N K Ram is Fellow and Area Convener, Renewable Energy Technologies, TERI, New Delhi. His broad areas of expertise lie in renewable energy product development, field demonstration and deployment of renewable energy products, conducting feasibility and pre-feasibility studies, and developing detailed project reports (DPRs) for renewable energy generation projects, training and capacity building.
Mr Ram has around 20 years of experience in TERI and has been closely involved in executing several research projects such as walk-through and detailed energy audits in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), developing technology packages such as biomass gasifiers to meet process heat requirements, and biomass gasifier-based power generation systems and solar biomass hybrid systems. He has been instrumental in field demonstration projects such as remote village electrification, which includes linking electricity for uses such as cold storage. He has also been responsible for replication of thermal gasifiers in MSMEs for heat applications, in India and the Global South for South-South knowledge transfer and cooperation.
He leads multidisciplinary research projects and has published several papers in international and national journals. He has also contributed to a book titled 'Towards Cleaner Technologies: A Process Story on Biomass Gasifiers'.
Mr Ram has a Masters in Engineering (ME) with specialization in Thermal Engineering, from Delhi College of Engineering (DCE), Delhi University (DU), and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Thermal Engineering.