Roshmi Sen

Assistant Professor

Roshmi Sen is an Architect, Urban Planner and an educator, working as an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India. She has done her bachelor In Architecture and masters in city planning (MCP) and is pursuing her PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Her doctoral dissertation relates to the cost benefit analysis of energy efficient interventions for affordable mass housing in warm humid climates. The policy outcomes are applicable to government delivered mass housing schemes in India. While pursuing PhD, she was a Fulbright Nehru doctoral research fellow for nine months working with CHAOS lab led by Prof. Forrest Meggers at the Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment at Princeton University. At CHAOS lab, she worked with alternative low-exergy air conditioning scenarios applicable in mass housing in India against the pre-existing unitized ACs. The study also explored the benefits of district cooling and the institutional mechanisms towards implementing such centralized cooling systems in high density mass housing stock for developing nations.