Dr. K. R. Aharwal

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Dr. K. R. Aharwal

Designation

 Associate Professor

Address 

Phone
E-mail

4/12 Staff Campus MANIT Bhopal 
(O) 0755-4051605
kraharwal[at]yahoo[dot]comkraharwal[at]gmail[dot]com

Date of Birth

 01.06.1971

Educational Qualification

 B.E. (G.E.C. Sagar); M. Tech.( IIT Delhi); Ph.D.( IIT Roorkee)

Experience

 22 Years

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

 

            Publication

 
  • 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 (16) Ongoing (03)

Training Program  Conducted

 03

Workshop/Seminar/Training attended

 12

Conference/ Seminar Attended

 03

Administrative work done

 

Present Experience:

  • Prof. I/C Air conditioning system (22-6-2011 to 22-08-2017).
  • Prof. I/C Academics (22-6-2011 to 22-08-2015).
  • Warden H-9 (06-06-2016 to Continue).
  • M Tech (Thermal) Coordinator (July 2015 to 12-07-2016)
  • Convener of Board of Studies 16-7-2013 to 11-07-2017)
  • Co I/C of Heat Engine Lab 16-7-2010 to 16-07-2015.  
  • Over all I/C of Heat Engine Lab. 11-7-2017 to Continue
  • In charge, Advance Heat Transfer Lab 16-07-2012 to Continue
  • In charge, Advance Refrigeration  Lab 15-10-2012 to Continue
  • Professor In Charge Academic MANIT Bhopal.
  • Professor In Charge Air conditioning system MANIT Bhopal
  • Convenor of Board of Studies of Mechanical Engineering MANIT Bhopal
  • Overall In charge of Heat Engine  Lab., MANIT Bhopal
  • In charge of Advance Heat Transfer  Lab., MANIT Bhopa.

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.
Award and Achievements, patent filed

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

1. Member of Technical committee of Ministry of Food Processing Industries Govt of India.  

2. Developed Advance Heat Transfer lab; 3. Developed Advance Refrigeration Lab. (4) Developed PIV lab at IIT  Roorkee (During Ph D)