GIRJA SHARAN


Education
B.Sc. (Ag Engg)    Allahabad Agricultural Institute
M.Sc. (Guelph, Canada)   Ag Engg (Farm Machinery and Power)
Ph.D. ( Cornell)  Ag Engg (Farm Machinery and Power)

Position
Professor (1982- onwards) IIM Ahmedabad
Fellow (ICSSR) 1979-82    Worked in rural development, in UP
Asstt Professor (1971-79)    IIM Ahmedabad
Asstt Engineer (1964-67)    Power Development Centre, Allahabad Agri Insttt

Currently
Chairman    Reasearch Committee Science and Society Division, Department of Science and Technology , New Delhi
Chairman    Research Committee, Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA)
Trustee    NM Sadguru Water and Development Foundation, Dahod
Executive Member   The Institution of Engineers Gujarat State Center, Ahmedabad
Member    Editorial Advisory Board (from January 2002) Journal of Agricultural Engineering

Honours and awards

ISAE Gold Medal ( 2006)
Gold Medal is the highest honour the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers gives to its members - for outstanding achievement for technology development which as per Citation was for my work on arid area technologies – earth tube heat exchanger, greenhouse cultivation in Kutch and dew harvest systems for arid coastal regions .

Plasticon Award 2005, New Product Development category,
For Developing Dew Condensers made of Plastic. A trophy and citation This Award is given by Plastindia Foundation, Mumbai.

Global Development Marketplace ( 2005) Award of World Bank
For development of Arid Area Greenhouse coupled to earth-tube –heat- exchanger, certificate of recognition, trophy and $ 150,000.

India Country Level Development Market Place (2004) of World Bank
For development of dew harvesting technology in coastal Kutch, Certificate of recognition, a trophy and $ 20,000.

Dew harvest technology recognized as ‘Good Practice’ in 2007 by the UN-HABITAT

Fellow, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (2000), New Delhi

Fellow, the Institution of Engineers (India) - March 2001

Technology developed

Vastrapur and Himachal cartons

Corrugated fibre board boxes for long distance transport of tomato; Both commercialized

Earth tube heat exchangers
For applications in greenhousing and animal buildings

Arid Area Greenhouse
Specially suited for arid areas

Solar cafeterias

Dew harvest Systems
To produce potable water from dew in coastal areas


Teaching

1. Mathematical Modelling of Agricultural Systems
2. Systems Analysis and Simulation - FPM P& Q M

Publications

Books
Sharan, G. (2006). Dew Harvest, Foundation Books, New Delhi pp.107.

Recently communicated to journals

1. Clus, O.; J. Ouazzani; M. Muselli; V. S. Nikolayev, G. Sharan, D. Beysens (2008) "Comparison of Various Radiation-cooled Dew Condensers by Computational Fluid Dynamic" Desalinatio, UK..
2. G. Sharan. Harvesting Dew Water Using Radiative-Cooled Condenser to Supplement Drinking Water Supply in Hot Arid Coastal Area of North-West India, Desalination, UK.).
3. Sharan , G , S. Srivastav , K.P. Rawale, Umang Dave, Development of Corrugated Fiber Board Cartons for Long Distance Transport of Tomato in India, International Journal of Engineering Service and Learning, University of Pennsalvania ..
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Articles in refereed Journals, Books and conference proceedings .

1. Sharan, G (2008), “Supplement Drinking Water supply in Hot Arid Coastal Area of North-west India,” In Proceedings of AgEng2008 - Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, for Sustainable World , Hernosissos, Crete, Greece, June 23-25..
2. Sharan, G and Jethva, K. ( 2008) “Cooling and Heating of Greenhouse in Arid Area by Earth Tube Heat Exchanger”, Acta Horticulturae no 801, ISHS 2008..
3. Sharan, G. Beysens, D. and Milimouk, I, “A Study of Dew Water Yields on Galvanized Iron Roof in Kothara (North-West India),” Journal of Arid Environment, vol 69, Issue 2, April 2007 pp 259-269. Elsevier, Cambridge, UK..
4. Sharan, G., Madhavan, T. and Rawale, K. “Design and Operation of Quality-Oriented Fresh Vegetable Supply Chain in Ahmedabad City,” in Management Science and Practice, Ed N Ravichandran, Allied Publishers , New Delhi 2007..
5. Sharan, G., Shah, R., Millimouk-Melnythouk, I, and Beysens, D. “Roofs as Dew Collectors: I. Corrugated Galvanized Iron Roofs in Kothara and Suthari (NW India), Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew, July 22-27, 2007, La Serena, Chile..
6. Sharan, G., Singh, S., Millimouk-Melnythouk, I, Muselli, M and Beysens, D. “Roofs as Dew Collectors: III. Special Polyethylene Foil on a School in Sayara (NW India), Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew, July 22-27, 2007, La Serena, Chile..
7. Sharan, G. “Technology to Improve Agriculture and Home Comforts in Kutch,” in Ravindra Dholakia (ed.) Frontiers of Agricultural Development in Gujarat, CMA Publication No.226, Indian Institute of Management, June 2007, pp.112-124..
8. Sharan, Girja and Rawale, Kishor. Study of Model Demonstration Unit of a Modern Supply Chain for Fresh Vegetables in the Ahmedabad Area. Ahmedabad: Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2007, CMA Publication No.225..
9. Sharan, G. and Kamlesh Jethva. “Cropping in Arid Area Greenhouse,” published (CD Rom of full length papers - SWCE-2007-IWM-33) in Proceedings of 41st ISAE Annual Convention and Symposium Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers at College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, January 29-31, 2007..
10. Sharan, G., and Kishor Rawale. “Design and Operation of quality-oriented fresh vegetable supply chain in Ahmedabad city,” published (CD Rom of full length papers - APE-2007-HCP-03) in proceedings of 41st ISAE Annual Convention and Symposium Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers at College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, January 29-31, 2007..
11. Sharan, G. Dew Condensers - From incidental discovery of possibility To a market product, In Proceedings of NCIIA 11th Annual Meting , March 22-24, 2007 , Tampa Fl (www.NCIIA.org).
12. O. Clus, J. Ouazzani, M. Muselli, V. Nikolayev, G. Sharan, D. Beysens, “Radiation-cooled Dew Water Condensers Studied by Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD)”, Proceedings of the 2006 European PHOENICS User Meeting, (30/11-1/12 Wimbledon, London, UK, 2006)..
13. Sharan G , Nilesh Mania , Construction Details and Operational Experience of SolCafe': A Solar Cooking Facility , SESI J 15 (2) 2005 , pp 37-41..
14. Sharan, G. and Jethva, K. “Cropping in Arid Area Greenhouse-Tomato,” to appear in the Proceedings of the International conference on Plasticulture and Precision Farming (ICPPF) held November 17-21, 2005 in New Delhi, India..
15. Sharan, G. “Development and Some Applications of Earth tube Heat Exchanger in Gujarat.” Proceedings Seminar on Innovative Features of Energy Efficient Buildings & Green Building Architecture organised by Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and air-conditioning Engineers Ahmedabad Chapter and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers Western India Chapter, January 2005 Ahmedabad..
16. Sharan, G. and Chitlange, V. “Characteristics of Some agronets in Visible Range,” Research Note, Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 41:3, July-September 2004, pp.62-64..
17. Sharan G., and Prakash, H. “Dew Condensation on Greenhouse Roof at Kothara.” Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 40:4, October-December 2003, pp.75-76..
18. Sharan G. and Madhavan T. “Simulation of Performance of Earth Tube Heat Exchanger using a Mathematical Model.” Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 40:3, July-September 2003, pp.8-15..
19. Sharan G., and Jadav, R. “Performance of Single Pass Earth Tube Heat Exchanger: An Experimental Study.” Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 40:1, January-March 2003, pp.1-8..
20. Sharan G., Prakash H. and Jadhav R. "Performance of Greenhouse Coupled to Earth Tube Heat Exchanger in Closed-Loop Mode." In Proceedings : XXX CIOSTA-CIGR V Congress `Management and Technology Applications to Empower Agriculture and Agro-food Systems,' Turin, Italy, Vol.2, September 22-24, 2003, pp.865-873..
21. Sharan G. And Jadhav R. "Soil Temperature Regime at Ahmedabad." Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 39:1, January-March 2002..
22. Sharan G., Madhavan T. and Rawale K. "Cluster Analysis of Himachal Tomato." Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 39:4, October-December 2002. .
23. Prussia, W.; Florkowski, W.; Sharan, G.; Naik, G.; and Deodhar, S. “Management Simulation Game for Improving Food Chains.” The second International Symposium on Applications of Modeling as an Innovative Technology in the Agri-Food-Chain, held at Massey University, Palmerton North, New Zealand, 9-13 December 2001..
24. Sharan G. and Rawale K. "New Packaging Options for transporting tomatoes in India." Food Chain (International Journal of Small Scale Food Processing), No.29, November 2001..
25. Sharan G., Sahu R.K. and Jadhav R. "Earth Tube Heat Exchanger Based Air-conditioning for Tiger Dwellings." Zoos' Print, 16:5, May 2001 (RNI 2:8)..
26. Sharan, G. And Rawale K. "Slow Pace of Modernization in Fresh Produce Post harvest Systems in Ahmedabad Region." Proceedings of Conference-cum-Workshop on Management of Quality in Fresh Produce Post-Harvest Systems, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, April 5-7, 2001..
27. Sharan, G. "Cyclones, Orchards, and Engineers." Proceedings of XXXV Annual Convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers. Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneshwar (Orissa), January 22-24, 2001..
28. Sharan G. and Srivastava S.M. Cartons for farm-fresh tomatoes. Packaging India, 33:3, Aug-Sept.2000..
29. Sharan G. And Vasant R. Pilare. Estimates of back-up needed in box cooker in different regions using simulation. SESI Journal, 9:2, 1999..
30. Sharan G. and Srivastava S.M. Vastrapur Cartons: A Boon for Packaging. Agriculture Today, 2:4, October 1999..
31. Sharan G. Effectiveness of Reflective Insulation in Box Solar Cooker. Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 36:3, July-Sept. 1999..
32. Sharan G., Umang D., Srivastava S.M., and Sreenivas P. Performance of Vastrapur Cartons in Laboratory. Packaging India, 32:2, June-July 1999..
33. Sharan G. and Madhavan T. An Operational Study of CJ Patel Vegetable and Fruit Market of Ahmedabad. OPSEARCH, 36:2, June 1999..
34. Sharan G. and M. Krishna Kumar. Synthetic Daily Rainfall Data Generation. Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 36:1, January-March 1999..
35. Girja Sharan, S.M. Srivastava, and Monika Khandelwal. Mechanical Properties of Wood Carton used for Long Distance Transport of Tomatoes. Packaging India, 31:5, December 1998-January 1999..
36. Sharan G. “Cyclones and Orchards”, Souvenir-cum-Proceedings on Role of Agricultural Engineers in Mechanisation for Sustainable Agriculture, organised by ISAE (Guj. Chapter) and Gujarat Agricultural University (Junagadh), College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, GAU, Junagadh, January 16, 1999..
37. Sharan G. (co-author). Quality Evaluation of Tomatoes Arriving at Sardar Patel Market Ahmedabad: A Case Study. Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 35(4):13-21, October-December 1998..
38. Sharan G. And T.K. Chaudhuri. Estimating Strength of Electrical Back-up for Box Solar Cooker using Simulation. SESI Journal, 8:2, November, 1998..
39. Sharan G., T Madhavan, and M Krishna Kumar. Simulation Model of CJ Patel Vegetable and Fruit Market of Ahmedabad. Agricultural Engineering Today, 22:3-4, May-August, 1998..
40. Sharan G. (1998) Cyclones and Orchards. Journal of Agricultural Engineering, April-June, 35:2..
41. Sharan G. and Sanjay Kumar. Feasibility of Integrating Solar Desalination with Polyhouse in Kachch. SESI Journal, 8:1, 1998..
42. Naik Gopal and G.Sharan. Assessing Consumer Preference for Product Features Selection: Solar Cookers. Vikalpa, 22:4, October-December 1997..
43. Sharan G. Engineering the Agriculture in Extremely Arid Areas like Kutch. In: Agricultural Development Paradigm for the Ninth Plan Under New Economic Environment, by Bhupat M. Desai (Ed), Oxford & IBH Publishing, New Delhi, 1997..
44. Sharan G. and T Madhavan. Modelling a Vegetable and Fruit Market to Aid Modernisation. IT for Organizational Excellence. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Convention of the Computer Society of India. Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. Ltd., New Delhi, November, 1997..
45. Sharan G., Sanjay Kumar, and M. Krishna Kumar. A Watering System for Potted Plants in Landscape. Proceedings of one-day seminar on Technology for Urban Landscapes and Gardens. Institution of Engineers (India), Gujarat Centre, Bhaikaka Bhavan, Ahmedabad, August, 1997..
46. Sharan G. and Sandeep Kayastha. A System Dynamic Study of Apple Movement from Orchards to Wholesale Market. Vikalpa, 22:1, Jan-March 1997..
47. Sharan G. Need for Back-up in Box Solar Cooker. Proceedings of Third International Conference on Solar Cookers-Use and Technology. Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women-Deemed University, Coimbatore, January, 1997..
48. Sharan G., A. Tripathy, M. Krishna Kumar. Fertilizer Plant Modelling: A Simulation Study. OPSEARCH, 33:4, December 1996, New Delhi..
49. Mathew R.V. and G. Sharan. Robust Design but Indifferent Manner of Use: Family Biogas Plants in Gujarat. In: Proceedings of National Seminar on Renewable Energy, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, GAU, Junagadh, September 1996..
50. Sharan G. (co-author). Fourier Representation of Ambient Temperature and Solar Radiation. SESI Journal, 5:2, December 1995, p.55-59. .
51. Sharan G. Demand for Farm Tractors in India: Two Models. Agricultural Engineering Today, 19:1-2, Jan-April 1995, p.1-7..
52. Sharan G. (co-author). Availability and Work Targets of Bulldozers. Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 30:1-4, 1993..
53. Sharan G. (co-author). Large Lift Plants: Performance. In: Proceedings of National Seminar, Computer Society of India, Ahmedabad. 1991..
54. Sharan G. Cook stoves: A Review of Efforts. In: Studies on Social Forestry in India, P.M. Shingi (Ed), Rupa 1990/1..
55. Sharan G. (co-author). Post Production System: Himachal Apples. In: Agro processing, Srivastava, U.K. and S. Vathasala (Ends), Oxford IBH, 1989..
56. Sharan G. (co-author). Growth of Tractors in India: Past and Future. Agricultural Engineering Today, 12:4, 1988..
57. Sharan G. Training Farmers in Mechanisation: Need for Institutional Collaboration. Vikalpa, 13:2, May June 1988..
58. Sharan G. (co-author). Drought Identi¬fication and Rainfall Pattern. Vikalpa, 12:1, 73, 1987..
59. Sharan G. Energy Situation in North Gujarat. In: Energy in Production, Agriculture and Food Processing, J.P.Mittal et al (Eds). Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1987. .
60. Sharan G. (co-author). Reliability Analysis of APOLY 12 PU 500 Windmills. Energy Management, 11:4, 291 295, Oct Dec. 1986..
61. Sharan G. (co-author). How Frequent are Transfers of District and Block level Officers? Vikalpa, 11:3, 215, July Sept. 1986.
62. Sharan G. Cooking Fuels in Rural North Gujarat. Energy Management Journal, 8:3, July September 1984..
63. Sharan G. Agro Mechanical Technology in Gujarat. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, XXXIX, April June, 1984..
64. Sharan G. Farm Mechanization in China. Industrial India, June, 1984..
65. Sharan G. Working Directly with People: Need and Problems. In: Action Research for Development, Kuldeep Mathur and Harsh Sethi (Eds), Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, pp.112 120, 1983. .
66. Sharan G. Low Deployment of Science & Technology in Development: A Case of Panchmahals District. In: Importance of Bypassed Areas in Asian Economic Development Proceedings of the Okinawa Conference, Edited by National Institute for Research Advancement, Japan, pp.141 147, 1981. .
67. Sharan G. Non formal Education among Workmen: An Experiment in Ahmedabad. Economic and Political Weekly, Review of Management, August 1980..
68. Sharan G. Action Research. In: Action Research, Relationship of Academic and Action, Sethi & Dubey (Eds), ICSSR, 1979..
69. Lee J.H.A. and G. Sharan. Co efficient of Friction of Wheat. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 1969. .

Research Monographs

1. Sharan, G. “Making Great Rann of Kutch Capable of Producing Food by specially designed Hydroponics System,” Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2009 .
2. Sharan, G. and Kishor Rawale, Study of Model Demonstration Unit of Modern Supply Chain for Fresh Vegetables in the Ahmedabad Area, Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, April 2007, CMA Monograph No.225..
3. Sharan, G and Kishor P. Rawale, “Physical Dimensions and some Quality Aspects ofFruits and Vegetables Marketed in Ahmedabad,” Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, May 2005, CMA Monograph No.214..
4. Sharan, G.; S.M. Srivastava and Umang Dave, “Design and Development of Packaging for Tomato in Gujarat,” Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, April 2000, CMA Monograph No.188..
5. Sharan G., B.M. Rao, T Madhavan, S.S. Pokharna, “Cyclone Induced Damage to Orchards: Some Observations from Khedoi (Kutch)”, Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 1999, CMA Monograph No.187..
6. Sharan G., T Madhavan, SCB Siripurapu, M. Krishna Kumar and GH Gabani. “Simulation Model of CJ Patel Vegetable and Fruit Market of Ahmedabad,” CMA Monograph no.182, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 1998..
7. Sharan G. (co-author). Simulation Model of a Urea Plant. Ahmedabad: Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management, June 1995, CMA Monograph No.174..
8. Sharan G. (co-author). Synthetic Daily Rainfall Data Generation. Ahmedabad: Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management, 1993, CMA Monograph No.166..
9. Sharan G. (co-author). Post Production System of Apple: A Mathematical Model. Ahmedabad: Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management, 1993, CMA Monograph No.165..
10. Sharan G. (co-author). Growth of Tractors: Mathematical Model. Ahmedabad: Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management, February 1991, CMA Monograph No.152..
11. Sharan G. (co-author). Lift Irrigation Plants: Panchmahal. Ahmedabad: Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management, 1990, CMA Monograph No.144..
12. Sharan G. (co-author). Drought Identification and Rainfall Pattern (Panchmahal). Ahmedabad: Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management, 1987, CMA Monograph No.125..
13. Sharan G. (Ed). Energy Use in Rural Gujarat. Oxford and IBH Publishing Company, New Delhi, April 1987. .
14. Sharan G. (co-author). Use of Wind Energy for Water Pumping, Oxford and IBH Publishing Co., New Delhi, 1987..