Graduate Research

Harish Hande, Renewable Energy & Mechanical Engineering




“I believe renewable energy, poverty reduction and sustainability can go hand in hand.”

Harish Hande is a UMass Lowell Alumnus '98, '00, Awarded 2011 Ramon Magsaysay Award, Philippines.

UMass Lowell alumnus Harish Hande was recently awarded the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in Asia for his work as a "social entrepreneur," bringing sustainable electricity to India's poor and encouraging them to become "asset creators." Hande received his master's degree in renewable energy engineering from the University in 1998 and a doctorate in mechanical engineering (with a concentration in energy) in 2000.

For more information on Hande's inspired career and life's work, check out the eNews article, Alumnus Wins "Asia's Nobel Prize," and Harish's profile.