Brief Biography

Prof. S. Kumar

Sivanappan Kumar received his B. Eng (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from University of Madras, India; Master of Engineering (Energy Technology) from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand; and Ph.D. from Institute National Polytechnique (INP) de Toulouse, France. He was Reader at the Madurai Kamaraj University, India, and Program Research Fellow of the International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP) at the University of Ancona, Italy. He joined Energy Field of Study, AIT as Assistant Professor in 1995, and since 2005 is a Professor at AIT. He was the Dean of the School of Environment, Resources and Development at AIT during 2005 – August 2009.

Prof. Kumar teaches, carries out research, training, and outreach in the areas of renewable energy resource and technologies, climate change and green house gas mitigation, cleaner production, and energy and sustainable development. He has/is supervised more than sixty masters and twelve doctoral students, published more than forty book chapters/monographs; more than sixty international peer reviewed articles, more than fifty papers in conferences, seminars and workshops, and more than twenty key note lectures. At AIT, he also has carried out more than fifty sponsored projects, including research projects, equipment testing projects and capacity building programmes.