fundamental and numerical work carried
out by me in the field of PCMsolidification and melting
during my research stay at Germany, in
the year 1995-97 has improved my confidence
level to extend my research towards thermal
storage for various energy applications
that leads to lot of environmental benefits.
During the last 15 years, out of 34 scholars
completed Ph.D. research under my supervision/mentorship
more than 20 research scholars have done
their research in the field of PCM based
energy storage for several applications.
Fortunately, in the recent years, all
my research contribution on energy storage
has gained a significant momentum all
over the world due to the large promotion
of renewable energy which is highly intermittent
in nature. This impact is evident from
the increasing number of research publication
in this field worldwide as shown in below
Figure in the recent years.
research which is initiated in the year
1993, has triggered several researchers
in India to carry out their research in
the field of thermal storage and this
has raised India to 3rd position in this
field of research (in terms of publications),
next to China & U.S.A. Also, this
significant contribution made Anna
University to become the Seventh University
world-wide and this has increased my reputation
to the third position globally in the
Achievemnts Made Through Journal Publications
Index (As on April 2018)
The number of citations for my research
articles in the year 2016 & 2017
are 834 & 941 respectively. This
record is the highest in Anna University
for the said years.
Energy Studies, Anna University, Chennai.