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Prof. Dr.-Ing Tobias Plessing is Professor and Dean of the Engineering Department at Hof University. He has graduated in Mechanical Engineering from RWTH-Aachen, Germany. He has completed also his Diploma degree (Dipl.-Ing.) and Dr.-Ing. (PhD) in Mechanical Engineering from RWTH-Aachen. He has worked at Philips as a project engineer and at Saint-Gobain S.A. and later Interpane AG in the glass industry in different management positions before he became a Professor in 2013. He has more than 7 years of teaching experience in the field of Energy Technology, Renewable Energy (esp. biomass gasification and biogas technology), Energy Conservation, Combustion and gasification and Energy Efficiency. He has published more than 20 research papers in various reputed journals and conferences. He has a research group at the Institute of Water- and Energy-Management (iwe) at Hof University with currently 7 fellows, which are concentrating on heat pumps and refrigeration combined with solar ice storage systems, solar hybrid systems and esp. biomass gasification as well as combustion used in decentral energy systems. A particular field of his applied research is the improvement of Energy Efficiency in the industrial environment.
Prof. Sarit Kumar Das, Director and Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Punjab is currently on leave from Indian Institute of Technology Madras where he is a Professor with the Mechanical Engineering Department and served as Dean (Academic Research) in the past. After obtaining B.E (Mechanical) in 1984 and M.E (Heat Power) in 1987 from Jadavpur University, he completed his Ph.D degree in the area of Heat Transfer from Sambalpur University in 1994 and joined University of BW Hamburg, Germany where he did his Post-Doctoral Research in the area of Plate and Liquid Metal Heat Exchangers. He has published four books and more than 250 research papers. He is a recipient of the DAAD and Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship of Germany. He is a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, India. He has been bestowed with several Awards such as “India Citation Award 2012” by Thomson Reuters and “Prof. K. N. Seetharamu Award & Medal for Excellence in Research” by Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer in the year 2006. He has also been awarded the Peabody Visiting Professorship at the Mechanical Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, in 2011. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Micro/Nanoscale Transport and an Associate Editor of the journal Heat Transfer Engineering. His current research interests include heat transfer in nanofluids, microfluidics, biological heat transfer, nanoparticle mediated drug delivery in cancer cells, heat exchangers, boiling in mini/microchannels, fuel cells, jet instabilities, heat transfer in porous media, and computational fluid dynamics.
A national scholarship holder and a Ph.d from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Prof. Rajat Gupta, 1959 born, is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of NIT Silchar since 1996. He was selected as a Director of NIT Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir in 2011. He successfully completed his tenure of 5 years at NIT Srinagar in October 2016. Thereafter, he joined back at NIT Silchar in October, 2016 and he was appointed by the MHRD, Government of India as the officiating Director of NIT Silchar. In July, 2017, he joined as the Director of NIT Mizoram which is one of the 10 new NITs established in 2010. He has published more than 180 research papers in various National/International Journals/ Conferences and also written 06 Chapters in books. He has produced many Ph.D and M.Tech scholars. His research areas include among others, Fluid Mechanics, CFD, Non-Conventional Energy, Thermo-fluids, etc. He chaired various National/ International Conferences and delivered keynote addresses too. He is associated with various committees of MHRD, Government of India, NBA, AICTE, NIF- Ahmadabad, IEI, ASME, etc. Presently, he is the Chairman of Mizoram State Centre- The Institution of Engineers India. He received many awards like Education Leadership Awards, Rajiv Gandhi Education Excellence Awards etc.
Sudipta De received his Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. He was a guest researcher at the Department of Energy Sciences, Lund University, Sweden for more than one year. Currently, he is Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, India. He was nominated senior scientist by Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi to Technical University of Munich, Germany in the field of sustainable energy under international bilateral exchange program of the Academy. He was the selected faculty under “India4EU” program with specialization in sustainable energy engineering and worked at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He visited and delivered invited lectures in many programs/Institutes including American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Technical University of Berlin and Munich, Germany; Lund University, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden; University of Bologna, Italy; University of Stavanger, Norway etc. He received his research funding from different institutes including UGC, DST, Government of India; EU, Swedish Research Council, DFG-Germany; SIU and DIKU-Norway etc. He was faculty member from Jadavpur University for EU funded multi-country ‘Project E-QUAL’ and developed online course modules on ‘Sustainable Energy’. He is/was also member of several technical committees including that of Power and Energy Systems of The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED), Canada and international energy initiative “Explore Energy” by the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He has published several international journal papers and twelve international books/invited chapters. He was an advisory editorial board member of book series by CRC press on Sustainable Energy Developments. He is/was the Coordinator of two Norwegian Collaborations; Co-PI of an EU funded Inno-Indigo project with Finland and Germany and another multi-country EU project on quality of higher education. He is also key resource person of Energy and Environment Committee and member of the Education Committee of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the oldest Chamber of India. He has been elected fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology from 2018. He is also awardee of Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Teacher Award in 2019.
Dr. Akhil Garg is currently working as an Associate Professor in School of Mechanical Science and Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China. He received his PhD degree and did Post doctorate in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. His main research interests include Battery thermal management systems; Li-ion battery packs design; Topology design optimization for battery electrodes design; Recycling of Battery Packs for electric vehicles. He has worked jointly with Aerospace Industry, Rolls-Royce, Singapore for 2 years on Design optimization of sustainable systems. He was awarded Excellent Youth Talent Title by HUST and Shantou University for his excellence in research. He has been awarded recently Guangdong High Level Provincial Talent project worth over 0.2 million USD. Besides, he has presided over the academic and industry projects sponsored by State Key Laboratory of Digital Manufacturing Equipment and Technology of China, Ministry of Education of Guangdong Province and Provincial Scientific Research fund from 2016-2018. He has published 75 SCI Journals and over 2000 citations. He is now serving as Special Issues Guest Editor of Energy Storage Journal, ASME Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, etc.