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Dr. K. R. Aharwal

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Dr. K. R. Aharwal





4/12 Staff Campus MANIT Bhopal 
Pin-462003 (O) 0755-4051605

Date of Birth


Educational Qualification

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


 23 Years Teaching Experience

Specialization Thermal Engineering

Research Area

Heat Transfer, Refrigeration  and Solar Energy

Research Projects

  • Investigation of Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Phenomenon of Artificially Roughened duct Using Liquid Crystal Thermography System  Rs. 23.75 Lakhs,  (completed).

Consultancy Project

  • Authorised Consultant from the National Board of Horticulture, Ministry of Agriculture Government of India for Providing consultancy services for Provide Consultancy Services for Implementation of Technical Standards for Cold Chain Infrastructures for Fresh Fruits &Vegetables
  •  Investigation of heat transfer and Fluid flow phenomenon in artificially roughened duct of solar air heater Sponsored by MHRD Govt. of India (MANIT). Amount Rs 23 Lakh (Completed).
  •  Development of cold storage for research, World Bank-MHRD, GOI Joint project (TEQIP-II), 18 Lakhs, April 2015-March 2016. (Completed).
  •  Development of Research facility to improve the performance of cold storages, SERB (Department of Science and Technology Govt. of India, 16 Lakhs, June 2017, (ongoing)


B. Consultancy project

Providing consultancy services for the Implementation of Technical standard of cold storages to National Horticulture Board Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer welfare Govt. of India. Completed about 400 projects

More than 100 cold storage have been designed



  • International Journals: Published (17)
  • National Journals: Published (03)
  • International Conferences: Published (12)
  • National Conferences: Published (03)

                            Total 35                                            For More Information

Member of professional bodies

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

Expert Lectures delivered

 Expert Lectures 15 (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.
  • Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Frontiers in Technology, MANIT, Bhopal
  • Faculty Advisor, NANO Satellite Project

Lab. Development work

  • Developed PIV Lab at IIT Roorkee during Ph D work
  • Developed Advance Heat Transfer Laboratory at MANIT Bhopal                          

Number of Ph.D thesis supervised

Ph.D.  Completed (03), Ongoing (04)

Number of P.G. Projects guided

M.Tech Completed (19

Training Program  Conducted


Workshop/Seminar/Training attended


Conference/ Seminar Attended


Outreach Activities Delivered about 30 expert lectures in Technical Institute and Industries

Administrative work done


Present Experience:

  • Prof. I/c Academic (From 21-09-2011 to July 2016)
  • Prof. I/C AirConditioning System (From 16-09-2011 to 21-09-2017)
  • Warden of Hostel No.9 (From 06-06-2016to Continued)
  • Faculty Advisor for Neno Satellite
  • Over all I/C of Heat Engine lab. (From 11-07-2017 to continued)
  • Coordinator Boar of Studies (From 16-07-2013 to Feb. 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)


  • Previous Experience:
  • In charge of Fluid Mechanic  Lab., SGSITS Indore
  • Deputy Controller Examination SGSITS Indore
  • Warden Boys Hostel SGSITS Indore
  • Member of Faculty selection committee SGSITS Indore.
Project/ Consultancy undertaken

Research projects

(i) “Research Facility to Improve The Performance of Cold Storages” Fund Received from SERB Department of Science and Technology Govt. of India (2017-18)

(ii) “Development of cold storage research facility (Advance Refrigeration Lab.) Fund Received from TEQIP-II  Govt. of India (2016-17).

(iii) “Investigation of Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Phenomenon of Artificially Roughened duct Using Liquid Crystal Thermography System” Fund Received from MHRD Govt. of India (2011-12)


Consultancy projects: Providing consultancy services National Horticulture Board Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer welfare Govt. of India for the Implementation of Technical standard of cold storages. About 300 Projects have been completed.

Award and Achievements, patent filed

1. Fie 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

i) Working as Member of Technical committee of  National Board of Horticulture, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer welfare Government of India

(ii) Member of Technical committee of Ministry of food processing Govt. of India and I am involved to finalize the technical standard of food processing systems

(iii) Technical Expert of Project investigation committee of Horticulture mission of Govt. of Madhya Pradesh.