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Dr. Dharam Buddhi

President, Suresh Gyan Vihar University

Biography

Professor D Buddhi is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and ex-consultant of Asian Development Bank on “Green Power and Energy Efficiency Program”. Professor Buddhi is also Director, Centre of Excellence- Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies, Suresh Gyan Vihar University. Dr Buddhi is ex-professor of Renewable Energy & Energy Conservation at School of Energy and Environmental Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Indore, India. He was research leader of Thermal Energy Storage Group and developed vision, identified opportunities in R&D, received grants from government & industry and established recognition at national and international level. He conducted 4th Experts Meeting, of Annex 17, “Energy Conservation through Energy Storage”, International Energy Agency in India and attended the same in Japan and Germany. Dr Buddhi is recipient of national and international Scientist awards. Dr Buddhi has also worked in industry as Director (Technical), Chief Technical Advisor & Head R & D and also transferred the technology. During industry tenure he developed an indigenous Thermal Management Solution for Telecom Shelters and installed more than 30,000 sites worth Indian Rs 5000 million and able to provide energy security.

He was also member of ‘Program Advisory Committee’ on Technology System Development, Department of Science and Technology, GOI and is a review committee member of research projects of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. Dr Buddhi got R&D funds from national and international agencies. He organized more than 30 international, national and industry based conferences/seminars and workshops and delivered key note lectures.

Professor Buddhi has also served as Director of Engineering Institutes and Visiting Professor at UPC Barcelona Spain, Mie University Japan, Kun Shan University Tainan, Taiwan & Auckland University New Zealand. He is founder General Secretary of National Institute Industry Forum for Energy, India. Dr Buddhi has international academic and industrial exposure of U.K, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, New Zealand Taiwan, Sri Lanka and US.

Dr Buddhi was on the Editorial Board of “Energy Conversion and Management”, an Elsevier International Journal and regular reviewer of ASME, ASCE & other WOS/Scopus indexed journals. He has guided more than 90 M. Tech. (Energy) theses and 14 research scholars leading to Ph.D. degree in the field of Thermal Storage, Heat Transfer, Solar Energy, Green Buildings, has published more than a dozen books/proceedings/book chapters and 120+ research papers and reviews and few patents to his credit.

Dr Buddhi also has a very high citation (more than 7000) of his research publications. His 6 research papers were declared as “Top 25 Hottest Articles” globally by Scopus. As per the report of Government of India, International Comparative Research Base (2009-14) by Department of Science & Technology, Top 10 publications in Energy, Dr Buddhi’s paper was ranked number one.

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