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R.S. Agarwal, Expert

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Dr. Radhey S. Agarwal is a Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) and Senior Advisor and Coordinator of Sector Phase-out Plan Unit (SPPU), Ozone Cell, India. He has held several academic and administrative positions including Deputy Director (Faculty), Dean of Industrial Research and Development and Chairman of Mechanical Engineering Department at IIT Delhi. Prof. Agarwal has been with IIT Delhi for the more than 38 years. He has guided a large number of Ph.D. and Masters thesis and published over 95 research papers in the field of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning in international journals and conferences. He had been the Co-chair of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Technical Options Committee on Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps (RTOC) and Member of Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) from 1996 to 2008. He continues to be the Member of the RTOC. He was the Vice-President of International Institute of Refrigeration, Commission-B2. He has been the Chairman and Member of various committees on Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning within the country. He is a member of ASHRAE and ISHRAE. He has also been a consultant to various Indian industries and a visiting faculty in international universities. He has guided the Indian appliance and other refrigeration and air-conditioning industry on non-ODS options during the changeover from CFCs. Prof. Agarwal is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 as a part of United Nations Inter-government Panel on Climate Change Team. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India also awarded a certificate of recognition, citing “the Government of India recognizes the contribution of Dr. R. S. Agarwal to the work of the United Nations Inter-government Panel on Climate Change which is the joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007”. He is also recipient of 2007 United States Environment Protection Agency (USEPA) Stratospheric Ozone Protection Best of the Best Award in recognition of the most exception global contributions in the first two decades of the Montreal Protocol and for Technical Leadership in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning. He has also received 2007 UNEP Montreal Protocol TEAP Champion Award in recognition of extraordinary services to the Parties of the Montreal Protocol and the Global Efforts to Protect the Ozone Layer.

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