Congratulations to Shekhar Bhansali, FIU’s Alcatel-Lucent and Distinguished Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, for being elected as an Honorary Fellow by the International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, a rare distinction based on the scientific evaluation of Bhansali’s work and his standing in his field.

Bhansali joined FIU in 2011 and served both as a department chair and interim director of the School of Electrical, Computer and Enterprise Engineering. Previously, he was a professor at the University of South Florida. Bhansali started his career at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. and worked as a researcher at both the University of Cincinnati and the National Research Laboratory of Metrology in Japan.

Bhansali’s main research interests are in nanotechnology, biosensors and microfluidics. He holds 40 patents, has published more than 300 publications and has advised more than 40 doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in research.

The International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability was founded at IIT Kanpur in January 2014 with an aim to spread knowledge in the fields of Energy, Environment, Sustainability and Combustion.

In this changing environmental scenario, the time has come where more emphasis must be laid on renewable energy resources. Moreover, in this dynamic scenario of swelling competition and reducing profits, staying environmentally responsible can be extremely challenging for any organization. More efficient systems must be developed to meet the increasing energy demands keeping in mind its environmental impact. People must become more aware and concerned about the environmental challenges which the world is facing today to make it a better place for us and our future generations.

The Society aims to spread knowledge in the above-mentioned areas among people and make them more aware about the environmental challenges which the world is facing today. The Society is involved in various activities like conducting workshops, seminars, conferences, etc. in the above-mentioned domains. The society also recognizes young scientists and engineers for their contributions in this field. It comprises of experts from leading research institutions working in various domains related to energy.

Once again, congratulations on behalf of FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing.