R.P. Dahiya received his doctoral degree from Kurukshetra University. His areas of interest include Industrial Application of Plasma, MHD Power Generation, Vacuum Technology, Instrumentation & Control, Solid State Physics, Air Pollution Control etc. He has published over 100 research papers in national and international journals and has one book to his credit. His contributions include setting up of two very well-equipped Plasma laboratories dedicated to high density thermal plasma, volume generation of negative ions, plasma nitriding and plasma processing of surfaces. Control of fly ash dust and acid rain causing oxides of nitrogen and sulphur (emanating together with the thermal power plants flue gas and industrial exhaust gases), utilizing electrostatic precipitator and pulsed corona discharge, is another area in which he has made significant contribution. Professor Dahiya had also developed an Integrated Energy Technology Centre at a rural site making use of the local renewable energy resources; the energy systems being community size Biogas plant, Biomass gasifier, improved cook stove, Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic devices.