USA Team

Mahesh P. BHAVE

Ph.D., LEED AP Founder, BHAVE Power Systems

Mahesh P. BHAVE is Founder, BHAVE Power Systems, San Diego, CA, focused on clean cooking using solar photovoltaics, batteries, and induction cooktops. He teaches "Corporate Strategy - Energy-centric" and "Microgrids - Toward a Green New Deal" for MBA and executive MBA students. Until December 2016, he was Visiting Professor, Strategy, IIM Kozhikode, India. Mahesh was faculty at Baruch College, CUNY, New York right after his Ph.D. He has worked in corporate strategy at Citizens Utilities, Sprint, Hughes Network Systems, and startups. Mahesh is an engineer from IIT Delhi with a Ph.D. from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. He is the author of The Microgrid Revolution: Business Strategies for Next Generation Electricity, 2016, Praeger. He may be reached at and +1 619 847 2777 in San Diego.

Rajendra Singh

D. Houser Banks Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

With proven success in operations, project/program leadership, R&D, product/process commercialization, and start-ups, Dr. Singh is a leading semiconductor and photovoltaic (PV) expert with over 35 years of industrial and academic experience of photovoltaic and semiconductor industries Dr. Rajendra Singh received the Ph.D. degree from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, in 1979. From 1979 to 1980, Dr. Singh was a Visiting Assistant Professor at both the University Of Waterloo, Canada and at Colorado State University, Fort Collins. In 1980, he joined Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. as Senior Research Scientist and worked on amorphous silicon solar cells and thermoelectric devices. Before coming to Clemson University, he was a Professor and the Director of the Microelectronics Laboratory at University of Oklahoma’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In 1992, he joined Clemson University as the first D. Houser Banks Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. From 1996 to 1999, he served as the Director of the Materials Science and engineering Program at Clemson. In 1997, he became the Director of the Center for Silicon Nanoelectronics at Clemson. Dr. Singh is currently D. Houser Banks Professor in the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the Center for Silicon Nanoelectronics at Clemson University.

Barry Butler


Butler Sun Solutions, Inc. (BSSI) was founded in 2002 by Dr. Barry Butler upon his retirement from Science Applications International Corporation to commercialize his patented solar hot water systems and develop and commercialize other solar thermal products and devices, such as heliostats and dishes that SAIC had developed but were not ready for commercialization.

India Team

Milind Padalkar

Advisor, Professor

Dr. Milind Padalkar is a Professor in the area of Quantitative Methods and Operations Management. In addition, he is also the Dean, Student Affairs. His teaching and research interests are Project management, Behavioral dynamics, Forecasting, Stochastic modeling, Game theory, Inter-personal dynamics, System dynamics, and Public policy & governance, and Negotiation strategies.

Adarsh, N C

Cofounder of Jwala Solar

He received his Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Instrumentation from Calicut University and Post graduate diploma in Industrial Automation System design from National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology.

Ranjith, K J

Cofounder of Jwala Solar

He received his Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Instrumentation from Calicut University. His interests are in Renewable energy & EV's

Sreekanth, P V

Cofounder of Jwala Solar

He received his Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Instrumentation from Calicut University. He is currently leading the technical design team

Singapore Team

Professor Hari K. Garg

Hari K Garg is a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS). His areas of interest are energy and internet technologies for research and enterprise. He enjoys working on things that create value for all. He has founded five start-up companies with a mix record of success. He enjoys living in Singapore. On a given day, you might find him walking and humming a Bollywood tune in Jurong Lake Garden deep in thought. You know then that he is working on the innovation for the next best thing since sliced bread.

Professor Rajesh Panicker

Dr. Rajesh Chandrasekhara Panicker joined ECE Dept as a Lecturer on 1 July 2013. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from University of Kerala, India in 2005 and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2012. He enjoys teaching courses related to digital and embedded systems, and his research interests are in biomedical circuits and systems, embedded systems, signal processing and pattern recognition. He is a member of the IEEE, and a reviewer for several leading international journals and conferences.

Chan Xiang Yan

Chan Xiang Yan is in his final year of study at NUS majoring in electrical engineering. After graduation, he intends to further his studies through a Masters programme with the specialization of communications engineering. Having completed internships under A*Star and LTA, he is confident of transferring his knowledge to the renewables-based cooking project and work well on a team. With deep interest in communication systems, he wishes to contribute to the IoT aspects of this project.

Yeo Yak Hang Aden

Yeo Yak Hang Aden is a final year student at National University of Singapore majoring in electrical engineering. His interests are in semiconductors and microelectronics. He graduated from Singapore Polytechnic and holds a diploma in aerospace electronics and a diploma plus in humanitarian affairs. Having travelled overseas to Vietnam and China, he is confident that this solar based cooking project will benefit many communities in rural areas.

Joree Ong

Joree Ong is pursuing Electrical Engineering at the National University of Singapore. She has a diploma in Engineering with Business Management from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Her past internship experiences include assisting with safety and sustainable solutions to clients at TÜV SÜD PSB and supporting the operations of transmission and distribution networks at SP Group, SP PowerGrid. For her Final Year Project, she is working on a green energy cooking system which she believes will create a lasting impact towards environmental sustainability and poverty reduction.

Bryan Lim

Bryan Lim is pursuing an Electrical Engineering Degree at the National University of Singapore. He graduated with a diploma in Systems Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic. He is focused on innovating new engineering solutions from a multi-disciplinary perspective. He had internships in power and control departments of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore. With a strong belief and hope that everyone should have an accessible and clean cooking method, he hopes to create a sustainable cooking solution for all.

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