2017 Speakers

Venkata Gadhamshetty

Venkata Gadhamshetty

Dr. Gadhamshetty is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering department at SD School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T), a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, and a licensed professional Engineer (PE) from NY. Dr. G received several honorable awards in recognition of his research and teaching contributions. In 2015, he received a prestigious, National Science Foundation CAREER award that carries a monetary value of $0.5 M. He is the first recipient of SD Mines Research Award. Dr. Gadhamshetty has a versatile research and teaching experience from a range of institutions including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Florida Gulf Coast University, Air Force Research Laboratory, and Dupont. He is currently an investigator in research projects worth $3.5 M. His research is being supported by Electric Power Research Institute, National Science Foundation, and NASA. His researches on generating electricity from defective tomatoes were featured in 350 media outlets including BBC World Service, CNN, and Popular Science.

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