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I'M
pranav prathipati.

  • MEM STUDENT AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
  • EX-ASSISTANT MANAGER AT JSW STEEL
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Driven by a commitment to sustainability and a real fascination with the world's workings, my path has led me to the intersection of engineering and strategic management. As a student in Northwestern University's Master of Engineering Management program, I engage deeply with subjects such as Product Management, Project Management, NUvention Energy, and Sustainable Supply Chain Management. These areas are crucial for integrating technical expertise with strategic insight to tackle today's environmental challenges head-on.

My professional journey started with a significant role at JSW Steel, where I was an Assistant Manager overseeing large-scale projects. This role exposed me to the stark environmental realities of industrial practices, particularly the carbon emissions prevalent in steel manufacturing. This exposure ignited my resolve to pursue sustainability, driving me into research aimed at reducing these emissions.

Following this, my journey took a different turn with SafeDrop, a project I led that focused on redefining urban food delivery through the development of digitized lockers. This project, now completed, reflected my interest in addressing urban challenges through technology.

Currently, I am involved in E-Mobility, a new urban-centric EV charging service. As part of this vibrant team, we are actively pitching our solution in business pitch competitions, aiming to change how cities accommodate electric vehicles.

My academic projects have mirrored my professional pursuits, from analyzing supply chain sustainability to devising go-to-market strategies for new pharmaceuticals. These experiences have not only broadened my technical skills but have also enriched my understanding of sustainable practices.

Beyond my professional and academic life, I find peace and expression in creativity. Photography and videography allow me to capture the essence of our planet, showcasing it's beauty.

As I seek internship opportunities in engineering management, my goal is clear: to leverage my background to contribute to meaningful projects that drive innovation and sustainability.

Join me in exploring a world driven by curiosity, creativity, and a shared goal of a sustainable future.

EXPERIENCEO

01 Experience

Aug 2021 - June 2023

JSW STEEL

Jan 2021 - May 2021

Assistant Manager- Projects

As Assistant Manager-Projects at JSW Steel in Karnataka, India, I oversaw the complete lifecycle of the Coke Ovens Project (3 MTPA), ensuring its alignment with a $450 million budget and timely completion. I enhanced data management and visualization, notably improving KPI efficiency and saving operational time, and played a key role in strategic decision-making by proposing carbon emission reduction strategies to executives, targeting a 45% reduction by 2030. My initiatives in automating gas supply systems and implementing safety procedures significantly reduced accident risks, while my leadership in Root Cause Analysis with a team of experts resolved critical commissioning issues, ensuring plant efficiency and quality. Furthermore, I streamlined production processes using Lean Six Sigma and the DMAIC framework, achieving notable improvements in completion rates and reducing lead times.

AQUAFLOW SYSTEMS

Chemical Engineering Intern

Planned, designed, and set up a 200-liter leachate treatment pilot plant at the Hyderabad Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Plant to test the biological treatment method for leachate. After analyzing the results, adjusted the flow rate and other parameters to achieve a significant reduction of almost 45% in the leachate's COD, BOD, and other dissolved solids. 

April 2018 - April 2019

MANIPAL THE TALK NETWORK

Sep 2017 - Dec 2020

Sub Head of Videography
Successfully planned, scripted, shot, and edited videos that garnered over 300,000 views across various social media platforms. Additionally, produced sponsored videos that led to a notable increase in the organization's revenue by 250% in both 2018 and 2019.

MANIPAL THE TALK NETWORK

Photographer/Videographer

 Played a key role in revitalizing the videography department of the organization, and produced several viral videos that generated significant buzz within the community. These videos helped put us on the map and cemented our reputation as a leading creative force. 

education

  • NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

 2023 - 2024

Master of Engineering Management

Product Management

  • MANIPAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

 2017 - 2021

Bachelor of Technology

Chemical Engineering

02 PORTFOLIO

portfolio
Professional

03 PROjects

co-founder

E-Mobility, Evanston, Illinois

As Co-Founder and Head of Strategy at E-Mobility in Evanston, IL, since September 2023, I've been instrumental in developing an on-demand EV charging service focused on urban sustainability and convenience. This initiative, leveraging second-life Li-ion batteries, was informed by over 50 stakeholder interviews, directly addressing urban EV challenges. My role encompassed conducting comprehensive assessments for product viability, including market research, customer pain point analysis, competitor insights, unit economics, energy arbitrage, and ecosystem mapping.

Product manager

SafeDrop, Evanston, Illinois

I led SafeDrop's initiative to revolutionize urban food delivery by developing a secure digitized locker system, significantly reducing delivery-related refunds by addressing key customer needs and streamlining the delivery process. Our system provides a reliable, contactless solution for urban residents and delivery services, ensuring orders remain secure, fresh, and intact, overcoming the challenges of traditional delivery methods.

project management consultant

Horizon Therapeutics, Evanston, IL

As a Project Management Consultant for Horizon Therapeutics, I spearheaded a detailed analysis of the risk-adjusted Net Present Value (NPV) for a drug in their pipeline. This involved integrating project plans, conducting risk assessments, performing cost analyses, and scheduling activities pre-product launch. I also led a cross-functional team to evaluate post-launch revenue potentials, assess market adoption risks, analyze the competitive landscape, and strategize market entry for the drug.

Literature Review.

I conducted a comprehensive literature review focusing on the current state and potential of renewable energy in India. This review encompassed an examination of the benefits derived from the government's initiatives and programs designed to promote renewable energy adoption. Additionally, I delved into the consequential effects of renewable energy sources on conventional energy resources and explored emerging technologies within the renewable energy sector.

Volunteer

5th Elite Men’s National Boxing Championship, Bellary India

I oversaw multiple operational aspects for two out of the 32 teams, which included managing accommodation, food, transportation, and schedules. Additionally, I assumed a leadership role in coordinating championship-level operations, which involved organizing bus schedules, providing guidance to athletes, and administering accreditation cards.

CONTACT

Skills

Softwares

MS PROJECT
MICROSOFT OFFICE
SAP
PYTHON
ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE
AUTOCAD
++C
MINITAB
SQL
R LANGUAGE

LANGUAGES

ENGLISH
TELUGU
HINDI
KANNADA
JAPANESE

CERTIFICATIONS

CONTACT

If you have any questions, comments, or just want to say hello, feel free to get in touch with me! You can reach me via the contact form or connect with me on your preferred social media platform to stay up to date with my latest projects and adventures. I'm always open to new opportunities, so if you're interested in collaborating or have a project in mind, don't hesitate to reach out. I look forward to hearing from you!

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