Vinod K Sharma

Vinod K Sharma

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Prof. Vinod Kumar Sharma is an Environmental Engineer with a Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and has a Professional Career of over 34 years. His Experience in Academic Administration duties includes, Dean at IGIDR; HOD at SNDT Women’s University, Member, BOM, IGIDR and membership of several administrative committees. International experience that includes his work at the World Bank, USA and at NIES, the Environment Ministry of Japan, Tsukuba, Japan and collaborations in several other countries.Completed research projects for international and Indian organizations including the UNEP, UNDP, UNCTAD, UN-ESCAP, CREED, IIED, the World Bank, ICEF, SICI, JBIC, ADB, APO, AIST, JETRO, ERIA, IDE; Many Indian Ministries including Environment, Energy, Planning Commission; Corporate Sector and NGOs. He was invited as Chair, Keynote Speaker, Panel Member in academic events in India and abroad. He has more than 150 publications in peer reviewed journals, newspapers and magazines, books and policy reports. His editorships include international journals published from Germany, The Netherlands, USA and Japan. He contributed to policy making at the city, state, national and international levels through policy reports on Renewable Energy, Air Pollution, Maharashtra State Development Report; State of Environment Report. Prof. Sharma’s broad area of research is “Sustainable Development” with focus on Energy and Environment. His initiatives include publication of IJSI and Savitarka; d organization of the ISSF events; Indian Society for Life Cycle Assessment (ISLCA), Membership of UNEP’s International Life Cycle Board (ILCB).

  • CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS IMPACTS: Understanding Some Facts, Myths and Controversies, published in India Development Report, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2015.
  • Feasibility study on the Best Mix of Renewable and Conventional Energy Sources Sustainable for Various Asian Communities, Research Institute of Science for Safety and Sustainability, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan, September,2014.
  • Proceedings of the “International Symposium on a Sustainable Future-2013 (ISSF-2013), IGIDR, October, 2013.
  • Sustainability Assessment of Biomass Energy Utilisation Suitable for Small and Large Scale Initiatives in East Asian Countries, International Journal for Sustainable Innovations, Vol 2. No. 1, 2012.
  • Environmental Challenges of Development Strategies in India, published in India Development Report, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2011.
  • Social Dimension of Bioenergy Development in India, published in “Designing Sustainable Products, Services and Manufacturing Systems,” Research Publishing Services, Singapore, 2010.
  • Guidelines for Social Impacts of Biomass Energy in East Asia, published in “Biomass Utilization Vision for East Asia,” National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, June 2009.
  • Guest Column paper on “Importance of Source Apportionment Modeling in Air Pollution Abatement Policy,” in Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, A Springer Journal, December 2009.
  • MAHARASHTRA STATE DEVELOPMENT REPORT, A Major Policy Document on Development issues in Maharashtra, prepared for the Planning Commission, Government of India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2007.
  • STATE OF ENVIRONMENT REPORT- MAHARASHTRA, A Major Policy Document on Environment and Energy Issues in Maharashtra, prepared for the MoEF, Govt. of India, MPCB and GoM, 2007.

  • Publishing and Editing of a new international journal, “International Journal for Sustainable Innovations (IJSI),” with a responsibility of its Chief Editor and Managing Editor.
  • Organizing an international biennial event “International Symposium for a Sustainable Future (ISSF),” with a responsibility of the Chairman of its organizing committee and Editor of its proceedings.

  • Independently Teaching following courses to M.Phil./Ph.D. and M.Sc. students:
  • “Tools for Sustainability Assessment”
  • “Socio-economic issues in Energy and Environment”
  • Jointly taught / teaching a course to M.Phil./Ph.D. and M.Sc. students: “Energy and Environment”