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

Project Advisor

Dr Santosh Kumar Sahu

Dr. Sahu completed his doctoral research at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2013. Prior to joining at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, he was working at the Madras School of Economics, Chennai. His research interests include industrial economics, energy economics and economics of global climate change. Recently, he received Prof. Raghuram Rajan’s “Young Scholar Grant Programme” to participate the NBER Summer Programme at Boston, USA. The research journals in which he has published include Journal of Economic StudiesJournal of Industry, Competition and TradeJournal of Energy and DevelopmentSingapore Economic Review and Current Science.

santosh@iitm.ac.in

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

Dhipan kumar Kanagasabapathi 

Dhipankumar Kanakasabapathi 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 as a Research Engineer with M/s Arrya Hi-Tech Energy 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, opportunities for energy conservation, energy efficiency, optimizing firm level energy intensity and improving overall energy security by means of grid stabilization & by energy storage capacity building.

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

List of faculty 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 Engineering Education https://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/venkateshg
Sureshbabu M  Energy & Technology and Engineering Education 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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