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Hasna J. Khan

Prokaushali Sangsad Limited (PSL) in Bangladesh
(757) 753-4980

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Dr. Hasna Khan, a Director of Prokaushali Sangsad Limited (PSL) in Bangladesh, has more than 25 years of professional engineering and teaching experience in the energy sector. Following a teaching career in University of Maryland, and research at Brookhaven National Laboratory, she has contributed to many pioneering works for the renewable energy sector of Bangladesh since 1996.

In addition to contributing in several international programs, her notable works include design and development of the Bangladesh national Solar Home System (SHS) micro-finance program for the World Bank with market assessment and feasibility study, and micro-enterprise development for women in renewable energy technology applications. Her recent work on solar mini grid implementation has created a background for electrification of rural markets in off-grid remote areas in Bangladesh.

As a member of the renewable energy G8 task force she has analyzed international energy scenario with the leading authorities, and contributed in several development programs. She provided Expert services in program formulation for developing national capacity toward low emission green development for UNDP. Among others, Ms. Khan was the team leader for identification of eco-efficiency measures for the readymade garments factories in Bangladesh, and carried out pioneering work on gender and energy for the developing countries. She is also involved in developing educational programs for creating technically qualified workforce in the renewable energy sector.

Dr. Khan has 26 Technical Publications in Scientific Journals and Proceedings. She received her MS and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from University of Washington, and B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from BUET in Dhaka, Bangladesh.