Dr. S Rajagopalan Founder Chairman / Mentor
He is a Chemical Engineer with post graduation in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and a Doctorate from IIT Kanpur. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Bangalore for about 13 years. He has been involved in the management of Science & Technology research, demonstration and dissemination projects. He has coordinated projects in several areas such as rural and renewable energy, housing, rural industry, environment, urban planning and habitat, education, water agriculture and life sciences. He has also been actively involved in policy formulation of the government in S&T and related areas. He has good experience in projects involving multi-organizational interaction and has studied the process of diffusion of technologies closely. He is one of the pioneers in the use of computer based Geographic Information Systems for the management of Natural resources. He is the Managing Director of Spatial Data Pvt. Ltd.
Prof. S S Lokras
He is a retired professor of Chemical Engineering from IISc. Bangalore. He holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from II Sc; He is a ‘Distinguished Fellow’ of ASTRA, IISc. His major contribution has been in the development, field-testing and dissemination of fuel efficient, wood and other biomass burning devices and technologies for rural areas.
Prof. K S Jagadish
He is a retired professor in civil engineering from IISc Bangalore. He was former Chairman, ASTRA (Centre for Sustainable Technologies) and a pioneer in low cost and environment friendly housing. He is currently associated with Gramavidya, an NGO and RV College of Engineering. He provides valuable technical inputs to TIDE.
Mr. S Vishwanath
He is a pioneer in the introduction of several innovative rain water harvesting techniques. He is the founder of Rainwater Club. He is a civil Engineer from Mysore University with a post graduate diploma in urban and regional planning and diploma in urban environmental management.
Dr. RS Madhavan
Dr. Sethumadhavan holds a doctorate in Heat Transfer from IIT Bombay and has 27 years of experience in industry, teaching and consultancy. He is an expert in the fields of renewable energy, power plant consultancy, energy conservation and demand side management.