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Devendar Ahuja, Founder and Managing Director

Devendar earned a BE graduate degree from BITS Pilani, India with a major in Electrical Engineering in 1975. He has a consolidated experience of over 40 years in the field of Electrical Engineering. Before founding AES in 1986, Devendar gathered vast and valuable experience while working with M/S Shriram Refrigeration Industries & Bakelite Hylam. Under his leadership and expertise, AES has been undertaking specialized, turn-key diesel generator and industrial electrical contracts for government, private and public sectors and has successfully added a variety of manufacturing activities to the business. AES has now diversified its product and service offerings to the field of renewable energy, while maintaining a strong culture of research and innovation.

Shruti Ahuja, Director and Business Head

Shruti holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo (class of 2010) and an undergraduate degree in Electronics and Telematics, from JNTU. While carrying out research and commercial scale-up activities in the field of high-rate biomethanation at AES, Shruti has co-authored several publications and articles in renowned scientific journals along with research partners CSIR-IICT. Shruti is responsible for AES’s day-to-day operations of its Renewable Energy division.

Dr. Sandeep Karajanagi, Research and Development Advisor

Sandeep holds a PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Post this; Sandeep did postdoctoral research at the Chemical Engineering department at MIT in Prof. Robert Langer’s group. Prior to relocating to India Sandeep was the head of a Biomaterials research group at the Massachusetts General Hospital and was an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Medical School. He has 10+ years of experience in Biomaterials engineering R&D, scale-up and process development with multiple peer-reviewed papers published in International journals and four granted international patents. At AES, Sandeep is responsible for R&D initiatives aimed at improving the productivity of the Biogas Reactor(s) and Process.

Dr. Disha Ahuja, Technical & Operations Advisor

Disha completed her B-Tech in Chemical Engineering from Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India and obtained a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA. She then worked for Amgen- a Biotechnology company in USA for 11 years gaining experience in process development, operations, manufacturing, technology transfer and process design. After relocating to Hyderabad, India, Disha has joined AES as a Technical and Operations Advisor.

Vikas Choudhary, IT and Data Mining

Vikas holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo (class of 2011) and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from LNMIIT, Jaipur. Vikas has worked with RSA, EMC and bootstrap startups in San Francisco, USA. At AES, Vikas is leading activities of automation, IOT, remote monitoring and data collection from biogas plants followed by analysis using data mining and artificial intelligence techniques.

AES holds a research and technical collaboration with Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, a premier laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. CSIR-IICT excels in a wide range of chemical technology with the present focus on developing green processes relevant to the Industry. As an industry partner of IICT, AES continues its endeavor to extend its work in the field of biomethanation and related parallels.