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Balachandra Patil

Institution / Affiliation

Indian Institute of Science

Short biography

Dr. Balachandra Patil is a principal research scientist at the Department of Management Studies and Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He received his Ph.D. in the field of Energy and Environment (Policy, Planning, Modeling and Economics) from the Indian Institute of Science in 2001. He has about 26 years of professional experience (research, consulting, supervising, teaching and leading/coordinating) at different levels in the field of Energy & Environment and Technology Management at the Indian Institute of Science, India and as a visiting expert at the Harvard University, USA, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bangkok, Thailand, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand and Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), India.. His research research and professional expertise includes energy & environmental economics and policy, sustainable energy access and rural livelihoods, biomass energy, sustainable development, technology and sustainability, climate change mitigation, technology transfer and diffusion, renewable energy and techno-economic & financial analysis. He has investigated about 30 research and consultancy projects with funding from UNDP, European Commission, World Bank, SIDA, AIT, TERI, IGIDR, DST, and various ministries of government of India and private sector organizations. He has authored/co-authored five books and published about 100 papers in various International and National journals, conferences and edited books. Also, he has reviewed about 50 papers for various International journals. Under his supervision two have completed their Ph.D. and seven more are working towards their Ph.D. degree.

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Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science



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