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Global Energy Prize 2022


The Indian-American professor Kaushik Rajashekara, a distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Houston has been awarded the most coveted prize in the field of international energy – Global Energy Prize 2022.

  • Rajashekara was declared winner in the ‘New Ways of Energy Applications’ category for outstanding contributions to transportation electrification and energy efficiency technologies while reducing power generation emissions.

The other two winners of this year’s prize are:

  • Viktor Orlov (Russia) in the ‘Conventional Energy’ category, for the fundamental research on development of innovative energy technologies based on the fast-neutron reactors with a heavy alloy coolant and a closed fuel cycle.
  • Mercouri Kanatzidis (USA) in the Non-Conventional Energy category, for the major advances made in solar energy conversion with the use of novel perovskite halides.

About the Prize

  • The Global Energy Prize is bestowed by the Global Energy Association (Russian Federation).
  • The prize honors “outstanding scientific research and scientific-technical developments in the field of energy which promote greater efficiency and environmental security for energy sources on Earth in the interests of all mankind.”