Prof. Avinash Kumar Agarwal

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Invited Lectured and seminars

1994: Institution of Engineers (India), Rajasthan State Chapter, Jaipur.
1998: University of Roorkee, India
1999: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
1999: University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
2000: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
2000: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
2002: Wolfson school of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Loughborough, UK
2002: Institution of Engineers (India), Kanpur Local Chapter, Kanpur
2003: Center for High Technology, Ministry of Petroleum, Government of India
2003: Indian Oil Corporation (R&D Center), Faridabad
2004: Diesel Locomotive Workshop, Varanasi.
2004: Photonics institute, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
2004: Chemical Engineering Department, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
2005: Argonne National laboratory, Chicago, USA
2005: College of Military Engineering, Vadodara
2006: Research Designs and Standards Organization, Lucknow
2006: University of Michigan, Dearborn, USA
2006: Institution of Engineering (India), Kanpur Local Chapter on ‘World Environment Day’.
2007: Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal
2007: University Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, UICT- Alkyl Amine Foundation Day Young Scientist Award Lecture, 4th    August 2007.
2009: Indian Institute of Science, Banglore
2010: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
2010: Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok
2012: Hanyang University, Seoul
2013: Technical University of Vienna, Austria
2013: Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
2013: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
2014: Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
2014: University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
2015: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
2015: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea
2015: MACFAST, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
2016: MNIT, Jaipur
2016: Amity University, Gwalior
2017: Amity University, Gwalior

 

Keynote Speeches in International Conferences

1)      Indian Energy Scenario and Role of Engineers in Energy Sector, Keynote Speech on Engineer’s Day 15th September 2017, at Institution of Engineers, Udaipur Local Chapter, Udaipur, Rajasthan.

2)      Technology Roadmap for DME/ Methanol Fuelled Vehicles in Indian MegaCities, Keynote Speech at the Eleventh National Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (NatFOE11) on 30 June & 1 July, 2017, organized by IIT Bombay.

3)      Global Transportation Systems and Fuels : Past, Present and Future, Keynote Speech on 16th January 2017, at Amity University, Gwalior.

4)      DME/ Methanol Roadmap for Indian Automotive Sector, Keynote Speech 30th September 2016 in 2nd  Conference on Powertrain Technology, 29th – 30th September, 2016, ICAT, Manesar.

5)      Engine Technology Roadmap for DME Fuelled Vehicles in Indian Mega-Cities, Keynote Speech in International Seminar on “Methanol Economy”, 6-7 September 2016, Sam Maneksha Center, New Delhi, organized by NITI Aayog.

6)      Biofuels Production and Utilization Research in IITK: Path forward, Keynote Speech at IITs-Finnish Universities Joint Workshop on Bioenergy at IIT Delhi from May 23-24th, 2016.

7)      Optical Diagnostics: Possibilities for Next Generation IC Engine Powertrain Development and Emission, Keynote Speech on 24th September 2015 in 1st Conference on Powertrain Technology, 23-24th September, 2015, ICAT, Manesar.

8)      Future Fuels for Transportation Sector, Keynote Speech on 8th August 2015 at Institution of Engineers, Rajasthan State Chapter, Jaipur.

9)      Status and Way Forward for Hybrid Technologies in Indian Automotive Sector, Keynote Speech on 7th August 2015 at Mechanical Engineering Symposium at MNIT Jaipur.

10)  Status and Way Forward for Hybrid Technologies in Indian Automotive Sector, Keynote Speech on 6th June 2015 at Ninth National Frontiers in Engineering Symposium (9th NatFOE-2015) held at IIT Jodhpur from 5-7 June 2015.

11)  Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry for Flow Analysis in a Single Cylinder Optical Engine, Invited Seminar on March 1st, 2015 at Clean combustion Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.         

12)  Technical Feasibility and Challenges in Sustainable Fuels in Indian Context, Keynote Speech in International Conference on Sustainable Fuels for IC engines in Emerging Nations, organized by TERI & Tata Motors from 2-3 February, 2015 at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi.

13)  Sustainable Energy and Transportation Technologies for 21st Century, Plenary Speech on the Occasion of National Education Day on 11th November 2014, at University Institute of Engineering and Technology, CSJM University Kanpur.

14)  Engine Studies with Jatropha (SVO and Biodiesel) @ ERL, IIT Kanpur, Keynote Speech on October 13th 2014 at “Jatropha Updates 2014” symposium, Organized by TERI  and Kasetsart University, Bangkok in New Delhi.

15)  Future Fuels for Transportation Sector, Keynote Speech on 27th July 2014 at Institution of Engineers, Kanpur Local Chapter, Kanpur.

16)  Role of Engine Technologies and Alternative Fuels in Energy and Environmental Preservation, Keynote Speech on the Occasion of Energy Conservation Day, December 14th, 2013 at Institution of Engineers, Roorkee Local Centre, Roorkee.

17)  Future Sustainable Transport Fuels, Plenary Speech in Student Festival Mecharnival-13, on 9th March 2013 at HBTI Kanpur.

18)  Role of Engine Technologies and Alternative Fuels in Environmental Preservation, Plenary Talk on National Conference on Advancement in Automobile Engineering, on 16th  February 2013 at Kautilya Engineering College, Jaipur.     

19)  Some Innovations in Engine Research Using Lasers, Keynote Speech at Indian Physics Association’s theme meeting entitled "Synergy in Physics and Industry”, from January 21-22nd, 2013 at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai.

20)  Some Innovations in Engine Research, Keynote Speech at Seventh National Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (7NatFOE) from 12-14th October 2012, organized at IIT Guwahati.

21)  Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Engine: Developmental Challenges and Way Ahead, Keynote Speech in 8th G-COE Symposium on “Eco-friendly Materials and Processes for Low-Carbon & Sustainable Society” at NEERI, Nagpur from December 15-16, 2011.  

22)  Laser Ignition: Challenges and Opportunities, Keynote Speech on 20th September 2011 in 2nd  International Clean Vehicle Conference, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Geelong Campus, Australia.

23)  Engine Research at ERL IITK: Some Studies on Biodiesel, and Particulates, Invited Seminar at Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA on April 20th, 2011.

24)  Biodiesel: Engine Performance: A Critical Analysis as a Future Fuel, Invited Seminar in Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur on 22nd February 2011. 

25)  Biofuels Research: Challenges and Opportunities, Keynote Speech in 5th International Conference on Innovations in Food and Bio-Process Technology, December 2010, AIT, Bangkok, Thailand.

26)  Contribution of Engine Research Laboratory to Internal Combustion Engine Science and Technology: Journey from 2001-10, Keynote Speech at International Workshop on the Advances in Automotive Technology, from 10-11th November 2010 in Bengal Engineering and Science University Shibpur, Kolkata.

27)  Role of Engine Technologies and Alternative Fuels in Environmental Preservation, Keynote Speech on 4th April 2010 at National Conference on “Advances in Management of Energy Efficiency and Clean Environment (AMEECE)” , April 3-4, 2010 , Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur.

28)  Biofuels and HCCI Research at Engine Research Laboratory (ERL), IIT Kanpur: 2001-2008, Keynote Speech at 20th November 2008 at Mobility Engineering Conference Bangalore-2008 (MECB-2008), organized by IISc, Bangalore.

29)  Future of Energy, Keynote Speech in REACH Symposium, IIT Kanpur, held at Hotel Taj Chandela, Khajuraho from 16-17th March 2008.

30)  Research Activities @ Engine Research Laboratory, IIT Kanpur, Invited Speech at the Second Indo-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 27th February - 01st  March, 2008 at Beckman Center, Irvine, US.

31)  UICT- Alkyl Amine Foundation Day Young Scientist Award Lecture, 4th August 2007, University Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.

32)  Energy Scenario for Transportation of Future: Advances in IC Engines and Alternate Fuels, Invited Seminar at Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Dearborn, USA on 4th April 2006.

33)  Recent Advances in Internal Combustion Engine Technology, Invited Seminar on 9th May 2005 at EME School, Vadodara.

34)  Engine Diagnostics, Invited Seminar at Department of Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Vienna, 22nd June 2004.

35)  Application of Various Optical Techniques for Engines,  Invited Seminar at Photonics institute, Technical University of Vienna, 17th June 2004.

36)  Biodiesel Development, Characterization and Utilization in a DI Compression

37)  Ignition Engine and Investigation of Effect of Fuel Chemistry on Oil Tribology, Invited Seminar on 10th June 2002 at Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Loughborough, UK.

 

Short Term Courses

(1) A one-week short course sponsored by Quality Improvement Program for engineering college teachers and industry entitled "Alternative fuels, emissions and latest advances in Diesel engines" from 23-28th December 2002. (Coordinator: Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal).

(2)  A one-week short course sponsored by Quality Improvement Program for engineering college teachers and industry entitled "Renewable Energies and Alternative Fuels” 1st to 5th December 2003. (Coordinator: Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal).

(3) A one-week short course sponsored by Chattisgarh Government for engineering college teachers entitled "Alternative Fuels and advances in Engines" at Government Engineering College, Raipur from 16-20th October 2004. (Coordinator: Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal).

(4)  A one-week short course sponsored by Quality Improvement Program for engineering college teachers and industry entitled " Alternative Fuels and Emission Control" from 24th-28th November 2004. (Coordinator: Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal).

(5) A one-week short course sponsored by Quality Improvement Program for engineering college teachers and industry entitled “Advances in Materials & Fuel Technologies for Automotive Applications” from 8th-12th June 2006. (Coordinator: Dr Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Dr. Ashish Garg)

(6) A one-week short course sponsored by Research Designs and Standards Organization, Indian Railway for engineers from Engine Development Directorate “Fundamentals of Internal Combustion Engines” from 23rd – 27th March 2007. (Coordinator: Dr Avinash Kumar Agarwal)

(7) A one-week short course sponsored by Research Designs and Standards Organization, Indian Railway for engineers from Engine Development Directorate “Advanced Internal Combustion Engine Technology” from 13th – 17th September 2007. (Coordinator: Dr Avinash Kumar Agarwal)

(8) A one-week short course sponsored by Quality Improvement Program for engineering college teachers and industry entitled “Diesel Engine Management” from 18th-22nd March 2009. (Coordinator: Dr Avinash Kumar Agarwal)

(9) A one-week short course sponsored by Quality Improvement Program for engineering college teachers and industry entitled “Diesel Particulate and NOx Emissions” February 14 - 18, 2010. (Coordinator: Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Dr. Tarun Gupta)

(10) A one-week short course sponsored by Quality Improvement Program for engineering college teachers and industry entitled “Diesel Particulate and NOx Emissions: Formation and Control”, September 10-14, 2010. (Coordinator: Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Dr. Tarun Gupta)

(11) A one-week short course sponsored by Quality Improvement Program for engineering college teachers and industry entitled “Advanced Engine Combustion and Diagnostics”, June 23- 28, 2011. (Coordinator: Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Dr. Tarun Gupta)

(12)  A one-week short course sponsored by Quality Improvement Program for engineering college teachers and industry entitled “Engine Emission Formation and Control”, June 28- July 3, 2011. (Coordinator: Dr. Tarun Gupta, Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal)

(13) A one-week short course sponsored by Quality Improvement Program for engineering college teachers and industry entitled “Advanced Engine Combustion and Emission COntrol”, July 17- July 22, 2012. (Coordinator: Prof. Avinash Kumar Agarwal)

(14)A one-week short course sponsored by Quality Improvement Program for engineering college teachers and industry entitled "Advanced Engine Technologies for Combustion and Emission Control" May 1-5, 2013 (Coordinator: Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal).

(15) A one-week short course sponsored by Quality Improvement Program for engineering college teachers and industry entitled "Advanced Combustion, Emissions and Modeling Aspects", May 7-11, 2014 (Coordinator: Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal).

(16) A two-weeks TEQIP short course for the UG students of Govt. College of Engineering and Textile Technology, Berhampore, W.B. entitled
Combustion: Theory and Industrial Applications from March 10-19, 2017 (Co-Coordinator: Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal).

(17) A two-weeks TEQIP short course for the UG students of Govt. Women Engineering College Ajmer, Rajasthan, entitled
IC Engines, Combustion: Theory and Industrial Applications from March 20-30, 2017 (Coordinator: Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal)

(18) A one-week short course sponsored by Quality Improvement Program for engineering college teachers and industry entitled “Advanced Course on Engine Combustion, Diagnostics, Emissions Control and Emerging Fuels” from August 3 to 7, 2018. (Coordinator: Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal).

 

 

Conferences/ Symposium Organized

1)      Organizing Secretary for the “International Workshop on Advances in Combustion Science and Technology” from December 31st, 2007 to January 2nd, 2008 at IIT Kanpur. (Co-organizer: Prof. Abhijit Kushari, AE)

2)      Organising Chairman, Finance for the “Energy Conclave” attended by more than 500 delegated, Eight day mega energy event from January 8th – 15th, 2010 at IIT Kanpur.

3)      Organizing Secretary for the “International Workshop on Advances in Combustion Science and Technology” from January 10th to January 12th, 2010 at IIT Kanpur. (Co-organizer: Prof. Abhijit Kushari, AE, Prof. Tarun Gupta, CE)

4)      Organizing Secretary for the 1st ISEES International Workshop on “Novel Combustion Concepts for Sustainable Energy Development” from 2nd January 2014 - 4th January 2014 at IIT Kanpur. (Co-organizer: Prof. Abhijit Kushari, AE)

5)      Organizing Secretary for the 2nd ISEES International Workshop on “Sustainable Energy, Power and Propulsion” January 5th -7th, 2015 at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. (Co-organizer: Prof. Achintya Mukhopadhyay, JU; Prof. Swarnendu Sen, JU, Prof. Abhijit Kushari, AE, IITK)

6)      Organizing Secretary for the 3rd ISEES International Workshop on Sustainable Energy, Environment & Safety with Railway Centric Theme”, December 21st -23rd 2015 at Hotel Clarks Awadh, Lucknow, India. (Co-organizer: Dr. Anirudh Gautam, RDSO, Lucknow; Sh. R N Misra, RDSO, Lucknow, Sh. Pradeep Gupta, RITES, Gurgaon)

7)      Conference Chair for the 1st ISEES International Conference on “Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges (SEEC-2017)”, 26th-28th February, 2017 at Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB), Mohali, India. (General Chair: Prof. Ashok Pandey, CIAB, Mohali, Organizing Secretaries: Prof. Santanu De, Prof. Atul Dhar, Prof. D K Srivastava).

8)      Conference Co-Chair for the 2nd ISEES International Conference on “Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges (SEEC-2018)”, 31st December 2017-3rd January 2018 at J N Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. (General Chair: Prof. Pradip Dutta, Prof. Ashok Pandey; Conference Co-Chair: Prof. Saptarshi Basu; Organizing Secretaries: Dr. Swetaprovo Chaudhuri, IISc Bangalore, Dr. Santanu De, IIT Kanpur, Dr. Atul Dhar, IIT Mandi, and Dr. Venkata Mohan, IICT Hyderabad).

9)      Conference Co-Chair for the 3rd ISEES International Conference on “Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges (3rd SEEC)”, 18th -21st December 2018 at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India. (General Chair: Prof. Ashok Pandey; Conference Co-Chair: Prof. BR Gurjar and Prof. S L Soni).

 

 

Session Organiser

1)      Session Organizer for International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology (NHBT-2015), Session IVB: Biomass Biorefineries:  Fuels and Chemicals from Renewable Sources, November 22-25, 2015, Hotel Residency Tower, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

2)      Session Organizer for SAE World Congress 2009, 09PFL201: CI Engine Performance for Use with Alternative Fuels, Session held in Detroit, USA, April 2009

3)      Session Organizer for SAE World Congress 2008, 08PFL201: CI Engine Performance for Use with Alternative Fuels, Session held in Detroit, USA, April 2008.

4)      Session Organizer for SAE World Congress 2007, PFL20: CI Engine Performance for Use with Alternative Fuels, Session held in Detroit, USA, April 2007.

5)      Session Organizer for SAE World Congress 2006, P-19: CI Engine Performance for Use with Alternative Fuels, Session held in Detroit, USA, April 2006.

6)      Session Chair and Organizer for SAE World Congress 2005, P-27: CI Engine Performance for Use with Alternative Fuels Session, held in Detroit, USA April 2005.

7)      Session Chair and Organizer for ASME- IC Engine Division Spring Technical Conference 2006, Track 1: Session 4.1 on Alternative Fuels, held in Aachen, Germany, May 2006.

8)      Session Chair and Organizer for ASME- IC Engine Division Spring Technical Conference 2005, Track 1: Advanced Technology Session, held in Chicago, USA April 2005.

9)      Conference Session Chair at NTPC National Vision Conference on Energy, Held in Delhi, January 2005, SAE’s Third International Conference on Automotive and Fuel Technology, Held in Delhi, January 2004, XVIII National Conference on I C Engines and Combustion organized by Combustion Institute (India Section), held in Thiruvananthapuram, December 2004.

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