Dr. Gaurav Mishra (Director)
With over 23 years of experience, Dr. Gaurav Mishra has demonstrated history of working in the renewables and environment industry. Skilled in Research, Energy Management, Sustainable Development, Biomass Energy, Solar Energy, and Renewable Energy. He has done Doctorate in Energy Science from Kyoto University, Japan. He is Expert Committee Member with various organizations like DST, BIS, etc. Prior to joining SPRERI, he worked as Head of R&D, SAR group of companies, and Director (Technical) in Solena-ABSi India Pvt Ltd. He was President and Executive body member of the Indian Scientists Association of Japan (Kyoto Chapter). His initial years were spent working in TERI as Research Associate, Associate Fellow, and Fellow.
Dr. Amrita Patel
Dr. Amrita Patel is the former Chairman of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). She also served on the board of WWF India, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, and continues to be on the boards of Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development, New Delhi, and Foundation for Ecological Security, Anand. She is currently the Trustee of Charotar Aarogya Mandal (CAM), Karamsad. She was conferred the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for her contribution to the dairy and animal husbandry industries, and the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar by the Ministry of Environment and Forests for her significant contribution to the Environment. She featured in the list of Top Business Women of the Year (Business Today) consecutively for five years and topped the list in 2008. Dr. Patel is currently serving as the Chairman of SPRERI and has led the institute to become a renowned organization in the field of Renewable Energy.
Mr. Sydney V Lobo
Over 25 years of in-depth experience in the area of Sustainability, Clean Energy and Environmental Management, in the Hydro-carbon and Power industries. Seen as an industry expert in assessing techno-economic viability of diverse technologies across the globe, interfacing with eminent national and international institutions. The ability to manage multiple stakeholders and lead from the front, along with personal qualities of tenacity and focus, have resulted in filing of 3 Patents, publishing of multiple research papers and currently working with national an international companies and start-ups on next generation technologies and ESG.
Datta Madamwar, Ph.D
Professor Datta Madamwar is currently working as Scientific Advisor at Charotar University of Science & Technology, Changa, Anand, Gujarat. He obtained his Ph.D from BITS, Pilani. He is a former Professor and Head, Department of Biosciences and former Dean, Faculty of Science at Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar. He worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at TIFR, Mumbai, University of Frankfurt and University of Konstanz and also served at BITS, Pilani. Professor Madamwar is a Microbial Biotechnologist with diverse research interest. His main research focus is on Microbial Bioremediation, Environmental Biotechnology, Non-aqueous Enzymology, and Cyanobacterial Biotechnology. He is a recipient of European Commission Visiting Scientist Fellowship, Visiting Professorship at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, Visiting Professorship at University of Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Life Time Achievement Award of BRSI for the year 2019, Life Time Microbiology Devotion Award by Microbiologists Society (India) for the year 2021, Fellow of International Bioprocessing Association, Fellow of Biotech Research Society of India, Fellow of Association of Microbiologists of India, Fellow of Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy and Gujarat Science Academy, BHU-Centennial Award of BRSI and member of several academic bodies, member of Task Force, Expert Committee of various agencies such as DBT, DST, GSBTM etc. He is also a member of editorial board of several national and international journals. Professor Madamwar has published more than 285 research papers, several book chapters and one provisional American Patent to his credit. He is having an h-index of 67 and i-10 index of 206 with more than 14000 citations. Prof. Datta Madamwar is listed in World Ranking of Top 2% Scientists.