Prof. Yamuna Prasad Yadav is Professor at the Department of Physics, NIT Jamshedpur. He did his B.Sc. with Honours (1972-74) and M.Sc. (1974-76) in Physics from Bihar University. For his PhD thesis he worked (1984-87) in the field of Solar Energy at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi supported by a Doctoral Fellowship from the University Grants Commission New Delhi. He was Senior Scientific Officer at IIT Delhi (1988-1990). In 1990 he was awarded the Leverhulme Commonwealth Visiting Fellowship and joined PROBE, University of Ulster, UK to work on Line-axis Concentrating Solar Energy Collectors. He is recipient of University Grants Commission Career Award in Science 1993. He has been chairperson as well as invited speaker at international conferences including World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC) at Reading University, U.K. and Denver, USA. His major R&D Projects include “Inverted Absorber Asymmetric Line-Axis Compound Parabolic Concentrating Solar Energy Collectors: Derivation and Development of a Validated Simulation Model and its Use for Parametric Analysis” (1993-1996), supported by European Union, Brussels, under International Scientific Cooperation initiative, in collaboration with University of Ulster, U.K., “Optimization of Robust Low Cost Solar Heat Collectors for Rural Technology Applications in India” (1994-1997), supported by UGC, Delhi and “Development of Centre for Advanced Energy Studies” (2001-2004), supported by MHRD, Delhi. He has supervised and guided fifteen research students leading to award of PhD degree. He has about fifty six publications in peer reviewed international journals, two in regional journal and one in Indian journal and several conference papers. He has attended and presented research papers in international conferences organized in U.K., USA, Zimbabwe and Italy. Administrative contributions of Professor Yadav at the NIT Jamshedpur includes Coordinator, Technical Education Quality Improvement Program II (June 2013-May 2016), Dean, Industry and Alumni Relations, (May 2015-September 2015), Dean, Research and Consultancy, (May 2014 -May 2015), Head, the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Humanities(January 2009-September 2015), Head, Department of Physics (2000-2004) and member to Senate, National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur. His administrative assignments beyond NIT Jamshedpur, includes Chairman, Bihar State University (Constituent Colleges) Service Commission, Patna (2004-2007) and member to Syndicate, KSDS University, Darbhanga (1995-1998).
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