Keynote Speakers

Dr. M.V. Reddy

Institute of Research Hydro-Québec, Montreal, Canada

Publications: 200+, Citations: 14500 +, H-index: 63

  • Dr. M.V. Reddy currently working in Institute of Research Hydro-Québec, Center of Excellence in Energy Storage and Transportation Electrification, Montreal, Canada
  • He obtained his Ph. D in Materials Science in 2003, University of Bordeaux, France. From July 2003 to April 2019, he had worked at National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.
  • For the last 20 years, he has been working on the Lithium Batteries : cathodes and anodes, Solid electrolytes, and Supercapacitors materials synthesis, characterization and evaluation of electrochemical properties.
  • He has published around 200 papers in various international journals and conducted several workshops related to functional materials and Energy storage and delivered 80 Invited talks at various conferences and workshops. His h-index; 63 and over 14500 citations.
  • He is serving as editorial advisory board member in Journal of Energy Storage (from July 2020) and several other open access Journals . He served as a theme chair for Energy and Environment (2012) and session chair for Batteries, supercapacitors & Fuel cells (2012, 2014, and 2016) in International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (ICYRAM-IUMRS).
  • He trained many local high school/college and International exchange students and Ph.D. students. His projects won many awards in national and international conferences.
  • He won Outstanding Science Mentorship Award (2010- 2018), from Ministry of Education, Singapore and Inspiring Research Mentor Award (2011 to 2018) from NUS High School of Mathematics and Science. Member in International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD), USA, Elected committee Member in Institute of Physics, Singapore (2015- march 2018), Materials Research Society (MRS) Singapore (two times, 2016 to 2020) and Global Materials Network (2012- till now) and member in MRS-USA and International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE).
  • Served as a Ph.D. examiner for various universities and referee for various international proposals and also advisory board member for many International conferences.

Prof. Dr. Kaustubha Mohanty

Indian Institutes of Technology, Guwahati, India

Publications: 200+, Citations: 4300 +, H-index: 32

  • Professor in Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institutes of Technology, Guwahati, India
  • Key Research Areas :Biofuels, Biomass pyrolysis, Biological wastewater treatment, Heterogeneous catalysis, Microalgae biorefinery, Membrane based separations, Ionic liquid based separations, Waste management.
  • He has guided 12 Ph.D thesis and 16 are undergoing.
  • He received funding for 12 research projects till date and completed 03 consultancy projects.
  • He is Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, London, UK | Fellow of The Institution of Engineers, India | Life Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers | Life Member, Biological Research Society of India | Member of Society of Chemical Industry, London, UK | Member of Chemical Institute of Canada | Member of Canadian Society for Chemical Engineers | Life Member of Eco-Ethics International Union, Germany
  • Editor, Environmental Chemistry Division, Journal of Chemistry | Associate Editor, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Series ‘E | Review Editor, Frontiers in Bioenergy and Biofuel | Editorial Board Member, Research Journal of Environmental Sciences | International Journal of Green Chemistry | Advances in Environmental Chemistry | Biotechnology Journal | Indian Journal of Materials Science | Scientific Journal of Environmental Sciences | International Journal of BioSciences and Technology | Nanotechnology Series, Studium Press, Texas, USA | Guest Editor of the Special Issue of International Journal of Chemical Sciences featuring the selected proceedings of the National Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Engineering, Dec. 2007.

Prof. Dr. V. Raghavan

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

Publications: 156, Citations: 1000 +, H-index: 19

  • Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  • Dr. V. Raghavan received his PhD from I.I.T. Madras in 2004.
  • He worked as Post Doctoral Research Fellow and Research Assistant Professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln for around three years from Oct 2004 to June 2007 before joining IIT Madras.
  • His research interest includes droplet evaporation and combustion, laminar flames and CFD applied to combustion. He works on transient two-phase numerical modeling of isolated droplet vaporization and combustion, detailed chemical kinetics studies on homogeneous and heterogeneous flames and simulations of non-reactive and reactive particle laden flows.
  • He has completed 02 large Group Sponsored Projects with International Consortium (Funded by European Union and DST (Indo-Russian), 10 sposored projects and 02 and consultancy projects and 01 ongoing consultancy projects.

Dr. L. R. Yadav

Chairman, Alard Group of Institutes, Pune, India

Dr. Anil Kumar

Delhi Technological University, New Delhi, India

Publications: 187, Citations: 2800 +, H-index: 30

  • Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Coordinator -Centre for Energy and Environment, Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India
  • Ph.D. from Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
  • Postdoctoral Research: Energy Technology Research Center, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
  • Research area: Energy Technology, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy Applications, Energy Economics, Heat Transfer, Natural Rubber Sheet Drying, and Environmental Issues
  • Supervised 7 Ph.D. scholars, 34 master students
  • Commendable Research Award 2019: DTU, Delhi, India
  • Research Excellence Award 2016: Top 20 WoS Publications, Thailand
  • Appreciation for outstanding services from MANIT, IIE, Elsevier
  • Best Paper Award: GCESD 2015, Coventry University, UK

Dr. K. Sudhakar

Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia

Publications: 188, Citations: 3500 +, H-index: 35

  • Senior Researcher at the Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Visiting Faculty at South Ural State University, Russian Federation, and Visiting Researcher at Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam
  • Ph.D. from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli
  • Research Interest: Exergy analysis, Energy Conservation, Climate Change, Carbon Sequestration, Biofuel, Solar Thermal and PV Systems, Sustainability assessment, Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Energy Modeling, Food-water-Energy nexus
  • Certified Energy Manager & Auditor by Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Govt of India
  • Brightest young Climate Leader Award by British Council, New Delhi, 2008
  • Young Scientist Award by Madhya Pradesh state council of Science and Technology, Bhopal, 2012
  • Young South Asian Researcher on SCP Award, UNEP SWITCH-Asia and TERI University, 2016

Mr. Rahul Mahindrakar

Automotive Research Association of India

  • Mr. Rahul Mahindrakar is an electronics graduate from 1996 batch and have been associated with the Automotive industry for over 2 decades.
  • His domain expertise lies in passive safety of automobiles, which involves crash-worthines of vehicle structures, certification testing, crash instrumentation, development of vehicle restraint systems and safety evaluation of electric and hybrid vehicles.
  • He is currently working with the Automotive Research Association of India, Pune (Ministry of Industries, Government of India) in the capacity of Deputy General Manager.
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