Shireesh B Kedare

Shireesh B Kedare

Praj Ind. Chair Professor; Independent Director, ONGC Ltd.;

Academic Background:

  • B. Tech. (Mech.Engg.) from IIT Bombay, 1985
  • Ph.D. from IIT Bombay, 1992

Contact Address:

Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), Adi Shankaracharya Marg, Powai, Mumbai 400076, INDIA

Phone (Internal(O)) : +91 22 2576 7835
Fax: +91 22 2576 4890
Room 608, DESE-CESE Building, IIT Bombay

Research Interest:

  • Concentrating Solar Collectors for process heat and power with thermal storage
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Context specific participatory development

Courses Offered:

  • EN 619:Solar Energy for Industrial Process Heat
  • EN 615:Wind Energy Conversion Systems
  • TD 605:Appropriate Technology
  • EN 601:Nonconventional Energy Sources
  • EN 307:Equipment Design and Controls
  • EN 211:Mechanics of materials
  • EN 408:Energy Design Project
  • EN 609:Energy Laboratory
  • EN 612:Solar Energy Laboratory
  • EN 310:IC Engine and Combustion Lab

List of Publications:

  1. Papers in international journals (40)
  2. Papers in international conferences (30)
  3. Papers in national journals (7)
  4. Papers in national conferences / proceedings (7)
  5. Books / Booklets / Chapters / Articles in books / Standards (9) and Reports (9)
  6. Patents: Granted (1); Applied for (5)
  7. Awards (10 + 1 nomination)
  8. Citations: Scopus: h-index: 16; i-index: 19; Total Citations: 934; Since 2013: 711; In 2017: 152; Google Scholar : h-index: 19; i-index: 26; Total Citations: 1549; Since 2013: 1195; In 2017: 224

Work Experiance:

  • Member BoG, IIT Madras
  • Independent Director, ONGC Ltd. (Since Nov 2015)
  • Adjunct Faculty in Dept of Energy Sc. and Engg from 2001 to 2013
  • Director (R and D), Clique Developments Ltd., Mumbai (2001-2013)
  • Courses and workshops conducted (10)
  • Education lab (1) and test set-ups (5) developed at IIT Bombay
  • Research and Development Projects (13 + 12 on-going)

Invited Lecture:

  • Invited Lectures (94)

Current Students:

  • Ph.D. Thesis: Completed (8), ongoing as guide (5), ongoing as co-guide (5)
  • Dissertations Guided: M.Tech. (45)
  • Dissertations Guided: B.Tech.-M.Tech. Dual Degree (16)
  • Dissertations Guided: M.Sc. (2)

Additional Information:

Dr. Shireesh Kedare is a Professor at IIT Bombay since 2013. His focus is on the development of solar concentrators for industrial process heat and power with thermal storage working for 24 h/d delivery suitable for Indian conditions. Dr. Kedare is associated with Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA), IIT Bombay and is working on rural energy and other technologies. He is presently focussing on participatory approach for technology development and dissemination of affordable implements needed in rural areas. He is also involved in enabling system integrated context specific participative development by enabling voluntary agencies in rural areas through an NGO “Su-Lok Chetana Pratishthan”. Dr. Kedare has strived to spread awareness about research and technology development in solar thermal field in industry and academia with a focus on the multi-disciplinary engineering excellence required for product development. Since 2001, Dr. Kedare worked simultaneously as an adjunct faculty in Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay and as Director (R and D), Clique Developments Ltd. (CDL). His role was pivotal in the research, development, design, fabrication, installation and performance testing of ‘Arun’ solar Fresnel concentrating paraboloid reflector with cavity receiver at its focus. He has helped the team of engineers from CDL to install 19 units of Arun160, 4 units of Arun100 and 4 units of Arun30 in 16 Indian industries, totalling to 3,754m2 of collector area saving about 1750 kg of fuel oil per day for about 250 days a year. This technology is globally recognized and is expected to save emissions of about 28 million tons of CO2 in its lifetime. Dr. Kedare is also working on developing the tests and standards for solar concentrators. Dr. Kedare has tried to minimize his daily carbon foot print and be net CO2 absorber. He stresses upon the implementation of various energy saving measures in daily life, cautious use of electricity as well as recycling bio-waste. The estimated daily CO2 emissions caused by him and his family are about 30 kg which are less than his credit of the CO2 emissions of about 40 kg saved by the daily oil savings resulting from ARUN solar technology pioneered by him and his colleagues. His credit is assumed to be 1% of total emissions saved by ARUN technology.