Rangan Banerjee is the Forbes Marshall Chair Professor in the Department of Energy Science and Engineering. He was responsible for creating a new Department of Energy Science and Engineering in 2007 and was its first Head of Department. He has been the Dean of Research and Development from 2009-2012 and the Associate Dean (R &D) at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Presently he is the Head of Department of Energy Science and Engineering (DESE).
He is a member of the TIFAC Technology Vision 2035 - Apex Committee and Chairman of the Energy Technology Theme. He was a Convening Lead Analyst for Industrial End Use Efficiency and a member of the executive committee for the Global Energy Assessment (2008-2011) coordinated by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. He was a member of the Working Group on New and Renewable Energy for the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17) of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the member of the Planning Commission’s Integrated Energy Policy (2004-2005) Committee and on the working group for renewable energy and energy efficiency and DSM for the Eleventh Five Year Plan. He was a Member of International committee to review UK’s Energy Research Programme in 2010 (RCUK Review of Energy).
He is on the editorial board of Energy for Sustainable Development, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering and International Journal of Thermodynamics and Frontier in Energy Research. He has been involved in setting up a Megawattscale Solar Thermal Power Testing, Simulation, Research Facility sponsored by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, New Delhi. He was the faculty advisor to Team Shunya the first Indian Student team selected for the finals of the Solar Decathlon 2014 held in Europe that involves designing and constructing a fully functional Solar house.
He has co- authored a book on Planning for Demand Side Management in the Power sector, a book on Energy Cost in the Chemical Industry and a book on Engineering Education in India. His areas of interest include energy management, modelling of energy systems, energy planning and policy, hydrogen energy and fuel cells. He has conducted two international training programmes on solar energy and several National programmes on renewable energy and Energy Management. He is also an Adjunct faculty (Honorary) in the Department of Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University..