Our economy is based strongly on technology and innovation and research provides the building block upon which societal growth and advancement is hinged. Research has left an indelible mark on society and will forever be the basis for any genuine advancement in human society. Recently Delhi based MT Research & Educational Services (MTRES) came up with Research Excellence Awards (REA) 2019, to recognize the monumental role Researchers play in our society and to recognize the research excellence and contribution of Editors, Reviewers and Authors in their respective domains. Meet one of the awardees, Prof. Dr. Ranjana Jha, Head, Department of Physics in Netaji Subhas University of Technology (NSUT) , Delhi, who has been honoured with Excellent Author Award in MTRES REA 2019.
Dr. Ranjana is a pioneer in teaching and research. She began her career as a Researcher at AIIMS, Delhi and IIT Delhi between 1984 to 1992. She joined Netaji Subhas Institute of Techonology (NSIT) as a lecturer in 1992 and has been associated with the institute ever since. The Institute was upgraded to University NSUT in the year 2018. She is currently working as Professor and Head of the Department of Physics at the University.
Her research interests include Solar Energy Materials and Solar Energy Utilization, Development of Nano-structured thin film Solar cells and Characterization of Energy Materials for Device Applications. She has one patent (Design Of A Novel Trailing Arm Suspension System With Type One Lever Mechanism, Patent ID-201611042722, Publication No.-25/2018,IPC Classification-F01N11/00) to her credit. She is founder and in-charge of Research Lab for Energy Systems at Department of Physics. A project proposal submitted by her in the International Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge, Elsevier, was selected in top 53 proposals in 2016.
Several postgraduate students have been awarded Ph.D degree and currently many students are pursuing their respective Ph.D under her able guidance in Solar Energy materials and utilization and have published their research work in SCI Indexed journals under the umbrella of Research Lab for Energy Systems. Several students of B.Tech and M.Sc. level have worked under her supervision for their research projects required by their respective University.
Prof. Dr. Ranjana Jha – National and International awards
♦ Lifetime Achievement award in Science, Venus International Women Awards, 2017 conferred by Centre for Women Empowerment-CWE of Venus International Foundation
♦ IMRF Achievers Award 2018 in Applied Physics conferred by The International Multidisciplinary Research foundation
♦ India Education Award for Outstanding Physicist and Professor of the Year 2018, conferred by Blindwink.in, the market and research company
♦ “12th National Education Summit and Awards 2018” for Excellent research in Solar Energy Utilization
♦ ASDF Global Awards for Best Professor of the year 2018
♦ Received “International Education Awards” for Most Promising Female Professor for Physics in Technical Institute of The Year – 2018, conferred by Time Cyber Media Pvt. Ltd.
♦ “Siksha Gaurav Puraskar”, conferred by Centre for Education Growth and Research (CEGR), New Delhi, India
A researcher of international repute, she has delivered invited lectures in various national/ international conferences all over the world. She has 115 research publications in reputed international journals and conference proceedings. She has guided several projects including development of solar car, solar roof top power house at the university and research projects from AICTE, DST, PCRA , MNRE and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Management Centre, Dept. Of Power, GNCTD, Delhi.
My motivation for research is driven by inner passion, curiosity and very humble and small contribution towards society.
Prof. Dr. Ranjana Jha
She has served as a member of Board of Research Studies of FOT (DU), member of Academic Council, NSUT, in addition to being a chairman / member of various other committees at Institute and University level. She also has extensive experience in handling different academic and administrative responsibilities at NSUT.
She is Life Member of various learned societies such as Solar Energy Society of India; Indian Chapter of International Centre of Theoretical Physics, Italy; Indian Carbon Society, NPL, New Delhi; International Association of Advanced Materials (Sweden), and Institute of Environmental Eco-toxicology and Environmental Sciences, India. She is a Governing Council Member of Solar Energy Society of India. She is also the Gold Member of International Multidisciplinary Research Foundation, Regd by Govt. of India NITI AYOG/ESTD:U/S 35 of 2001, Govt of A.P, India /HQ: Vijaywada, A.P, India. She has been awarded the certificate of Outstanding Reviewer twice in the years 2014 and 2016 by Solar Energy Journal, Elsevier.
MTRES is doing wonderful work in order to promote every aspect of education.
Prof. Dr. Ranjana Jha
She has delivered several invited lectures / talks related to Solar Energy Technologies in various educational and research institutions as well as in various national or international conferences and workshops and part of the panel discussions. She has also chaired or co-chaired several sessions in various National or International conferences.
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