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IIT Bombay Director Rangan Banerjee Joins IIT Delhi

Former director Professor V. Ramgopal Rao tweeted, “I am glad to inform you that Prof. Rangan Banerjee from the Department of Energy Sciences & Engineering, IIT Bombay has been appointed as the future Director of IIT Delhi.”
New Delhi, India: Prof. Rangan Banerjee has been appointed as the new director of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Delhi). Mr. Banerjee worked at IIT Bombay’s Department of Energy Sciences and Engineering. Former director Professor V. Ramgopal Rao congratulated Prof. Banerjee on Twitter, saying, “I am pleased to inform you that Prof. Rangan Banerjee of IIT Bombay’s Department of Energy Sciences and Engineering has been named the future Director of IIT Delhi. Prof. Banerjee, my heartiest greetings and best wishes.

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Rangan Banerjee, the new director, is also on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sustainable Energy, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, International Journal of Thermodynamics, Solar Energy Advances, and Global Transitions. He is a Forbes Marshall Chair Professor in the Department of Energy Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay (Energy Transitions). According to a statement on the IIT Bombay website, he was involved in the establishment of a Megawattscale Solar Thermal Power Testing, Simulation, and Research Facility sponsored by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, and he is the faculty advisor of Team Shunya, India’s first student team in the Solar Decathlon 2014 Europe finals, which entails designing and constructing a fully functional Solar house.

IIT Bombay Professor
IIT Bombay Professor

Energy management, modelling of energy systems, energy planning and policy, hydrogen energy, and fuel cells are among his research interests, according to the IIT Bombay website.

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According to IIT Bombay, he co-authored a book on Demand Side Management Planning in the Power Sector, a book on Energy Cost in the Chemical Industry, and a book on Engineering Education in India.

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