INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

S. No.

Purpose / Assignment

Organization / University/Company

Field of Assignment

Duration

From...............

To.................

In   Years & Months............

Personal Academic International Exposure

1.

DAAD award

Solar Institute, Juelich, Germany

Part of Ph.D. research in the field of Thermal Energy Storage

June 1995

Feb 1997

1 year and 8 months

International Exposure - As an expert member

2.

 

10 member delegation from India in the expert meeting organized by DST (Govt. of India)

EPSRC, UK held during June 2012 at Bath, U.K.

In the field of "Smart Grid and Energy Storage"

June 2012

June 2012

4 days

3.

Special invitee in the two expert meetings of International Energy Agency,

Germany
Spain

Applying Energy Storage in Ultra-low Energy buildings

Aug. 2011
May 2012

Sep. 2011
May 2012

5 days
5 days

4.

Represented the Indian team as part of a 6 member delegation

Potsdom, Germany.

Research CONNECT program organized by DST, Govt. of India &Humboldt Research Foundation

June 2010

June 2010

4 days

5.

Visited Universities in Moscow, Russia as part of a four member delegation from Anna University

Moscow, Russia

To explore the opportunities for student exchange and research collaboration

Sep. 2014

Sep. 2014

7 days

International Academic exposure and platform created for students / scholars under my supervision to carry out internship and partial research

6.

Collaboration for research project with Prof. Markus Spinler

Technical University, Munich, Germany - Visited by
(i)  R. Velraj
(ii) S. Essakimuthu
(iii) N. Thilak Raj
(iv) S. Vijayavenkataraman

Energy storage for solar drying applications

July 2008

Oct.2008

June2009

June2010

July 2008

Dec. 2008

Aug. 2009

Aug. 2010

2 weeks

3 months

3 months

3 months

7.

Collaboration for MNRE research project with   Prof. Jihong Wang

University of Warwick, U.K.
(i)  R. Velraj
(ii) V. Gayathri

Compressed Air Energy Storage

Oct.2014

Feb.2015

Oct. 2014

Mar. 2015

3 days

1 month

8.

Collaboration for DST research project with   Prof. Yulong Ding

University of Birmingham, U.K.
(i)      R. Velraj
(ii)     V. Kumaresan
(iii)    G. Senthilkumar
(iv)    P. Karthik

Thermal energy storage

Oct.2014
Aug.2015
Feb.2015
Nov.2015

Oct. 2014
Aug. 2015
April 2015
Dec. 2015

14 days
10 days
3 months
1 months

9.

Collaboration with Prof. Muthuswamy through Knowledge Exchange Programs

University of Central Florida, USA
(i)      P. Karthik
(ii)     I. Lovelyn Therasa

Building cooling / Heating

Aug.2016
Oct.2016

Feb. 2017
June 2017

6 months
9 months

10.

Collaboration with Prof. Muthuswamy through Knowledge Exchange Programs

University of Central Florida, USA
(i)      G. Kalaiarasi

Solar Air Heating Systems

June2014

Feb. 2015

20 months

International Academic Collaboration made towards the conduct of training programs and Laboratory classes

13.

Industrial partners associated for Training

iPLON, GmBH, Germany

Solar PV training

2015

2016

2 years

14.

Industrial partners associated for Training

Edibon, Spain Visited the company by Dr. Velraj during Oct. 2015

Remote monitoring and Smart Grid systems

2015

Till Date

2 years

15.

Industrial partners associated for Training

Geindtech, Germany

Training in Solar Thermal technologies

2010

2012

3 years

EPSRC, UK held during June 2012 at Bath, U.K.

 

 

Visit to Potsdam, Germany

 

Visit to Juelich, Germany

 

Visit to ISES SOLAR WORLD CONGRESS, KASSEL, Germany, 2011

 

Visit to Moscow, Russia – Delegate member from Anna University

 

Visit to Offenburg, Germany – Smart Grid & Clean Energy Conference – 2015.

International Conference Participated

S. No.

Title of the paper

Details of the academic / research event (Conference / summit / Workshop etc)

Name of the country visited

Year of visit

Field of Research

1.

Heat transfer enhancement in a latent heat storage system

ISES SOLAR WORLD

CONGRESS - PRESENTATION

South Korea

1997

Thermal energy storage

2.

Experimental Investigation On A Combined Sensible And Latent Heat Storage Unit Integrated With Solar Water Heating System

ECOSTOCK

USA

2006

Thermal energy storage

3.

Experimental investigation and parametric analysis using CFD simulation for cooling of cabin through augmented ventilation with passive hot and cold sources

ISES SOLAR WORLD

CONGRESS - PRESENTATION

KASSEL, Germany

2011

Computational Fluid Dynamics

4.

Effective method of using PCM encapsulated spherical container for short duration charging and discharging applications

12th International conference on Energy Storage - INNOSTOCK

Spain

2012

PCM Energy Storage

5.

Performance Evaluation of Compressed Air Energy Storage using TRNSYS

5th International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy

Offenburg, Germany

2015

Compressed Air Energy storage

6.

Presentation of paper titled "Experimental investigation on solidification behavior of organic and inorganic PCM under two different climatic conditions using modified PCM based free cooling system"

Energy Future 3 (EF3) organized by University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney.

Sydney, Australia

2018

Thermal Energy Storage for buildings

International Events Organized & Roles played in International Events in Other Universities / Organizations

S. No.

Title of event

Organization/University

Date

Role 

Events organized at Anna University

1.

Indo German Workshop on Recent development in large scale solar thermal systems for commercial application and green buildings

Anna University in association with GIZ, Germany, Gerindtec, GmBH and TEDA

22nd June 2011

Coordinator

2.

International Workshop on Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Energy Management

Anna University in association with FICCI

24th Jan - 25th Jan 2013

 

Organizing Secretary

3.

Indo - US workshop on Advances in solar energy system and fast forward solar mission

Anna university in association with TEDA, FICCI, Dayalbagh Educational Institute with the collaboration of NREL, USA

7th& 8th April 2014

 

Coordinator

4.

International Conference on Polygeneration

Anna University in association with University of Rovira, Spain and IIT Madras.

18th Feb 2015 - 20th Feb 2015

 

Chair Person

Roles played in other Universities / Organizations / Institutes

1.

Energy and material research conference

Formatex Research Center, Badajoz, Spain

20 - 22 June 2012

International scientific advisory committee member

2.

2nd International conferences on advances in material processing and characterization

Anna University, Chennai

6th Feb - 8th Feb 2013.

Steering Committee member

3.

International Mechanical Engineering Congress - 2014

NIT, Trichy

June 13-15, 2014

Advisory committee member

 

4.

International conference on ocean acidification research

School of Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, Madurai Kamaraj University

15th Dec - 17th Dec 2015.

Advisory committee member

 

5.

1st International conference on hybrid energy systems and sustainability

Saveetha Engineering college

6th - 8th April 2016

Advisory committee member

 

6.

ICITMC 2016

PET Engineering College

2016

Advisory committee member

7.

4th International Conference 
on Innovative Research in Engineering and Technology

Park College of Engineering and Technology supported by IEEE

30th March - 1st April 2017

Advisory committee member

 

8.

4th International Conference on Electrical Energy Systems

SSN Engineering College in association with IEEE

7th Feb - 9th Feb 2018

Advisory committee member

 

9.

2nd International conference on advances in mechanical engineering

SRM University, Chennai

22nd March - 24th March 2018

Advisory committee member

International Conference on Polygeneration – 2015 Role: Chair Person

Indo- German Workshop on Recent development in large scale solar thermal systems for commercial application and green buildings
Role: Coordinator

Indo- US Workshop on Advances in solar energy system and fast forward solar mission
Role: Coordinator

 


International Workshop on Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Energy Management
Role: Organizing Secretary


Institute for Energy Studies, Anna University, Chennai.

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