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Dr. Tania Ray Bhattacharya
Founder CEO
Dr. Tania Ray Bhattacharya is the Founder CEO of The Celestial Earth- a research and consulting firm in the field of energy, environment, ecosystem and sustainable development based in India. Tania is specialized in the area of ecosystem and biodiversity policies and also has work experiences in the field of urban environment and sustainable development for more than fifteen years. Tania holds her PhD in Environment Management from Yokohama National University, Japan and MBA from Indian Institute of Advanced Management and Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Calcutta. She has research and consulting experiences with various international and multilateral organizations like The World Bank, European Commission, GIZ, United Nations University-Institute of Advanced Studies (Yokohama), Institute of Global Environment Strategy (Japan), Economic Research Institute for Asean and East Asia (Jakarta) and so on. She is a member of Indian Society of Ecological Economics. Tania has number of international journal and book publications mainly in the field of ecosystem and biodiversity policies.
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Dr. Anindya Bhattacharya
Executive Director
Anindya has more than fifteen years of international experience in the area of energy and natural resource economics, policy, planning and financing. Anindya is specialized in energy systems modeling and macroeconomic impact assessment using different modelling tools like TIMES MARKAL, MESSAGE and CGE. His areas of research also include energy, water and land use nexus in the context of climate change and impacts on Human Development. Anindya has been involved with various regional institutes and organization including ASEAN, East Asia Summit (EAS), SAARC and GMS to conduct and assess various regional energy planning and policies and impact assessments including climate change and narrowing developmental gaps. He is also closely associated with the NITI Aayog, GoI in developing national and sub-national energy planning model (IESS 2047). He is also the pioneer of developing the State level natural resource pathway calculator implemented in Odisha.
Anindya obtained his PhD in Energy Economics and Science from Kyoto University, Japan, MS in Applied Economics (Major in Resource Economics) from West Virginia University, USA and an MBA in Public System Management from University of Calcutta, India. He is currently the Guest Research Scholar at International Institute for Advanced Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Vienna and he was also Fellow at Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan. Anindya was also Working Group member of Energy Market Integration Task Force under East Asia Summit (EAS) for five years. Anindya has more than twenty international peer reviewed publication in energy and environmental economics and policy.
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Mr. Surya Sethi
Advisor, Energy
He has served as one of India’s important policymakers with responsibility for power, energy and climate change. He was Government of India’s Principal Adviser (Power and Energy) and Core Climate Negotiator based at Planning Commission (2001-2009). The Planning Commission is India’s primary economic and strategic policymaking development institution. Mr. Sethi served on the Prime Minister’s Energy Coordination Committee and wrote the Integrated Energy Policy of India (2006). He also assisted in the development of India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (2008), the key document that guides India’s current and future policies on climate change. He was a key contributor to the Indian Electricity Act (2003) and the resulting National Electricity, Tariff and Rural Electrification Policies. He represented India at the UNFCCC, IPCC and other climate forums. Before joining the Indian Government Mr. Sethi worked as Chief Investment Officer in the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group (1984-2001), He started his career in 1974 with the Tata Group. Mr. Sethi is an Electrical Engineer with post graduate degree in Finance and Business Policy.

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Prof. Tetsuo Tezuka
Advisor, Energy
Tetsuo Tezuka is the Professor of Graduate School of Energy Science of Kyoto University. He has more than thirty years of research and teaching experience in the field of energy policy and economics in Japan and in the Asia Pacific region. His research interests include modeling, analysis and designing of energy supply and demand. He publishes regularly in various international and Japanese peer reviewed journals. He is also holding various important positions in Japan including Japan Society of Energy and Resources (Editorial Board member), Applied Energy (Editorial Board member); The Japan Institute of Energy (Chair of Working Group for Fusion of Disciplines in Energy Study); International Association for Energy Economics, The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan;, Japan Society for Simulation Technology, Kyoto Energy-Environmental Research Association; and Symbio Community Forum (Board Member). Prof. Tezuka holds the Doctoral Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Tokyo.

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Prof. Shunsuke Managi
Advisor, Environmental Economics
Shunsuke Managi is the Distinguished Professor of Technology and Policy and Director of Urban Institute of Kyushu University . He is an editor of Environmental Economic and Policy Studies and on the editorial board of Resource and Energy Economics, a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and is the author of “Technology, Natural Resources and Economic Growth: Improving the Environment for a Greener Future”, published by Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd in 2011. He is the author of 12 books and 100 academic journal papers. He has published in peer reviewed journals such as Global Environmental Change, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Land Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Resource and Energy Economics, The Energy Journal, International Journal of Production Economics, Omega, Energy Economics, Environment and Development Economics, Ecological Economics, Economic Modelling, Agricultural Economics, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Energy Policy, and Physica A. IDEAS/RePEc ranks him among the top 40 young economists in the world and top in Asia (10 years or less), as of March 2012. Web link : www.managi-lab.com/english.html

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Prof. Hiranmay Saha
Advisor, Energy
Hiranmay Saha is the Chair Professor and Principal Investigator of the Centre of Excellence for Green Energy and Sensor Systems in Bengal Engineering and Science University. He has more than thirty years of teaching and research experience in the field of physics, electronics and telecommunication in India. Prof Saha has research interest in solar cells, photovoltaic systems , sensors and MEMS as well as in VLSI design. He has also contributed significantly in the design and development a number of Solar Photovoltaic Systems in India including the first 26 KW Power Plant in India at Orissa in 1988 and also developed and patented the concept of central charging system of solar lanterns . He has published more than 300 papers in International and National journals and conferences. He was awarded the first SESI PVSEC award in 1997 for his outstanding work in solar cells and systems. He is a fellow of West Bengal academy of Science and Technology, IETE, and SESI . He served as chairman of Solar Energy Society of India, Eastern regional chapter and also as Chairman of IETE Kolkata Chapter. He is also honorary chairman/ director of a number of small and medium scale industries. .He is currently DST- PAC member of Solar Energy Research initiative Program of DST, GOI.

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Dr. Joydeep Ghosh
Senior Economist
Joydeep is a researcher and his main area of research interest in the application of economic modelling techniques for analysing sustainable development issues. His research work has been published in academic journals like Economic Modelling, Journal of Policy Modeling, Environment and Development Economics, and Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. His past professional experience includes stints with organisations like Ernst & Young (India), International Food Policy Research Institute (New Delhi Office), and Institute of Economic Growth (Delhi). Joydeep holds a PhD in Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, India.

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Dr. Angan Sengupta
Health Economist
Angan Sengupta is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Management, Amrita University, Bangalore Campus. He has done his PhD from Maastricht University, The Netherlands with the collaboration of Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. He holds post-graduation degree in Economics from Calcutta University and Master in Population Studies from International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai. He has gained research experience, especially in large scale implementation and Monitoring & Evaluation surveys, working with organizations like A.C. Nielsen ORG-MARG, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Institute of Health Management Research, Bangalore. Dr. Angan is a recipient of ICSSR doctoral fellowship as well as UGC NET-Junior Research Fellowship. He also earned a coveted fellowship from TIFAC, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India to conduct a research as a Young Summer Scientist in IIASA, Austria. His research interests include Health and Population Economics, Economics of Ecology and Natural Resources, Research Methodology, Demography, and Epidemiology.

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Mr. Faraz Alam
Assistant Manager – Energy
Faraz is an M.Tech in Energy Systems from University of Petroleum And Energy Studies, Dehradun. He has worked in many energy efficiency projects like buildings, Textiles and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining The Celestial Earth, he was associated with Global Energy private Limited, New Delhi, under holistic energy management services department. He is presently working as an Energy Specialist with The Celestial Earth, responsible for executing the projects primarily in the area of energy data analysis, assessment of the data model outputs and subsequent policy development and analysis.
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Mr. Rahul Patidar
Energy Analyst and Project Coordinator
Rahul Patidar has done his Master’s in Energy Management from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal. He was involved with School of Energy and Environmental Studies, DAVV University for a Minor project on design of rooftop rainwater harvesting systems and later did his Major project internship with SMS Envocare Limited, Ghaziabad. He is presently working as an Energy Analyst with The Celestial Earth, responsible for executing the projects primarily in the area of energy data analysis, assessment of the data model outputs and subsequent policy development and analysis.
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Ms. Protusha Biswas
Research Associate (Climate Change & Ecosystem)
Protusha Biswas has done her Master’s in Climate Science and Policy from TERI University, New Delhi. She is an Environmental Science graduate from University of Calcutta. She was involved with School of Oceanographic studies, Jadavpur University for a Minor project on carbon dioxide flux from wetlands and later did her Major internship with CTRAN Consulting, Bhubaneswar on Climate Change Adaptation. She has joined The Celestial Earth as a Research Associate (Climate Change & Ecosystem) and responsible for research and surveys in different projects.
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Mrs. Fatima Ali
Research Assistant (Water Resources & Ecosystem)
Fatima Ali has done her Master’s in Environmental Sciences from Osmania University, Hyderabad. She has her Post Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS with specialisation in Water Resources from Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dehradun. She worked at CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow as Project Assistant II and later at Universal Map Solutions, New Delhi, as GIS Engineer. She has joined The Celestial Earth as a Research Assistant (Water Resources & Ecosystem) and responsible for research and surveys in different projects.
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Mr. Avishek Rauniyar
Research Assistant (Energy Systems Management)
Avishek Rauniyar has done his Integrated M.Tech. in Energy Engineering from Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi. He has completed his major project from CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Technology where he has worked on Conducting Polymers for Supercapacitor application. He has worked as an Intern at ONGC Ltd., Dehradun. He has done several projects on Renewable energy Systems. He has joined The Celestial Earth as a Project Intern (Energy Systems Management) and responsible for research and surveys in different projects.
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Mr. Lokesh Paliwal
Expert-IT & Decision Support System
Lokesh is A dynamic professional with experience in Data and Business Analytics and has worked with prestigious companies like Cisco, Sapient in the past 9 years. From 2014 working as full time freelance BI consultant and has worked for clients across the globe. Excellent Tableau(Version 8.x,9.x and 10.x) skills in Visualisations, Consulting, Training and Designing Dashboards. Hands on expertise in development of automation tools and dashboard based on Tableau, Excel, VBA, MS Access, SQL Server, and Python for different domains include Supply Chain, Leasing, Business outsourcing.Have used different statistical flat forms like SAS, SQL, Excel, VBA, OBI(Oracle Business Intelligence), Tableau, and Python.Trained and coached several client teams and various individuals on Data Analytics tools and techniques as part of capability building programs.