Dr. K. SRINIVAS REDDY obtained his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in Energy Studies in 1999. He then joined National Institute of Technology Warangal in June 1999, after a brief service of about 4 years at NITW, he joined IIT Madras in April 2003 as an Assistant Professor. Presently, Dr. Reddy is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Madras and he is also an honorary professor at University of Exeter, UK. He also served as an Adjunct Professor at CEERI-CSIR, Chennai during 2014-17
Prof. Reddy is a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering (FNAE) and Fellow of the World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (FWSSET). He is specialist in renewable energy with special research interests on concentrating solar power, energy efficiency and environment. He has 10 patent applications and more than 300 publications with more than 8500 citations and h-index of 50. His co-authored book on “Sustainable energy and the environment: a clean technology approach” Published by Springer and book chapters on solar energy systems are popular among energy and environment community.
Prof. Reddy is actively involved in the implementation of solar thermal technologies for power generation and process heat applications through “Design-Development-Demonstration-Deployment (4-D)” approach. He has secured research funding (about USD15m) as Principal Investigator (PI) of more than 30 research projects related to solar energy, energy & environment and heat transfer areas supported by various Indian and foreign funding agencies such as DST, CSIR, MNRE, AICTE, RCUK, EPSRC, IGCS, UKIERI and ICIMPACT. His work on estimation of thermal conductivity & thermo-physical properties and characterization of engineering materials significantly benefited the industrial associates for development of energy efficient thermal insulation materials. In recognition of his research work, Dr. Reddy received awards such as WSSET Innovation award, the Mid-Career Level Institute Research and Development Award (IRDA) Shri J.C.Bose Patent award and twice, the Bhagyalakshmi and Krishna Ayengar Awards. He also won career award for young teachers from AICTE in 2003. He surved as member in Board of Governors, IIT Tirupati during 2018-23. He is an expert committee member in various selection/ review committees and the Visitor’s nominee for IITs and NITs. As a part of human resource developmental activities, he supervised over 200 research students, most of them are well placed and working now in prestigious organizations. He organized several national & international workshops on advanced renewable energy technologies.
Thermal energy Storage for CSP Process Heat Applications
Thermal Management of EV Batteries and Renewable Energy integration
AI and ML in Renewable Energy
Net Zero Energy Built Environment
Energy & Environment
Energy Efficiency and Energy Auditing
System Analysis for Power Generation and Process heat
Solar Desalination and Wastewater treatment
Thermal Power Engineering
Heat Transfer in Dispersed systems
Thermo-Physical Properties of Two-Phase Systems
Elected as Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), 2019
Institute Research & Development Award (Mid-Career Level) for excellence in Research and Development, 2018
Bhagyalakshmi and Krishna Ayengar Award for having guided a scholar for best M.S. Project on Renewable Energy, 2018
World Society for Sustainable Enegy Technologies (WSSET) Innovation Award for Recognition of Technology Development on "Water Treatment and Desalination", 2017
Bhagyalakshmi and Krishna Ayengar Award for having guided a scholar in Mechanical Engineering in the M.S. programme graduated in 2017 for the best project titled "Design and Developement of Solar Powered Electric Auto-Rickshaw for Sustainable Transport Sysytem"
Shri J.C. Bose Patent Award in Recognition of Work Titled "Black Water Treatment Using Green Energy-A Closed Loop Sanitation System": Patent on Zero Discharge Toilet Using Solar Energy, 2017
Bhagyalakshmi and Krishna Ayengar Award for having guided a student in Mechanical Engineering in the B.Tech. programme graduated in 2010 for the best project titled "Design and Developement of Solar Concentrating Phot-Voltaic (CPV) system with Passive cooling Mechanism "
Career Award for YOUNG TEACHERS from AICTE, 2003
AOTS-AIT-EBARA Japan fellowship on “Effective Energy Systems for Sustainable Development”, 2006
Telugu Vigynana Parithoshakam from Government of Andhra Pradesh, 1987-90
"Sustainable Energy and the Environment: A Clean Technology Approach," N. D Kaushika, K. S. Reddy & Kshitij Kaushik, Capital Publishing Company and Springer, 2016. http://www.springer.com/in/book/9783319294445
"Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow", D. Srinivasacharya, K.S. Reddy, Select Proceedings of NHTFF 2018, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., (2018). doi:10.1007/978-981-13-1903-7
Special Issue on “Solar Power Generation”, Lead Guest Editor, International Journal of Photoenergy, 2012-13.
H. Sharon, P. Venkata Sai, K.S. Reddy, Energy and Exergy Performance Analysis Of An Evacuated Multi-Stage Solar Water Desalination System, book chapter to UNESCO-EOLSS Theme on “6.107. Solar Co-generation of Electricity and Water, Large Scale Photovoltaic Systems”, 2022. (Book Chapter)
"Energy and Environmental Analysis of Multi-effect Active Vertical Solar Desalination Unit for Indian Conditions", K. S. Reddy, H Sharon, The Role of Exergy in Energy and the Environment,Springer Cham Publishing, (2018), 339-350, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89845-2_24 (Book Chapter)
"Indoor Experimental Investigations of Two Different Static 3-D Solar Concentrators.", Ali, Imhamed M. Saleh, K. S. Reddy, and Tapas K. Mallick, Renewable Energy in the Service of Mankind, Chapter 71, Vol II. Springer International Publishing, (2016), 741-748, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18215-5_67(Book Chapter)
Computer Based Tutorial on “Non-Conventional Energy Sources” (CD).