Pradyumna Bhagwat received his Ph.D. in November 2016 at the Delft University of Technology (jointly with KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid) as part of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Sustainable Energy Technologies and Strategies (SETS) Program. He was also a recipient of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Fellowship during this period (2012-2016). His doctoral thesis is titled “Security of supply during the energy transition: The role of capacity mechanisms”. As part of this program he also spent time as a visiting researcher at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (IIT) in Madrid and at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore USA.
Pradyumna has obtained a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai (2009). Subsequently, he completed the Erasmus Mundus – European Joint Masters in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy (ME3) Program in 2011. As part of this program, he studied at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM –ETSII), Ecole des Mines de Nantes and KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. At the end of the program he was awarded a M.Sc. degree by each of these universities. Pradyumna conducted his Master’s thesis at Alstom Power AB in Växjö Sweden where he continued to work as a Research Engineer for a brief period after completion of his master’s degree. He gained further industry experience by working as Assistant Manager – Energy Efficiency at IL&FS Environmental Infrastructure & Services Ltd. in New Delhi, India.
Pradyumna’s research has been published as peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers and as working papers. He has presented his work at various academic events and also to non-academic audiences.