My name is Someshwar S. Bhakre and I am currently pursuing a PhD in Solar Photovoltaic Thermal Systems at Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India. My research focuses on “Thermal management of photovoltaic modules using different cooling techniques.<br /> I completed my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University and then went on to earn my MTech degree in Thermal Engineering from Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra. During my master’s degree, I worked on Heat Pipe. In addition to my academic pursuits, I have also gained experience working as an Assistant Professor (3.5 years) at Kavikulguru Institute of Technology and Science, Ramtek. During my time there, I was responsible for mentoring students and communicating internship and employment opportunities, evaluating and supervising student activities and performance levels to provide reports on academic progress. I have published 6 papers in peer review journals and presented around 5 papers at conferences.<br /> I have served as a reviewer for leading journals in my field. I am very passionate about Solar Photovoltaic Technology and I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to the academic community through my research.