Dharendra Yogi Goswami

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Dharendra Yogi Goswami
Born15 May 1948
Alma materDelhi College of Engineering, Auburn University
Known forAdvising the U.S. Congress on energy policy and the transition to renewable energy.
AwardsFarrington Daniels Award from ISES, Frank Kreith Energy Award and John Yellott Award for Solar Energy from ASME
Scientific career
FieldsSolar Energy, Heat Transfer
InstitutionsUniversity of South Florida

Dharendra Yogi Goswami (born May 15, 1948) is an U.S. inventor,[1] entrepreneur,[2] author, and educator.[3] He advises the US Congress and the Indian government on energy policy and the transition to renewable energy.[4] Goswami is a Distinguished Professor and the director of the Clean Energy Research Center at the University of South Florida.[3] He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Solar Energy,[5] and has published more than 400 peer-reviewed articles and a number of books and book chapters.[6] Also he is the inventor of the Goswami thermodynamic cycle.[7] He holds 27 patents and many of his inventions have been commercialized and in 2016 Goswami was inducted into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.[8] Recently he co-founded Molekule, which markets an air purifier.[9]

Education and Career[edit]

Born in India (May 15, 1948), Yogi Goswami received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, and received his M.S. and PhD in mechanical engineering from Auburn University.[10] In 1977 he joined the Mechanical Engineering Department of North Carolina A&T State University as an assistant professor and became an associate professor and a professor in 1981 and 1985 respectively. In 1990 he moved to Gainesville Florida and joined the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida. He was a Professor and Director of Solar Energy & Energy Conversion Laboratory at UF. In 2005 he joined the University of South Florida, where he currently is a distinguished professor and the director of the Clean Energy Research Center.[11]


Goswami conducts applied research into solar thermal energy, thermodynamics, heat transfer, HVAC, photovoltaics, and hydrogen & fuel cells.[12] He is the inventor of a thermodynamic cycle for solar thermal power, now known as the Goswami cycle.[citation needed]

Professional leadership[edit]

Goswami served as the president of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES, 2004–2005) and the International Association for Solar Energy Education. He is a fellow of ASME International and served as the ASME Governor (2003–2006). Goswami serves as chief science and technology advisor and member of the technical advisory board at SunBorne Energy Services India Private Limited. In 2014 Goswami co-founded Molekule Inc. and serves as its chief scientist.[9] Goswami is a member of several editorial boards including Progress in Energy & Combustion Science.


Goswami is a recipient of the Farrington Daniels Award from ISES, Frank Kreith Energy award[13] from ASME, John Yellott Award for Solar Energy also from ASME and the Charles Greely Abbott award and Hoyt Clark Hottel award of the ASES.[citation needed]

Books and Patents[edit]

Goswami has 22 books and 27 patents to his credit.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "D. Yogi Goswami - Florida Inventors Hall of Fame". U. of South Florida.
  2. ^ "Yogi Goswami: Executive Profile & Biography". Bloomberg.
  3. ^ a b "Yogi. D. Goswami, Ph.D., P.E., Director". Clean Energy Research Center.
  4. ^ "D. Yogi Goswami". www.researchgate.net. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Yogi Goswami - Editor-in-Chief - Solar Energy". Elsevier.
  6. ^ "D. Yogi Goswami". Google Scholar Citations.
  7. ^ "Converting Low- and Mid- Temperature Heat into Electrical Power: Goswami Cycle". U. of South Florida. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  8. ^ "D. Yogi Goswami - Florida Inventors Hall of Fame". www.floridainvents.org. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Molekule - The world's first molecular air purifier". Molekule, Inc.
  10. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/in/yogi-goswami-66127710
  11. ^ http://cerc.eng.usf.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51:yogi-d-goswami-phd-pe-co-director-&catid=34:cerc-core&Itemid=57
  12. ^ "USF professor Yogi Goswami captures solar energy using salt balls". Tampa Bay Times. 8 November 2013.
  13. ^ https://www.asme.org/about-asme/get-involved/honors-awards/achievement-awards/frank-kreith-energy-award