Dr. Vibha Tripathi
Dr. Vibha Tripathi is a graduate and PhD from IIT Kanpur. Prior to starting Saurya, she was working at the electrical engineering department at IIT(K). Dr. Vibha Tripathi specializes on the research and development of thin film solar cells and has held a number of workshops and seminars in the field of renewable energy. She has also guided many students in R&D of solar cells. Under her supervision, IIT Kanpur developed expertise in flexible organic solar cells, a unique idea which has a potential to be a disruptive technology.
Dr. Tripathi left her position at IIT Kanpur to be free to bring awareness of new technologies to today’s youth and hopes that through Saurya, a social venture, she will be able to activate and inspire many to join hands and change the energy scenario in India.
Dr. Sanjay Kaul holds degrees in Energy Engineering and Energy Management & Policy from IIT, India and University of Pennsylvania , USA .
His expertise includes Renewable Energy Systems, Advanced Mobility Concepts, Sustainable Development and Appropriate Technology, Energy Politics in Developing Countries, Energy Management and Environmental Energy Systems, as well as Distance Learning.
He is Professor at the Department of Industrial Technology, Fitchburg State College, and Co-coordinator of the Energy Program and the principal architect of the new curriculum in Energy Management Technology, covering energy resources and the environment, energy conservation, power and lighting, co-generation and waste recovery systems. As a Fulbright senior specialist, he developed a program on renewable and sustainable development for the European Union.
Dr. Kaul has authored and co-authored various publications on energy technology and policy in internationally renowned books and academic papers.
Professor Satyendra Kumar is currently Chief Technology Officer at Lanco Solar. He has over 25 years of experience in research and development on solar cells and flat panel displays. He has contributed significantly to the physics and technology of amorphous, micro- and nano crystalline silicon solar cells. He is mentor to many young professionals pursuing solar energy research in different parts of the world.
Before joining Lanco, Dr. Kumar was a full Professor of Physics at IIT Kanpur and was also heading the Samtel Centre for Display Technology – a unique concept in industry-academia-university partnership in the country. He has consulted, collaborated and worked with several leading industries involved in solar cells and flat panel displays. He is Vice-Chairman of the SID – India Chapter. He is also founder of ipvnet (www.ipvnet.in) – a network of photovoltaic professionals.
Dr. Rashmi Sanghi
Dr Rashmi Sanghi is currently working as a Research Scientist at The LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur. She obtained her D.Phil degree from Chemistry Department, University of Allahabad, India in 1994. Eversince she worked at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur India as Senior Research Scientist till 2008.
Her major research interests are environmental green chemistry with focus on microbial and nanoparticle research. Her research mainly focuses on the development of methods that can help in minimizing or eliminating the hazardous substances in the environment. Her work on design and application of biopolymers for wastewater remediation shows great promise. Her work on biomimetic synthesis of nanoparticles using fungus and polysaccharides is very novel in its approach in being simple and environment friendly. Some of this work related to the green environmental chemistry are nothing but outstanding.
She has traveled worldwide for various academic activities and/or professional talks.She has over 75 international journal publications to her credit. She has published two books on green chemistry: “Green Chemistry: Environment Friendly Alternatives” and “Green Chemistry and Sustainable Development”.