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Manohar Kulkarni is the Director of Illinois Sustainable Technology Center at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign where he has the ultimate overseeing responsibility for the center's staff, research projects, and other scholarly activities. He is also an Adjunct Professor of the Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.
In addition to academic work as Mechanical Engineering Department Chair/Faculty at Southern Illinois University, University of North Dakota and the University of Wisconsin, he spent seven years in industrial projects-based research and development with Johnson Controls, Inc. in Milwaukee. At SIU Carbondale, he also established an Energy Management Center and directed the Rebuild America partnership for Energy Efficiency.
Manohar Kulkarni has presented and published widely. His research interests include thermal system analysis, energy management, energy optimal control of thermal systems, energy efficient technology transfer, thermal analysis of materials and transient thermography. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India; a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa, Iowa City; and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois and North Dakota. He also serves on a various technical committees, research review panels, advisory commissions, and task forces regionally and nationally. He has been an external examiner for doctoral or promotion & tenure candidates from a number of states within USA, Canada, and India.