Ravi Prasher

Ravi Prasher

Affiliate Faculty

Bio

Ravi Prasher is the Chief Technology Officer of Bloom Energy. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley where he advises PhD candidates. Prior to joining Bloom Energy, Ravi was the Associate Lab Director of the Energy Technologies Area. Ravi was also a Senior Scientist at Berkeley Lab where he conducted research in thermal science and engineering. Postdocs from his research group have joined multiple universities worldwide as faculty members. He served as Vice President of Product Development for Shetak Inc., a startup developing thermoelectric energy converters. Ravi’s experience includes being one of the first program directors at US DOE’s high-risk high-reward funding agency, ARPA-E, and serving as the technology development manager of Intel’s thermal management group. Ravi has published more than 125 archival papers in top science and engineering journals and holds more than 35 patents. He is a fellow of ASME and a senior member of IEEE. Ravi obtained his B.Tech. from IIT Delhi and PhD from Arizona State University.

Curriculum Vitae

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Awards

Prasher Honored With Heat Transfer Award -  June 17th 2022

Ravi Prasher, associate laboratory director of the Energy Technologies Area and senior scientist in the Thermal Energy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), will receive the 2022 Heat Transfer Memorial Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The prestigious award, established in 1959, recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of heat transfer through teaching, research, practice and design, or a combination of such activities.

Each year, the ASME selects one winner in each of three categories: the science of heat transfer, the art of heat transfer, and the general subject of heat transfer. Prasher has been selected as the recipient in the science category "for fundamental contributions to the science of heat transfer, phase transitions, and chemical reactions, and for engineering novel technologies for thermal management of electronic systems and decarbonize energy systems."

The award will be formally presented at the Heat Transfer Luncheon during the 2022 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in November in Columbus, Ohio.

 

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