Keynote Speakers

Prof. S.C. Kaushik
CES, Indian Institute Of Technology, Delhi

Dr. S. C. Kaushik received his Ph.D. in Plasma Science from IIT Delhi after his distinguished First Position in Master's degree in Science (Electronics) from Meerut University. His research fields of activities include Plasma Science & Thermal Science and Engineering; Energy Conservation & Heat Recovery, Solar Refrigeration & Airconditioning, Solar Architecture, and Thermal Storage & Power Generation. He has made significant contributions in these fields as evident by his above 300 research publications in Journals of repute at national and international levels. . He is a pioneer researcher on Exergy Analysis and Finite time thermodynamics of Energy Systems at National & International level and a leading expert on Alternative Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technologies

Dr. M.P. Poonia
Vice Chairman, AICTE

Dr. M.P.Poonia is specialized in the field of Mechanical Engineering (IC Engines, Gas Dynamics, Ref. & AC), Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development. He is M.Tech (Thermal Engg.) and Ph.D (IC Engines) from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He possesses a vast experience of 30 years. He has published 80 research papers in National and International Journals and published 08 books and developed 02 Lab Manuals. He has guided number of M.Tech and Ph.D dissertation. Dr. Poonia is the Member of IEI, ISTE & Society of Automotive Engineers.Dr. MP Poonia is presently serving as Vice Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education since 20th January, 2017.Prior to this, he remained as Director, National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh for about 4½ years (since 20th July, 2012to 18th January, 2017). Dr. Poonia is the recipient of Bharat Mata Award conferred by Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage (an International Institute of Oriental Studies and Research, Kolkata) on 16th August, 2014. On behalf of NITTTR, Chandigarh, he received National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities – 2013 by the Hon’ble President of India on 3rd December, 2013 in New Delhi in recognition of outstanding performance in the field of Best Institution for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in the country.

Mr. L.R. Purusharthy
Member, Mentor Board Alive Solar Industries, India

Mr. L.R. Purusharthy has specialization in the field of Steam and Gas Turbine and has sound Proficiency in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development. He obtained MS in Mechanical Engineering PF University, Moscow, Russia. Presently he is Member, Mentor Board, Alive Solar Industries, India. Mr. Purusharthy has worked for more than 30 years in energy sector namley nuclear power sector, he was also associated with power plants with rating of 200 MW - 1000MW covering the life cycle stating from conceptualization to operation to plant.
Mr. Purusharthy was part of the core team in negotiation with Russian organization for bringing imported technology of pressurized water reactor the effort resulted in two power plant 1000MW each on Indian map.Mr Purusharthy has also brought innovative technology to india thermal distillation process of converting sea water into portable water,to his efforts india's largest plan 7000meter-cubic has been established to meet the required process and portable water need of 2000MW nuclear power plant.Mr. Purusharthy widely travelled Europe and Russia various seminars and trainings and sharing experiences in nuclear energy sector. Mr. Purusharthy is well versed of the different technology related with power generation specially non-conventional power generation.

Dr. Abdul Khaliq
Associate Professor, King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and minerals, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Abdul Khaliq earned PhD degree in Thermal Engineering from IIT, Delhi, India and Masters in Thermal Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University Presently he is Associate Professor at King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and minerals, Saudi Arabia.His research fields of activities include Novel Solar based Integrated System, Hydrogen fuelled HCCI Combustion Engine, Energy and Exergy analysis of Solar assisted waste Cogeneration Cycle. He has more than 20 years of teaching and research experience and has published more than 30 papers in reputed international journals/conferences such as Taylor & Francis, Journal of the Energy Institute, Elsevier etc.

Prof. Prashant Jamwal
Associate Professor Nazarbayev University.

Dr. Prashant K. Jamwal earned PhD degree and a post-doctoral fellowship from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He obtained M. Tech. from I.I.T., India, and B. Tech. from MNREC, Allahabad, India. Presently he is Assistant Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nazarbayev University. His research fields of activities include biomedical robotics, Mechatronics Systems, fuzzy mathematics, artificial intelligence and multi-objective evolutionary optimization. He has more than 20 years of teaching and research experience and has published more than 30 papers in reputed international journals/conferences such as IEEE, Elsevier etc. He is working as Editor for the International journal of bio-mechatronics and bio-robotics and as reviewer to quite a few international journals and conferences of repute.