Dr. Bharat Lohani
Professor at IIT Kanpur, Non-Executive Director at Geokno India
Dr. Bharat Lohani earned his PhD from the University of Reading, UK in 1999. Presently he is Professor at IIT Kanpur, one of Globally Acclaimed Education & Research Institution in the field of Science, Engineering, Management & Humanities.
Dr. Lohani teaches and advocates Geospatial Information Science with a focus on LiDAR, Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies and is actively involved in its research, development and implementation in various industries.
Dr. Lohani has spearheaded the development and implementation of LiDAR technology in India through persistent efforts with government and private sector. To promote the use of LiDAR technology in India he founded Geokno India Pvt. Ltd. at IIT Kanpur, which is now leader in this domain with large number of successful projects behind it.
Dr. Lohani has published over 100 research papers and articles in journals of repute and delivered over 60 invited talks. He is recipient of several awards and recognitions including ‘ISRS Geospatial Excellence Award’, ‘Fellow of Indian Society of Remote Sensing’, and ‘Fellow Institution of Surveyors’. Also, he would like to weave 'the beads of words' on 'the threads of thoughts' to result in poems.
Specialties: Expertise in LiDAR technology in particular and Geospatial in general; Innovative Researcher with an eye on technology trends; Geospatial Consultant; Understanding of Indian Geospatial market and people; Great Motivator, Team Builder; Visionary Leader; Passionate Teacher and a Cool Listener.