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SHRAVANTH VASISHT M.

RESEARCHER

(Energy | Mobility | Environment)

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  • Research Publications in reputed international journals (200 citations).

  • Initiation, execution, and successful completion of projects that produced a national impact.

  • Pioneer (initiator and first implementer) of the concept ‘Solar Rail Coach’ for Indian Railways, in collaboration with the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, to retrofit solar photovoltaic (PV) modules on a rail coach and conducted a week’s trial run of the ‘Prototype Solar Rail Coach’ with three popular trains of Indian Railways. A special rail coach was manufactured at Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai for this project.

  • Design and Recommendations for a Solar Rail Coach were featured in the first ‘Specification’ document of Research Design and Standards Organization (RDSO), Ministry of Railways, Government of India, which were the guidelines for the manufacture and operation of Solar Rail Coaches in India.

  • Formulator of the first research project on the 'Performance Analysis of the First Electric Bus in Bangalore', procured by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), Govt. of Karnataka, India.

  • Key role in the establishment of a ‘Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant’ at Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bangalore to power a national heritage building.

  • Research and development on the 'Impact of Atmospheric Parameters on the Performance of Solar Photovoltaic Systems'.

  • Delegate (Chief Guest, Keynote Speaker & Guest Lecturer) at Conferences and Symposiums.

Brief

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Publications

  • Grantham Fellowship’ for Research in Climate Change by Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom.

  • Travel Grant’ by Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Tata Trusts, India, for presenting the concept ‘Solar Assisted Power Supply for Rail Coaches’ at NACSEE 2014, Providence, RI, USA (11-14 September, 2014).

  • 1st Prize’ in ‘Idea Contest’ for submitting the idea of ‘Solar Power for Rail Coaches’ on the account of Intellectual Property Rights Day at Jain University, Bengaluru (26 April 2014).

  • 2nd Best Paper Award’ for presenting a technical paper on ‘Application of Solar Energy in Railway Transportation System’ at International Conference on Renewable Energy Resources and Management-the ultimate source of survival, held at J.J.T. University, Jhunjhunu, RJ, India (15-17 March, 2012).

Awards

  • Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker at National Symposium ‘Energy Innovation – 2017’ organized by IEEE Power and Energy Society, held at GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women (GSSSIETW), Mysore, India on 3 November 2017.

  • Judge at ‘National Level Idea Contest’ organized by IEEE Power and Energy Society, held at GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women (GSSSIETW), Mysore, India on 3 November 2017.

  • Special Lecture at ‘Faculty Development Programme’ held at St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore, India on 27 July 2017.

Guest Lectures

  • Presentation on ‘Electric Mobility in India: Status, Future and Challenges’ at 2020 Global Alliance of Universities on Climate Change (GAUC) Graduate Forum, Tsinghua University, Kunming, China, November 2020.

  • Certification on ‘Cities, Climate, Energy Transformation’, at Bergen Summer Research School 2020 (BSRS 2020) organized by University of Bergen, Norway, June 2020 (133 Global Select 133 Research Scholars).

  • Lecture on ‘Solar Power Supply for Rail Coaches’, at The IAFOR North American Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (NACSEE2014), organized by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), 11 - 14 September 2014 at Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America.

  • Lecture on ‘Application of Solar Energy in Railway Transportation System’ at the International Conference on Renewable Energy Resources & Management--the ultimate source of survival, 15 - 17 March 2012, held at Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, India.

Conferences

  • Renewable Energy

  • Energy & Environment

  • Electric Mobility

  • Energy Management

Interests

  • Climate Change

  • Power Distribution

  • Sustainable Transportation

  • Energy Policy

  • Urban Mobility

  • Transportation Policy

  • Urban Planning

  • Consumer Behavior

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