Prof. Murthy works at the Department of Mechanical Engineering IIT-Madras in Chennai, India. In a career spanning over 45 years, he has studied the heat & mass transfer aspects of solar thermal power, solid state hydrogen storage, fuel cells, refrigeration, heat pumps, and food processing. While supervising over 30 Doctoral and over 120 Master theses in these areas, he has published over 300 papers. He is a Visiting Professor at universities in Spain, Germany, Australia, etc. At IIT-Madras, he has been the Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, the Dean of Sponsored Research and also an Acting Director. Prof. Murthy is a Fellow of six international and Indian professional academies and societies. He represents India at the Assembly for International Heat Transfer Conferences and is a Member of the Scientific Council of the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer. He is the Regional Editor of Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier) and is on the editorial boards of several journals including Journal of Energy, Heat and Mass Transfer, Innovative AC&R./ International Journal of Low Carbon Technologies, etc. He is the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Solar Thermal Systems-Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Member of Expert Committee on Enabling R&D in Solar Energy-Ministry of Science & Technology. He is the outgoing President of the Indian Society for Heat & Mass Transfer and Vice President of the Solar Energy Society of India. Finally, he is the Co-ordinator at IIT-Madras for the Joint Indo-US research project, SERIIUS.