I found my passion towards the field of renewable energy during my Chemical Engineering undergraduate program at Chennai (India). I now find myself immersed in the variety and depth of the courses and opportunities offered by the Atmosphere/Energy Masters program in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, fueled by the desire to innovate and learn from the best minds in this field. I am using my time at Stanford to dive deeper into energy, with a focus on providing clean energy and mitigating the effects of climate change caused by our dependence on fossil fuels.

I have an ardent desire to work on the integration of renewables to the electricity grid and maximize energy efficiency in our communities and businesses. I am aiming to use a machine learning and data science approach towards generating solutions for the above challenge. My current courses at Stanford are focused on advanced topics in energy systems, resources and energy economics, superimposed with courses on data science and machine learning to supplement my learning in these areas.

Honors & Awards

  • Gold Medalist and Merit Scholar of the Chemical Engineering undergraduate program, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar (SSN) College of Engineering (07/2015 - 06/2019)
  • Letter of Commendation - Distinction in AP-level equivalent examinations, Indian Ministry of Education (06-2015)
  • Dr. A. L. Mudaliar Merit Scholarship, Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Junior College, Chennai, India (07/2013 - 05/2015)
  • Economic Theory Distinction, Scientific Research Association for Economics and Finance, India (01/2015)
  • Olympiad Rank Holder, Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Junior College, Chennai, India (06/2013 - 05/2015)
  • Australian National Chemistry Quiz - High Distinction, Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Junior College, Chennai, India (08/2014)

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Treasurer of the Association of Chemical Engineers (ACE), Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar (SSN) College of Engineering, Chennai, India (2018 - 2019)
  • Student Representative, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), India (2017 - 2019)
  • Coordinator, Entrepreneurship Development Cell, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar (SSN) College of Engineering, Chennai, India (2015 - 2018)
  • National Student Representative, Japan International Cooperation Center summit for SAARC Nations: JENESYS 2.0 (2013 - 2013)

Education & Certifications

  • B.Tech., Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar (SSN) College of Engineering (Affiliated to Anna University, Chennai, India), Chemical Engineering (2019)
  • Summer Session, Stanford Summer Session - Stanford University, Interdisciplinary studies: courses on Energy Resources, Applied Electrochemistry and Environmental Entrepreneurship (2018)
  • Professional Certification, Stanford Center for Professional Development, Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies (2018)

Stanford Advisors

Personal Interests

I have run marathons for a variety of social and environmental causes. Apart form that, I also enjoy hiking, swimming, reading intellectual books, cooking and creating new recipes. I am also a dog lover!

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

I am working on the integration of renewables into the electricity grid and how to tackle the challenges involved in this process. I am using a machine learning approach based on data-driven models to simulate the power flow for energy and power systems. The process helps study the behavior of the grid with the current penetration of distributed renewable energy sources such as solar photovoltaics and wind energy.

Work Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford University - SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (10/1/2019 - Present)

    Using machine learning to model power flow in energy and power systems


    2575 Sand Hill Road, MS 12, Menlo Park, CA-94025

All Publications

  • A review on cleaner production of biofuel feedstock from integrated CO2 sequestration and wastewater treatment system JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION SundarRajan, P., Gopinath, K., Greetham, D., Antonysamy, A. 2019; 210: 445–58
  • An insight into carbon balance of product streams from hydrothermal liquefaction of Scenedesmus abundans biomass RENEWABLE ENERGY Panneer Selvam, S., Kannappan Panchamoorthy, G., Jayaseelan, A., Kirubanandam, G., Kumar, P., Antonysamy, A. 2019