Our Key People
We are a dedicated and skilled team with a cumulative experience of more than 150 years in manufacturing, IT, business strategy, legal, finance, analytics, business development, procurement and entrepreneurship. Our team has been trained by some of the most prestigious institutions in the world such as IITs, IIMs, XLRI, UNC-Chapel Hill, BIT and Delhi University.
- Delhi(NCR Region), India
- Co-Founder, CEO
MBA- IIM Calcutta, B.Tech (Mechanical) - IIT Roorkee
He has over 8 years of diverse experience working in various roles in Manufacturing Industry (Oil, Petroleum, Paper) both at plant & corporate level. He is a certified Six Sigma green belt professional with strong analytical and statistical skills.
- Kolkata, India
MBA-IIM Calcutta, B.Tech (Mechanical) - BIT Sindri
He has over 9 years of experience leading and formulating business strategy in the banking sector for the “Bottom of the pyramid” segment and has first-hand experience in working with the technology required in our supply chain system. He has been an advisor to a startup at the IIM Calcutta incubator.
- Delhi(NCR Region), India
- Co-Founder, CTO, Director
MS- UNC Chapel Hill - USA, B.Tech (Civil) - IIT Bombay
He has 17 years of rich experience in IoT, product development and R&D with clear vision and a focus on team building and collaboration. He has experience in building startups from Ground up.
Dr. Sandeep Kumar is a professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Old Dominion University. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2010 from Auburn University, AL, USA, and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from BIT, Sindri in 1994.
He was a certified project management professional (PMP®, 2007- 2011).
Dr. Kumar possesses more than 25 years of experience in industry, R&D and academic research including his 10 years of work at Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Mumbai and 2 years in process industries.
He is developing innovative techniques for extracting nutrients, bioproducts, and biofuels from algae, biomass, and sewage.
Dr. Kumar’s expertise is in high-temperature and high-pressure (hydrothermal liquefaction) reactions involving biomass components.
His research directly benefits Virginia, and the United States by increasing the production of clean renewable fuels and working towards greater energy independence and security, the two primary goals of the 2007 US Energy Independence and Security Act.
Dr. Kumar is a recipient of the prestigious NSF CAREER award and has secured more than $5.7M external research grants from federal agencies including NSF, DOE, USDA, and EPA and several local industries. Dr. Kumar has published a book and 48 peer-reviewed articles besides making several presentations at national and international conferences.
Sandeep Kumar, Ph.D.
Director, Biomass Research Laboratory (BRL); and Energy Cluster
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Kaufman Hall 137C, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529
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BRL Group http://www.odubiofuelslab.org/
Energy Cluster https://www.odu.edu/eng/research/clusters/energy