CZC Leadership

Dr Indumathi M Nambi is the Principal Coordinator of CZC from IIT Madras.

She spearheads the entire project and manages it strategically.

Dr Indumathi M NambiProfessor, Environment and Water Resources Division, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, is the Principal Coordinator of CZeroC.Dr. Indumathi Nambi  has been instrumental in visualising this competition in September 2016, and leading this initiative since its inception.

She holds a Ph.D in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University, NY. She has been a Post-doctoral Research Associate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before joining IIT Madras.

K.Sivaraman,  mechanical engineer from IIT Madras has over 3.5 decades of experience (most part with ITC Ltd’s Packaging and Printing Business) spanning engineering, maintenance, manufacturing and operations, projects, customer service , environment, health, safety and sustainability.He had voluntarily contributed to the growth of Industrial Waste Management Association (IWMA) for over a decade as an Office Bearer. Currently, he  is driving Industry Projects initiative of IWMA as Advisor. In addition, he carries out consultancy in environment field and works with select start up companies.He is a CII certified Sustainability Assessor .He helped create and execute Carbon Zero Challenge Competition along with IIT Madras.

Dr Sriram Krishnan is one of the key members of CZC Steering Committee since its inception. He also mentors and guides projects. Although located at Boston, USA, he constantly monitors the progress of Carbon Zero Challenge and provides critical inputs. He assists the team at every stage of the contest – like devising proper structure for judging applications, monitoring teams’ progress and organizing the events in a structured way.

Dr Sriram has held  key positions in organisations such as like Mc Kinsey, SunEdison, Photon Consulting. He currently holds the position of Director at National Grid  in Greater Boston Area, USA. Dr Sriram holds a B.Tech from IIT Madras, M.S. and Ph.D., from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.

Dr. Hiran Vedam is a business executive with more than 17 years of experience in commercialization of high-quality technologies. Her domain expertise is in advanced materials and their applications for energy and water. Functionally, her expertise is in product development and scaleup, competitive technology and market intelligence and B2B market development. She is currently a senior advisor for innovation and entrepreneurship at IIT Tirupati. Prior to that, she was MD at nH2 – an international company that commercializes breakthroughs in advanced material technologies from world-class universities. Earlier in her career, she founded two companies and has worked in technology transfer roles at academic institutions. Hiran has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, an MBA from INSEAD, M.S. from Washington University and a B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.