Dr. Aakash Chand Rai

Assistant Professor
Department of Sustainable Energy Engineering
IIT Kanpur


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  • 2010-14: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University.
  • 2004-08: B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur.

Research Interests

  • Energy-efficient buildings.
  • Impact of climate change on energy consumption in buildings.
  • Air pollution measurements, modeling, and control.
  • Development of low-cost devices for air pollution management

Professional Appointments

  • 2022 onwards: Assistant Professor, Sustainable Energy Engineering, India.
  • 2017 onwards: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, BITS-Pilani, India.
  • 2016-17: Research Fellow, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Surrey, UK.
  • 2014-16: Research Engineer, Global Research Center, General Electric, India.
  • 2008-10: Scientist B, Combat Vehicles R&D Establishment, DRDO, India.