Sadhan Mahapatra









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Sadhan Mahapatra

Department of Energy

Tezpur University

Tezpur 784028, Assam, India

Phone : +91-3712-275306 (O)

Fax: +91-3712-267005

Email IDs : sadhan[AT] sadhan.mahapatra[AT]

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Curriculum Vitae

Sadhan Mahapatra is currently working as an Associate Professor in Department of Energy, Tezpur University. He has obtained M.Sc in Physics from Visva-Bharati, Shantiniketan, M.Tech in Energy Science and Technology from Jadavpur University, Calcutta and PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. The area of the PhD work is in the field of Biomass Gasification. He is teaching Solar Energy; Wind and Hydro Energy; Energy Management & Conservation; Energy Efficient Buildings. His research interests are in the areas of Biomass gasification, Climate responsive buildings, Energy conservation, Decentralized energy systems and Photovoltaic systems. He has published more than 50 papers in International Journals and Conference Proceedings. He is member of International Solar Energy Society (ISES), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Institution of Engineers, Indian Science Congress etc and Reviewer of many International Journals like Energy, Buildings and Environment, Solar Energy, Energy and Buildings, Energy for Sustainable Development, Journal of Cleaner Production, Energy Policy, RSC Advances, Energy and Environmental Science, Sustainable Cities and Society  etc.





MSc Visva Bharati Physics First
MTech Jadavpur Energy Sc. & Tech. First (Gold Medal)
PhD Indian Institute of Science

Biomass Gasification



Department of Energy, Tezpur University, India

1997 - 2002
Lecturer (Sr. Scale) 2002 - 2006
Assistant Professor 2006 -2010
Associate Professor 2010-


Course Title

Renewable Energy Resources and Systems PG
Solar Energy Utilization PG
Solar Photovoltaic Energy Conversion PG
Wind and Hydro Energy PG
Energy Management and Auditing PG
Decentralized Energy Generation Systems PG
Energy Efficient Buildings PG
Energy and Environment PG

Research Areas

A. Biomass Gasification

Gasification, a sub-stoichiometric combustion process, converts solid fuel to gaseous fuel. Unlike in combustion, where the primary intention is to release all the energy as sensible heat, in the case of gasification, the energy of solid fuel transferred to combustible gaseous species. The entire process occurs under fuel rich conditions. In the case of a packed bed, depending upon the air flow rate, propagation flame front moves into the virgin fuel. The propagation rate, which is influenced by air flow, combustion and heat transfer, depends on the fuel properties like size, density, thermal conductivity, moisture content, ash content and calorific value. Our work focuses on the experiments and numerical analysis towards establishing the effect of air mass flux on the propagation rate, bed temperature, gas composition and related aspects under the sub-stoichiometric operating conditions in downdraft packed bed configuration. It is important to state that the combustion processes occurring in a packed bed are a resultant of both homogenous and heterogeneous reaction process. Depending upon the air flow rate for a given volume and surface area of the bed, the overall process varies between gasification (rich) and combustion (lean) regimes. The broad areas in this field are establishment of the operating regime of downdraft gasification system, production of hydrogen generation and electricity generation by using biomass gasification systems etc.

B. Climate Responsive Buildings and Thermal comfort

Climate responsive building design is a concept that integrates the micro-climate and architecture with human thermal comfort conditions. This concept takes into account the solar passive techniques, micro-climatic conditions and thermal comfort conditions that improve the building energy efficiency. Thermal comfort not only makes the occupants comfortable but also decides the energy consumption in the building. However, vernacular architecture of North-Eastern India which perfectly represents the principle of climate-oriented architecture still lacks experimental validation and quantitative analysis.  Our study starts with climatic classification of entire northeast region into three bioclimatic zones (warm and humid, cool and humid and cold and cloudy), thermal performance analysis of the vernacular buildings of the region. Since, it is not possible to monitor all the buildings due to limited accessibility; so predictive formula has been developed to predict the indoor temperature of these buildings. This study also focused to develop adaptive thermal comfort models and energy performance analysis the buildings of different climatic zones.   

C. Decentralized Energy Systems

Access to Energy to every household is a great challenge in India. Low load factors, long distribution lines, low load densities and associated high transmission and distribution losses make many of the rural electrification programme economically unattractive. During grid availability, the supply is found to be erratic and poor quality.  This calls for the need of decentralized power systems, which can cater to local communities in  much effective manner. Apart from providing better quality of life to rural communities, it could have significant effect in the livelihood of the rural economy. Harnessing energy from solar photovoltaic and biomass gasification route could be the most promising towards access to electricity.  The electricity generation through photovoltaic and biomass gasification process has been successfully demonstrated both at village community level and large scale independent power producer. Decentralized power system is the most viable option for isolated sites that are located far off from the existing grid supply.  This would involve accelerating the overall development of the under developed areas with a number of programs like entrepreneurship development and  employment generation opportunities. Hybrid energy systems (PV, biomass gasification etc.) can also integrate with grid based electricity to make the system cost effective and reliable.

D. Photovoltaic Systems

National Solar Energy Mission has an ambitious target of 100 GW Solar Power by the year 2022. This translate large number of PV power plants installations in the country. Different module technologies performance at various climatic zones within India differs due to the variation in solar radiation spectrum and ambient temperature. Our work primarily focused on the module performance in different climatic zones in the country, suitability of types of module technology for different locations, dust effect on the module power output, mismatch losses due to the shading of the cells or modules and simulation based performance evaluation of large grid connected power plants.



Scopus Details   h-index : 15, Highest citations : 80; Total citations : 724

Google Scholar h-index : 17, Highest citations : 134; Total citations : 1144

International Journal

  1. Bhaskar Jyoti Medhi, Anugrah Singh, Ashish Kumar Thokchom, Sadhan Mahapatra. Experimental and computational study on flow over stepped spillway. Journal of Mechancical  Science and Technology, 2019, 33(5), 2101-2112.

  2. Manoj Kumar Singh, Ryozo Ooka, Hom B Rijal,  Sanjay Kumar, Anuj Kumar, Sadhan Mahapatra. Progress in thermal comfort studies in classrooms over last 50 years and way forward. 2019, Energy and Buildings, 2019, 188-189, 149-174

  3. Samar Das, Pranay Kumar Sarkar, Sadhan Mahapatra. Thermodynamic optimization of coal-biomass co-gasification process by using non-stoichiometric equilibrium modeling. Materials Today: Proceedings, 2018, 5 (11/P2), 23089-23098

  4. S. Snehesh, H S Mukunda, Sadhan Mahapatra, S Dasappa. Fischer-Tropsch route for the conversion of biomass to liquid fuels - Technical and economic analysis. Energy, 2017, 130, 182-191.

  5. Rumi Rajbongshi, Devashree Borgohain, Sadhan Mahapatra. Optimization of PV-biomass-diesel and grid base hybrid energy systems for rural electrification by using HOMER. Energy, 2017, 126, 461-464.

  6. Mayur Barman, Sadhan Mahapatra, Debajit Palit, Mrinal K Chaudhury. Performance and impact evaluation of solar home lighting systems on the rural livelihood in Assam, India. Energy for Sustainable Development, 2017, 38, 10-20.

  7. Shyamal K. Das, Sadhan Mahapatra, Homen Lahan. Aluminium-ion Batteries: Developments and Challenges. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, 5, 6347-6367.

  8. Baishali Talukdar, Sukanya Buragohain, Sanjai Kumar,  V Umakanth, Nabin Sarmah, Sadhan Mahapatra. Effect of spectral response of solar cells on the module output when individually cells are shaded. Solar Energy, 2016, 137; 303-307.

  9. Singh M. K, Attia S, Mahapatra Sadhan, Teller J. Assessment of thermal comfort in existing pre-1945 residential building stock. Energy, 2016, 98, 122-134.

  10. Sadhan Mahapatra, S Kumar, S. Dasappa. Gasification of wood particles in a co-current packed bed: Experiments and model analysis. Fuel Processing Technology. 2016; 145, 76-89.

  11. Manoj Kumar Singh. Sadhan Mahapatra, J Teller. Development of thermal comfort models for various climatic zones of North-East India. Sustainable Cities and Society, 2015, 14, 133-145.

  12. Pallavi Borah, M K Singh, Sadhan Mahapatra. Estimation of degree-days for different climatic zones of North-east India. Sustainable Cities and Society, 2015; 14, 70-81.

  13. Rishi R Borah, D Palit, Sadhan Mahapatra. Comparative Analysis of Solar Photovoltaic Lighting Systems in India, Energy Procedia. 2014, 54,680-689.

  14. Manoj Kumar Singh. Sadhan Mahapatra, J Teller. Relation between indoor thermal environment and renovation in Liege residential buildings. Thermal Science. 2014; 18(3): 889-902.

  15. Sadhan Mahapatra, S. Dasappa. Experiments and analysis of propagation front under gasification regimes in a packed bed. Fuel Processing Technology. 2014; 121, 83-90.

  16. Sadhan Mahapatra, S. Dasappa. Influence of surface area to volume ratio of fuel particles on gasification process in a fixed bed. Energy for Sustainable Development 2014, 19, 122-129.

  17. Manoj Kumar Singh. Sadhan Mahapatra. J Teller. An analysis on energy efficiency initiatives in the building stock of Liege, Belgium. Energy Policy. 2013; 62, 729-741.

  18. Sadhan Mahapatra, S. Dasappa. Rural electrification : Optimizing the choice between decentralized renewable energy sources and grid extension. Energy for Sustainable Development.  2012; 16(2), 146-154.

  19. Manoj Kumar Singh. Sadhan Mahapatra. S. K. Atreya. Solar passive features in vernacular architecture of North-East India. Solar Energy. 2011: 85(9), 2011-2022.

  20. Manoj Kumar Singh. Sadhan Mahapatra. S. K. Atreya. Adaptive thermal comfort model for different climatic zones of North-East India. Applied Energy. 2011: 88(7), 2420-2428

  21. Manoj Kumar Singh. Sadhan Mahapatra. S. K. Atreya. B Givoni.  Thermal monitoring and indoor temperature modeling in vernacular buildings of North-East India. Energy and Buildings. 2010: 42(10); 1610-1618.

  22. Manoj Kumar Singh. Sadhan Mahapatra. S. K. Atreya. Thermal performance study and evaluation of comfort temperatures in vernacular buildings of North-East India. Building & Environment.2010:45(2), 320-329

  23. Sadhan Mahapatra, H. N Chanakya, S. Dasappa. Evaluation of various energy devices for domestic lighting in India: technology, economics and CO2 emissions. Energy for Sustainable Development.  2009:13(4), 271-279

  24. Manoj Kumar Singh. Sadhan Mahapatra. S. K. Atreya. Bioclimatism and Vernacular Architecture of North-East India. Building & Environment.2009: 44(5), 878-888.

  25. Manoj Kumar Singh. Sadhan Mahapatra. S. K. Atreya. Development of Bio-climatic zones in North-East India. Energy & Buildings. 2007:39(12), 1250-1257

  26. Sadhan Mahapatra. S Neogi. Iterative Model for the Performance Evaluation of a Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine. Wind Engineering. 2002:  26(2), 109-116.

International Conference Proceeding

  1. Angshu Plavan Nath, Santanu Paul, Zakir Hussain Rather, Sadhan Mahapatra. Reliability Estimation of Offshore Wind Farm Considering Wake Effect and Failure Probability of Wind Turbine. IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) ASIA 2019, May 21-24, 2019,  Chengdu, China.

  2. Dhiman B., Chaudhury M.K., Mahapatra S., Chakrabarti D. (2019) Socially Constructed Design in Context of Small-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Home System. In: Chakrabarti A. (eds) Research into Design for a Connected World. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, 134, 391-401.

  3. Priyanka Tripathi, Sadhan Mahapatra and S Dasappa. Estimation and Characterization of Tar from an Open top Downdraft Gasifier. International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER), IIT Bombay.

  4. Manoj Kumar Singh, Ryozo Ooka, Hom B. Rijal, Sadhan Mahapatra. Building simulation based study to improve thermal performance of a traditional residential house. Fifth International Conference on Human-Environment System (ICHES2016), Nagoya, October 29 - November 2, 2016.

  5. Pranab Deb, Sadhan Mahapatra, S Dasappa.  Biomass Gasifier Based Hybrid Energy System Optimization for Energy Access by Using HOMER. 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, pp 1612-1618, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 6-9 June, 2016.

  6. Manoj Kumar Singh, Ryozo Ooka, Hom B Rijal, Sadhan Mahapatra. Defining thermal comfort in residential buildings of North East India, Procedings of 16th Conference of the Science Council of Asia, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 118-123, ISBN 978-955-590-123-9; May 30-June 1, 2016

  7. Baishali Talukdar, Sadhan Mahapatra, Nabin Sarmah. A comparative study of grid-connected photovoltaic systems in four different locations of India. Fifth International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER), IIT Bombay, pp. 245-252, 15-17 December, 2015.

  8. Sukanya Buragohain, Sadhan Mahapatra, Nabin Sarmah, Sanjai Kumar. Shading and Mismatch effect on the Performance of PV Module. Fifth International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER), IIT Bombay, pp. 385-392, 15-17 December, 2015.

  9. Sadhan Mahapatra et al. Power Rating of Six Different Photovoltaic Technology Modules as Per IEC 61853-1 Under Natural Sunlight. Fifth International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER), IIT Bombay, pp. 1256-1263, 15-17 December, 2015.

  10. Neelam Bora, J P Singh, Sadhan Mahapatra. Establishment of Smart Micro Grid for Demand Side Management. Fifth International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER), IIT Bombay, pp. 1651-1659, 15-17 December, 2015.

  11. P. Balachandra, Sadhan Mahapatra, D.C. Baruah, H.N. Chanakya, S. Dasappa.Eco-Enterprises, Policies and Institutional Setup for RHEES - North East India.International Bioenergy (Shanghai) Exhibition and Asian Bioenergy Conference 2015 Proceeding, pp 154-160, ISBN 978-88-89407-13-4.

  12. Singh Manoj Kumar, Mahapatra Sadhan, Teller Jacques. Design optimisation of vernacular building in warm and humid climate of North-East India, 30th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA 2014), 16-18 December, 2014, Ahmedabad, India.

  13. Dhar Priyanka, Borah Pallavi, Singh Manoj Kumar, Mahapatra Sadhan. Thermal Characteristics of a Vernacular Building Envelope, 30th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA 2014), 16-18 December, 2014, Ahmedabad, India.

  14. Baruah Plabita, Singh Manoj Kumar, Mahapatra Sadhan. Thermal Comfort in Naturally Ventilated Classrooms, 30th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA 2014), 16-18 December, 2014, Ahmedabad, India.

  15. Deka K. Mahapatra Sadhan, Bordoloi PK, Medhi B. Design and Testing of a Control System for Supply Side Electrical Load Management. Proc of First International Conference on Non-conventional Energy (ICONCE 2014), ISBN: 978-1-4799-3340-2/14, pp. 277-281, January 16-17, 2014, Kalyani, India.

  16. Das P Palash., Mahapatra S. Thermal Energy Performance Analysis of Tea Processing Unit, Fourth International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER), ISBN: 978-81-928795-0-5, pp. 1593-1598, IIT Bombay, 10-12 December, 2013

  17. Singh M. K., Mahapatra S., Teller J. Study on indoor thermal comfort in the residential buildings of Liege, Belgium. CISBAT 2013, pp 481-486, Lausanne, Switzerland, 4-6th September, 2013

  18. Medhi B J., Mahapatra S., Thokchom A K., Singh A. Dynamics of free surface flow of non-colloidal suspensions in stepped channel. International Conference on Multi-Phase Flow, Jeju, Korea, 26-31st May, 2013

  19. Singh Manoj Kumar. Mahapatra Sadhan. Atreya S. K. Thermal acceptability assessment in vernacular buildings of North-East India. 30th ISES Biennial Solar World Congress, Kassel, Germany, Volume 3, 2011; 2370-2379, ISBN: 978-161839364-7

  20. Mahapatra Sadhan. Dasappa S. Off-Grid Biomass Gasification Based Rural Electrification in Lieu of Grid Extension. Proc of 19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, pp 2203-2208, Berlin, Germany, 6-10 June 2011

  21. Singh Manoj Kumar. Mahapatra Sadhan. Atreya S. K. Study to enhance comfort status in naturally ventilated vernacular buildings of northeast India. 29th. ISES Biennial Solar World Congress, Johannesburg, South Africa, Volume 2, 2009, 1442-1450. ISBN:978-161738852-1

  22. Iftiquar S. M. Mahapatra S. Fabricating large area Quantum dot Solar cell. 18th  International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC-18), Kolkata, 19-23 January, 2009.

  23. Singh Manoj Kumar. Mahapatra Sadhan. Atreya S. K. Comfort Status in Naturally Ventilated Buildings of North-East India. Renewable Energy Asia - 2008. IIT Delhi, New Delhi, December 11-13, 2008. Proc. Renewable Energy and Environment for Sustainable Development, Ed: V K Vijay, H P Garg, Narosa Publisher, New Delhi, ISBN 978-81-7319-993-6, pp 1110-1116.

  24. Singh Manoj Kumar. Mahapatra Sadhan. Atreya S. K. Sustainability through Bioclimatic Building Design in North-East India. Third International Solar Energy Society Conference, Asia Pacific Region; 46th ANZSES Annual conference (ISES-AP 2008), Sydney, Australia, 25 - 28 November 2008

  25. Singh Manoj Kumar. Mahapatra Sadhan. Atreya S. K. Bio-climatic Chart for Different Climatic Zones of North East India. Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Solar Radiation and Day Lighting (SOLARIS 2007), February 7-9, 2007, Anamaya Publishers, New Delhi. ISBN 10:81-88342-54-8, pp 194-199.

  26. Tiwari Anand Prakash. Mahapatra Sadhan. Role of Educational Institutions in the Management of Innovation and Technology. Proc. International Conference on Innovation & Technology Management ( ICITM 2006), February 3-5, 2006, Calcutta. Ed. Book : Innovation and Technology Management, Macmillan Publisher (2008), New Delhi. ISBN 10:0230-63505-9, pp 170-174.

  27. Singh Manoj Kumar. Mahapatra Sadhan. Design Guidelines for Construction of Energy Efficient Buildings in North-East India. International Congress on Renewable Energy (ICORE), February 8-11, 2006, Hyderabad, India. Proceedings of the International Congress on Renewable Energy 2006, Transition to Renewable Energy-Emerging Global Opportunities. Editors: E.V.R. Sastry and D.N. Reddy, Allied Publishers Pvt Ltd. New Delhi.  ISBN : 81-7764-756-3. Pp 346-350

  28. Sarma Anal Chandra. Mahapatra Sadhan. Village Electrification using Photovoltaic Systems in lieu of Grid Extension: Economic Analysis. Proc. 14th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC), Vol. II, pp 967-968, Bangkok, January 26-30, 2004

  29. Sarma Anal Chandra. Mahapatra Sadhan. Life Cycle Cost Comparison between SPV systems and Electric Grid Extension for Village Electrification. International Conference on Energy and Environmental Technologies for Sustainable Development, 8-10 October 2003, Jaipur, pp 53-58. Proc. Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development. Eds: Dr. Upender Pandel and Dr. M. P. Poonia. 1st ed. Ghaziabad, Prime Publishing House. 2004. ISBN : 81-8229-000-7, pp 53-58

  30. Mahanta Ajanta Kumar. Mahapatra Sadhan, Konwer D. Performance analysis of Biomass Gasifier systems with the variation of Electrical Load. International Seminar on Decentralized Energy: Options & Management (Challenges before Developing Countries), IE (I), Kolkata, 22-24th February 2002

  31. Borah Simanta. Mahapatra Sadhan. Sasi KK. Energy Conservation measures in Tea Processing Unit. International Seminar on Energy Conservation, Audit & Metering, Central Board of Irrigation & Power, Mumbai, 24-25th January 2002

  32. Ghosh Sonatan. Mahapatra Sadhan. Deka Dhanapati, Techno-Economic Analysis of Biomass Briquetting Technology for Rural Entrepreneurship: A Case Study. Proc. of International Conference on Renewable Energy for Rural Development, Ed. AK M Sadrul Islam, D G Infield, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp 255-258,, January 19-22, 2002

  33. Mahapatra S. Energy Conservation and Demand side Management in Lighting Sector - A Case Study. Prakash 99, Int. Conf. on Lighting Technology, New Delhi, Oct 29-31, 1999.

National Conference Proceeding

  1. Singh Manoj Kumar. Mahapatra Sadhan. Atreya S. K. Green Building Design: A step towards sustainable habitat. Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development. pp 257-268, Editors: R Kataki, A C Borah, EBH Publishers, Guwahati, 2012.  ISBN: 978-93-80261-78-2.

  2. Dutta PP, Jain BC, Mahapatra S. Das R. Modification and Performance Testing of a slow speed Diesel Engine for purely producer gas power Operation. In Renewable Energy Technology : Issues and Prospects. Shankar G. Das B. Blange R. (Ed), Excel India Publishers, New Delhi 2011. Page No 112-117, ISBN : 978-93-80697-95-6.

  3. Singh Manoj Kumar. Mahapatra Sadhan. Atreya S. K. Climate-responsive Building Design in North-East India. All India Seminar on Emerging Trends in Energy Efficiency - Opportunities & Challenges. 17-18 October 2008, The Institution of Engineers (India), Assam State Centre, Guwahati.

  4. Bordoloi PK. Deka D. Mahapatra Sadhan. Role of Energy in Eco-Tourism Development. Proc. National Seminar on Sustainable Growth of Eco-Tourism in North East India, Tezpur University, September 26-27, 2003, pp 20-23

  5. Mahapatra Sadhan. Konwer D. Energy Characteristics and Saving Potential in a Deluxe Hotel of Tezpur Town. Workshop on Conservation of Hydrocarbon and Use of Alternate Sources of Energy, Oil India Ltd., Duliajan, 28th Jan, 2000

  6. Mahapatra S. Performance Testing of Box type Solar Cooker in North Eastern Region. Proc. National Renewable Energy Convention, Indore, Dec 20-22, 1999, pp 58-59

  7. Mahapatra Sadhan. Konwer D. Prospects & Problems of Renewable Energy Programmes in NE region. Proc. National Renewable Energy Convention, Indore, Dec 20-22, 1999, pp 473-476

  8. Deka D. Mahapatra. S. Konwer D. Rural Energy Scenario in a typical village of Assam: A micro-level case study. Renewable Energy Congress, Univ. of Kalyani, Jan 14 - 16, 1999

  9. Mahapatra Sadhan. Neogi Subhasis. A Study On Multisolution Of simulation Of a Slow Speed wind Turbine, Proc. All India Seminar on Developement of Sustainable Energy systems- An agenda for Utilization of Non-Conventional Energy sources, I.E (I), Calcutta, 25-26th April, 1997, pp 65-69.

  10. Mahapatra Sadhan. Neogi Subhasis. Harnath S. A Study of Structural Load Estimation for  a Slow Speed  Wind Turbine , In Proc.  Towards Clean Energy, Ghosh B. Saha S K. Basu S. (Ed), Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi 1997. Page No 277-280, ISBN : 0-07-463368-6.

Popular article

  1. Singh M K. Mahapatra S. The Energy Perspective of Bioclimatic Buildings in North-East India. Energy Manager : A quarterly magazine of Society for Energy Engineers and Managers (SEEM). Jan-March 2009. 2(1); ISSN 0974-0996, pp. 34-41

  2. Sadhan Mahapatra. Energy Security and Sustainable Development. The Assam Tribune, 12th September 2006.

  3. Sadhan Mahapatra. The Need for Energy Conservation. The Assam Tribune, 11th May 2006.

  4. Mahapatra S. Sasi K K. Energy Conservation in a Tea Processing Unit, The Bulletin on Energy Efficiency, 4(2), October 2003

  5. Sasi K K. Mahapatra Sadhan. Energy Efficiency in Ceiling Fans, The Bulletin on Energy Efficiency, 4(2), October 2003.

  6. Mahapatra Sadhan. Designing, Initiating and Managing successful Energy Management Programme, The Bulletin on Energy Efficiency, 4(1), August 2003.

Roof top, Grid connected Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant at University Campus

Concept, planning, design, Government approval, PPA with developer, performance analysis by using PVSyst Simulation tool, execution support towards installation of the project.  First of its kind in the entire North Eastern Region, to have MW-scale PV power plant in any academic institution. The project will saves annual approximately Rs 60 lakhs in the electricity bill of the University and CO2 emission mitigation of 1300 MT.

Professional Responsibility

Reviewer of Selected International Journal

Scholarships/Fellowships etc.


Extension Activities

Membership of professional societies

Administrative Responsibility at Tezpur University

Member Board of Management, Tezpur University
Programme Coordinator PG Diploma in Renewable Energy and Energy Management, Distance Education Programme (2012-)
Tezpur University NSS (National Service Scheme) Unit, 2005-2006
Member Academic Programme Committee (2002-2005)
Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) ( 2013-2016)
Planning and Academic Committee, Tezpur University (2002-2004)
Warden Mens' Hostel I (1998-1999); Brahmaputra Chatra Niwas ( 2000-2006); New Hostel (Men) II; 2002
Coordinator Tezpur University Chapter of Grassroots Innovation Augmentation Network (GIAN) sponsored by National Innovation Foundation, DST, Govt. of India (2002-2006)
Convener 1000 kWp Grid Connected Rooftop Solar PV Power Plant at University Campus
Member House Allotment Committee, Central Tender & Purchase Committee, NSS, Students Welfare Committee, Students Disciplinary Committee, Students Council, Canteen Management committee, Physical Stock Verifications, Security committee,
Member (Organizing Committee) Convocations, Foundation Day Celebrations, Independence & Republic Days Celebration, Silver Jubilee Celebration, Annual Sports & Cultural Meets, NAAC 2005, 2016 Visit, Seminars/Workshops, TUSC Election : 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Secretary  Canteen Management Committee
Security-in-charge  Campus Security
Vice President   Tezpur University Alumni Association
University Representative  Tezpur University Entrance Examinations (2003, 04, 05)
Tezpur Centre Superintendent Tezpur University Entrance Examinations (2012, 13, 14, 15, 18)