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Dr. Atul Sharma

Ph.D. (Devi Ahilya University, Indore)
Associate Professor, Engineering Science
Email: asharma@rgipt.ac.in
Google Scholar:
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Qualification

  • Ph.D (Engineering Sciences) (2003) Devi Ahilya University, Indore (M.P.).
  • M. Phil (Energy & Environment) (1998) Devi Ahilya University, Indore (M.P.).
  • M. Sc. (Physics) (1995) Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut (U.P.)

Research Interests

  • Solar Thermal Energy Storage Systems,
  • Phase Change Materials (PCMs) Development and It’s Applications
  • Green Buildings
  • Wind Energy
  • Renewable Energy Policies

Awards and Honors

  • Best Teacher Award by Institute (2012-2013/I Semester).
  • Best poster award at 7th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress (WRETC) & Expo-2016, August 21-23, 2016 held at Convention Centre-New Delhi City Centre, Parliament Street, New Delhi, India.
  • Best poster award at International Conference on Emerging trends in Science & Technology & its Impact on Environment & Society, February 14-15, 2014 held at AISECT University, Bhopal.
  • Best poster award at 4th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress & Expo-2013, September 25-27, 2013 held at Convention Centre-New Delhi City Centre, Parliament Street, New Delhi, India.
  • Senior Research Fellowship in the National Renewable Energy Fellowship Programme funded by Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, New Delhi, Govt. of India Devi Ahilya University, Indore (1St July 2001 - 23rd June 2003).
  • Junior Research Fellowship in the National Renewable Energy Fellowship Programme funded by Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, New Delhi, Govt. of India Devi Ahilya University, Indore (1St July 2000 - 30th June 2001).

Research Activates

  • Identification and development of latent heat storage materials in the temperature range of 10oC – 40oC for building applications.
  • Identification and development of latent heat storage materials in the temperature range of 40oC – 250oC for Solar Thermal Systems (Solar Cooker, PCM Wall, Solar Water Heating System, Foot Warmer etc.) & Industrial Waste Heat Recovery Systems.
  • Development of heating/cooling pad for bio-medical applications.
  • Measurement of Thermophysical properties of latent heat storage materials.
  • Thermal Stability Testing of latent heat storage materials.
  • Eutectics Development for thermal energy storage applications.
  • Transmittivity measurement of latent heat storage materials for building applications.
  • Design, Development and Thermal Performance Evaluation of Different Solar Thermal System and Waste Heat Recovery Systems.

Project Completed

  • A Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi sponsored project entitled, “Utilization and Development of the Phase Change Materials for Building Applications (Reference No. SR/S3/MERC/014/2010)” under the SERC Scheme (01/02/11-31/12/14).
  • A Joint research project proposal entitled “Development of the Phase Change Materials (PCMs) for Thermal Energy Storage (Heating/Cooling) Applications (Reference No. GITA/DST/TWN/P-40/2012)” under the Indo-Taiwan S&T cooperation program scheme between ‘Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT) Rae Bareli’ & ‘Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kun Shan University, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C. (01/03/2012-28/02/2015).
 
     
 

Project Ongoing

  • A Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi sponsored project entitled, “Design and Development of heating/cooling pads, foot warmer and thermal jackets based on Phase Change Materials (PCMs) for old aged persons (Reference No. SEED/TIDE/017/2012)” under the Technology Interventions for Disabled and Elderly (TIDE), has been awarded from the Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi (18/12/2013-till now).
  • A research Project Proposal entitled “Thermal Regulation of Photovoltaics (PV) Cells using Phase Change Materials (PCMs)” submitted to Council of Science & Technology (U.P.), "VIGYAN BHAWAN", Lucknow (Sanctioned – Jan 2017).

Publications: 180

Patents (valid only in R.O.C. Taiwan): Forty Six
SCI/SCI-Extended Journals: Thirty Two
Other Academic Journals: Nine
Key Note Speech Presented at the International Conferences: Thirteen
Publications/Presentations in Proceedings of Conferences: Sixty Seven
Book: Two
Book Publications (Chapter): Thirteen

Book Publications

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