Reserch Supervision

      Research Scholars completed under my supervision

S.  No

NAME

TITLE / Field of Research

Year of Award

1

S.P. Subramanian

Theoretical & Experimental investigation on a combined sensible and latent heat storage system and application in IC engine waste heat recovery

2005

2

P. Natarajan

Some aspects of flow behavior in a liquid -solids circulating fluidized bed

2006

3

N. Nallusamy

Investigation of combined sensible and latent heat storage unit integrated with constant and Varying Heat Sources

2006

4

A. Pasupathy

Studies on Thermal Management in building Roof using Phase change Material

2006

5

K. Sureshkumar

Studies on the use of pongamiapinnata based biodiesel and biogas for energy efficiency and environment control

2008

6

R. Arularasan

Influences Of Geometric Parameters On Heat Transfer And Fluid Flow Characteristics In A Parallel Plate Heat Sink

2009

7

R. Rajaraman

Heat transfer studies on solidification of aluminum alloy casting using inverse methods

2009

8

A. Shanmugasundaram

Experimental investigation and numerical modeling of passive cooling system for telecom shelters in tropical and desert regions

2009

9

L. Sheik Ismail

Studies on pressure drop and heat transfer characteristics of compact plate-fin heat exchangers

2009

10

V. Pandiyarajan

Experimental investigation and thermodynamic analysis on heat recovery from diesel engine exhaust and PCM based thermal storage system.

2010

11

V. Antony Aroul Raj

Studies Of PCM Based Modular Heat Exchanger For Free Cooling Application For Energy Management In Green Buildings.

2011

12

M. Chinnapandian

Experimental Investigation and Thermodynamic Analysis of a cascaded Latent Heat Storage system for Diesel Engine Waste Heat Recovery

2011

13

A. Arulselvan

Investigation on water Heat Pipe under Various modes of condenser cooling

2011

14

N.B. Geetha

Experimental Investigation and CFD simulation on Passive Cooling of Cabin through augmented ventilation system using stored hot (solar) and cool (free cool energy) sources

2012

15

S. Karthikeyan

Numerical and Experimental Investigations on Packed bed latent heat storage system for low temperature air heating applications

2012

16

V. Kumaresan

Experimental investigation on environmental enhanced heat transfer characteristics of PCM and secondary refrigerant based Nano fluid for heating and cooling applications

2012

17

M. Rajagopal

Studies on free cooling Potential and PCM based Heat exchanger for thermal Management of buildings

2013

18

S. Essakimuthu

Investigations on solar Air heater integrated with Packed bed latent heat storage system

2013

19

P. Karthik

Experimental and CFD analysis on the Thermo- Hydraulic Performance of a corrugated louvered fin and flat tube compact heat exchanger

2013

20

G. Ravikumar Solomon

Experimental Studies on solidification behavior of PCM in a vertical concentric cylinders

2013

21

A.S. Ramana

Investigations on the Performance evaluation of thermal energy storage systems

2013

22

R. Shanthi

Performance enhancement of two phase gravity assisted Thermosyphon using nano fluids.

2014

23

Ali Mohammed

CFD modelling and analysis of wind turbine wakes.

2014

24

T. Shaafi

Influence of nanoadditives with diesterol blends on performance enhancement of a diesel engine

2015

25

A. Gopinath

Effects of structural parameters of Biodiesel fuels on the performance of a DI diesel engine and development of composite fuel property index for engine performance correlations.

2016

26

K. Sairam

Investigation on the charging characteristics of a PCM based free cooling system integrated with evaporative cooling unit

2016

27

P.Karthik

Optimization of engine parameters to reduce NOx emissions of a DI diesel engine fuelled by biodiesel with nano additives.

2017

      M.S. (By Research) completed under my supervision

S.  No

NAME

TITLE /Field of Research

Year of Award

1

K. Anbudurai

PCM based thermal storage system for building air conditioning

2004

2

G. Senthil Kumar

Stratification studies in thermal energy storage systems

2016


      Research Scholars completed - with significant contribution

S.  No

NAME

TITLE /Field of Research

Year of Award

1

M. Cheralathan

Some studies on industries refrigeration system integrated with encapsulated PCM in cool thermal energy storage system

2007

2

A. Ebenezer Rajkumar

Investigation on co-digestion aspects of SAGO/STARCH waste water and chicken manure based on field studies

2007

3

LA. Chidambaram

Experimental investigation on PCM based thermal storage system for solar operated vapour absorption refrigeration unit

2012

4

G. Kumaresan

Experimental investigation and computational analysis on a solar domestic cooking unit integrated with phase change material based storage system

2012

5

P. Chandrasekaran

Experimental investigations on subcooling and heat transfer enhancement during solidification process in a spherical capsule for cool thermal energy storage system

2015

6

N. Balaji

Performance improvement studies in a ecofriendly energy conservative air conditioning system

2016

7

M. Thambidurai

Energy efficient architecture for green building

2016

8

Atulya Misra

Emissions accounting and mitigation strategies in conventional port activities - A pathway towards green port development

2017


      Research Ongoing

S:No

Name

PhD category

Title

Year of registration

Fellowship / Position

1

T. Arun Kumar

Full Time

Development of functional phase change materials

July 2015

PDF - UGC Kothari Fellowship

2

V. Gayathri

Investigation on compressed air energy storage for efficient utilization of renewable power sources

Thesis submitted

Project Engineer - MNRE project (2 months research stay completed in UK)

3

G. Kalaiarasi

Thermal Enhancement Analysis on Solar Air Heater using Thermic Fluids

Thesis submitted

JRF - MNRE

(2 years research stay completed in USA)

4

P. Senthilkumar

Thermal Management of solid state laser devices using Phase Change Materials

Thesis submitted

Project Engineer - AUFRG-ICC

5

I. Lovelyn Theresa

PCM integration in energy efficient buildings

January 2013

JRF - MNRE and Full Bright Fellow (Research stay in UCF, U.S.A., for a period of 9 months)

6

Latha Shanmugam

CFD studies in Bio-digester

January 2013

JRF - MNRE

7

Pranesh

Investigations on nano enhanced PCM materials for space cooling applications.

January 2015

JRF - DST project

9

Pappu

CFD investigations on small Wind Turbines for performance enhancement.

January 2015

JRF - DST Project

8

Kaiwalya Raj

Solar Passive Architecture

January 2016

JRF - RUSA Research & Innovation Project

10

P. Ganesh Kumar

Part Time

Heat transfer studies in solar collectors with nanofluids

Thesis submitted

Teaching Fellow, IES, CEG.

11

P. Sujatha

Thermal Management in Buildings

January 2014

Asst. Professor, Government College, Vellore.

12

Samson Pakiaraj

Heat transfer fluid performance in Stand -alone solar multi effect distillation

July 2014

Scientist, NIOT

13

D. Balaji

Studies on enhancement of falling fill evaporation on horizontal tubes

July 2014

Scientist, NIOT

14

Mangat Ram Sharma

Renewable Energy Utilization and Micro Smart Grids

January 2016

IAS

15

Dhanushkodi

Electronic cooling

January 2017

Scientist SAMEER

      Note:
  • Almost all the present full-time research scholars are receiving financial assistance through research fellowships / research projects / teaching fellowships.

  • Four of the present scholars have visited reputed Universities abroad for short research stays through international fellowships / as part of the research project.

  • One of the completed doctoral scholar Completed last month was awarded with post doc fellowship at Concordia University, Canada.


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