Project Coordinator

Prof. Muraleedharan V R

Prof. Muraleedharan V R

Professor VR Muraleedharan, a Development Economist, with primary research interest in the field of Healthcare Economics, has been teaching at the Department of HSS, IIT Madras, since 1988.

He is currently engaged in a five-year comparative research project on health economics and financing, funded by DFID (London), as part of a Consortium of 10 institutions (from India, Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand and South Africa, http://resyst.lshtm.ac.uk) . His most recent contribution to the book “Good Health at Low Cost: what makes an effective health system?” (2012) analyses developments in the healthcare delivery system of Tamil Nadu over the past 30 years. Currently, he is engaged in piloting Universal Health Coverage in two poor blocks of Tamil Nadu.

vrm@iitm.ac.in

Working Group Members

Sr. Project Advisor

Ramachandran Narayanan

Ramachandran, a 1980 Mechanical Engg Graduate from IITM, has more than 35 years of Industrial experience, in business development, and total project management.

At CTaP he is a Sr. Project Advisor, with the Energy Group. Currently, he is guiding an assessment study on energy consumption pattern, and energy conservation measures in process industries.

rama_n@imail.iitm.ac.in

Project Advisor

Rangarajan Ganesan

I have a B.Tech ( in Mechanical Engineer) from IITM. I have worked for about 35 years in Indian manufacturing industries , spanning automotive tyres, auto components, batteries, inverters & Ups systems. Setting up green field & brown field projects and turn around operations. I have played a key role in establishing & sustaining a Continuous Improvement culture through implementation of TQM, TPM & Six Sigma initiatives.
I am an ardent canvasser for sustainable manufacturing & Green Buildings.I am now associated with PARFI ( PanIIT Reach for India ) which is providing vocational training & education to thousands of under-privileged boys & girls from Rural India, and with the Group on “Technology and School Education System” in CTaP.

raja.rangarajan@gmail.com

Project Scientist

Vipin Venugopal

Vipin has done his Masters in Thermal System Design and is currently pursuing his Ph.D from IIT Madras. Prior joining CTaP he was working with Forbes Marshall in as a designer of expander used in cogeneration. His present research interests are in field of exergy analysis of energy systems and expander technology for CHP applications.

vipinvenugopal18062006@gmail.com

Project Associate

Dhipankumar Kanakasabapathi 

Dhipankumar is basically a Mechanical Engineer with a master’s in Resource Recovery – Sustainable Energy Technology, from University of Borås, Sweden. Prior to joining CTaP, he worked on optimization of process design, construction, operation & maintenance of Biomass Gasifier on power generation and various thermal energy applications along with techno-economic assessment studies for various biomass based energy generation projects in South East Asia & East African countries.

At CTaP he is working on various assessment studies like energy consumption pattern in Indian Process Industries, potential for sectoral energy conservation, optimizing firm level energy efficiency and improving overall effective energy utilization by means of detailed energy audit and assessment.

dhipankumar89@gmail.com

Project Associate

Rajesh M

Rajesh is a B.Tech graduate in Information Technology and has keen interest on efficiently utilizing the colossal healthcare data. Previously he has worked on open source NSSO, Census, CMCHIS data, to yield more meaningful insights on the level of care delivered and to measure the effectiveness of the Healthcare System.

At CTaP, currently he is working on the project “Pilot Universal Health Coverage in Rural Areas of Tamil Nadu”, focusing on effective utilization of public primary health care services.

rajesh.dahima91@gmail.com

 

                                      Associated Faculties

Faculty Name Working Group Website
Ashok Jhunjhunwla Energy http://www.ee.iitm.ac.in/~ashok/
Bhaskar Ramamurthi  Energy https://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/bhaskar
Krishna Vasudevan  Energy https://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/krishna.vasudevan
Lakshmi Narasamma  Energy https://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/lakshmin
Shiva Nagendra Waste Management and Environmental Health http://www.civil.iitm.ac.in/?q=shiva_con
Arun Kumar Thittai Medical Technologies and Society https://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/akthittai
Solly Benjamin Innovations in Informal Market https://hss.iitm.ac.in/index.php/faculty/institute-faculty?id=35
Devdas Menon Others https://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/dmenon
Meher Prasad A Others https://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/prasadam
Satyanarayana K N  Others https://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/satyakn
Koshy Varghese Others https://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/koshy
Ashwin Mahalingam  Others https://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/mash
Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam  Medical Technologies and Society http://www.ee.iitm.ac.in/~mohan/
Umakant Dash  Universal Health Coverage https://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/dash
Murthy B.B.S Waste Management and Environmental Health http://www.civil.iitm.ac.in/?q=murty_edu
Ligy Philip Waste Management and Environmental Health https://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/ligy
Satyanarayanan Seshadri Energy https://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/satya
Santosh Kumar Sahu Energy https://hss.iitm.ac.in/team-members/santosh-kumar-sahu/
Indumathi Manivannan Nambi Waste Management and Environmental Health https://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/indunambi
Mahesh Panchagnula Energy http://apm.iitm.ac.in/fmlab/mvp/
Venkatesh G Technology and School Education System https://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/venkateshg
Sureshbabu M  Technology and School Education System https://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/sureshbabum
Mathangi Krishnamurthy Medical Technologies and Society https://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/mathangi
Girija Vaidyanathan Universal Health Coverage & Medical Technologies and Society gigiv_40@yahoo.com

 

Former Associates

 Sai Charan

Education Technology in Higher School Education

B.Tech., Electrical Engineering (2016) IIT Madras

  venkatasaicharanreddy@gmail.com

 Ankit Jain

Education Technology in Higher School Education

Mechanical Engineering (2016) IIT Madras

bhaiji.ankitjain1993@gmail.com

 Dr. Jessica Seddon

Dr. Jessica Seddon served as a senior fellow at CTaP during 2014-15. Her areas of expertise includes governance in housing/shelter policy and urban water resource management.

jseddon@okapia.co

 Somya Sethuraman

Somya Sethuraman worked as a project associate on urban housing policy.

 Aparna Anantha krishnan

Aparna worked on the use of mobile technology in health care in south India.

Manjari Shankar


Manjari worked on the use of mobile technology in health care in south India.

Sudha Rani


Sudha worked on the Universal Health Care Project

Dharmesh Shah


Dharmesh served as the Project Advisor in CTaP delivering ideas for waste management projects

Dr. Rakhal Gatinode

Rakhal photoAs a Senior Scientist, Rakhal worked on vaccine related decision making and environmental epidemiology

Devi Asokan


Devi worked on Technology & Engineering Education project exploring the role of technology in improving the process of learning

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