Yogender Kumar Yadav
Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio-Energy
Prof. (Dr.) Yogender Kumar Yadav received his Ph.D. in Energy Studies from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and at present he is the Director General, Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio-Energy (an Autonomous Institution of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India), Kapurthala, Punjab (India). Prof. Yadav has been actively engaged in research, teaching, consultancy, administration and management in the field of renewable energy for the last more than two decades. He developed and taught renewable energy courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students at CCS Haryana Agricultural University Hisar (India) and established the Department of Energy at Tezpur University, Assam (India) offering postgraduate programme in Renewable Energy. During his career he has made significant contributions to the advancement of renewable energy technologies and has more than 100 research publications in the international/national journals of repute and conferences in addition to writing teaching text on Renewable Energy. Prof. Yadav has been the Project Coordinator of Haryana State for the Government of India sponsored project on Integrated Rural Energy Programme (IREP) for meeting out rural energy needs through optimum mix of conventional and renewable energy sources with special emphasis on biomass and bio-energy. He has completed several research projects including the ICAR All India Coordinated Research Project on Renewable Energy Sources as Principal Investigator. Prof. Yadav had been the Chairman, Energy Forum at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Associate Editor, Energy for Journal of Agricultural Engineering. Currently he serves on a large number of expert committees and national/international panels dealing with renewable energy. He Chaired the Technical Session of the World Renewable Energy Congress IV at Denver, USA and was the Member of International Steering Committee of World Renewable Energy Forum 2012. Presently, he is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biofuels and Bioenergy. Prof. Yadav is the recipient of Distinguished Service Award of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers for ‘Energy in Agriculture’ and has been honoured with the prestigious ‘Excellence Award 2012 for Research and Innovation in recognition of his research in the field of Renewable Energy at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Recently, Prof. Yadav has been awarded the World Renewable Energy Pioneer Award (WREN Pioneer Award 2014) by the World Renewable Energy Council/ Network for his global contributions in the field of renewable energy and the award was conferred upon him at the World Renewable Energy Congress XIII during August 3-8, 2014 at Kingston University, London, United Kingdom.