Dr. S. C. Kaushik received his Ph.D. in Plasma Science from IIT Delhi after his distinguished First Position in Master's degree in Science (Electronics) from Meerut University. His research fields of activities include Plasma Science & Thermal Science and Engineering; Energy Conservation & Heat Recovery, Solar Refrigeration & Airconditioning, Solar Architecture, and Thermal Storage & Power Generation. He has made significant contributions in these fields as evident by his above 300 research publications in Journals of repute at national and international levels. . He is a pioneer researcher on Exergy Analysis and Finite time thermodynamics of Energy Systems at National & International level and a leading expert on Alternative Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technologies. He has guided 40 Ph.D. Theses and 60 M.Tech Projects. Dr. Kaushik has authored five books of the first kind on “Solar Refrigeration & space-conditioning (1989), Thermal Control in Passive Solar Buildings (1989), Greenhouse Science & Technology(2006), Alternative Energy Resources(2010) and Energy and Environment Laboratory Experiments (2011). He has also edited two volumes of Book on Advances in contemporary Physics & Energy and Forwarded two books on Energy Conservation and Energy Savings in Industries. Earlier Dr. Kaushik has been a Post doctoral research Fellow at Queensland University Brisbane, (Australia) during 1980-81. Visiting Professor at LES-IIM-UNAM (Mexico) during 1985-86 and Madam Curie Visiting Fellow of European Commission at LIMSI-CNRS, Paris (France) during 1995.

Prof. Kaushik has been a distinguished teacher and Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Postgraduate teaching programmes on Energy Studies and Energy and Environment Management in Centre for Energy Studies for the period 2000-2005. He has contributed to various sponsored/consultancy projects at IITD in the field of Energy Conservation, Solar thermal devices and Building Space conditioning. His specific contributions on Energy Systems have been recognized by national and international awards to his credit viz. Young Scientist UNESCO Award (1986), Hariom Prerit S.S. Bhatnagar Award (1988), and Divyajyoti Science and Technology Award (1990). Prof. Kaushik has been a member of ISES (Australia) & IIR (France) and Life member of various other professional societies viz SESI, PSSI, ISTE, ISHRAE and ISME etc. He has been National Project Director cum Coordinator of MNRE Sponsored Renewable Energy Fellowship Programme (2005-2010) and Head, Hindi Management Cell at IIT Delhi for 2005 - 2009. Prof. S.C. Kaushik has also been nominated as Expert member for Advisory & Selection Boards of various organizations like ONGC-Energy Centre, GERMI, MNRE, TERI, BEE, BIS, BMTPC, NTPC, CSIR and DST etc. Dr. Kaushik has visited several countries viz. USA, Canada, France, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Netherland, Holland, Mexico, USSR and Belarus as invited speaker in various International Conferences & Workshops. Prof. Kaushik is also a nominated Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) to his credit for the recognition of his significant contribution in Applied Science & Engineering. He is on Editorial Board of Applied thermal Engineering Published by Elesvier Press (U.K.) and Expert Reviewer in many other National / International Journals of repute. Professor S. C. Kaushik has been former Head, Centre For Energy Studies during 2007 - 2010. 

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