Professor Mahajan holds a joint appointment between Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and serves as the Site Director, NSF Center for BioEnergy Research & Development (CBERD). He received his Ph. D. from the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research interests focus on Energy issues. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (JRSE) and serves on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology and The Open Petroleum Journal. He is the author of over 200 publications including book chapters, patents, and extended abstracts and he has presented over 70 invited lectures on clean energy topics, nationally and internationally. He delivered the 1997 NEDO Annual Lecture on “Catalysis and Environment” under the AIST, Japan, fellowship. His recent awards include: Member, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RANS)-US Section (2006), Recipient, RANS Crown and Eagle Medal of Honor (for service in the field of “Petroleum Eng.” (2006), Outstanding Mentor Award from the U.S. Department of Energy (2007 and 2009), University Visiting Professor, Government of Italy Fellowship, Universitá di Roma “La Sapienza”, Roma, Italy (2008), Delegation to Universities in Beijing and Shanghai to promote the low-carbon society, China (2009), Visiting Researcher, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Hayama, Japan (2009) and Fulbright Specialist Scholar at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand (2010). His vision is to develop technologies that lead to commercialization for human welfare and train students in next-generation renewable technologies.
State Department Profile
Energy Transformation Deputate
Bureau of Energy Resources
Devinder Mahajan’s focus was on energy related issues—oil & gas and renewables. Devinder’s first task was to review domestic and international Gas Markets (both conventional and unconventional, including shale gas), look at its impact on the energy mix in future years and understand scenarios for decoupling oil and gas prices. He also worked with the India Energy Group within the bureau to expand U.S.-India engagement. He also represented the State Department on the International Energy Agency/Committee on Energy Research and Technology (IEA/CERT).