Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute
Sanjay Mangala Gopal has a B.E. and M.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the Universtiy of Mumbai, India. He is a Ph.D. candidate at CEEP and an Associate Professor and Head of the Non Conventional Energy Sources Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department at the Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute. Sanjay’s areas of research are renewable energy, rural development, sustainable development, and Renewabalization of Cities through a Bottom-Up Approach. He is developing a solar cap with a small PV chip on the top that makes a small fan move to provide comforting air to the wearer in the hot sun. The solar cap will be suitable for workers who work in the sun everyday.