Shireesh B Kedare

Shireesh B Kedare

Director (IIT Bombay) and Professor

sbkedare(at)iitb(dot)ac(dot)in; sbkedare(at)iitbombay(dot)org

Academic Background:

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

Contact Address:

Sustainable Development Lab, Room 603, 6th floor, Dept of Energy Sc & Engg, IIT Bombay, Adi Shankaracharya Marg, Mumbai 400076, INDIA

Ph (Direct): +91 22 2576 7835
Ph (Office): +91 22 2159 3889
Ph (Office): +91 22 2576 7890
Fax: +91 22 2576 4890

Research Interest:

  • Concentrating and non-concentrating solar technologies with thermal energy storage for industrial process heat, space cooling, power as well as decentralized applications of cooking, drying and desalination, solar Stirling engine systems
  • Renewable energy technologies for decarbonization of Indian industries and power sector
  • Understanding energy transition pathways through systems approach using renewable energy, hydrogen economy, demand mitigation, industry decarbonization and CCUS for oil and natural gas sector as well as for energy sector
  • System integrated context specific participative development by enabling people and enhancing the skills, practices and processes for artisans and for rural industrialization as well as for agricultural transformation through association and action on field with local organizations

Courses Offered:

  • EN 601:Nonconventional Energy Sources (Core course for M.Tech students)
  • EN 619:Solar Energy for Industrial Process Heat (PG elective course)
  • EN 615:Wind Energy Conversion Systems (PG elective course)
  • EN 110:Fundamentals of Energy Engineering; (UG introductory course, once as EN 101:Introduction to Energy & EN 102:Energy Engineering Fundamentals)
  • EN 211:Mechanics of materials (Previously EN 307:Equipment Design and Controls)
  • TD 605:Appropriate Technology (Core course for M.Tech students)
  • 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 journals: international (57); national (10)
  2. Papers in conferences / proceedings: international (44); national (7)
  3. Books / Booklets / Chapters / Articles in books / Standards (9), in Magazines (7); Reports (9)
  4. Patents: Granted (6) and Applied for (1); Awards (10 + 1 nomination)
  5. Standards Developed (2)
  6. Scopus: Listed: 60; h-index: 23; i-index: 39; Total Citations: 2388; 2019 to 2023: 1178; In the year 2023: 209
  7. Google Scholar: Listed:109; h-index: 28; i-index: 46; Total Citations: 3618; 2019 to 2023: 1648; In the year 2023: 275

Work Experience:

  • Professor-in-charge, Centre of Excellance in Oil, Gas and Energy, IIT Bombay (Since Nov 2019)
  • Member BoG, IIT Madras (Since July 2018)
  • Nominated Member, Council of IITs, Ministry of Education (Since March 2023)
  • Member, Research Advisory Council (RAC) of NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA), NTPC Ltd. India (November 01, 2023 to October 31, 2025)
  • Expert Member (S&T) on Khadi Village and Industries Commission (KVIC) (Jan 2021 to Sept 2022 and now since Nov 2022)
  • Nominee on the Advisory Board for SNDT University, Mumbai (from March, 2023)
  • Nominee on the Board of Management for Gandhigram Rural Institute Society, Dindigul (since Sept 30, 2022)
  • Visitor's nominee for NIT's from 2017 to 2020 and at different IIT's presently
  • Independent Director, ONGC Ltd. (Nov 2015-Nov 2019)
  • Adjunct Faculty in Dept of Energy Sc and Engg (July 2001-May 2013)
  • Director (R and D), Clique Developments Ltd., Mumbai (July 2001-May 2013)
  • Sponsored R and D Projects completed (27 + 2 through Clique Developments Ltd.); Consultancy (1);
  • Regular UG and PG courses conducted at IIT Bombay (57)
  • Lab (1) and test set-ups (5) developed
  • Open courses and workshops conducted (10)

Invited Lecture:

  • Invited Lectures (105)

Current Students:

  • Ph.D. Thesis: Completed (13), ongoing (4); PDF (1)
  • Dissertations Guided: M.Tech. (59); Dual Degree (26); M.Sc. (3); M.Phil. (1); M.S. (3)

Additional Information:

1. Strong capacity for relevant research, indigenous development and commercialization of technologies through industry collaborations, developing teams for the same, developing market (Development of Arun Solar concentrators for industrial process heat through Clique Developments Ltd., IIT Bombay). 2. Wide exposure to process industries of India across regions and sectors (have actively interacted with various process industries across different sectors) 3. Ability to effectively communicate different aspects of engineering and technology, arouse students’ interest and exposing and encouraging students for realistic multidimensional approach. 4. Capable of reaching out and understanding ground issues; from top administrators and faculty to NGOs, VAs, farmers and rural artisans with wide organizational experience. (CoEOGE, ONGC, KVIC, Sulok Chetana Pratishthan, Students for Development) 5. Strong in establishing organizational systems and processes for engagement of faculty across departments with experts and engineers from industry for research administration, industry – academia interacton and strategized research across domains (developing CoEOGE, Clique Development Ltd., research collaboration with oil and gas PSUs, faculty interaction at NITs and IITs) 6. Can contribute in critical issues of institute or company administration as well as research administration (BoG member of IIT Madras, Independent Director at ONGC, Commission Expert Member (S&T) at KVIC, Professor-in-Charge of CoEOGE with oil and gas PSUs and MoPNG) 7. A person with vision for transition to sustainable future with links to technology research relevant to industry, organizational and policy reforms as well as societal participation. Prof. Kedare has been taking efforts to minimize daily carbon foot print. He practices implementation of various energy saving measures, recycling bio-waste at home and walking to work or using public transport. His credit of carbon saving includes emissions mitigated by ‘Arun’ solar concentrators and his efforts of encouraging large number of small and marginal farmers to use organic methods of cultivation in place of using inorganic fertilizers and pesticides through participatory methods.