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Employment Record

 

Period 2004-present

 

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.

 Professor  June 2014 -present
 Associate Professor

 (P. K. Kelkar Research Fellow)

 May 2009 - May 2014

 (October 2009 - September 2012)

 Assistant Professor  September 2004 - April 2009


Period 1998 - 2004

Please see Educational Record

Period 1994 - 1998


ORGANIZATION PERIOD POSITION NATURE OF WORK

Barber Ship Management Ltd. 42, Jalan Tun Razak Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA. Vessel:Car carrier M. V. Ganta

Two Years

Fourth  Engineer  Officer 1996 – 1998

Regular watch keeping as ‘ Senior in Full Charge’ on main propulsion Marine Diesel Engine MITSUBISHI SULZER 6RND 68M, 11400 BHP, @ 150 rpm, with Auxiliary Vertical Boiler and Exhaust Gas Boiler of working pressure = 8 bar, Marine Generator Sets, 2 Nos., YANMAR – 6UAL-ST.

Larsen and Toubro Ltd.

Shipping Group

Bakhtawar, 

Nariman Point

Mumbai 400021 INDIA.

 

Vessel: Bulk carrier

M. V. Pragati


One
Year

Fifth  Engineer

Officer

1995 – 1996

Regular watch keeping as 'First Assistant to Senior in Full Charge' on main propulsion Marine Diesel Engine - MITSUBISHI SULZER 6RTA 58M, 9600 BHP, @116 rpm, with Auxiliary Vertical Boiler and Exhaust Gas Boiler of working pressure = 12 bar.

Larsen and Toubro Ltd.

Shipping Group

Bakhtawar, 

Nariman Point

Mumbai 400021 INDIA.


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Year

Graduate Engineer

Trainee

1994 – 1995

Received the Marine Engineering Apprenticeship Certificate from  The Director General of Shipping,  Government of India,  Mumbai, India.


Teaching experience


Course instructor
 

Microscale Thermal Transport – (SE381: Undergraduate science elective)

Internal Combustion Engines - (ME359: UG elective course)

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Fluid Mechanics and Rate Processes - (ESO212: Undergraduate compulsory course)

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Heat and Mass Transfer - (ME341: Undergraduate compulsory course)

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Liquid Vapor Phase Change Technology (ME639: Postgraduate elective course)

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Boiling and Condensation - (ME742: Postgraduate elective course)

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Conduction and Radiation - (ME641: Postgraduate compulsory course)

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Energy Conversion Systems - (ME301: Undergraduate compulsory course)

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Nuclear Power Engineering- I – (NT611: UG/PG elective course) - Invited Lectures

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B. Tech. Project (ME451/ME452:Undergraduate compulsory course)

   
Course tutor/ Laboratory Instructor
 

Special Studies/ Project in Design - (DES698: Postgraduate elective course)

Fluid Mechanics and Rate Processes - (ESO212: Undergraduate compulsory course)

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Technical Arts Laboratory – (TA201: Undergraduate compulsory course)

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Heat Transfer Laboratory - (ME471: Undergraduate compulsory course)

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Thermodynamics - (ESO202: Undergraduate compulsory course)

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Communication Skills - (COM200: Undergraduate compulsory course)

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Introduction to the Profession - (ME100: Undergraduate compulsory course)

 
Special Courses/Lecture Series

Invited Lecture Series on Phase-Change Thermal Management Technology delivered at Mumbai and Delhi to industry participants during February, 2008

Invited Lecture Series on Heat Pipe Science and Technology delivered at five universities in Thailand during September, 2006

Invited Course (Short Term - 24 hrs, 12 Graduate Students) on "Heat Pipe Science and Technology"- Summer Vacation 2005 at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil

 
Other

Institute Teaching Assistant during the M. Tech. Program at IIT, Kanpur, India for two undergraduate laboratory courses: (a) Internal Combustion Engines, and (b) Engineering Graphics.

During undergraduate studies, privately taught Higher Mathematics for three years to the students of Higher Secondary, aspiring to appear in all-India examinations for admissions to university engineering education.


Research experience

Doctoral Thesis Advising
 
Completed (04)

Balkrishna Mehta
Local Convective Thermal Transport in Single-/Two-Phase Non-Pulsating and Pulsating Flows in Square Mini-channels, 2014.

Basant Singh Sikarwar

Modeling Dropwise Condensation underneath Inclined Textured Surfaces (as co-advisor in association with Dr. K. Muralidhar), 2013.

Manoj Kumar Moharana
Thermo-hydrodynamics of Internal Convective Flows in Mini-/ Micro channels, 2012.

Mauro Mameli
Pulsating Heat Pipes: Numerical Modeling and Experimental Assessment, University of Bergamo, Italy (as co-advisor in association with Dr. Marco Marengo), 2011.

Ongoing - Broad area of research (04)

Topic 1: Local thermo-hydrodynamics of Taylor slugs and bubbles.

Topic 2: Condensation studies for passive cooling applications.

Topic 3: Loop Heat Pipes.

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Topic 4: Passive hydrogen management techniques during sever nuclear accidents.
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Topic 5: Dynamics of Droplet Coalescence (as co-advisor in association with Dr. K. Muralidhar)

 

M. Tech. Thesis Advising
 

Completed : 32 (06 as co-advisor)

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Ongoing: 04 (01 as co-advisor)

 

Sponsored/ Consultancy Research Projects
 

Ongoing: 01

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Completed: 12

  For details of sponsored projects, click here
International Visits/assignments for Research and Teaching
 

Research visit sponsored by CEFIPRA/IFCPAR,
CETHIL, INSA-Lyon, France, September 2014.

Invited Professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, February, 2014 (1 week).

Research visit sponsored by CEFIPRA/IFCPAR,
CETHIL, INSA-Lyon, France, November 2013.

Invited Professor at Center for Thermal Sciences (CETHIL),
INSA-Lyon, France, May-July 2012.

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DAAD Research Fellow at Institute of Technical Thermodynamics,
TU-Darmstadt, Germany, May-July 2011.

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Invited Professor at Center for Thermal Sciences (CETHIL),
INSA-Lyon, France, May-July 2008.

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Invited Professor at Heat Pipe Laboratory,
University of Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand, September 2006.

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Invited Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina,
Florianópolis, Brazil, May-July 2005.


Administrative experience

Institute
 
Ongoing

Professor-in-charge, Institute HVAC system, January 2013 - ongoing

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Member of the Institute Space Planning and Allocation Committee, May 2012-ongoing

Member, Industrial Collaboration Advisory Group, March 2012-ongoing.

Head of the Central Workshop and Tinkering Laboratory, October 2011-ongoing.

Member of the editorial board of the Institute Hindi Magazine 'Antas'.

Completed

Member of the Institute Research and Development Committee (IRDC), January 2011 - December 2013.

Member of the Institute Social Responsibility Committee (ISRC), February 2012 - ongoing.

Institute Coordinator, NMEICT - Virtual Laboratory Project (MHRD), 2007-2013.

Member, Institute Environmental Advisory Committee, 2011-2012.

Chairman, Organizing Committee, Annual Flower Show, 2012.

Vice-Chairman of SPIC-MACAY National Convention held at IIT Kanpur, June 01-06, 2010.

Coordinator of Golden Jubilee Open House Event held at IIT Kanpur on 8th February 2010.

Co-Chairman of Golden Jubilee Energy Conclave held during January 08-15, 2010.

Treasurer of Alumni Association, IIT Kanpur since April 2008.

Chairman of Institute Transport Users Committee from August 2006 - September 2008.

Hostel Warden (Hall VII) July 2005-June 2008, Warden-in-charge (Mar. 2007 - June 2008).

Faculty Counselor, Counseling Service, IIT Kanpur.

Member of Advisory Committee of the Dean, Resource Planning and Generation.

Member of IITK Golden Jubilee Celebrations' Planning and Coordination Committee.

Member of Students' Festival Pruning Committee under Dean, Students' Affairs.

Participation in GATE/JEE operations.

Various other institute level committees.

   
Department
 

Ongoing

Coordinator of Refrigeration/AC Laboratory w. e. f August 2005 - ongoing.

Member of Departmental Under-Graduate Committee 01 August 2009 - ongoing.

Coordinator NPTEL (National Program for Technology Enhanced Learning) w. e. f. May 2009.

 

Completed

Chairman of the 17th International Heat Pipe Conference, October 13-17, 2013.

Member of the advisory group to the Dean, Resources Planning and Generation, 2011-2013.

Convener, B. Tech. Project Evaluation Committee, 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.

Web-page coordinator from 01 September 2007 - 31 August 2008.

Member of B. Tech. Project Evaluation Committee from 01 June 2006 - 31 May 2007.

Member of Departmental Post Graduate Committee 01 December 2006 - 31 August 2008.

Seminar Coordinator from 01 September 2005 - 31 August 2007.

Member of ME Conference Room Renovation Committee, 2006.

Coordinator of winter industrial tour for B. Tech. students, December 2004.

 
Short term course/ Workshop Coordination
 

Workshop Coordinator - International Workshop titled Phase-change Thermal Systems, IIT Kanpur (in association with Mr. Pavan Sharma, Reactor Safety Division, BARC, Mumbai), Kanpur, March 19-20, 2012.

Workshop Co-Convener - One-Day Workshop on Virtual Laboratories, IIT Kanpur, February 04, 2012 (in association with Dr. Kantesh Balani).

Mentor (Guru), USID Gurukul - International Winter School for Participatory, Collaborative and Immersive Learning Experience, November 26 - December 11, 2011.

Workshop Co-Coordinator - One-Day Workshop on Virtual Laboratories, IIT Kanpur, February 04, 2012 (in association with Dr. Kantesh Balani). Workshop report download.

Workshop Coordinator - International Workshop titled Phase-change Thermal Systems, IIT Kanpur (in association with Mr. Pavan Sharma, Reactor Safety Division, BARC, Mumbai), Kanpur, March 19-20, 2012.

Course Coordinator - Short Term course titled Transport Phenomena in Phase-change and Reacting Systems, IIT Kanpur, January 10-14, 2011 (in association with Dr. Malay K. Das, Department of Mechanical Engineering).

Co-Chairman: Golden Jubilee Energy Conclave 2010: Eight Day Workshop Series on Energy.

Course Coordinator - Short Term course titled Modern Experimental Techniques in Mechanics of Fluids and Solids, IIT Kanpur, May 07-11, 2007 (in association with Dr. V. Venkitnarayanan, Department of Mechanical Engineering).

Workshop Coordinator - National Workshop titled Fuel Cell Technology: Progress and Prospects, IIT Kanpur (supported by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi), Kanpur (UP), March 2007.

Workshop Coordinator - National Workshop titled Fuel Cells: Power Device of the Future, IIT Kanpur, February 2006. (in association with Dr. A. K. Saha, Department of Mechanical Engineering).

 
Other Responsibilities
 

Treasurer, Shiksha-Sopan, a voluntary organization run by IITK community working for socially and economically backward society living in villages around IIT Kanpur, 2008-2011.

President, Shiksha-Sopan,2005-2008.

Faculty Advisor, Maharashtra Mandal (organization of Marathi speaking students of IIT Kanpur).

Faculty Advisor, Vivekananda Youth Convention, IIT Kanpur, January 15-16, 2011.


Conferences/Seminars/Workshops participation
 

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops/ Meetings
 

4th ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference, MNHMT14, December 11-14, 2013, Hong Kong, China.

17th International Heat Pipe Conference, October 14-17, 2013, Kanpur, India.

1st International Conference on Wetting and Evaporation, June 17-20, 2013, Marseilles, France.

International Heat Pipe Committee Meeting, Lyon, France, March 20-23, 2011.

Advanced Materials and Delivery Devices, Two day workshop organized by Department of Science and Technology (IRHPA project groups), IIT Bombay, India, February 24-25, 2013.

39th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, December 13-15, 2012, SVNIT Campus, Surat, India.

8th International Conference on Boiling and Condensation, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 03-07, 2012.

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16th International Heat Pipe Conference, Lyon, France, May 20-24, 2012.

International Workshop on Phase-change Thermal Systems, Kanpur, India, March 19-20, 2012.

10th International ASME-ISHMT Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Chennai, India, December 27-20, 2011.

International Heat Pipe Committee Meeting, Lyon, France, October 2011.

8th Minsk International Heat Pipe Seminar, Minsk, Belarus, September 2011.

7th International Conference on Computational Heat and Mass Transfer, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2011.

21st International Symposium on Transport Phenomena, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, November 2010.

Theme Meeting on Thermal Hydraulics of Nuclear Reactors, IGCAR Kalpakkam, India, February 18-19, 2010.

9th International Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (ISHMT/ASME), Mumbai, India, January 2010.

International Heat Pipe Committee Meeting, Noordwijk, The Nederlands, October 2009.

24th SPIC-MACAY National Convention, Trivendrum, India, May 24-29, 2009.

9th International Heat Pipe Symposium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 17-20, 2008.

7th Minsk International Heat Pipe Seminar, Minsk, Belarus, September 2008.

GDR-SYREDI: Two-phase thermal management systems network meeting, Toulouse, France, July 2008.

2nd Joint NTUS-IITK Workshop in Mechanical, Aerospace and Industrial Engineering, Kanpur, April 2008.

2nd Research and Challenges (REACH) Symposium, Khajuraho (MP), India, March 2008.

8th ASME/ISHMT Int. Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Hyderabad, India, January, 2008.

International Workshop on Nuclear Thermal-Hydraulics, BARC, Mumbai, January, 2008.

1st Joint NTUS-IITK Workshop in Mechanical, Aerospace and Industrial Engineering, Singapore, July 2007.

14th International Heat Pipe Conference, Florianópolis, Brazil, April 2007.

1st Research and Challenges (REACH) Symposium, Parwanoo (HP), India, March 2007.

7th ASME/ISHMT Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Guwahati, India January 2006.

Introduction to Fuel Cell Technology, two day workshop at IIT Guwahati, India, January 2006.

13th International Heat Pipe Conference, Keynote Speaker, Shanghai, China, November 2004.

 
Before joining IIT Kanpur
 

5th Minsk International Heat Pipe Seminar, Minsk, Belarus, September 2003.

Annual Thermodynamic Colloquium, Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, Wernigerode, Germany, October 2002.

12th International Heat Transfer Conference, Grenoble, France, August 2002.

3rd Int. Conf. on Transport Phenomenon in Multiphase Systems, Kielce, Poland, June 2002.

5th ASME/ISHMT Heat & Mass Transfer Conference, Kolkata, India, January 2002.

Hydrogen Energy Technology Workshop - IIT, Chennai, India, December 2001.

6th International Heat Pipe Symposium, Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 2000.

Vehicle Emissions and Control Technologies Workshop - IIT, Kanpur, India, July 1999.

NACOMM'93 - National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms, IIT, Kharagpur, India, December 1993.

MECHVIBES'93 - National Mechanical Engineering Seminar, REC Kurukshetra, India, April 1993.

National Seminar: Preserve Planet Earth, Institution of Engineers, Jabalpur, India, October 1993.


Master student guidance during doctoral assignment

At University Stuttgart, Germany
 

Sanka Subrahmanyam, Mathematical modeling of closed loop pulsating heat pipes, M. Tech. thesis, IIT Guwahati, DAAD student exchange program (India), May 2003.  

Yahia Derbali, On some thermofluidic aspects of pulsating heat pipes, Student project (Diploma), Universität Stuttgart, IKE-5D-345, August 2003.

Luckchoura Vivak, A study on the effect of vapor shear interaction on axially grooved heat pipes, Report No. IKE-5TN-1734-2002, February 2003.

Cui Xiao, Artificial neural networks approach for modeling pulsating heat pipes, under Baden - Württemberg state fellowship (China), April 2002.

Dollinger Nicolas, Pulsating heat pipes - Construction of experimental setups and with first results, Diploma project under 'Erasmus'-European student exchange program (France), September 2001.

Welte Thomas, Cooling of 3D-microelectronic modules with integrated heat pipes, Report No. IKE-5D-339, Student project (Diploma), Universität Stuttgart, June 2001.

Charoensawan Piyanun., Pulsating heat pipes: Thermofluidic characteristics and comparative study with single phase thermosyphon, under DAAD exchange program (Thailand), Report No. IKE-5TB-1648-01, February 2001.


Other skills

Trained in basic machine shop skills i.e. bench work, fitting, tooling, lathe work, drilling, milling, wood work and other regular machine shop operations.

 

Trained in periodic and break-down maintenance of pumps, heat exchangers, low-pressure boilers, air-conditioning equipment, diesel engines and other peripheral machines.

 

Communication (R/W/S)

Hindi

Marathi

English

German