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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...

Aklavya Sharan

Aklavya Sharan has completed his MBA in Project Management from Sikkim Manipal University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Aklavya worked at the Decentralised Energy Systems India Pvt. Ltd. and NETPRO Renewable Energy, for 19 years. His research interests lie in the areas of project development work, busine...

Venkatesh Vunnam

V. Venkatesh, Senior Research Engineer, works on determining energy demand and supply and efficiency for manufacturing industries at CSTEP. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His interests are in industrial energy efficiency, low...

Dr. C P Anil Kumar

C.P. Anil Kumar holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics from The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (Chennai), Master of Science in Mathematics from The Ohio State University (USA) and an Integrated MSc. (5 year course) in Mathematics from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Prior to joining...

Dr. Bellarmine

Dr. K.C. Bellarmine, Chief Financial Officer of CSTEP, holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Fisheries from Cochin University of Science and Technology. He has worked in the financial services sector for over two decades and has expertise in investment and corporate banking, structured financing and distresse...

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...

Dr. Mridula Dixit Bharadwaj

Dr. Mridula Dixit Bharadwaj holds a Post Doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Bangalore University. Prior to CSTEP, she worked with the United States Steel Corporation and General Motors Corporation (R&D). Her areas o...

Thirumalai N.C.

Thirumalai N.C. is a Senior Research Scientist involved in the domain of solar thermal system design and experimental aerodynamics at CSTEP. He holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 9 years of experience in the field of R&D....

Rakesh Rajpurohit

Rakesh Rajpurohit has completed his M.Tech in Computer Science from IIIT Bangalore and B.Tech in Computer Science from Rajasthan University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Rakesh worked at Azul Systems and Siemens, for 2.5 years....

Badri Shanmukeshwara Rao

Badri S. Rao is a Senior Research Engineer working on the techno-economic and policy assessment of Concentrated Solar Power Technologies in India at CSTEP. He holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical...

Bharath R

Bharath R. is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Bangalore Institute of Technology. He has completed his Bachelors in Computer Science from Visvesvaraya Technological University. He has joined CSTEP as an Intern. His interests lie in data mining concepts, techn...

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 Senior Research Engineer 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 Enginee...

Debapriya Das

Debapriya Das is a Senior Research Economist working on urban poverty and the Indian energy scenario at CSTEP. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research. She has to her credit publications on several topics....

Shruthi S

Shruthi S. completed M.Tech in Transportation Engineering and Management from BMS College of Engineering, Vishveshwariah Technological University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Shruthi has worked at the Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Wilbur Smith Associates, GEP Infrastructure and TTIC for 10 years...

Bhupesh Verma

Bhupesh Verma is a Senior Research Analyst working in the wind energy domain at CSTEP. He holds an MBA in Biotechnology and Marketing from Shoolini University of Management Sciences, Himachal Pradesh and a Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology from Himachal Pradesh University. His research interest...

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 ...

Dr. Gaurav Kapoor

Dr. Gaurav Kapoor is a Principal Research Scientist involved in the domain of Security Studies at CSTEP. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Florida. Professionally, he has over 3 years of experience in the Information Technology Industry and 2 years of experience in teach...

Ashish Nigam

Ashish Nigam is a Research Engineer involved in the assessment studies for offshore wind energy projects at CSTEP. He holds a Master’s degree in Energy & Environment from Lancaster University, UK and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from FLAME, Pune. His professional...

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 ...

Kaveri Ashok

Kaveri Ashok holds a Master’s in Nuclear Science and Technology from Delhi University and a Post Graduate degree in Physics from Delhi University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Kaveri worked at NIAS for 2.3 years. Her research interests lie in the areas of nuclear safety and security....

Dr. Parveen Kumar

Dr Parveen Kumar, Senior Research Scientist, uses a computer simulation approach to explore the efficiency of cathode materials and electrolytes for energy storage devices at CSTEP. He worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Indian Institute of Science and has received a Ph.D. from Jamia Millia Isla...

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...

Rekha N.

Rekha N., Admin Officer, works as a member of the Admin. team and is responsible for assisting the Executive Director and coordinate administrative activities at CSTEP. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science and has over 16 years of work experience....

V. Ramanaidu Merla

V. Ramanaidu Merla is a Senior Engineer-Technical Staff and manages the IT Infrastructure activities and maintains all IT related assets at CSTEP. His educational qualification includes B.Tech, CCNA and MCSE. He has over 4.5 years of professional experience. ...

Manjunatha E.

Manjunatha Eshwar, Associate – Finance, handles Finance and Accounts at CSTEP. He is a graduate in Commerce from Dr. CV Raman University and received his Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Karnataka State Open University. He has more than nine years of professional experience and...

Deepu Ramachar

Deepu Ramachar holds a Master’s degree in Computer Application from KNS Institute of Technology, Bangalore and a BSc. from Bangalore University. She has previously worked as an Intern at Unisys Global Services as a software engineer. She has got seven months of experience as an Asp.net Softwar...

Ranganathan P.

P. Ranganathan, Principal Member-Technical Staff , has worked for over 15 years in the IT Industry with vast experience in handling diversified projects on web and client-server. Prior to CSTEP, he was associated with Xsysys Technologies Pvt. Ltd., and Surya Soft-Tech Limited. His core competency li...

Mahesh Tauro

Mahesh E. Tauro, Admin Officer, is a part of the Admin team and he takes care of several activities related to his team at CSTEP. He is a graduate and has over 15 years of professional experience....

Shiva Sandeep Reddy P.

Shiva Sandeep Reddy P. is Engineer-Technical Staff and handles the IT Infrastructure at CSTEP. He holds a Bachelor's in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Sri Vishveshwaraiah Institute of Science and Technology, Madanapalle....

Prof. Ramaswamy M A

Prof. M.A. Ramaswamy holds a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. Prior to CSTEP he worked at Aerodynamics Division of National Aerospace Laboratories for more than 25 years and was head of the division for more than 20 years. He played a major role in the design and setting up of 1.2m...

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...

Sandhya Sundararagavan

Sandhya Sundararagavan holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune. Her areas of expertise include Renewable energy, Demand side management, Distribution sec...

Dr. Sujatha Byravan

Dr. Sujatha Byravan's broad areas of interest are science, technology and policy.  Over the past several years she has been working on specific aspects of global climate change policy and also climate change policy in India. In CSTEP she works on national climate change policy, adaptation a...

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...

Harshid Sridhar

Harshid Sridhar is a Senior Research Engineer working in the areas of power systems and distributed energy systems. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering (Power and Energy Systems) from Arizona State University, USA, and a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Anna University. Pr...

Murali Ramakrishnan

Murali Ramakrishnan, Senior Research Analyst, holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He has a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Anna University, Tamil Nadu. He has previously worked with CSTEP as a research ...

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...

Shramana Dey

Shramana Dey holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Management of Pollution from the Catholic University of Lille, France and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from BITS Dubai. Prior to joining the Master’s programme, she worked at CSTEP on sanitation related studies, as ...

Milind Ravindranath

Milind  has completed MSc. (Engg) in Computational Science from IISc Bangalore and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from NITK, Surathkal. He has worked as a Visiting Scholar at Carleton University, Ottawa on circuit simulation under the Canadian Commonwe...

Ravi Lepakshi

Mr. Ravi Lepakshi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Visvesvaraya College Of Engineering, Bangalore. He has over 35 years of professional experience and has worked with KPTCL and BESCOM. His expertise lie in the areas of Distribution Automation System, Cables and Smar...

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...

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...

Gayathri Muralidharan

Gayathri Muralidharan holds a Master’s degree in Regional Planning from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Prior to joining CSTEP she worked at Egis Geoplan Pvt. Ltd. Her areas of interest include study of issues in urban development and in providing sustainable & smart soluti...

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...

Jaymin Gajjar

Jaymin has completed his M.Tech in Energy System & Technologies from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat and a B.Tech (Electronics & Communication) from Gujarat University. Prior to joining CSTEP, he worked with Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute (GERM...