Dr. TV Ramachandra
Holding a doctorate in Ecology and Energy from Indian Institute of Science, Dr TV Ramachandra has contributed to the rejuvenation of several lakes in Bengaluru. He has contributed in setting up the Bioremediation model at Jakkur Lake and has also helped in the plantation of a mini forest with 45 Western Ghats species, which has led to improved ground water level from 150 feet to 10 feet. He has published over 252 research papers in reputed peer reviewed international and national journals, 50 book chapters, 242 research papers in the international and national symposiums as well as 16 books. In addition, he has delivered a number of plenary lectures at national and international conferences. Publication "Milking diatoms for Energy" is seminal work in biofuel research evident from reports in Scientific American, BBC, national dailies, etc.