020
Prof. Amit Agarwal

Prof. Amit Agrawal is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai. Prof. Amit Agrawal received his bachelor degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and doctoral degree from University of Delaware, USA. He worked as engineer in the Tata Motors (Telco). He received prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology-2018 from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research. He holds 12 patents, authored 125 journal articles, and has 3700+ Google Scholar citations. He has developed micro-devices for bloodplasma separation; three-dimensional hydrodynamic focusing, and for maintaining constant wall temperature. He has provided the first analytical solution of the Burnett equation (a higher-order continuum transport equation) for any configuration.

Dr. S. Saravanamurugan

Dr. S. Saravanamurugan is a scientist E at the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB), Mohali, Punjab. Dr. S. Saravanamurugan obtained his PhD in heterogeneous catalysis from Anna University, India in 2005. He has worked as research scientist/post-doctoral in KAIST/ Inha University, South Korea and as a Senior Researcher at Centre for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark. He received a DST-DAAD Fellowship during his doctoral studies in 2004 and Early Career Research Award (SERB-DST) in 2017. He was a visiting professor at Guizhou University, China. He has authored 60+ peer-reviewed journal publications, has 3000+ citations and holds 9 patents.

Dr. D. B. Sahoo

Dr. Dinabandhu Sahoo is currently in University of Delhi, and the Former Director of Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development, Imphal Manipur. He is a recipient of National Environmental Science Academy's Fellowship of the Year Award-2009. He was given M.P. Purohit Memorial award for popularization of plant science in the state of Orissa; and International Training Fellowship by Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) for Marine Management and Good Governance 2009. He received Zahoor Qasim Gold medal in 1997 and Aus-Aid Young Scientist award in 1998. He is elected as a Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) in 2019, National Academy of Sciences (NASI), Allahabad in 2017, and Honorary Fellow of Biotechnology Research Society of India in 2017. He was conferred Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) Honoris Causa by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University, Bhubaneswar in 2018.

Prof. Rajendra Bordia

Prof. Rajendra Bordia is a Professor and Chair, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Clemson University, SC, USA. Prof. Rajendra Bordia obtained his Bachelor degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, MS and PhD degrees from Cornell University, in Material Science & Engineering, Ithaca, NY. Prof. Bordia has served as guest co-editor for five special sections/ issues of archival journals and two Ceramic Transactions; co-authored four featured articles in archival journals; co-authored six invited book chapters; authored or co-authored 120+ archival journal publications; co-authored 27 refereed conference proceedings; and co-authored five patents. His work has been cited over 5,250+ times.

Prof. Tarun Gupta

Prof. Tarun Gupta is a Professor in Department of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Prof. Gupta holds a Doctor of Science (2004) in environmental health from Harvard University, USA, and Master of Technology (2000) in environmental science and engineering from IIT Bombay. He was conferred INAE Entrepreneur and Innovator Award-2018, PK Kelkar Research Fellowship by IIT Kanpur, NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Award- 2015, INSA Young Scientist Award-2011, INAE Young Engineer Award-2009 and IEI Young Engineer Award-2008. He has developed several low-flowrate and high-flow-rate impaction-based samplers and a non-selective membrane-based diffusion denuder. A submicron aerosol sampler developed by Prof. Gupta has been commercialized by Envirotech, Delhi, while another technology has been transferred to BARC, Mumbai. He has authored 125+ peer reviewed journal articles, 8 chapters, edited 4 books, has 3000+ Google Scholar citations and holds 8 patents.

Fellows, 2019
Dr. Amitava Datta

Prof. Amitava Datta is Professor in Department of Power Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He worked as engineer in the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). He received Shiksha Ratna Award from Government of West Bengal for outstanding teaching, Fellowship from Humboldt Foundation, and he is also a Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology. Prof. Datta is a life member of the Combustion Institute, IE(I), IIE, ISHMT and ISEES. He has supervised 14 doctoral students. He has authored 92 international peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and has 1300+ Scopus citations. He has authored a text book on "Combustion". He was involved in 16 sponsored research projects.

Dr. Binod Parmeswaran

Dr. Binod Parameswaran is a Scientist at Microbial Process and Technology Division, CSIR-NIIST Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He has authored more than 95 peer reviewed international journal and conference papers, 37 book chapters and has 2100+ Scopus citations. He is a member and CEO of Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI). He received Young Scientist Award from International forum on Industrial Bioprocesses (IFIBiop) in 2011 and Kerala State Young Scientist Award in 2014 from Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment. He is also the recipient of Elsevier Renewable Energy Best Paper Award and Elsevier Impactful Research Award in 2018.

Dr. Edgard Gnansounou

Prof. Edgard Gnansounou is the Director of Bioenergy and Energy Planning Research Group. He has led research projects in several countries such as China, Brazil, and South Africa. He has published 84 peer reviewed international journal and conference papers and has 2400+ Scopus citations. He has developed novel methods for allocation of common GHG emissions among joint products of a bio-refinery, subject to policy requirements. He was a visiting researcher at the Thayer College, Dartmouth School of Engineering (USA), Polytech of Clermont-Ferrand, University Blaise Pascal (France) and Center of Biofuels, NIIST Thiruvananthapuram (India). He was also a visiting Professor to the African University of Science of Technology (Abuja, Nigeria).

Prof. Vijayanand S. Moholkar

Prof. Vijayanand S. Moholkar is a Professor in Department of Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. He is a Fellow of Institution of Chemical Engineers, London and Royal Society of Chemistry, London. He is a chartered member of Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK, and is registered as Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Engineering Council, UK. He has supervised 15 Ph.D. and 30 M.Tech. students. He has authored 130 papers in peer reviewed international journals and conferences, 15 book chapter, 3 US patents and has 3600+ Scopus citations. He is recipient of 7th National Award for Technology Innovation from Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India (March 2017) in 'Innovation in Polymeric Materials' category in recognition for his seminal work on synthesis of bio-polymers from invasive weeds.

Dr. P.A. Lakshminarayanan

Dr. P.A. Lakshminarayanan is currently an Advisor to Simpson Engines, Chennai. He developed models for heat release and emissions for diesel engines based on study of fuel-air mixing at the wall in turbulent sprays having multiple injections. He also studied wear of liners having a general surface texture, and tribology of valves, cams, pistons and rings. He is credited to have designed 28 efficient and emission compliant diesel and CNG engines for off- and on-road applications, in addition to eight diesel and CNG engine platforms and 150 types of engines, which are commercially successful for their efficiency and cost effectiveness. He is a fellow of SAE international, and INAE. He received Arch T. Colwell award (1984) from SAE international and AVL awards for conference papers (2005, 2008, and 2010). He has authored 45 peer reviewed international journal and conference papers has 9 patents to his credit.

Dr. S.L. Soni

Prof. S.L. Soni is Director at NIT Uttarakhand. He served Malviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) Jaipur in various capacities including Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dean (Research and Consultancy), Faculty Coordinator (Training and Placement), Chairperson (Golden Jubilee Year Celebrations), Chief Vigilance Officer, and Registrar. Prof. Soni has 32 publications in peer reviewed international journals and conferences, 370+ Scopus citation, 3 patents and 4 books to his credit. He is a Fellow of Institute of Engineers, Member of SAE, Associate member of ASHRAE, Member of BIS sectional committee of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, life member of ISEES, ISTE, Indian Association for Air Pollution Control, and Combustion Institute(I).

Dr. Shantanu Bhattacharya

Prof Shantanu Bhattacharya is currently a chair professor at the department of mechanical engineering and HOD of Design Programme at IIT Kanpur. He also spent a year at Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow. Prof Bhattacharya has developed technology for printing super capacitors on paper substrates. His research has strong thrusts spanning from nucleic acid analysis, surface-electrophoresis, micro-mixers for micro-fluidics, cell-trap devices, and photo-catalytic solutions for water remediation. He holds 5 US and 6 Indian patents and has authored 67 peer reviewed international journal and conference papers, having 1000+ Scopus citations.Dr. Bhattacharya is recipient of Young Engineers Award from the IE(I), ISSS Young Scientist Award-2013, NDRF Best Mechanical Engineering Design Award-2014, and Boeing Outstanding Leadership Award-2011.

Fellows, 2018
Prof. V. Ganesan

Prof. V Ganeshan is a Professor Emeritus in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He is a Fellow of SAE, INAE, National Environmental Science Academy and IE(I). He is a life member of the Combustion Institute, ISTE and Aeronautical Society of India. He has authored 440 papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences and three books on IC Engines, Engine Simulation and Gas Turbines. He has supervised 40 doctoral students. Prof. Ganesan has received numerous prestigious award including Tamilnadu Scientist Award-2003, Automobile Engineer of the Year-2003, Khosla National Award-2004, Environmental Engineering Design Award-2006, SAE Cliff Garrett Turbomachinery Engineering Award-2007, and SAE Excellence in Engineering Education (Triple “E”) Award.

Prof. Franz Winter

Prof. Franz Winter is a Professor in Institute of Chemical, Environmental & Biological Engineering, Technical University of Vienna, Austria. He is a member of the Combustion Institute, Association of German Engineers VDI, DECHEMA, and life member of International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability. His research interests are in the areas of Chemical Kinetics, Waste Combustion, Thermo-chemical Energy Storage, and Energy and Environmental Technologies. He has authored 95 peer-reviewed journal publications,190 peer-reviewed international conference papers, and 35 book chapters, and has delivered 90 invited lectures world-over. He has also been granted 8 patents.Prof. Winter has received several prestigious award including Arnold Eucken Award-2008 from the Association of German Engineers, Georgius Agricola Award-2014 from TU Ostrava, and Medal of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of CTU Prague-2014.

Dr. Nitin Labhsetwar

Dr. Nitin Labhasetwar is a Senior Principal Scientist & Head of Energy and Resource Management Division, CSIR-NEERI Nagpur. He has research interest in the areas of Energy and Environmental Materials, Air Pollution Control, Cleaner Energy Generation, Indoor Emission Control, Carbon Capture and Sequestration, and Waste Water Treatment. He has authored 153 peer reviewed journal and conference papers, and 9 book chapters. He has filed/ granted 23 international and 18 national patents. Dr. Labhasetwar has received several prestigious award including Hindustan Platinum Award-2003 and 2005 by Catalysis Society of India, NEERI Golden Jubilee Outstanding Performance Award-2007, Dr. Arvind Kumar Memorial Award-2009 by Indian Council of Chemists, and CSIR-NEERI Outstanding Senior Scientist Award-2013.

Prof. Achintya Mukhopadhyay

Prof. Achintya Mukhopadhyay is a Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. He has research interest in the areas of Combustion, Multi-phase Flows, Micro-scale Flows, and Dynamics of Thermal Systems. He is a Fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology. He has received several prestigious fellowships including Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers-2010 and Deutsche Forschingsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Science Foundation) Metström Visiting Fellowship-2012. He has authored more than 95 peer reviewed journal publications, 176 international conference papers, 13 book chapters, and 3 edited books and has 1 patent.

Honorary Fellows, 2018

Prof. Gautam Kalghatgi

Prof. Gautam Kalghatgi is a Principal Professional at Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia. He is a visiting Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering of Imperial College London and Department of Engineering Science of Oxford University. He has authored 140 international peer-reviewed journal and conference publications and a recent book on Fuel-Engine Interactions. He holds 11 patents. His extensive body of work on fuel effects in spark ignition and compression ignition engines could potentially bring fundamental changes to future fuels and engines worldwide. He is a Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, UK, Society of Automotive Engineers, USA, and Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK. He is a member of the Combustion Institute.

Dr. Ajay Mathur

Dr. Ajay Mathur is a Director General of The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI). He was Director General at the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (2006-16) where he initiated programs such as ‘Star Labelling Programme for Electrical Appliances’, ‘Energy Conservation Building Code’, and ‘Perform, Achieve and Trade programme’ for energy-intensive industries. Dr. Mathur is a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change since 2007. He has received several prestigious awards including Knight of the National Order of Merit-2015 from Republic of France, Energy Efficiency Global Visionary Award-2010 from the Alliance to Save Energy, Washington DC, Outstanding Alumni Award-2002 from University of Illinois

Fellows, 2017
Prof. Probir Kumar Bose

Prof. Probir Kumar Bose is Director of NSHM Knowledge Campus, Durgapur, West Bengal, India. He has exceptional scientific and professional contributions in the areas of thermal engineering, internal combustion engines, alternate fuels, and automotive engineering. Prof. Bose is an elected Fellow of Institute of Engineers, India and member of Combustion Institute, Indian Institute of Welding, Indian Society of Technical Education, Indian Society of Engineers, and Indian Institute of Metals. Prof. Bose has published more than 100 peer reviewed journal papers and has several patents to his credit.


Dr. Ramesh Agarwal

Dr. Ramesh Agarwal is Professor in School of Engineering & Applied Science, Washington University, St. Louis, USA. He has received numerous prestigious awards including SAE International Medal of Honor (2015), AIAA Reed Aeronautics Award (2015), SAE Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award (2013), SAE Clarence Kelly Johnson Award (2009), AIAA Aerodynamics Award (2008), Royal Aeronautical Society Gold Award (2007), and ASME Fluids Engineering Award (2001) to name a few. He has published more than 500 peer reviewed journal/ conference papers and edited several books/ book chapters.


Dr. Bhola R. Gurjar

Dr. Bhola R. Gurjar is Professor in Department of  Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India . He has exceptional scientific and professional contributions in the areas of Environment, Air and Water Pollution, Urban Transport, and Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment. Prof. Gurjar has received several prestigious awards including IE(I) Nawab Zain Yar Jung Bahadur Memorial Medal-1995, START Young Scientist Award-2004, IE(I) National Design Award in Environmental Engineering-2011, and IE(I) Eminent Environmental Engineer Award-2015.

Dr. Swarnendu Sen

Dr. Swarnendu Sen is professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. He has exceptional scientific and professional contributions in the areas of heat transfer, combustion, and multiphase flows. Prof. Sen is an elected Fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology. He has received several prestigious fellowships including DAAD Research Fellowship-2011 and 2013, Visiting Research Fellowships to University of Illinois, Chicago-2002, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Virginia-2006. He has authored more than 90 peer reviewed journal publications.


Dr. Thallada Bhaskar

Dr. Thallada Bhaskar is Principal Scientist in CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, India. He has received several prestigious awards including NESA Scientist of the Year Award-2016, CSIR-Raman Research Fellow- 2013, AIST-Distinguished Researcher Award-2013, and JSPS-Visiting Scientist Award-2009. Dr. Bhaskar has published more than 100 peer reviewed journal papers and edited several books.


Dr. Anirudh Gautam

Dr. Anirudh Gautam is General Manager in Rolling Stock Design Division, RITES, Ministry of Railways, India. Dr. Gautam has worked extensively on combustion, performance and emissions of locomotive engines, development of emission control systems and engine structural optimization. He has received prestigious awards such as Outstanding National Service Award by Ministry of Railways, Chief Mechanical Engineer Award, General Manager Award, Director General Award, and Railway Ministers Award.

Honorary Fellows, 2017

Dr. V. K. Saraswat

Dr. V. K. Saraswat is Member of NITI Ayog, Government of India. He has led research on indigenous development of Liquid Propulsion Rocket Engines and missiles namely Prithvi, Dhanush, and Prahaar. He is the principal architect of the Ballistic Missile Defense program, which included major technology breakthroughs. Dr. Saraswat is an elected Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, Institution of Engineers, India, Aeronautical Society of India, Institute of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers, Systems Society of India, and Society for Shock Wave Research, India. Dr. Saraswat has been bestowed with several prestigious awards such as Padmabhushan, Padmashri and Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award.

Fellows, 2016

Prof. Avinash Kumar Agarwal

Prof. Agarwal has carried out both fundamental as well as innovative, industrially relevant applied research in the area of IC engines, alternative fuels and emission control. He has developed a low cost biodiesel pilot plant and tested biodiesel fuelled car to motivate Indian automotive industries for biodiesel applications. Prof. Agarwal has developed first prototype of the EFI system for the ALCO-DLW locomotives, For social benefits, Prof. Agarwal has developed a low cost biodiesel pilot plant which is installed in rural areas by KVIC, Mumbai. Prof. Agarwal has published several books and more than150 papers in his credit. He has been elected for Fellow of INAE (2015), ASME (2013) and SAE International (2012). Presently he is working as Poonam and Prabhu Goyal Endowed Chair Professor. He has been awarded for NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award-2012, Dr. C. V. Raman Young Teachers Award-2011, Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award-2008.


Dr. S. Venkata Mohan

Dr.Mohan made outstanding contributions laid a new found path for waste remediation and environment protection. He established a link between waste remediation and renewable biofuel generation, accounting for a paradigm shift from ‘waste as an environmental pollutant’ to ‘waste as wealth’ encompassing sustained circular bioeconomy, which establishes a new vista in the context of “Waste Biorefinery”. Dr. Mohan has published 250+ journal papers, 8 cover page articles, 29 chapters contributed for books and 9 review articles. He also holds 8 patents in his area. Dr. Mohan has been awarded by Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize , National Bioscience Award (2012), ProSPER.NET-Scopus Young Researcher Award in Sustainable Development (2010), NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Award (2010). Dr. Mohan has been elected as Fellow of INAE, FIEI, Andhra Pradesh/ Telengana Academy of Sciences, Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation.


Prof. Ernst Wintner

Prof. Wintner was professor for laser technology at Photonics Institute of TU Vienna and promoted honorary full professor within his university. He founded one of the first research groups in the field of laser ignition worldwide in 1999. The efforts toward the development and implementation of laser ignition in internal combustion engine technology are remarkable and are demonstrated by many citations in the scientific community. He has submitted a number of patents with respect to a laser source for ignition, the laser window and multipoint ignition. Prof. Wintner served as editor of several journals and the European Quantum Electronics Division of the EPS. His efforts have resulted in over 250 technical papers and 4 book chapters. He received Dr. Wolfgang Houska Award (2015), Dr. Wolfgang Houska Award (2008), The largest award of the Austrian Industry AMA Price (2013), BMW Award (2007).

Honorary Fellows, 2016

Dr. Satish Kumar

Dr. Kumar is a distinguished Aerospace scientist of national repute with outstanding contribution to the missiles and strategic systems. He has the unique distinction of leading important strategic establishments over a decade and laying the foundation for futuristic technological growth in critical areas. Dr. Kumar contributed to Development of Liquid propellant rocket engines for Prithvi missile, Productionization of highly complex LP engines at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Development of Propellant transfer systems and Storage facilities at various forward Army locations. He has more than 40 research papers to his credit and two patents obtained in US, China, Russia, Germany and India. Dr. Satish Kumar honored with the Technology Award by Ministry of Defence, Prime Minister’s Special Award for Development of Strategic Weapons and Performance Excellence award by DRDO. He has been elected as Fellow of Aeronautical Society of India, Fellow of Society for Shock Wave Research, India, Life member of Astronautical Society of India and Combustion Institute of Indian Section.


Prof. Ryo Amano

Prof. Amano has been very active in the development of next generation of novel advanced energy systems in both gas turbines based conventional and renewable energy production systems. Dr. Amano has contributed to enhancing energy production from wind, biomass, hydro, and propulsion energy. He has contributed to the development of turbulence theories, combustion, heat transfer, propulsion, aerodynamics and applications to gas turbine and aerospace related projects. He also has been engaged in aerospace research in NASA, US Air Force, industrial gas turbines, steam turbines, and cooling technology. Prof. Amano has been elected for Fellow of ASME (2001), Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2002). His efforts have resulted in over 600 technical papers, 4 books and 24 book chapters.

Fellows, 2015

Prof. L.M. Das

Dr. L. M. Das is currently Professor at the Centre for Energy Studies, IIT Delhi. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the REC Rourkela (1970), M. Tech. from IIT Kharagpur (1972) and Ph.D. from IIT Delhi (1987). His primary areas of research interest are development of alternative-fuelled low emission engines/ vehicles. He has published more than 80 research papers in international journals on alternative fuels such as Hydrogen, CNG, Biodiesel and Hydrogen-CNG blends. He is a member of Advisory Board for International Association of Hydrogen Energy (USA).


Prof. Chang Sik Lee

Professor Chang Sik Lee is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering of Hanyang University, South Korea. He received his B.S. (1967), M.S (1974) and a Ph.D. (1980) in Mechanical Engineering from Hanyang University. His research interests are alternative fuel engines, alternative fuels, exhaust emission reduction, engine fuel sprays and laser measurements, and themodynamic analysis of engine systems. Professor Lee has authored over 250 articles in leading international journals and two books on Engineering Thermodynamics and Automobile Engineering. He was President of KSAE, President of ILASS-Korea, President of ILASS-Asia and President of Automotive Environment Center.

Honorary Fellows, 2015

Prof. O. N. Srivastava

Prof. Onkar Nath Srivastava obtained PhD (Physics) from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and worked as post doctoral fellow at Cornell University (1966-69). He was a Professor and Head, Department of Physics, and Coordinator CAS and Hydrogen Energy Centre, and is presently Professor Emeritus of Physics and Coordinator of Nano-science and Technology and Hydrogen Energy Centre at BHU. Professor Srivastava has made notable research contributions in renewable energy. He has guided more than 32 Ph.D. students and published more than 400 papers, 15 review articles and the book entitled Crystallography for Solid State Physics (1989).


Dr. Gabriel D. Roy

Dr. Gabriel D. Roy received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He graduated from University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI), where he received his Ph.D. degree in engineering science. Dr. Roy is former Associate Director at the Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG), Singapore. His responsibilities included global technology awareness, and development of research collaborations with India. He was also responsible for supporting research in his area of specialization – propulsion – which included energy storage, combustion, hypersonic, emission and noise reduction, and alternate fuels. Dr. Roy has authored over 20 books and 100 research publications.

Fellows, 2014

Prof. Ashok Pandey

Professor Ashok Pandey, PhD, FBRS, FNAsc, FIOBB, FISEES, FAMI is Deputy Director CSIR's National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology at Trivandrum and heading the Centre for Biofuels and Biotechnology Division there. Professor Pandey's research interests are on bio-based economy for the development of bioprocesses and products on biorefinery principle. He has 981 publications/communications, which include 14 patents & design copyright, 34 books, 97 book chapters, 374 original and review papers, etc with h index of 60 and >15,700 citation (Goggle scholar). Prof Pandey is Editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology, Honorary Executive Advisors of Journal of Water Sustainability and Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability and editorial board member of several international and Indian journals.

Dr. S. R. Gollahalli

Dr. Gollahalli is currently a professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, USA. Professor Gollahalli's research interests encompass fundamental as well as applied topics in the energy and combustion fields. The projects under his direction include combustion of liquid drops and sprays, flame characteristics of pulverized coal and synthetic fuels, combustion of biofuels, hybrid fuels such as emulsions and slurries, internal combustion engine and gas turbine combustors, turbulent diffusion flames in cross-flow streams, and microgravity combustion.

Honorary Fellows, 2014

Dr. R. K. Malhotra

Dr. Malhotra is full time Director on the Board of Indian Oil Corporation as Director (R&D).He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Indocat Pvt. Limited, a JV company of Indian Oil and Intercat, USA, as well as the Board Member of Lubrizol India, a JV Company of Indian Oil and Lubrizol USA. He has more than 36 years of research experience in the downstream petroleum sector and is currently leading research at the R&D Centre of Indian Oil Corporation in areas such as refining technologies, lubricant technologies, alternative energy, bio-technology, nanotechnology and gasification.


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