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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...

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 ...

Shweta Srinivasan

Shweta Srinivasan is a Senior Research Analyst and holds a Master's degree in Science, Society and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication. At CSTEP, she works on policy research in low carbon energy ...

Vaishalee Dash

Vaishalee Dash, Senior Research Engineer, is working on assessing different uses of solar energy for off-grid applications and life cycle analysis of new solar cell materials at CSTEP. She holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur. Her work has been published by both ...

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...

Pareexit Chauhan

Pareexit Chauhan, GIS Analyst, completed his Master's in Geoinformatics from Symbiosis International University, Pune. He has done his Bachelor's in Geography from M.S University, Vadodara. He has worked in Jana Urban Space Foundation as a GIS Intern. His areas of interest include geogr...

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...

Abhijit Madhukar Potdar

Abhijit Madhukar Potdar holds an M.Tech degree in Power Systems from the College of Engineering, Pune. His areas of interest include Power System Analysis, Stability, Renewable Energy Integration with Grid, WAMS, PMUs and Protection. ...

Prof. L V Krishnan

Professor L.V. Krishnan graduated in Physics with an Honors Degree from Presidency College, Chennai and joined the Department of Atomic Energy in 1958. He attended the Training School of the then Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay, graduated in 1959 and joined the Health Physics Division of Bhabha...

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...

Epica Mandal Sarkar

Epica Mandal Sarkar has completed an M.E in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University Kolkata, West Bengal and her B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology. Prior to joining CSTEP, Epica worked as Project Assistant at Jadavpur University. Her areas of interes...

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...

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...

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 ...

Anirban Banerjee

Anirban Banerjee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Telecommunication from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Prior to joining CSTEP, Anirban worked at the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, IISc.  for 5 years. His research interests lie in the areas of monsoon prediction...

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....

Ashray Udaya Shankar

Ashray Udaya Shankar holds a Master’s degree in Computational Engineering from FAU Erlangen, Germany. He completed his B.E in Mechanical Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University. His research interests lie in the areas of solar energy and policy analysis. ...

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...

Workshop on Role of Modeling, Simulation and Gaming in Policy Analysis

CSTEP and the Next Generation Infrastructures Foundation, Delft Technical University (TU-Delft), The Netherlands, jointly hosted a workshop on the Role of Modeling, Simulation and Gaming in Policy Analysis. The two entities also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalise research collaboratio...

Indo-US Workshop on Designing Sustainable Products

An Indo-US Workshop on Designing Sustainable Products, Services and Manufacturing Systems was organised by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA, and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and supported by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum. CSTEP researchers contr...

Talk on Visual Analytics for Decision Support

Dr. Yedendra B. Shrinivasan, Ph.D. Fellow at Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands delivered a talk at CSTEP on Visual Analytics for Decision Support. In his talk, Dr. Shrinivas began with an introduction to the field of Visual Analytics ...

Regional Dialogue on Starting Strong: The First 1000 Days of Sustainable Development Goals

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Research Scientist participated the two day regional dialogue on Starting Strong: The First 1000 Days of SDGs. The dialogue was organised by Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA) in association with Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Southern Voice (SV) on May 18-19...

Round Table on Decision Analysis Framework for Integrated Resource Planning

CSTEP with support of Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF) conducted a Round Table on A Decision Analysis Framework for Integrated Resource Planning. The event took place in Taj West End, Bengaluru, Kolkata on August 30, 2016. ...

Talk on “How much energy and emissions does India need for decent living”?

Dr. Narasimha Rao, Project Lead and Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), delivered a talk on “How much energy and emissions does India ‘need’ for decent living?” at CSTEP....

A Study of Energy Efficiency in the Iron and Steel Industry

The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) seeks to promote sustainable development through increased use of clean technologies. NAPCC has a mission specifically dedicated to Energy Efficiency (EE) – National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE). Perform, Achieve and Trade (PA...

Institutional Analysis of Urban Transportation in Bangalore

Institutional Analysis of Urban Transportation in Bangalore, The 4th Annual International Conference on Next Generation Infrastructures, November 16-18, 2011...

Sustainability analysis and energy footprint based design in the product lifecycle

Sustainability analysis and energy footprint based design in the product lifecycle at Indo-US Workshop on Sustainable Products,Services and Manufacturing Systems, August 18-20, 2009...

Machine Level Energy Efficiency Analysis in discrete manufacturing for a sustainable energy infrastructure

Machine Level Energy Efficiency Analysis in discrete manufacturing for a sustainable energy infrastructure, Second Annual International Conference on Infrastructure Systems and Services: Developing 21st century Infrastructure Networks, December, 2009...

A Study of Energy Efficiency in Indian Cement Industry

Under National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) is one of the flagship programmes launched by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power and Government of India to enhance the cost effectiveness of the improvements in Energy Efficiency (EE...

An empirical model for ramp analysis of utility-scale solar PV power

An empirical model for ramp analysis of utility-scale solar PV power, Solar Energy, Volume 107, September 2014...

A Statistical Model for Wind Power on the Basis of Ramp Analysis

A Statistical Model for Wind Power on the Basis of Ramp Analysis...

A Theoretical Analysis of Creativity Methods in Engineering Design: Casting and Improving ASIT within C-K Theory

A theoretical analysis of creativity methods in engineering design: casting and improving ASIT within C-K theory...

Logistics Cost Analysis of Rice Residues for Second Generation Bioenergy Production in Ghana

Logistics cost analysis of rice residues for second generation bioenergy production in Ghana...

Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010: A Primer for the British Nuclear Industries

The growth of nuclear power was constrained after India conducted its first Peaceful Nuclear Explosion (PNE) in 1974. Although India did not violate any treaty obligations of the Non Proliferation Treaty, sanctions and denials were imposed that resulted in its isolation from international trade in n...

Karnataka’s Power Sector Roadmap for 2021-22

The objective of this report is to evaluate Karnataka’s current and future power position till the year 2021–22. This report will provide a diagnostic analysis of the issues in the state’s power sector and discuss options to address them. Specifically, the study seeks to estimate t...

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...

Mechanism of Charge Transfer in Olivine-Type LiFeSiO4 and LiFe0.5M0.5SiO4 (M = Mg or Al) Cathode Materials: First-Principles Analysis

Mechanism of Charge Transfer in Olivine-Type LiFeSiO4 and LiFe0.5M0.5SiO4 (M = Mg or Al) Cathode Materials: First-Principles Analysis...

24x7 Power for All: Strategies for Karnataka

The aim of the Power for All initiative launched by the Government o India is to provide 24x7 power to the entire country by 2019. This study, assigned by Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), focuses on identifying key implementable strategies for the state to achieve the objectives s...

Re-assessment of India’s On-shore Wind Power Potential

Wind energy is an important contributor to the global power sector. India ranks fourth with installed wind power capacity of 26 GW. The sector has seen exponential growth adding 1.5–3 GW of power per annum. There are, however, multiple independent reassessment studies that peg wind power poten...

Utilisation of Rice Residues for Decentralised Electricity Generation in Ghana: An Economic Analysis

Utilisation of rice residues for decentralised electricity generation in Ghana: An economic analysis, Pooja Vijay Ramamurthi , Maria Cristina Fernandes, Per Sieverts Nielsen, Clemente Pedro Nunes....

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...

Oxygen stability study of Li-rich compound: First Principle Analysis

Oxygen stability study of Li-rich compound: First Principle Analysis ...

Preliminary design of heliostat field and performance analysis of solar tower plants with thermal storage and hybridisation

Preliminary design of heliostat field and performance analysis of solar tower plants with thermal storage and hybridisation...

Infrastructure

CSTEP has endeavoured to address the complexity of problems that form the spectrum of social infrastructures - physical and public services through knowledge from many perspectives and disciplines. With recent dramatic improvements in technology and computing power, we now have an unprecedented chan...

SECURITY STUDIES

CSTEP is actively involved in the development of models and simulation tools to analyse issues affecting national security including disaster management and cyber-security. Using emerging technology such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Agent Based Models (ABMs) and Gaming Engines with power...

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...

Energy Policy

CSTEP's work in Energy Policy has been focused on making energy planning and energy policies more sustainable, whether within the frame of energy security, low carbon development, green growth, or sustainable access. These issues are rigorously analysed from engineering, economic and social pers...

Role of Modelling Simulation and Gaming in Policy Analysis

CSTEP and the Next Generation Infrastructures Foundation, Delft Technical University (TU-Delft), The Netherlands, jointly hosted a workshop on the Role of Modelling, Simulation and Gaming in Policy Analysis. The two entities also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalise research collaborati...

Lectures on Dynamic Programming and Stochastic Processes for Policy Analysis

Lectures on "Dynamic Programming and Stochastic Processes for Policy Analysis" by Professor Benoit Morel, Associate Teaching Professor, Engineering and Public Policy and Physics, Carnegie Melon University from October 3,  to November 9, 2012 at CSTEP ...