NGR Kartheek is a thermal engineer working with the Industrial Sustainability and Competitiveness team at the Council. His interests lie primarily on the roadmap to decarbonise industrial sectors through alternative fuels and energy efficient systems. He has over nine years of experience in design, simulation and selection of thermal systems (including heating and cooling systems). Some of his other focus priorities include product developments, issuing of drawings for production, documentation, interaction with customers and project execution – mainly Radiant Cooling, Evaporative Cooling, Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal Systems.
Kartheek formerly worked in Armstrong International Private Limited (AIPL) as a Deputy Manager in their Chennai Office. During his tenure, he worked on decarbonisation projects such as providing less carbon footprint in heating & cooling systems used for various industrial and institutional sectors and encouraging de-steaming. Prior to AIPL, he had worked in Oorja Energy Engineering Services Private Limited, A.T.E. Enterprises Private Limited and IRCC - IIT Bombay.
Kartheek completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur and post-graduation in Thermal and Fluids Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay(IIT-B). Before doing his Masters, Kartheek had worked as a Research Engineer for the National Solar Thermal Power, Testing and Research Facility Project, sponsored by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. As a student at IIT-B, he handled design and construction of a one MW Pilot of a solar thermal power plant at Solar Energy Centre near Delhi.
Outside of work, Kartheek likes to spend time on traveling and cooking. He also loves to read. His reading interests vary from topics of current affairs, to politics, fiction to real-life stories. Through his journey at the Council, he wants to hone his skills, learn new techniques that would strengthen his skill set, understand the intricacies of climate change, sustainability and environment and contribute to the institution as best he can.