Dr Hakeem Niyas U.S.
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati
PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
2018 – Till Date
Energy Institute, Bengaluru
2017 – 2018
Faculty, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
2008 – 2011
Tata Consultancy Services, Chennai
Thermal Energy Storage
Phase Change Materials
Solar Thermal Systems
Fuel Cell and Electrolyser
Zero Energy Buildings
Thermal Management of Batteries and Electronics
Development of Thermal Energy Storage Test Rig for Performance Evaluation of Sensible, Latent and Thermochemical Heat Storage Materials, Seed Grant RGIPT, 2021 – 2023.
H. Niyas, L. Prasad, P. Muthukumar, Performance investigation of high-temperature sensible heat thermal energy storage system during charging and discharging cycles. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy 2015; 17: 501-13
H. Niyas, S. Prasad, P. Muthukumar, Performance investigation of a lab–scale latent heat storage prototype - Numerical results. Energy Conversion and Management 2017; 135: 188-99
H. Niyas, C.R.C. Rao, P. Muthukumar, Performance investigation of a lab–scale latent heat storage prototype – Experimental results. Solar Energy 2017; 155: 971-84
H. Niyas, P. Muthukumar, A novel heat transfer technique for performance improvements in encapsulated latent heat storage system. Solar Energy 2018; 164: 276-86
C.R.C. Rao, H. Niyas, P. Muthukumar, Performance tests on lab-scale sensible heat storage prototypes. Applied Thermal Engineering 2018; 129: 953-67
S. Prasad, P. Muthukumar, R. Anandalakshmi, H. Niyas, Comparative study of phase change phenomenon in high temperature cascade latent heat energy storage system using conduction and conduction-convection models. Solar Energy 2018; 176:627-637
S.S. Bhogilla, H. Niyas, Design of a hydrogen compressor for hydrogen fueling stations. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2019; 44 (55):29329-29337
C.R.C. Rao, K. Vigneshwaran, H. Niyas, P. Muthukumar. Performance investigation of lab-scale sensible heat storage prototypes. International Journal of Green Energy 2019; 16 (14):1363-1378
A.M. Abdulateef, M. Jaszczur, Q. Hassan, R. Anish, H. Niyas, K. Sopian, J. Abdulateef. Enhancing the melting of phase change material using a fins–nanoparticle combination in a triplex tube heat exchanger. Journal of Energy Storage 2021; 35:102227
M. Teggar, M. Arici, M.S. Mert, S.S.M. Ajarostaghi, H. Niyas, E. Tunçbilek, K.A.R. Ismail, Z. Younsi, A.T. Benhouia, E.H. Mezaache. A comprehensive review of micro/nano enhanced phase change materials. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 2021; 1-28
P. Muthukumar, H. Niyas. Comparison of thermal characteristics of sensible and latent heat storage materials encapsulated in different capsule configurations. Concentrated Solar Thermal Energy Technologies. Springer International. 2018:11-20
C.R.C. Rao, H. Niyas, L. Prasad, P. Muthukumar. Performance investigation of lab-scale sensible heat storage system. Concentrated Solar Thermal Energy Technologies. Springer International. 2018:169-186
P. Muthukumar, H. Niyas. Materials, design and development of latent heat storage systems for medium and large-scale applications: Issues and challenges. Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials. Volume I. Elsevier. 2020:417-437
A. Nayak, S. Roy, S. Sundaram, A. Deo, H. Niyas. Aerodynamic Performance Enhancement and Optimization of a H-rotor Vertical Axis Wind Turbine. Innovations in Sustainable Energy and Technology. 2020:51-70
A. Raj, S. Roy, B.J. Bora, H. Niyas. CFD Analysis of a Straight Bladed Darrieus Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Using NACA 0021 Aerofoil. Innovations in Sustainable Energy and Technology. 2020:71-82
L. Prasad, H. Niyas, P. Muthukumar. Performance analysis of high temperature sensible heat thermal energy storage system during charging and discharging cycles, 4th International conference on Advances in Energy Research, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India, 10-12 December 2013.
H. Niyas, P. Muthukumar. Performance analysis of latent heat storage systems, International conference on Emerging Trends in Renewable Energy, C.V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar, India, 27-28 December 2013.
H. Niyas, A.K. Shukla, P. Muthukumar. Thermal characterization of phase change materials used for thermal energy storage in solar thermal power plants, 23rd International conference on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India, 05-07 December 2014.
H. Niyas, T.E. Alam, P. Muthukumar, J. Dhau, D.Y. Goswami. Performance investigation of packed bed thermal energy storage system, 3rd International conference on Polygeneration, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai, India, 18-20 February 2015.
H. Niyas, P. Muthukumar. Novel fin for effective heat transfer in shell-and-tube latent heat storage system, ISES Solar World Congress 2015, EXCO, Daegu, South Korea, 8-12 November 2015.
H. Niyas, P. Muthukumar. Novel encapsulation technique to upscale latent heat storage capacity in steam accumulators, ISES Solar World Congress 2015, EXCO, Daegu, South Korea, 8-12 November 2015.
H. Niyas, P. Muthukumar. Comparison of thermal storage characteristics of phase change materials encapsulated in different capsule configurations, 23rd National HMT and 1st International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Indian Space Research Organization, Thiruvananthapuram, India, 17-20 December 2015.
H. Niyas, P. Muthukumar. Appropriate sizing prediction and performance evaluation of the shell-and-tube latent heat storage unit, 24th National HMT and 2nd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, India, 27-30 December 2017.
School First in State Level Engineering Entrance Examination, TNPCEE 2003.
Best Paper Award in PINNACLE’ 06, National Technical Symposium conducted by College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai on 27-28 February 2006.
MHRD Scholarship (Ministry of Human Resources and Development) for pursuing Doctoral Research in Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in 2012.
DST International Travel Grant for Young Scientist for presenting two novel concepts in the international conference, Solar World Congress 2015 held at Daegu, South Korea.