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S P Sukhatme

Former Director, IIT Bombay

Prof Suhas Sukhatme has been associated with IIT Bombay since 1965 and is a Professor Emeritus since 2000. He was the Director of IIT Bombay from 1995 to 2000, and Chairman of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Govt. of India from 2000 to 2005.

Prof Sukhatme’s areas of specialization are Heat Transfer and Energy and he is known for his contributions to both teaching and research. He is the author of two well-known books in Heat Transfer and Solar Energy and has guided numerous students for their doctoral degrees.

Prof Sukhatme was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in 1983. He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the Indian National Science Academy and the National Academy of Sciences. He received the Padma Shri in 2001 and was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of  IIT Bombay. Currently, he is a member of IIT Bombay’s Advisory Council and a member of the Board of Governors of IIT Gandhinagar.