Dr. D. K. Avasthi
UPES, a university with purpose, is committed for research and innovation for the societal needs addressing to various issues concerned with energy, water remediation, health, environment, waste utilization, etc. The university has research and innovation friendly environment having state of art infrastructure, where the industry-academia interactions are strongly encouraged. Internationally acclaimed faculty mentor the students to excel in the career and nurture them to be good researchers and leaders in the professions. Three Professors of UPES appear in list by Stanford university of top 2% researchers of world. The faculty in the collaborations with international and national research professionals produce front ranking, cutting edge research across the disciplines of science and engineering. We strive for bringing up the successful laboratory research to pilot plant scale with potentials for feasible applications. UPES is proud of bringing up the pilot plants of bio diesel as well as conversion of plastic to fuel and PPE kits (huge waste from hospitals in Covid scenario) to oil. There is continuous growth in outcome of research in terms of research publications, patents and funded projects. Fundamental Science being the building block of all the fields of science, the research in various aspects of Fundamental science is pursued with equal vigour. The mega experimental facilities in India and foreign laboratories are used by the faculty and students of university for in depth studies of at atomic and nanoscale addressing to the curiosities in science, engineering and life sciences.
The research at UPES is aligned with national mission of Swatch Bharat, Namami Gange, utilization of plastic for energy, water mission, local issues of Uttarakhand.