Tanuja Joshi|Sep 11, 2023
IIT Delhi sets up Bhandari-Sankhla Chair in the area of clean energy
IIT Delhi: The new chair will encourage teaching, research and development to contribute towards a cleaner and more sustainable climate
NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has established a new chair, Bhandari-Sankhla Chair in the clean energy field. This is an initiative of an alumnus of IIT Delhi, Sandeep Bhandari. Bhandari has set up the chair to promote excellence and leadership in teaching, research and development in the area of clean energy. According to the official statement the chair will encourage research in the fields of green hydrogen production, hydrogen infrastructure development, and carbon dioxide management technology.
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Bhandari was a part of the 1994 batch of BTech Mechanical Engineering. Following this, he completed his MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. On the establishment of the chair, he said: “It is a privilege to partner with the institute, the place that has had such a profound impact on shaping me. It’s also an honour to dedicate this chair to my Nani (maternal grandmother), who has been a true inspiration to me from early childhood, and my parents, who have always sparked a joy of learning sciences.”
Bhandari works in the financial technology industry as a mentor and adviser. His key areas are leveraging technology to develop innovative financial products and manage risk to make these products consumer-friendly. He has worked with Capital One, Lending Club and Affirm and other companies in the last 30 years.
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