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DR. MILAN KUMAR

Ph.D. (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Email: mkumar@rgipt.ac.in

EDUCATION

PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), USA, 2011
B.Tech-M.Tech dual, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 2006

WORK EXPERIENCE

Dec’ 2013 – Present: Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, RGIPT, RaeBareli,
Feb’ 2013 – Nov’ 2013: Post Doctoral Research Assistant, Chemistry, IISER, Pune.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  1. Low and high temperatures polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells
  2. Chemistry and transport properties of ionic liquid doped membrane using quantum chemistry calculations
  3. Electrochemistry
  4. Vanadium redox flow batteries
  5. Process intensification

AWARD AND HONORS

  1. ESPN Fellowship by College of Engineering, UTK, 2010 – 2011.
  2. Outstanding graduate student award by College of Engineering, UTK, 2010.
  3. Graduate research assistantship in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2007 – 2011.

FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECT

“Energy storage/production using vanadium redox flow batteries: experimental and computational studies”- approved by DST under Start-Up research grant

SHORT COURSES FOR REFINERIES (DIGBOI, BONGAIGAON, GUWAHATI, AND NUMALIGARH)

  1. Catalytic reactor design
  2. Process Intensification in Petroleum Refining
  3. Hydrogen based fuel cell

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER REVIEWED INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

  1. M. Kumar and A. Venkatnathan; Quantum Chemistry Study of Proton Transport in Imidazole Chains, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2015, 119, 3213.
  2. M. Kumar and A. Venkatnathan; Mechanism of proton transport in ionic liquid doped Perfluorosulfonic acid membranes, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2013, 117, 14449.
  3. M. Kumar, B. J. Edwards, and S. J. Paddison; A macroscopic model of proton transport through the membrane-ionomer interface of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell, J. Chem. Phys., 2013, 138, 064903.
  4. M. Kumar and S. J. Paddison; Side-chain degradation of PFSA membranes: An ab initio study, J. Mater. Res., 2012, 15, 1982.
  5. C. Wang, J. K. Clark II, M. Kumar, and S. J. Paddison; An ab initio study of the primary hydration and proton transfer of CF3SO3H and CF3O(CF2)2SO3H: Effects of the hybrid functional and inclusion of diffuse functions, Solid State Ionics, 2011, 199-200, 6.
  6. S. Rajan, M. Kumar, M. J. Ansari, D. P. Rao, and N. Kaistha; Limiting gas liquid flows and mass transfer in a novel rotating packed bed (HiGee), Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2011, 50, 986.

PAPER PRESENTED IN NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  1. M. Kumar, B. J. Edwards, and S. J. Paddison, Macroscopic model of proton transport through the membrane-ionomer interface, 2011 AICHE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
  2. M. Kumar and S. J. Paddison, Ab initio calculations of chemical degradation of PFSA membranes, 218th ECS Meeting, 2010, Las Vegas, USA.
  3. M. Kumar and S. J. Paddison, Chemical degradation of the side chains of PFSA membranes: an ab initio study, 2009 AICHE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, USA.
  4. M. J. Ansari, M. Kumar, D. P. Rao, and N. Kaistha, Mass transfer studies on a novel rotating packed bed (Higee), AICHE, The 2007 Spring National Meeting, Houston, TX, USA.
  5. M. Kumar, D. P. Rao, and N. Kaistha, Limiting gas-liquid flows in a novel rotating packed bed (Higee), CHEMCON 2006 (Indian Chemical Engineering Congress), Bharuch, India.