q Heat transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

q Electronic Cooing (microchannel, phase change materials, nanofluid)

q Thermal Technologies (energy storage, green buildings)

q Two-Phase Flow

q Thermal Energy Storage for Solar Thermal Applications

Research Interests

Sponsored Research Projects

q Design and Analysis of an Open Thermochemical Energy Storage System for Low Temperature Space Heating Applications (Role: PI), CRG, DST-SERB, 2022.

q Development and Application of Solid-Solid Phase Change Material for Thermal Management of Electronics using Heat Pipe Assisted Honeycomb Structure (Role: PI), DST, 2022.

q Fabrication and Testing of Integral Aluminium-based Compact Heat Exchangers, Research Promotion under Technical Education-STEM, Education Department Government of Gujarat India, in collaboration with Dr. Sheetal R. Pandya (PI) and Dr. Nilesh M. Bhatt (Co-PI) of L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, 2021.

q A Novel Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems Combined with Confined Jet Impingement and Thermoelectric Generator in An Integrated Design Experimental study, DST-TARE with Dr. Sandesh Surendra Chougule, 2020.

q Development of Numerical Model to Study the Condensation Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop in Millimeter-scale Tubes under Different Gravity Levels (Role: PI), ISRO 2019.

q National Centre for Clean Coal Research and Development (Role: PI in IIT Bombay), DST-CERI 2018.

q Study of Shrinkage Void Distribution in Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage (Role: PI), DST-SERB 2018.

q CFD Analysis of Helium Gas Flow in Sphere Packed (Pebble Bed) in A Rectangular Box (Canister) (Role: PI), Indian Plasma Research, BRNS, 2018.

q Development and Heat Transfer Analysis of Material for Encapsulated Phase Change Material for Medium and High Temperature Solar Applications (Role: PI), sponsored by Materials for Energy (MES), Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India, 2017.

q Hybrid: Latent and Sensible Heat Thermal Storage System for Medium and High Temperature CSP Applications (Role: Co-PI), A Joint Project with IISc-IMPRINT, 2017.

q Hot Stamping Process Development (Role: Co-PI), sponsored by Mungi Engineers Pvt. Ltd., 2016.

q CFD-Simulation in a Co-Current Pressure Nozzle-Spray Dryer (Role: PI), sponsored by Haryana Leather Chemicals Ltd., December 2016 -February 2017.

q Develop and Deploy Biogas Fired Co-Generation System for 25 kW Power and Heat in the form of Hot water at 80 C (Role: Co-PI), sponsored by Trivani Turbines, August 2016-June 2017.

q Development of Linear Fresnel Reflector System and Phase Change Material based Thermal Energy Storage with Steam Accumulator (Role: Co-PI), A Joint Project with the Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay- sponsored by NTPC, India, 2016-2018.

q Flow Boiling Heat Transfer in Scalable Nanostructured Microchannels for High Heat Flux Applications (Role: Co-PI), A Joint Project with IIT Patna - sponsored by DST, New Delhi, India, 2014-2018.

q Development of Thermal Storage System using Phase Change Material for ORC based Solar Thermal Plant (Role: PI), sponsored by Solar Energy Research Initiative (SERI), Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India, 2014-2016.

q Thermal Management of High Heat Flux Micro-Electronics using Single Phase Microchannel Based Cooling (Role: PI), sponsored by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India, 2013-2015.

q Study of Critical Heat Flux During Two-Phase Flow-Boiling in Multiple Parallel Microchannel (Role: PI), sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India, 2013-2015. (Fund: Rs. 23,66,000/-)

q Low-Temperature ORC Storage (CSP 5) (Role: Task-PI), sponsored by Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States, SERIIUS, 2013-2018.

q Thermal Management of Micro-Electronics using Microchannel Based Cooling (Role: PI), sponsored by IRCC-IIT B (Seed Grant), Mumbai, India, 2013-2015.

Thermal Science Lab

Address: Located in Steam Power Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering Department.

New Innovation: Methods and systems for Discontinuity Detection in Pipelines

Dr. Uddip Kashyap, an IPDF in the Department of Mechanical Engineering has won the Atal Innovation Mission - Innovation Center Denmark (AIM-ICDK) water innovation challenge 2021 in the category of Young Entrepreneur track. Uddip has also won third prize on a conclave organized by North East Centre for Technology Application and Outreach (NECTAR), Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA), and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) at Shillong, Meghalaya. Uddip has innovated a cost-effective technology to detect pipe leakage independent of fluid flowing through it.

Video of Innovation