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Ph.D. Students

Scholar

Thesis/Title

Year

Current Position

P. Karthikeyan

Modeling and Experimental Investigation of Effective Thermal Conductivity of Heterogeneous and Homogenous Two-phase Materials

2008

Associate Professor, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

N. Sendhil Kumar

Investigation of Cavity Receivers for Fuzzy focal Solar Parabolic Dish Concentrator

2008

Assistant Professor, NIT Puduchery

M.V.J.J. Suresh

4-E Analysis of Advanced Coal-Based Power Generation Technologies (Co-guide: Prof. A. K. Kolar)

2012

Application Specialist at AREVA Solar India Pvt Ltd, Mumbai

D. Ruben  Sudhakar

Devolatilization and Combustion of a Wood Particle in a Fluidized Bed Combustor     (Co-guide: Prof. A. K. Kolar).

2012

Assistant Professor, NIT Surathkal, Karnataka.

K. Ravi Kumar

Design, Development and Investigation of Energy Efficient Receivers for Line - Focus Concentrating Solar Power Systems

2013

Associate Scientist, ABBGISL, Bangalore

G. Veershetty

Design and Investigation of Solar Parabolic Dish Collector System for Utility-scale Power Generation

2014

Assistant Professor, NIT Surathkal, Karnataka

S. Jayachandran

Investigation of Effective Thermal Conductivity of Heterogeneous Two Phase Materials

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

T. Sri Hari Vikram

Development of Solar Parabolic Dish System for High Temperature Thermal Power Generation

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

V. Jawahar

Energy Storages for Concentrating Solar Power Technologies

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

S.  Lokeswaran

Development of Energy Efficient Receiver for Solar Dish CPV Power Systems

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

B. Nitin Kumar

Thermal Analysis of Porous Liner Receiver for Direct steam Generation in Solar Parabolic Trough Collector

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

H. Sharon

Investigations on Solar Desalination Systems in co-generation systems

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

Somasundharam. S

Thermo-physical property estimation of open-cell porous foams using Inverse heat transfer technique

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

Shanmuga Priya Balaji

Design and Analysis of Secondary Concentration for Secondary Linear Fresnel Reflector System

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

Mahalakshmi Krishnan

Analysis and Performance Evaluation in Fresnel Lens Solar Concentrating Photovoltaic System

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

Premjit Singh.N

Design development and performance investigation of solar CPV dish collector for optimum thermal management

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

Abdul Shukoor

Solar Process Heat and Cooling Cogeneration System

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

Rohit Goyal

Direct Steam Generation in parabolic trough collectors

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

Foreign Exchange students:

Name

Programme/Year

Duration of Visit

University/Country

Research Area

Katie Shanks

Ph.D./2016

Nov. 2015 –March. 2016

University of Exeter,
U.K

Concentrated Photovoltaics
(Newton Bhabha Fellowship)
(Guide: Prof. T. K. Mallick)

Yasunori Sato

Under Graduate/2016

Sep – Nov. 2015

Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan

Heat pipe for Passive Cooling of Single Cell CPV

Taqiy Eddine
Boukelia

Ph.D./2014

May - Aug. 2014

University of Constantine, Algeria

Solar Thermal Power Generation
(C.V.Raman Fellowship)
(Guide: Prof. M. S. Mecibah)

Leonardo Micheli

Ph.D./2014

Dec. 2013 - Apr. 2014

University of Exeter, U.K

Concentrating Photovoltaic System
(Guide: Prof. T. K. Mallick)

Imhamed M.Saleh Ali

Ph.D./2013

Jan. – Feb. 2013

Heriot Watt University, U.K

3-D Elliptical Hyperboloid Static Solar Concentrator
(Guide: Prof. T. K. Mallick)

Nabin Sarmah

Ph.D.

Sep. 2009 & Jan.-Feb. 2012

Heriot Watt University, U.K

Solar Concentrators
(Guide: Prof. T. K. Mallick)

Francois Henry

Masters/2010

Jan.- May 2010

Germany

Solar Hydrogen Production

Sarah Postels

Under Graduate/
2012

Jan. – May 2012

Germany

1kWe Solar Photovoltaic Facility

Easwaran Krishnamoorthy

Under Graduate/
2012

Jan. – Feb. 2012

RMIT, Australia

Solar Thermal Storage Systems

Allan May

Under Graduate/
2010

July - Aug 2010

Heriot Watt University, U.K

Solar Desalination

M.S. Students:

Scholar

Thesis/Title

Year

Current Position

C. S. Ajay

Thermal Performance Analysis and Numerical Investigation of Solar Parabolic Trough Collector Systems for Direct Steam Generation

2014

Post Graduate Engineering Trainee, Lennox India Technology Centre

Oindrila Manna

Slippery Lubricant Infiltrated Surfaces: Effect of roughness and Surfactants (Co-guide: Prof. S. K. Das)

2015

Ph.D. , IISc Bangalore

Nikhilesh Kamnapure

Design and Development of Linear Solar CPV System

On-going

PGET at Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India, Bangalore

Ajas Abdullah

Thermal Analysis of  Two Phase Flow in Receivers  for Direct Steam Generation

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

Arjun S.V

Design and development of thermal management system for CPV under co-generation mode

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

Ananth Sorna Raj. C

Thermal Performance Analysis of Parabolic Trough Collector

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

G. S. Chaitanya Prasad

Design of solar linear Fresnel reflector power system

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

Hitesh Singla

Thermic fluid based parabolic trough collector

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

Prakash Saxena

Renewable Energy based Power Plant Cycle Analysis

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

Shreekant Srivastava

Nano Fluid based CPV

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

Sundarraj. N

Heat Transfer &Optimization Studies in LFR

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

Aravindhan S

Integration of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

S.N.V.S. Sairam

Thermal Analysis of LFR Systems

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

P.G. students (M.Tech. and Dual Degree):

Student

Title

Degree

Year

Chandrakant Daiphale

Kalina Cycle based Power Plant Cycle Analysis

M.Tech.

2016

M. Jegan

Computational and Experimental Methods on Heat Transfer and its effects on Operator in Tractor

M.Tech.

2016

Kaustubh Khamkar

Oil based PTC system

M.Tech.

2016

Venkatasai Kumar K

Design of Solar PTC systems for Industrial Process Heat Applications using ANN

DD

2015

Manoj G

Thermal Modeling of Integrated Trumpet – Hemispherical Cavity Receiver for Solar Paraboloidal System

DD

2015

Piyush Gupta

Numerical Modeling and Simulation of Solar Driven Adsorption Cooling Systems

DD

2014

Shravani.Y

Modeling and Analysis of Solar Thermo- Chemical Reactor for the Production of Hydrogen from Water

DD

2014

Hema Venkatesh

Design and Analysis of Dual Axis Tracking System for Solar PhotoVoltaic Modules (Co-guide : Prof.A.Seshadri Sekar)

DD

2014

 Pulkit Agarwal

Design and Analysis of Cooling System for Solar Concentrating Photovoltaic Module

DD

2013

Patil Sumit Prakash

Development of Combinatorial Model for Estimation of Effective Thermal Conductivity of Two Phase Materials

DD

2013

Premkumar. D

Heat Transfer Modeling, Analysis and Optimisation of Solar Thermo-Chemical Reactor for Hydrogen Production from Water

M.Tech

2013

Sivakumar. S

Design and Numerical Modeling of Thermocline Energy Storage for Solar Power Plants

M.Tech

2013

P.Abhishek

Design of a Support Structure and Mechanism for Automated Tracking of Solar PV Power Plant      (Co-guide: Prof.A.S. Sekar)

DD

2012

Nisha Netam

Investigation of Natural Convection on Estimation of Effective Thermal Conductivity of Two-Phase Material

M.Tech

2012

Abhishek M Gore

Heliostat Field Analysis of Solar Central Tower Power Plant

DD

2012 

Vikram Singh

Investigation of the effect Pressurre dependent parameter on effective thermal conductivity of two phase materials

M.Tech

2011

Jitagna Mehta

Design and Optimization of Elliptical Hyperboloid Concentrator with Helical Receiver for Solar Desalination

DD

2011

Prafful Mangal

Design and Analysis of Solar Trough Collector Field for Direct Steam Generation

DD

2011

P. Poorna Chander Reddy

Design and Performance Analysis of Solar Dish Based Air Conditioned System

DD

2010

P. Vishwanath Kumar

Performance Analysis of a Multi-Stage Evacuated Solar Desalination System

M.Tech

2010

Shinu M Varghese

Design and Analysis of Solar Reactor for Thermochemical Production of Hydrogen

DD

2009

R. Krishna Chandran

Numerical Analysis of Thermal Striping with multi jets

M.Tech

2008

G.V. Satyanarayana

Numerical Study of Solar Line Focus Receiver with Porous Inserts

M.Tech

2007

Gokul Patil

Thermal Analysis of Energy Efficient Receiver for Solar Parabolic Trough Collector System

M.Tech

2006

V. Sankaraiah

 Performance Evaluation of Non-contact Type Solar PV-Thermal Collectors

M.Tech

2006

Vikrant Deshmukh,

Thermal Modeling and Analysis of Water and Phase Change Material Solar Integrated Collector Storage System

M.Tech

2005

A. Sridhar

Transient Analysis of Modified Cuboid Solar Integrated-Collector(ICS) System

M.Tech

2005

Tribidesh Das

Modelling and Performance Evaluation of Large Solar Water Heating Systems

M.Tech

2003

(NITW)

R. Sivakumar

Experimental Studies on a Steam Turbine Blade Cascade.

M.Tech

2003

(NITW)

Nellepalli Deena Dayal

Experimental Evaluation of Hydraulic Losses in Hydro Generator Stator

M.Tech

2002

(NITW)

P. Narasimha

Heat Transfer Analysis in Compression Ignition Engine

M.Tech

2002

(NITW)

Y. Kalyan Chakravarthy

Solar refrigeration and airconditioning

M.Tech

2001

(NITW)

R. Mahidhar Raju

Some Flow Studies on Centrifugal Fan with Splitter Blades

M.Tech

2001

(NITW)

K. Balakrishna

Pulverisation Studies of Indian Coals using Fluid Energy Mill

M.Tech

2000

(NITW)

B.Tech. students:

Student

Title

Year

Saketh Reddy

Analysis of Characteristics of Water Flow and Heat Transfer through the Pipes of Modified Cavity Receiver in a Parabolic Dish Collector system

2014

Chaya Maheswari

Investigation of Two Stage Optical Concentrator for Solar Concentrating Photovoltaic System

2013

Sarin Eapen Chandy

Optimization of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems for Load Dispatch in Smart Grid

2013

Myneni Manoj

Modelling of Solar Dish Collector System for Thermo-Chemical Production of Hydrogen

2012

Bimal Vishnu

Investigation of Elliptic Hyperboloid Solar Concentrator for Low Temperature Applications

2012

Mithun Kumar

Design and Optimisation of Solar Powered Vapour Absorption Air Conditioning System

2011

G. Prasanth

Modelling of 2 Axis Hydraulic Solar Tracking System

2011

K. Rahul

Performance Analysis of Thermal Storage Systems

2011

Shah Soham Grimantbhai

Performance Analysis of Photovoltaic Power System

2011

Anurag Mapati

Design, Development and Performance Analysis of Solar Concntrating Photovoltaic Power System with Passive Cooling

2010

Vasu Naik Ramavathi

Thermodynamic Performance Analysis of Solar Hybrid Power Plants

2010

Prasanth Chanchal

Flux Distribution and performance Investigation of Solar Concentrating Collectors

2009

Dileepkumar Patchigolla

Design and Analysis of Guarded Hot Plate Apparatus for Measurement of Thermal Conductivity of liquids

2009

Lakshminarayana

Performance Investigation of Line Focus Solar Concentrating Photovoltaic System with Active Cooling

2009 

K. S. Renjith

Performance Analysis of a Novel Solar Desalination System

2008

N. Vikram

Thermal Performance Study of a Cylindrical Parabolic Trough Solar Collector

2008

Deepti Reddy

Environmental and Economic Analysis of Energy Systems

2007

V. Praveen Reddy

Heat Transfer Analysis of Solar Integrated Collector Storage Water Heating System

2006

Prasant Kumar Samantray

Analysis of Thermal Conductivity of Packed Beds

2005

P. Srivatsan

Design of a Wheel Chair to Assist Climbing Stairs

2004
(NITW)

S. Karthik

Design of a Wheel Chair to Assist Climbing Stairs

Pritom Kumar Gogoi

Design of a Wheel Chair to Assist Climbing Stairs

Ch. Sunil Reddy

Performance Evaluation of R-134a Refrigerant and its Validation with R-12

2003
(NITW)

S. Shyam Prasad Reddy

Performance Evaluation of R-134a Refrigerant and its Validation with R-12

Sharmila

Performance Evaluation of R-134a Refrigerant and its Validation with R-12

Manish Ranjan

Design Development and Performance Evaluation of Cavity Receiver for Fuzzy-Focal Dish Concentrator

2003
 (NITW)

Dubey Nitin

Design Development and Performance Evaluation of Cavity Receiver for Fuzzy-Focal Dish Concentrator

Umanath

Design Development and Performance Evaluation of Cavity Receiver for Fuzzy-Focal Dish Concentrator

Jigme Nidup

Design Development and Performance Evaluation of Cavity Receiver for Fuzzy-Focal Dish Concentrator

Arun P.Jose

Design Development and Performance Evaluation of Cavity Receiver for Fuzzy-Focal Dish Concentrator

N. Naveen Babu

Design and Modeling of Optical Fiber Based Solar Power Generation System

2002
(NITW)

A. Satyapawan

Design and Modeling of Optical Fiber Based Solar Power Generation System

R. Sandhya Rani

Design and Modeling of Optical Fiber Based Solar Power Generation System

D. Naresh Varma

Modelling and Simulation of Decentralised Power Generation using Dish and Stirling System

2002
(NITW)

A. S. R. Kishore

Modelling and Simulation of Decentralised Power Generation using Dish and Stirling System

T.Ravi

Modelling and Simulation of Decentralised Power Generation using Dish and Stirling System

M. V. Subba Reddy

Design Development and Analysis of Solar TIM-ICSSystem

2002
(NITW)

N. Vijaya Sekhar

Design Development and Analysis of Solar TIM-ICSSystem

A. Sailaja

Design Development and Analysis of Solar TIM-ICSSystem

K. Pochi Babu

Solar Resource Assessment by using Artificial Neural Networks

2001
(NITW)

Ch. Suryanarayana

Solar Resource Assessment by using Artificial Neural Networks

A. Laxman Rao

Solar Resource Assessment by using Artificial Neural Networks

G. Venu Gopal

Design and Modeling of Solar Chimney Power Generation System

2001 
(NITW)

K. Krishna

Design and Modeling of Solar Chimney Power Generation System

Kiran, Rakesh Rajan

Design and Modeling of Solar Chimney Power Generation System

K. Sumanth Kumar

Heat Transfer Analysis in C. I. Engine

2001
(NITW)

N. Venkateswara Rao

Heat Transfer Analysis in C. I. Engine

A. Parameshwar

Heat Transfer Analysis in C. I. Engine

Ch. Prasanna Kumar

Modelling and Performance Evaluation of Fuel Cells

2001
(NITW)

Manish Jindal

Modelling and Performance Evaluation of Fuel Cells

Tenzin

Modelling and Performance Evaluation of Fuel Cells

Dipankar Hazarika

Modelling of Solar Thermal Power Plant Using Artificial Neural Networks

2000
(NITW)

Hari Prasad Neopane

Modelling of Solar Thermal Power Plant Using Artificial Neural Networks

Sagar Sikder

Modelling of Solar Thermal Power Plant Using Artificial Neural Networks