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  • Design & Retrofitment For Development Methanol Fuelled Large Bore Engine (EMD 710: 4500hp) For Locomotive Marine & Power Generation Application, (Co-PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, IITK), Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, Two Year (Dec. 2017- Dec. 19), Rs. 372.35 Lakhs.

  • Ultra-Clean emissions DME fuelled Tractor engine prototype development for agricultural applications (Collaborator: Dr. P.A. Laxminarayan, Industrial Partner: TAFE), Science and Engineering Research Board , New Delhi, Two Years (2019).

  • Highly Efficient, Low Emission Gasoline Compression Ignition Engine Prototype Development (Co-PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, IITK), Science and Engineering Research Board , New Delhi, Three Years (2019).

  • Development of primary alcohols fueled engine prototype Department of Science & Technology (Co-PI: Dr. Ashish Dutta, IITK, Czech Partners; PI: Martin Pexa, Co-PI: Jakub Cedik, International Bilateral Co-operation Division) India-Czech Bilateral Scientific and Technological Cooperation, New Delhi, Three Years (2019)

 Past Research Projects

  • Investigation of Combustion and Soot Process in a Compression Ignition Engine Fueled with Biodiesel, Joint Programme of Cooperation in Science And Technology, (India- South Korea), (PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, IITK), Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, Three Years (2015-2018), Rs 43.44 Lakhs.

  • Experimental Investigations of HCCI/ PCCI Combustion in a Single Cylinder Research Engine Using Biodiesel, (Co-PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, IITK), Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, Three Years, 2013-16, Rs 157.48 Lakhs.

  • Experimental Investigations on Combustion Characteristics and Emission Reductions of a Laser Fired Hydrogen Engine, (Co-PI: Dr. Abhijit Kushari, IITK), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), New Delhi, Four Years 2012-2016, Rs. 115.44 Lakhs.

  • Development of A Common Rail Injection System For A Constant Speed Compression Ignition Engine, (Co-PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, IITK), Council for Scientific and Industrial research (CSIR), New Delhi, Two Years, 2012-15, Rs.14.68 Lakhs.

  • Laser Ignition of Natural Gas Fuelled Single Cylinder Engine, (Co-PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, IITK), Science and Engineering Research Board, Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, Two Years, 2012-14, Rs 38.00 Lakhs.

  • Experimental Investigations of Fuel Sprays of Biodiesel, Straight Vegetable Oils and Their Blends with Mineral Diesel for Optimizing Fuel Injection Equipment to Lower Engine Exhaust Emissions, Joint Programme of Cooperation in Science And Technology, (India- South Korea), (Co-PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, IITK), Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, Three Years (20011-2014), Rs 28.00 Lakhs.

  • Fuel Spray and Combustion Visualization Using Endoscope in Biodiesel Fuelled Direct Injection Engine for Optimal Fuel Injection Strategy and Emission Reduction, (Co-PI: Dr. Ashish Dutta, IITK), Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, Two Years Six months (2012-2014), Rs 53.05 Lakhs.

  • Physico-Chemical Characterization of Nano-Particle Emanating from Diesel Engines (Mineral Diesel and B20 Fuelled) and Their Control Using Diesel Oxidation Catalysts, (PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, IITK), Science and Engineering Research Board, Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, Two Years (2012-14), Rs 41.00 Lakhs.

  • Combustion, Material Compatibility and Engine Tribology Investigation in a Biodiesel Fuelled Turbo-charged Transportation Engine, (Co-PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, IITK), Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, Three Years (2010-2013), Rs. 64.86 Lakhs.

  • Development of Bi-Functional Solid Catalyst for Transesterification of Jatropha Oil and Effect of Jatropha Oil Biodiesel on the Lubricating Oil Performance and Life in a Medium Duty Compression Ignition Transportation Engine, Shell India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Four Years, August 2007- November 2011, Rs. 59.00 Lakhs.

  • Comparative Chemical Characterization and Evaluation of Toxic Potential of Metals and PAH’s Present in Both Primary and Secondary Particulates Emitted from Combustion in Diesel Vs. Biodiesel Engines, (PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, IITK), Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, Three Years, November 2008- November 2011, Rs 89.81 Lakhs.

  • Effects of Biodiesel Oxidation Stability on the Engine Combustion and Emission Characteristics, (Co-PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, CE), Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, Indo-South Africa Cooperation Project, Three Years project, October 2009- March 2012, Rs. 7.62 Lakhs.

  • Fundamental Investigations on Laser Ignition of Combustible Gas-Air Mixtures in a Constant Volume Combustion Chamber for Engine Applications, Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, (2009-2011), Rs. 32.70 Lakhs.

  • Career Award for Young Teachers (CAYT), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, Government of India, 2005-2009, Rs. 10.50 Lakhs.

  • Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Piston Cooling by Oil Jet Impingement, (Co-PI: Prof. P S Ghoshdastidar, IITK), Council for Scientific and Industrial research (CSIR), New Delhi, 2005-2008, Rs. 7.00 Lakhs.

  • Biodiesel: Process and Pilot Plant Development, (Co-PI: Dr. Sanjeev Garg, IITK) Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Mumbai, 2003-08, Rs. 17.00 Lakhs.

  • Particulate Matter Emission and Lubricity Studies on Biodiesel Fuelled Transportation Engine, Ministry Of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India, 2005 – 07, Rs. 25.00 Lakhs.

  • Scope and Limitations of Non-Edible Vegetable Oil as a Substitute Fuel for Diesel Engines-An Experimental Study, Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, 2005-08, Rs. 56.15 Lakhs.

  • Development of Capacitance Based Micro-Sensor for Oil Film Thickness Measurements, Ministry Of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India, 2004–2006, Rs. 16 Lakhs.

  • Exhaust Emission Reduction from Internal Combustion Engines, Ministry Of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India, 2003- 2005, Rs. 8.00 Lakhs.

  • Production and Investigation of Biodiesel produced from different vegetable oils, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, Government of India, 2002-2005, Rs. 6.60 Lakhs.

  • Alternative Fuels for IC Engines for Emission Reduction and Energy Conservation, Ministry Of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India, 2002-2004, Rs. 15.00 Lakhs. (PI: Prof. B P Pundir)

  • Improvement of Energy Conversion Laboratory at IIT, Kanpur, Ministry Of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India, 2004-2005, Rs. 4.00 Lakhs.

  • Improvement of Energy Conversion Laboratory at IIT, Kanpur, Ministry Of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India, 2003-2004, Rs. 6.50 Lakhs.

  • Faculty Research Initiation Grant, IIT Kanpur, 2001- 2002, Rs. 0.50 Lakhs.


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