Ravi Prasher

Adjunct Professor

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720-1740

(510) 486-7291

 

Email: prasher@berkeley.edu

Biography and CV

Ravi Prasher is the director of Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division (ESDR) at LBNL. ESDR conducts R&D in energy conversion, storage and distribution. Prior to joining LBL, Ravi was the VP of product development of Sheetak Inc., a startup developing thermoelectric energy converters.  Ravi was also an adjunct professor in the school of engineering at ASU from 2005 – 2013. Ravi earlier worked as one of the first program directors at ARPA-E.  At ARPA-E, Ravi created two programs on cooling/heating of buildings and thermal storage for applications ranging from climate conditioning of electric vehicles and high temperature solar thermal power plants.  Prior to joining ARAP-E, Ravi was the technology development manager of thermal management group at Intel. Ravi is a recipient of Intel Achievement Award, the highest award in Intel for technical achievement. Ravi has published more than 85 archival journal papers and holds more than 30 patents. He is a fellow of ASME and senior member of IEEE.  He is on the editorial committee of multiple journals including Annual Reviews of Environment and Resources and ASME Journal of Heat Transfer. Ravi obtained his B.Tech. from IIT Delhi and Ph.D. from Arizona State University.

 

His primary research interests are fundamental and applied studies of Nano-to-macroscale thermal energy process and systems, using both theoretical and experimental methods. Some topics of current interest include thermal transport in Lithium ion batteries, microelectronics thermal management using microfluidics, solar thermal energy conversion, high density thermochemical storage, thermoelectrics, solar thermal desalination and heat and mass transfer in roll-to-roll manufacturing process.

 

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Research

Fundamental and applied studies of Nano-to-macroscale thermal energy process and systems, using both theoretical and experimental methods. Some topics of current interest include thermal transport in Lithium ion batteries, microelectronics thermal management using microfluidics, solar thermal energy conversion, high density thermochemical storage, thermoelectrics, phase change heat transfer, solar thermal desalination and heat and mass transfer in roll-to-roll manufacturing process.

Publications

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