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Dr. K. R. Aharwal

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Dr. K. R. Aharwal





3/3 Staff Campus MANIT Bhopal 
Pin-462003 (O) 0755-4051605

 kraharwal[at]; kraharwal[at] kraharwal[at]

Date of Birth


Educational Qualification

 B. E. (Mechanical Engineering), M. Tech. (IIT Delhi)

Ph. D. (IIT Roorkee )


 25Years Teaching Experience


Thermal Engineering

Research Area

Heat Transfer, Refrigeration  and Solar Energy

Research Projects

  • Title: Investigation of Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Phenomenon of Artificially Roughened duct Using Liquid Crystal Thermography System.

Project cost: Rs. 23.75 Lakhs, (2011-14).

Funding Agency: MHRD Govt. of India 

  • : completed
  • Title: Development of cold storage research facility to improve the performance of cold storage.

Project Cost: Rs 16 Lakh (2016-17).

Fund Agency: TEQIP-II Govt. of India

  • : completed


  • Title: Research Facility to Improve The Performance of Cold Storages”

Project Cost: Rs 19.00 Lakh (2017-20)

Funding Agency: SERB,  Department of Science and Technology Govt. of India

  • : Ongoing

Consultancy Project

  • Title: To Providing consultancy services for the Implementation of Technical standard of cold storages

Funding Agency: National Horticulture Board Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer welfare Govt. of India.

Duration and cost of Project: Depends upon the projects availability.  


  • International Journals: Published (22)
  • National Journals: Published (03)
  • International Conferences: Published (12)
  • National Conferences: Published (03)


Member of professional bodies

 Life membership of Institution of Engineers (India) AM087425-9

Expert Lectures delivered

 Expert Lectures 30 (STTPs, Workshops and others)

Achievements / Awards

  • Received Certificate of Merit for presenting a research paper Titled “Effect of door opening on the energy consumption of cold storage system” in the National Conference on Emerging Trend in Energy Engineering organize by the Department of Mechanical engineering, Dehradun Institute of Technology Dehradun
  • Worked as Faculty advisor for Institute student team who participated in India’s First  quad bike design challenge” Quad Torc 2014” and Team got first position in Innovation and Suspensions. They also won 25000 cash prize.

Lab. Development work

  • Developed Advance Heat Transfer Laboratory
  • Developed Advance Heat Refrigeration Laboratory

Number of Ph.D thesis supervised

 Ph. D:  Completed (05), Ongoing (02)

Number of P.G. Projects guided

 M.Tech: Completed (19

Training Program  Conducted

 Conducted 03 STTP

Workshop/Seminar/Training attended


Conference/ Seminar Attended


Outreach Activities

  • Member of Technical committee of Ministry of food processing Govt of India.
  • Member of technical committee of National horticulture mission Govt of (M.P.)
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Heat and Mass  Transfer

Administrative work done


  • Chairman Council of Warden (April 2020 to continued)
  • Prof. I/C (Air conditioning and Water cooler ( May 2020 to continued)
  •  Head of the Department of MME (Oct 2019-April 2020)
  • Proctor: (Jan 2019 to April 2020)
  • Warden of Hostel No.9: (June 2016 to April 2020)
  • Prof. I/c Academic: (From Aug. 2011 to July 2016)
  • Prof. I/C Air Conditioning System (Aug. 2011 to Sep. 2017)
  • Over all I/C of Heat Engine lab. (July 2017 to continued)
  • Coordinator Boar of Studies: (July2013 to Fe b. 2018)
  • Coordinator M Tech (thermal): July 2015 to July 2016)
  • Lab I/C of Advance Heat Transfer Lab. (From 16-07-2012 to Continued)
  • Lab I/C of Advance Refrigeration Lab. (From 13-10-16 to Continued)

Award and Achievements, patent filed

  • File a patent, relates to a cold storage system having an improved air circulation duct arrangement.

            File No. E-12/121/2017/MUM, And Application            

            Number 201721006000

Any other information

  • Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Frontiers in Technology, MANIT, Bhopal
  • Faculty Advisor, NANO Satellite Project