Dr. Siddharth Jain
Dr Siddharth Jain is an adaptable and responsible researcher who aspires to become a world leader in the area of energy systems and contribute to the development of energy pathways which are sustainable and environment-friendly. Dr Siddharth Jain undergraduate training has been predominantly in the area of mechanical engineering. He pursued his master's and doctoral degree focusing on Biomass and Bioenergy from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. His PhD research involved various aspects of biodiesel production from sources which are renewable, non-food crops and have lower environmental footprints. Apart from the production process he contributed in the stabilization of biodiesel properties with respect to time. After PhD, he did his two Post Doctoral Fellowships from National University of Singapore and University of Alberta in the area of biomass and Bioenergy. During his PhD, he had gotten offer from National University of Singapore for Post Doctoral Fellowship. This program was a major collaboration between Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), one of the leading universities in China, and National University of Singapore (NUS). This was supported under the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) framework to study sustainable solutions for coupled problems targeted at already-stressed megacities and serve as inputs for strategic policy making and near real-time environmental monitoring and response. He has done 2nd post doctoral fellowship from University of Alberta. There his work was focused in the area of integrated energy and environmental modeling, techno-economic assessment of energy systems, GIS mapping of biomass. His research area is basically focusing on non-conventional sources of energy. He joined College of Engineering Roorkee in 2012. Currently he is working as Dean Research and Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. During his duration in College of Engineering Roorkee, he is doing research in the area of low temperature transesterification of algal biomass. He has Published more than 60 papers in International SCI publications and authored many books and book chapters for Springer, Elsevier, CRC etc. He also get invited by many IITs and NITs such as IIT Jodhpur, NIT Bhopal NIT Kurukshetra, Gurukul Kangadi etc for guest lecture and FDPs. Apart from this he attended around 40 International Conferences and published 3 patents.