Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Director Energy Research Unit, Director Oil and Gas Engineering , Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Pogaku Ravindra is a Professor of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering at the School of Engineering and Information Technology at University Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Kotakinabalu,Sabah, Malaysia. Presently, he is the director of Oil and Gas engineering and Head of Energy Research Unit at UMS. He has rich versatile and varied experience in teaching, research, industry, executive and administrative fields spanning over 32 years. Prof. Ravindra’s research interests include biofuels, bio-wealth from waste, bioprocess engineering. At present his research group focus is on Bio-derived energy from biomass, Palm and Jatropha oils. His research work has culminated in over 200 research publications, critical reviews and presentations including six books, seven book chapters and edited three books. He is the editor-in-chief, editorial board member, guest editor in referred journals and reviewer of many peer journals. He has carried out as many as 25 national, international and industrial research projects. He is bestowed with the national and international prestigious awards. He was the recipient of distinguished chemical engineering award from Indian Institute of Chemical engineers. He has won gold and silver medals for his research contributions in the Chemical and Bio processing fields. Prof. Pogaku Ravindra also served as UNESCO energy consultant. Prof. Ravindra has delivered invited lectures, plenary talks and keynote addresses at various National and International institutions, conferences etc. He is also advisory committee member in the international conferences. He has organized 10 short term courses, workshops, conferences and seminars. His focus is on the issues of Green engineering and technology for sustainable development of the society.
Renewable energy; Green engineering; Bioprocess technology; Sustainable engineering; Bio-fuels; Bioenergetics; Encapsulation Technology; Enzyme engineering; Enhanced Oil recovery: