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Ph.D. Students:
S.No

Scholar

Thesis/Title

Year

Current Position

1

P. Karthikeyan

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

2008

Professor, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

2

N. Sendhil Kumar

Investigation of Cavity Receivers for Fuzzy focal Solar Parabolic Dish Concentrator.

2008

Assistant Professor, NIT Puduchery

3

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

4

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.

5
Nabin Sarmah Optimisation of a Low Concentrating Line-Axes Dielectric Photovoltaic Concentrator. Heriot Watt University, U.K. (Guide: Prof. T. K. Mallick).
2012
Assistant Professor, Tezpur University, Assam
6

K. Ravi Kumar

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

2013

Assistant Professor, IIT Delhi

7
Imhamed M S Ali Design and Experimental Analysis of a Novel 3D Elliptical Hyperboloid Solar Concentrator for Process Heat Application. Heriot Watt University, U.K. (Guide: Prof. T. K. Mallick).
2013
Assistant Professor, Sirte University, Libya
8
Leonardo Micheli Development of Micro-Nano Structured Silicon based Receivers for CPV Applications. University of Exeter, U.K. (Guide: Prof. T. K. Mallick).
2015
Visiting Researcher, NREL
9

G. Veershetty

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

2015

Assistant Professor, NIT Surathkal, Karnataka

10
Katie Shanks Development of Secondary Optics for High CPV System. University of Exeter, U.K. (Guide: Prof. T. K. Mallick).
2017
Post doctoral researcher, University of Exeter Penryn Campus.
11
Shivangi Sharma Development of Nano-Materials for PCM based Energy Storage Materials. University of Exeter, U.K. (Guide: Prof. T. K. Mallick).
2017
 
12

T. Sri Hari Vikram

Investigations of Imaging and Non-Imaging Solar Concentrating Collectors for Process Heat and Power Generation.

2018

Assistant Professor, SASTRA University, Thanjavur

13
H. Sharon Design and Development of Novel compact Solar Distillation sysytems for Portable water Production and wastewater treatment.
2018
 
14

Somasundharam. S

Development of Inverse Parameter Estimation Technique for Simultaneous Estimation of Multiple Thermal Properties of Isotropic, Orthotropic and Heterogeneous Materials

2018

 

15

S. Jayachandran

Investigation of Effective Thermal Conductivity of Heterogeneous Two Phase Materials.

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

16

V. Jawahar

Energy Storages for Concentrating Solar Power Technologies

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

17

S.  Lokeswaran

Development of Energy Efficient Receiver for Solar Dish CPV Power Systems.

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

18

B. Nitin Kumar

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

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

19

Shanmuga Priya Balaji

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

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

20

Mahalakshmi Krishnan

Analysis and Performance Evaluation in Fresnel Lens Solar Concentrating Photovoltaic System

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

21

Premjit Singh.N

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

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

22

Abdul Shukoor

Solar Process Heat and Cooling Cogeneration System

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

23

Rohit Goyal

Direct Steam Generation in parabolic trough collectors

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

24
Harshal Srivastava Thermal Energy Storage for CSP Applications

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

25
Pradeep N Development and Characterisation of PCM based Thermal Energy Storage for Solar Process Heat Applications

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

26
Anandhi P Integrated Renewable Energy Systems with Renewable Energy Storage

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

27
Policherla Venkata Sai Hybrid renewable Energy Systems for Sustainable Energy Development

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

 

28
Mohammad Abdulmohsin Solar powered smart windows for Saudi Arabian Buildings. University of Exeter, U.K. (Guide: Prof. T. K. Mallick)
On-going
Research Scholar, University of Exeter
29
Vijay Mudgal Development of Integrated Renewable Energy System for Reliable Power Generation
On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

30
Natraj Structural Analysis and Optimization of Solar Energy System
On-going
Research Scholar, IITM
31
Suresh Babu Karuppannan Structural Analysis and Optimization of Solar Energy System
On-going
Associate Professor, VIT, Vellore
M.S. Students:

S.No
Scholar
Thesis/Title
Year
Current Position
1

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

2

Oindrila Manna

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

2015

Ph.D. , IISc Bangalore

3

Shreekant Srivastava

Optical and Thermo-Electrical Analysis of Solar Parabolic Trough Concentrating Photovoltaic System

2017

PGET at Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd.

4

G. S. Chaitanya Prasad

Optical and Experimental Studies on Flux Distribution in Two-Stage Solar Linear Fresnel Reflector System

2017

Design Engineer , Belcan India Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad

5

Aravindhan S

Design and Development of Autonomous Biomass-Solar Photovoltaic Integrated Renewable Energy Systems For Rural And Mobility Applications

2017

PGET at Engineering Research Centre, Tata Motors Ltd, Pune

6

Ajas Abdulla

Thermal Modelling of Packed Bed Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP Plants

2017

PGET, Renault Nissan Technology & Business India Pvt. Ltd, Chennai

7

Hitesh Singla

Structural and Optical Analyses of Optimised Hybrid Composite Solar Parabolic Trough Collector using Novel Modelling Approach

2017

Senior Mechanical Engineer, LAM Reasearch, Bangalore

8

Prakash Saxena

Energy-Exergy-Economi (3E) Analyses of Stand-Alone Concentrated Solar Thermal Co-Generation Power Plants

2018

Research Scholar, IITM

9

Sundarraj. N

Numerical Investigation of Porous Volumetric Cavity Receiver for Concentrating Solar Power

2018

Research Scholar, IITM

10
Ananth Sorna Raj. C Design, Development and Performance Investigation of Solar Parabolic Trough Collector for Concentrating Solar Power
2018
PGET, CAE-Product Development, Royal Enfield (A unit of Eicher Motors Ltd.), Chennai
11

S.N.V.S. Sairam

Thermal Analysis of LFR Systems

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

12
Prajakta S Patil Thermal Conductivity Measurement

On-going

Research Scholar, IITM

13
Prithiviraajan R N Design and Development of Steady State and transient Measurement of Thermal Conductivity of Two-Phase Materials for Wide Range of Operating Conditions
On-going
Research Scholar, IITM
Foreign Exchange Students:
S.No
Name
Programme/Year
Duration of Visit
University/Country

Research Area

1
Aditya Nibandhe
M.A.Sc /2018
Dec 11-15, 2018
Concordia University, Canada
Solar Energy Powered Net Zero Energy Smart Buildings
2
Louis Francois Marie
Dual Degree/2018
June - Aug, 2018
Heriot Watt University, U.K

Solar Powered Jaggery Production

3

Sourav Khanna

Post-Doc/2017
Dec 12-19, 2017
University of Exeter, U.K
Thermal Energy Storage
4
Hanyu Cen
Ph.D./2017
Mar. 22-27, 2017
University of Bristol, UK
Thermionic Energy Converter
5
Shivangi Sharma 
Ph.D./2016
Jan. 2016
University of Exeter, U.K.
Thermal Energy Storage
6
Katie Shanks
Ph.D./2016
Nov. 2015 - March. 2016
University of Exeter, U.K.

Concentrated Photovoltaics

(Newton Bhabha Fellowship)
7
Yasunori Sato
Under Graduate/2016
Sep - Nov. 2015
Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Heat pipe for Passive Cooling of Single Cell CPV
8

Taqiy Eddine

Boukelia
Ph.D./2014
May - Aug. 2014
University of Constantine, Algeria

Solar Thermal Power Generation

(C.V.Raman Fellowship)
9
Leonardo Micheli
Ph.D./2014
Dec. 2013 - Apr. 2014
University of Exeter, U.K
Concentrating Photovoltaic System
10
Imhamed M.Saleh Ali
Ph.D./2013
Jan. – Feb. 2013
Heriot Watt University, U.K
3-D Elliptical Hyperboloid Static Solar Concentrator
11
Nabin Sarmah
Ph.D.
Sep. 2009 & Jan.-Feb. 2012
Heriot Watt University, U.K
Solar Concentrators
12
Francois Henry
Masters/2010
Jan.- May 2010
Germany
Solar Hydrogen Production
13
Sarah Postels

Under Graduate/

2012
Jan. – May 2012
Germany
1kWe Solar Photovoltaic Facility
14
Easwaran Krishnamoorthy

Under Graduate/

2012
Jan. – Feb. 2012
RMIT, Australia
Solar Thermal Storage Systems
15

Allan May

Under Graduate/

2010
July - Aug 2010

Heriot Watt University, U.K

Solar Desalination

P.G. students (M.Tech. and Dual Degree):
S.No

Student

Title

Degree

Year

1
Shubhankar Katiyar Development of Solar Atmospheric Water Generator Integrated with Air Conditioning System
M.Tech
2019
2
Dinesh Kumar Energy and Exergy Analysis of a Solar Photo-Electrochemical Cell
DD
2019
3
S Nikhil Performance Improvement of Solar Powered Photo-Electrolysis by Nano-Particle incorporation.
DD
2019
4
Anant Kumar Investigation of Space Conditioning Parameters for Office Built Environment Under Net Zero Energy Approach .
M.Tech
2019
5
Mohit Verma Classical Molecular Dynamics Simulation of state of charge of Aluminium Ion nanocells dased on Graphite and Graphene cathodes

M.Tech.

2018

6
Shashikant Banjare Optimizing photoelectrode for solar driven H2 generation through photoelectrochemical cell water splitting

M.Tech.

2018

7
Prithvi Rajesh Jawahar Multi-Objective Optimization of HVAC System using Evolutionary Algorithms for Energy-Efficient Built Environment
DD
2018
8
Rahul Jhingonia 2E-
DD
2018
9
Gundu Chandan Modelling of Vaccum Membrane Distillation System for Brackish Water.
DD
2018
10
Kiran Vaddi Design and Development of Luminescent Solar concentrator using High Contrast Gratings
DD
2017
11
Vinay Mittal Viability analysis of Concentrated Solar Thermal Plant for Industrial Process Heat Production
DD
2017
12
Vodela Rakesh Analysis of Latenet Heat Thermal Storage System for Solar Energy Systems
DD
2017
13

Chandrakant Daiphale

Kalina Cycle based Power Plant Cycle Analysis

M.Tech.

2016

14

M. Jegan

Computational and Experimental Heat Transfer Investigation of Agricultural Tractors to Improve Comfort Conditions of Driver

M.Tech.

2016

15

Kaustubh Khamkar

Performance and Economic Analysis of Solar Parabolic Trough Thermal Power Plant

M.Tech.

2016

16
Manoj Guduguntla Thermal Modelling of Integrated Trumpet-Hemispherical Cavity Receiver for Solar Paraboloidal System
DD
2015
17
Konam Venkatasai Kumar Design of Solar PTC Sysyems for Industrial Process Heat Applications Using ANN
DD
2015
18

Piyush Gupta

Numerical Modeling and Simulation of Solar Driven Adsorption Cooling Systems

DD

2014

19

Shravani.Y

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

DD

2014

20

Hema Venkatesh

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

DD

2014

21

 Pulkit Agarwal

Design and Analysis of Cooling System for Solar Concentrating Photovoltaic Module

DD

2013

22

Patil Sumit Prakash

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

DD

2013

23

Premkumar. D

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

M.Tech

2013

24

Sivakumar. S

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

M.Tech

2013

25

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

26

Nisha Netam

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

M.Tech

2012

27

Abhishek M Gore

Heliostat Field Analysis of Solar Central Tower Power Plant

DD

2012 

28

Vikram Singh

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

M.Tech

2011

29

Jitagna Mehta

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

DD

2011

30

Prafful Mangal

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

DD

2011

31

P. Poorna Chander Reddy

Design and Performance Analysis of Solar Dish Based Air Conditioned System

DD

2010

32

P. Vishwanath Kumar

Performance Analysis of a Multi-Stage Evacuated Solar Desalination System

M.Tech

2010

33

Shinu M Varghese

Design and Analysis of Solar Reactor for Thermochemical Production of Hydrogen

DD

2009

34

R. Krishna Chandran

Numerical Analysis of Thermal Striping with multi jets

M.Tech

2008

35

G.V. Satyanarayana

Numerical Study of Solar Line Focus Receiver with Porous Inserts

M.Tech

2007

36

Gokul Patil

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

M.Tech

2006

37

V. Sankaraiah

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

M.Tech

2006

38

Vikrant Deshmukh,

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

M.Tech

2005

39

A. Sridhar

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

M.Tech

2005

40

Tribidesh Das (NITW)

Modelling and Performance Evaluation of Large Solar Water Heating Systems

M.Tech

2003

41

R. Sivakumar (NITW)

Experimental Studies on a Steam Turbine Blade Cascade.

M.Tech

2003

42

Nellepalli Deena Dayal (NITW)

Experimental Evaluation of Hydraulic Losses in Hydro Generator Stator

M.Tech

2002

43

P. Narasimha (NITW)

Heat Transfer Analysis in Compression Ignition Engine

M.Tech

2002

44

Y. Kalyan Chakravarthy (NITW)

Solar refrigeration and airconditioning

M.Tech

2001

 

45

R. Mahidhar Raju (NITW)

Some Flow Studies on Centrifugal Fan with Splitter Blades

M.Tech

2001

46

K. Balakrishna (NITW)

Pulverisation Studies of Indian Coals using Fluid Energy Mill

M.Tech

2000

B.Tech. students:
S.No

Student

Title

Year

1
Srikrishna R PV/T- PCM hybrid solar collector design and modelling
2018
2
Aasish G Hydrogen generation using PV powered Proton Exchange Membranes
2018
3
A V D S Harshith Hydrogen generation using PV powered Proton Exchange Membranes
2018
4
B Ramakrishna Reddy Hydrogen generation using PV powered Proton Exchange Membranes
2018
5
Vivek Vysyaraju Hydrogen generation using PV powered Proton Exchange Membranes
2018
6
Mohammed Aaquib Design and Development of Cost Effective Dual Axis Solar Tracker-Phase I
2017
7
N. Harish Reddy Design and Development of Cost Effective Dual Axis Solar Tracker-Phase I
2017
8
Piyush Bagul Design and Development of Cost Effective Dual Axis Solar Tracker-Phase I
2017
9
Vipul Dhotre Design and Development of Cost Effective Dual Axis Solar Tracker-Phase I
2017
10
P. Chanakya Solar Energy Storege using Phase Change Materials-Phase I
2017
11
B. Abhishek Solar Energy Storege using Phase Change Materials-Phase I
2017
12
G. Ravi Teja 4-E (Energy-Exergy-Environmental-Economic) Analysis of a Solar Trough-Tower Combined Power Plant
2016
13
Vegi Hemanth Study on Solar CPV Cells and Implementing Various Techniques to Improve its Efficiency
2016
14
Venkat Suman Roy Theoretical Design of a Solar Energy Storage System based on Reversible Photochemical Reactions with a Functionalized Nanomaterial Template
2016
15

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

16

Chaya Maheswari

Investigation of Two Stage Optical Concentrator for Solar Concentrating Photovoltaic System

2013

17

Sarin Eapen Chandy

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

2013

18

Myneni Manoj

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

2012

19

Bimal Vishnu

Investigation of Elliptic Hyperboloid Solar Concentrator for Low Temperature Applications

2012

20

Mithun Kumar

Design and Optimisation of Solar Powered Vapour Absorption Air Conditioning System

2011

21

G. Prasanth

Modelling of 2 Axis Hydraulic Solar Tracking System

2011

22

K. Rahul

Performance Analysis of Thermal Storage Systems

2011

23

Shah Soham Grimantbhai

Performance Analysis of Photovoltaic Power System

2011

24

Anurag Mapati

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

2010

25

Vasu Naik Ramavathi

Thermodynamic Performance Analysis of Solar Hybrid Power Plants

2010

26

Prasanth Chanchal

Flux Distribution and performance Investigation of Solar Concentrating Collectors

2009

27

Dileepkumar Patchigolla

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

2009

28

Lakshminarayana

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

2009 

29

K. S. Renjith

Performance Analysis of a Novel Solar Desalination System

2008

30

N. Vikram

Thermal Performance Study of a Cylindrical Parabolic Trough Solar Collector

2008

31

Deepti Reddy

Environmental and Economic Analysis of Energy Systems

2007

32

V. Praveen Reddy

Heat Transfer Analysis of Solar Integrated Collector Storage Water Heating System

2006

33

Prasant Kumar Samantray

Analysis of Thermal Conductivity of Packed Beds

2005

34

P. Srivatsan (NITW)

Design of a Wheel Chair to Assist Climbing Stairs

2004

35

S. Karthik (NITW)

Design of a Wheel Chair to Assist Climbing Stairs

2004
36

Pritom Kumar Gogoi (NITW)

Design of a Wheel Chair to Assist Climbing Stairs

2004
37

Ch. Sunil Reddy (NITW)

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

2003

38

S. Shyam Prasad Reddy (NITW)

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

2003
39

Sharmila (NITW)

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

2003
40

Manish Ranjan (NITW)

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

2003

41

Dubey Nitin (NITW)

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

2003
42

Umanath (NITW)

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

2003
43

Jigme Nidup (NITW)

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

2003
44

Arun P.Jose (NITW)

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

2003
45

N. Naveen Babu (NITW)

Design and Modeling of Optical Fiber Based Solar Power Generation System

2002
(NITW)

46

A. Satyapawan (NITW)

Design and Modeling of Optical Fiber Based Solar Power Generation System

2002
47

R. Sandhya Rani (NITW)

Design and Modeling of Optical Fiber Based Solar Power Generation System

2002
48

D. Naresh Varma (NITW)

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

2002

49

A. S. R. Kishore (NITW)

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

2002
50

T.Ravi (NITW)

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

2002
51

M. V. Subba Reddy (NITW)

Design Development and Analysis of Solar TIM-ICSSystem

2002

52

N. Vijaya Sekhar (NITW)

Design Development and Analysis of Solar TIM-ICSSystem

2002
53

A. Sailaja (NITW)

Design Development and Analysis of Solar TIM-ICSSystem

2002
54

K. Pochi Babu (NITW)

Solar Resource Assessment by using Artificial Neural Networks

2001

55

Ch. Suryanarayana (NITW)

Solar Resource Assessment by using Artificial Neural Networks

2001
56

A. Laxman Rao (NITW)

Solar Resource Assessment by using Artificial Neural Networks

2001
57

G. Venu Gopal (NITW)

Design and Modeling of Solar Chimney Power Generation System

2001 

58

K. Krishna (NITW)

Design and Modeling of Solar Chimney Power Generation System

2001 
59

Kiran, Rakesh Rajan (NITW)

Design and Modeling of Solar Chimney Power Generation System

2001 
60

K. Sumanth Kumar (NITW)

Heat Transfer Analysis in C. I. Engine

2001

61

N. Venkateswara Rao(NITW)

Heat Transfer Analysis in C. I. Engine

2001
62

A. Parameshwar (NITW)

Heat Transfer Analysis in C. I. Engine

2001
63

Ch. Prasanna Kumar (NITW)

Modelling and Performance Evaluation of Fuel Cells

2001

64

Manish Jindal (NITW)

Modelling and Performance Evaluation of Fuel Cells

2001
65

Tenzin (NITW)

Modelling and Performance Evaluation of Fuel Cells

2001
66

Dipankar Hazarika (NITW)

Modelling of Solar Thermal Power Plant Using Artificial Neural Networks

2000

67

Hari Prasad Neopane (NITW)

Modelling of Solar Thermal Power Plant Using Artificial Neural Networks

2000
68

Sagar Sikder (NITW)

Modelling of Solar Thermal Power Plant Using Artificial Neural Networks

2000