Faculty & Staff

Dr. D. Yogi Goswami

Dr. Yogi Goswami

Distinguished Univeristy Professor of chemical, biological, and materials engineering

Phone: 813-974-0956 | Office: ENB 260

Email: goswami@usf.edu

Research Webpage

Research cluster: Energy and Sustainability

 Education & Training

PhD: Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

MS: Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

BS:  Mechanical Engineering, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

Honors & Awards

ASME Safety Codes and Standards Medal, May 2021

  • Engineer of The Year Award, American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI), December 2020
  • COVID-19 Innovation Award, BioFlorida,  October 2020
  • Member, Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida, 2020
  • Honorary Member, ASME International, 2019
  • Lifetime Achievement Award,  USF College of Engineering, April 2019
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Delhi Technological University Alumni Association, March 2019
  • Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal for environmental conservation 
  • Global Visionary Award, University of South Florida, 2017
  • Karl Böer Award for Solar Energy (2016) 
  • Florida Inventors Hall of Fame (2016)
  • Fellow, International Solar Energy Society (ISES), 2015.
  • Distinguished Professor, Institute for Advanced Discovery and Innovation, USF (2014-2019) 
  • Fellow, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), 2013. 
  • Charter Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (NAI), 2012. 
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2011.
  • Special Service Award, International Solar Energy Society (ISES), 2011. 
  • Outstanding Research Achievement Award, University of South Florida, 2008 and 2011. 
  • Member, Pan American Academy of Engineering (PAAE), 2009 
  • Solar Hall of Fame, 1993 

Research Overview: USF Clean Energy Research Center

The Clean Energy Research Center pursues scientific research, technical and  infrastructure development, and information transfer in new and environmentally clean energy systems, including solar energy and energy conversion. Major research areas include the following:

  • Concentrating solar power
  • Photocatalytic detoxification/disinfection technologies
  • Indoor air quality
  • Smart materials (Thermochromics and Electrochromics)
  • Building energy modeling (BEM)
  • Design of solar plants on reclaimed land
  • Energy storage (phase change materials, thermal storage, batteries, supercapacitors)
  • New efficient thermodynamic cycles
  • Photovoltaics
  • Solar water desalination and distillation

Dr. Yogi Goswami and Solar Panels

Dr. D. Yogi Goswami is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Clean Energy Research Center at the University of South Florida. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Solar Compass, journal of the International Solar Alliance. Within the field of energy he has published 23 books, more than 400 papers, and holds 35 patents. 

Professor Goswami has made transformative contributions to the field of Solar Energy, including Thermodynamic Power Cycles, and Solar photocatalytic Detoxification and Disinfection of Air and Water. He developed a new combined Power and Cooling Cycle, now known as the Goswami Cycle, which has resulted in global research in a new class of Combined Cycles with multiple outputs. He pioneered the development of photo-electrochemical oxidation (PECO) technology for disinfection of air, which is now available commercially. He has now developed the next generation Photonic technology to disinfect and detoxify the indoor air. Products based on this invention are helping allergy and asthma sufferers. 

Dr. Goswami’s textbook, Principles of Solar Engineering based on his classroom teaching, is now in its 4th edition and is being used worldwide. 

Prof. Goswami has served as the President of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), and a Governor and Senior Vice President of ASME-International among many professional leadership positions. As a leader in professional societies, he developed a number of energy policy options and impacted energy policies in many countries by direct interaction with their leaders. 

Dr. Goswami is a recipient of the highest awards of many professional societies related to solar energy including the Farrington Daniels Award and Karl Boer Medal for Solar Energy from International Solar Energy Society, and the Charles Greely Abbott award from American Solar Energy Society, the Frank Kreith Energy award and John Yellott Solar Energy award from ASME, and the Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal from the American Association of Engineering Societies. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, ASHRAE, AAAS, ASME, ASES, ISES and a member of the Pan American Academy of Engineers and has been inducted in the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.