Department of Energy Science and Engineering

Research areas

Energy Efficiency/Improvements in conventional Energy Systems: Heat pumps, Energy integration, Process integration for resource optimization, Pinch Analysis Development of techniques for optimization of Utility systems,Demand Side Management/Load Management in the Power Sector, Variable Speed Drives, Power Generation and Systems Planning, Energy Management and Auditing, Efficient Motor Drive Systems, Electronics Ballasts, Static VAR compensators, Illumination control, Power Electronics in Energy Efficient Systems, Electric Vehicles, Boilers and Fludised Bed Combustion, Exhaust Heat Recovery, Cogeneration, Building Energy Management, Efficient Air Conditioning Systems, Hydrogen Generation and Storage, Fuel Cells.

Renewables: Coal Gasification, Biomass Gasifier Design, Development and Testing, Liquid fuels from Biomass through the thermochemical and algal route, Microbial, Hydrogen,CNG Kit development, Industrial Solar Thermal concentrators, Stirling Engine Systems, Testing of Solar Collectors and systems, Passive Solar Architecture, Development of Carbon PV cell, Decentralized Power Systems Grid Integration Issues, Hybrid Systems for Rural Electrification, Wind Energy, Low Cost Solar Drier, Fuel Cells, Thin film solar cells, Carbon nano tubes for hydrogen storage, Solar photovoltaic concentrator, Development of Engines for SVO, Biodiesel, Dual fuelling etc., Biodiesel manufacturing process, Complex Fluid Dynamics, Flow of Granular Materials, Multiphase flows, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Molecular Dynamic Simulation of Particulate Flows.

Nuclear: Nuclear Safety, Nuclear Waste management, Thermal Hydraulics Research, Computer Simulation Models for Analysis of Transients in Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor, Advanced Numerical Methods for neutron diffusion and fluid flow, Two­phase flow modeling, Nuclear thermal hydraulics and safety, Analytical solution of multilayer heat conduction problems.