Keynote Speaker Announced: Dr. Ramesh (Rudy) Shankar

We are excited to announce our Keynote speaker!

Ramesh (“Rudy”) Shankar is the Director of the Energy Systems Engineering program at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. The program supports the 10-month, 30-credit Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) in Energy. In this capacity, his responsibilities include the development of course curricula and industry projects.

He was previously the Vice President and Chief Technology Advisor for the Tennessee Valley Authority and his duties included managing renewable energy technology, developing electric transportation & infrastructure, consumer innovation, technologies for power generation, and power delivery. His previous appointments included: President/CEO of Signatech Systems and led the efforts to develop requirements for asset management and fleet-wide monitoring for a large Asian utility (30 GW capacity); consulted with the U.N. IAEA on nuclear power requirements for developing countries. He was a Program Manager for fossil- and nuclear-generation sectors for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Dr. Shankar completed his undergraduate work at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi; a Ph.D. in Applied Sciences from the University of Delaware and obtained an MBA at Queens University in an Executive-sponsored Program. Dr. Shankar has attended a Leadership Development course at Eckerd College and project management training.

He has delivered keynote addresses and conducted power industry-related training courses & workshops around the globe in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

Dr. Shankar will make his Keynote speech during lunch on the topic, “Climate Change: It is Time to Get Serious on What Will Work.”

We look forward to hearing what he has to say on June 29 during Energypath 2022: Energy Source Diversity.

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You can find the tentative agenda here.