About the Author
Umakanta Sahoo, PhD , is Research Scientist at the National Institute of Solar Energy, India. He received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Institute of Technical Education and Research, Bhubaneswar, India and his PhD in mechanical engineering at the Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India. He has seven years of research experience in the fields of solar, thermal and biomass energy. He has published many research papers in international journals one book in the field of solar and biomass energy and six books in the field of mechanical engineering. His research interest areas are energy, exergy, hybrid solar-biomass power in co- and poly-generation processes, primary energy saving, waste heat utilization for industrial processes, and many others in alternative and renewable energy. He has conducted voluminous training on designing, operation and maintenance of solar thermal systems.