Dr. Radha P. Krishnan

Dr-KDr. Krishnan started his career at the Midwest Research Institute in Kansas City in the Water Quality and Environmental Division in 1975 after receiving his doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University. He later took up a faculty position in the Chemical Engineering department at West Virginia University in 1977, teaching and conducting research in fluidized bed combustion and coal gasification. In 1979, he accepted a position at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the Fossil Energy Program in support ofDOE’S Clean Coal Technology Demonstration Program projects in fluidized bed combustion, coal gasification, direct and indirect coal liquefaction. During his tenure at ORNL, he was assigned to USAID’s energy programs in India in 1983 and subsequently served as Technical Advisor for these coal and related environmental programs/projects – Advanced Energy R&D Program (AERD) 1982-1992; Energy Management and ConsultationTraining Program (EMCAT) 1993-1995; Program to Accelerate Commercialization of Energy R&D (PACER) 1993-1997; Indo-U.S. Coal Preparation Program (1994-1996); Greenhouse Gas Pollution Prevention (GEP) Project (1995-2011); and the new U.S.-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy – Deployment (PACE-D) over a span of 30 years. He conceptualized and led the efforts along with numerous technical experts and companies from the US to establish the Center for Power Efficiency and Environmental Protection (CENPEEP) in NTPC under the GEP project. Subsequently, he was the lead technical person for the PACE_D Clean Coal Component that produced theBest Practices for Indian Supercritical (SC) Plants and the Benchmarking ofNTPC’s Sipat SC plant.

Dr. Krishnan has authored/co-authored over 100 technical articles, reports and presentations in the fields of energy, environmental and power generation technologies, contributed a chapter on “Estimating Externalities of Coal Fuel Cycle (from mining to utilization) on coal technologies and emissions” led by the European Commission and USDOE, coauthored a chapter in Fluidization and a chapter onWater Quality Stream Modeling in the book Scientific Stream Pollution Analysis.