|Dr Vishvesh Jayantbhai Badheka
HoD & Professor
B.E., Ph.D, Diploma, M.E.
Email : Vishvesh.Badheka@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Advanced Welding Processes, Friction Stir Welding, Friction Stir Processing- surface composite, super-plasticity, Friction Surfacing, BT-FSW, Hybrid FSW, FSW of dissimilar metals, Narrow Gap-GMAW/FCAW/MCAW. A-TIG welding of P91,RAFM steels, Hybrid Welding and Wear of surface composites.
Brief Profile: Dr Badheka, studied metallurgy at The M.S.University of Baroda, received Bachelor, Master and PhD in Metallurgical Engineering. Presently he working as Professor at Mechanical Engineering as well as Heading the Dept of Mechanical Engineering Dept.
|Prof Surendra Singh Kachhwaha
Ph.D, M.Tech., B.E.
Email : Surendra.Singh@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: He has vast experience in the application of evaporative cooling, sprays, ice slurry generation technology, cascaded refrigeration system, biodiesel production techniques, waste heat recovery systems, renewable energy based poly-generation systems and resource assessment of offshore renewable energy(solar, wind and wave).
Brief Profile: Dr. Surendra Singh Kachhwaha is currently engaged with the responsibility of faculty as "Chair Professor Suzlon" in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Technology, PDPU.Dr. Kachhwaha received his PhD and M. Tech. Degree from IIT Delhi and ITBHU, Varanasi respectively. He has teaching experience of more than 30 years in Mechanical Engineering at UG and PG level and have around 60 Technical publications in reputed national and international journals and more than 80 publications in national/international conference proceedings. He has guided five PhDs and 30 M. Tech. Dissertations.
Besides, having been conferred with research awards and fellowships, Dr. Kachhwaha has carried out various awards and fellowships, Dr. Kachhwaha has carried out various consultancy/research project (worth 3.5 crores) where the fundamental and applications of mechanical and energy engineering are the main consideration.
|Dr Anurag Mudgal
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D, M.B.A
Email : Anurag.Mudgal@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Heat transfer applications of renewable energy for cooling, water desalination, Food preservation and other sustainable environmental issues
Brief Profile: Dr Anurag Mudgal has pursued a distinguished career path as an industrial engineer, academic researcher and teacher in higher education. After completing B Tech from Bundelkhand Institute of Engineering and Technology he joined paper industry as a GET and then project engineer for four years before returning to academia. He completed his M Tech and then PhD from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Before joining PDPU in January 2014 he worked in many prestigious Engineering Institutes and University of Uttar Pradesh. He was invited to work on a collaborative project with Aston University, UK by Royal Academy of Engineering in the year 2015 for three months. He his handling many projects including DST on application of renewable energy for cooling and water desalination purposes. Presently I am also looking after the Department of Nuclear Science and Technology as Head.
|Dr Harshal Oza
B.E., M.S., Ph.D
Email : Harshal.Oza@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Robust and Nonlinear Control, Aerospace Engineering, Robotics, Industrial Automation.
Brief Profile: Dr. Oza has a B.E. in Mechatronics Engineering from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India. He obtained his Masters in Control Systems Engineering from The University of Sheffield, UK and his PhD in Electronics from University of Kent, UK. His professional engineering experience ranges from control design in diverse applications in textile and packaging machines to detailed engineering review of instrumentation in petrochemical refining. Dr. Oza has significant research experience in the area of Dynamics and Control. He has published articles in reputed international journals published by IEEE, SIAM, AIAA and IMA. His papers have also been published in reputed international conferences such as IEEE-ICRA (Robotics and Automation) and IEEE-CDC (Control and Decision). During his tenure in academia, Harshal has secured funding from DST for research in Robotics. He has developed several UG labs and taught multidisciplinary courses. Dr. Oza is an active member of IEEE, IET and ASME. He routinely reviews papers submitted to journals of IEEE, Elsevier and Wiley.
|Dr Jatinkumar Ravjibhai Patel
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Jatin.Patel@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Solar Desalination, Solar Drying, Solar Cooling, Solar Water Heating
Brief Profile: Dr. Jatin Patel is serving as a faculty member in Mechanical Engg Dept at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University since last 9 years. He is graduated from SVNIT, Surat and Ph. D. from HemChandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan, Gujarat. At present, he is associated with Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Technology, PDPU. He has total 13 years of teaching experience in reputed technical institutions and taught various subjects like Engineering Drawing, Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Thermodynamics, Turbo-machines and Solar Thermal Systems at UG and PG level. He has guided more than 5 post graduated students for their dissertation work. Presently he is involved in the research work towards solar parabolic trough collector for different applications.
|Dr Rajesh Patel
B.E., M.E, Ph.D
Email : Rajesh.Patel@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Thermal System Designs, Modeling of Fluid Catalytic Cracking Process (FCC), Water Desalination
Brief Profile: Dr. Rajesh Patel has pursued PhD from New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ, USA in year 2011. After completing PhD, he has joined PDPU as an Assistant Professor in year 2011. He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience. He has visited many countries like USA, Canada, Australia and South Korea for International collaboration and professional activities. He has worked as Principal (In Charge) at Gujarat Power Engineering and Research Institute, Mehsana on deputation from PDPU for three years.
Dr. Patel has many research publications in ares of FCC process modeling and Thermal system designs.
|Dr RAMESH KUMAR GUDURU
Ph.D, M.Tech., B.Tech.
Email : Ramesh.Guduru@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: CORROSION
ENERGY STORAGE (BATTERIES AND SUPERCAPACITORS)
MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS
CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE
Brief Profile: Prof. Ramesh obtained his bachelor's and masters' degrees from IIT Roorkee and IIT Madras, respectively. Following that he obtained his PhD from NC State University (USA) in Nanomaterials research. He has completed his postdoc at a navy base in Monterey Bay, California, and then University of Arkansas. Following that he worked at University of Michigan as a Scientist and then became an entrepreneur and started a company "CSquared Innovations LLC" in partnership with his colleagues and sold it off by 2014. He then joined Texas State University - Lamar University as a full time tenure track faculty in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. In 2019 July, he moved back to India and joined SOT - PDPU. He has more than 60+ articles published in journals and conference proceedings. He holds four international patents. He is in the process of submitting two more patent applications on - Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Heat Shields.
He has guided/graduated more than 20 students for their PhD and MS. Currently he is running research programs with B. Tech Mechanical and Chemical Engineering students.
He is the convener/lead of the newly formed Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research Group at PDPU.
|Dr Vivek K. Patel
Email : VivekP@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Thermal system design, Soft computing techniques for thermal system design and optimization, Advanced optimization algorithms
Brief Profile: Dr. Vivek Patel has obtained his Ph.D. from S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat with the specialization in advanced optimization algorithms and its application to thermal system design optimization. He has developed an optimization technique called "Heat Transfer Search (HTS)'. He has also proposed various hybrid and modified optimization techniques. He has published many reputed International Journal papers in Elsevier, Springer, Taylor and Francis etc.
|Dr Anirudh Kulkarni
Email : Anirudh.Kulkarni@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: * Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
* Lattice Boltzman Method (LBM) in multiphase flows
* Low Reynolds number aerodynamics and flow control
* Fluid mechanics of locomotion (swimming and flying)
* Biofluid dynamics
* Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI)
Brief Profile: Dr Anirudh Kulkarni earned his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Walchand Institute of Technology, Solapur (Maharashtra). Further, he registered for doctoral studies at the Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Indore (Madhya Pradesh). He has also worked as a CAD - CAE tutor and Project Consultant at a well-known firm in Solapur for two years, and has undertaken multiple industrial and academic projects. He has published seven research articles in the journal of international repute during his stay at IIT Indore, with a SCOPUS h - index of 7 and total citations of 120. He has active collaborations with
faculties from various national and international universities in CFD related topics. For more details related to consultancy or collaboration, feel free to write to him at email@example.com.
|Dr Garlapati Nagababu
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Nagababu.Garlapati@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Offshore renewable energy, Wind and Wave resource assessment, GIS-based analysis of Wind and wave farm development, climate change studies, Finite element analysis, Machine design
Brief Profile: Dr. Garlapati Nagababu is presently working as an assistant professor in the mechanical engineering department, PDPU, Gandhinagar since 2013. He completed his PhD in the field of offshore wind energy and M.Tech from IIT Guwahati in machine design specialisation. Dr. Nagababu has a teaching experience of more than seven years in the field of mechanical engineering at UG and PG level. His research mainly focuses on offshore renewable resource assessment and software development, development of small-scale wind turbine and hybrid energy system. He has published several research articles in highly reputed journals and international conferences in the field of energy. He received the best paper award at AEDCEE 2017, Thailand and ICCGE 2018, Paris. He is currently working on different projects funded by ISRO and ORSP.
|Dr Jaydeep Patel
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Jaydeep.Patel@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Wind energy system design and analysis, Wind farm layout optimization, Wind farm cost analysis, Optimization of renewable energy systems, Computational optimization, Multi-disciplinary optimization of mechanical design and systems
Brief Profile: Dr. Jaydeep Patel received his Ph.D degree from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University with the specialization in renewable system optimization. He had developed the geometric pattern-based approach for turbine placement in a wind farm. He also modified the recently developed meta-heuristics optimization method for the optimization of a turbine positioning in a wind farm and cost optimization. His major areas of research interests are lie in wind energy systems modeling and optimization, wind farm layout optimization, wind farm cost analysis, and multi-disciplinary optimization of mechanical design and systems and R&D. He completed M.Tech from National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur- India, in 2011. He has also work as a nodal officer for Siemens Center of Excellence-PDPU.
|Dr Jaykumar J Vora
B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of Interest: Advanced Welding technology, Welding metallurgy, Advanced manufacturing processes
Brief Profile: Dr. Jaykumar Vora completed his Ph.D. in the field of advanced welding technology at PDPU. His Ph.D. research project was pivoted to A-TIG welding of RAFM steel. He completed his Masters in welding technology from MSU Baroda. He also worked as a visiting faculty and research scholar at Lamar university, USA. He has extensive industrial experience and completed his masters research project at M/s Larsen & Toubro Limited. He is currently working on techniques to incorporate nanotechnology in welding processes for improving the performance. He is also currently working on multiple projects funded by BRNS, ORSP and other funding bodies.
|Dr Krunal Mahendra Mehta
B.E., M.E., Ph.D
Email : Krunal.Mehta@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Surface Composites, Wear Characterization
Brief Profile: Dr. Krunal Mehta completed his doctoral research work in the domain of 'Tribological characterization of Surface Composites'. He completed his M. E. in Mechanical Engineering (CAD/CAM) from L. D. College of Engineering in the year 2014. He completed his B. E. in Mechanical Engineering from Indus Institute of Technology and Engineering in the year 2012. Dr. Mehta did his M. E. Dissertation at Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, wherein he was supposed to perform a Structural Analysis of 'Plasma Wakefield Accelerator' Equipment. He is also associated with student activities like 'SAE SUPRA' (Racing Vehicle) and 'Shell Eco-Marathon' (Electric Vehicle Prototype)
|Dr Nirav P Patel
Ph.D, M.Tech., B.Tech.
Email : Nirav.Patel@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Stress Analysis, Design Optimization, Finite element analysis, Composites, Computational mechanics, Impact Analysis
Brief Profile: Dr. Nirav Patel completed his B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidhyala Engineering College, Vidhyanagar, Gujarat, India in 2009. He did his M.Tech. in CAD/CAM (2011) and Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics (2015) from Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Gujarat, India. Presently he is working as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Technology, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, India since December 2013.
Dr. Patel has a teaching experience of more than 8 years in the field of Mechanical Engineering at under graduate and post graduate level. He worked 3 years at Gandhinagar Institute of Technology, Gujarat Technological University, India. Dr. Patel has published number of research articles in reputed journals and in international/national conferences in the field of computational mechanics. Recently, he has started exploring new areas of research, in stress analysis of plates weakened by complex shaped cut-outs, dynamic stress concentration, impact analysis of plates and optimization of composite materials.
|Dr Pankaj Sahlot
Ph.D, M.Tech., B.Tech.
Email : Pankaj.Sahlot@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Additive manufacturing/3D Printing, Friction Stir Welding and processing, Experimental and numerical modeling of advanced manufacturing processes, Tool Wear, Microstructural and mechanical characterization of materials and Simulation of heat transfer and fluid flow.
Brief Profile: Dr. Pankaj Sahlot completed his PhD from IIT Gandhinagar and worked on experimental and numerical study of tool wear during Friction stir welding (FSW). He also visited University of North Texas Denton, USA for six months as a visiting researcher during his Ph.D. His research work has been published in various reputed journals and conferences. He did M.Tech from IIT Hyderabad and also received award for Academic Excellence from Prof. C.N.R Rao.
|Dr Pavan Kumar Gurrala
Ph.D, M.E., B.Tech.
Email : Pavan.Gurrala@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing, Bio-Printing, Implants, Medical Aids, Reverse Engineering.
Brief Profile: Dr. Pavan Kumar G has completed his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering. He has done his ME in Design Engineering and PhD in Additive Manufacturing from BITS Pilani. He works in the area of polymer based extrusion technologies. His areas of interest is Design and Manufacturing of Bio-Implants, Medical aids for the needy in collaboration with prominent Orthopedic Surgeons and Dentists.
|Dr Rakesh Vasant Chaudhari
M.Tech., B.E., Ph.D
Email : Rakesh.Chaudhari@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Non-Conventional Machining, Electrical Discharge Machining, Shape memory alloys, Wire Electrical Discharge Machining, Design of Experiments.
Brief Profile: Dr. Rakesh Chaudhari is presently working as a Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department, PDPU, Gandhinagar since July 2014. He completed his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Government college of engineering, Jalgaon. He completed his M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from SVNIT, Surat in June 2014. Dr. Rakesh Chaudhari has completed his dissertation from IIT, Bombay. He has completed his PhD research at PDPU in the field of Experimental investigations & Optimization of Electrical Discharge Machining Process Parameters of Shape Memory Alloys.
|Dr RAVI KANT
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Ravi.email@example.com
Areas of Interest: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), Advance fluid mechanics, Aerial Robotics, Control theory, Fluid flow control, Flow Instability, Hydrodynamics and Numerical methods in thermo-fluid problems.
Brief Profile: Dr. Ravi has completed his Ph.D degree from IIT Gandhinagar in Jan 2020, in the area of active fluid flow control. His research interests are broadly Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), Advance fluid mechanics, Aerial Robotics, Control theory, Fluid flow control, Flow instability, Numerical methods for thermo-fluid problems, Hydrodynamics, Transitional flows and Turbulent flows.
He has received his bachelor's degree from IIT Madras in aerospace engineering in 2008. He served as a design engineer in Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Limited (TAAL tech, bangalore) in 2009. He has completed his M.Tech from IIT Kharagpur in mechanical systems design in 2012. His master's thesis work was on design, dynamics and control of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). He later worked as an assistant manager in Pinnacle Infotech Solutions, durgapur (CAD-CAM solution).
|Dr Vinay Vakharia
Email : Vinay.Vakharia@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Machine Learning,Fault Diagnosis,Signal Processing Techniques,Pattern Recognition.
Brief Profile: Dr.Vinay Vakharia completed his Ph.D. from IIITDM Jabalpur in year 2015 in the area of Fault diagnosis.His Thesis title was Diagnosis of Bearing Faults Using Vibration Signatures and Machine Learning Techniques.He has applied Signal Processing techniques such as wavelets and artificial intelligence techniques to diagnose various bearing faults.He did his M.Tech in CAD/CAM from VIT Vellore and B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from RGPV Bhopal.
|Mr Ankur Chaurasia
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Ankur.Chaurasia@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Advanced abrasive finishing processes, composite processing, surface engineering, microwave processing techniques. Design, fabrication and dynamic mechanical characterization of bio degradable composites. High strain rate behavior of polymer based composites, atomistic modelling of polymer based nanocomposites.
Brief Profile: Mr. Ankur Chaurasia received his Master degree from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee India in the year 2016 in the area of production and industrial systems engineering. He Completed his bachlor in Mechanical engineering. Currently, he is serving in the Mechanical engineering department since June 2016. His research area includes the advanced machining processes and abrasive finishing processes. Surface Engineering Technology and challenges in the fabrication of Natural polymer composites. Dynamic mechanical behavior of composites subjected to ballistic impact, High strain deformation of nanocomposites.
|Mr Bhasuru Abhinaya Srinivas
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D(Pursuing)
Email : Bhasuru.Abhinaya@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: convective heat transfer and heat exchangers, Fluid mechanics, wind and wave energy. Climate change Impact on wind energy.
Brief Profile: Mr. Bhasuru Abhinaya Srinivas did B.tech in Mechanical engineering. He did his masters in Thermal power engineering specialization from NIT Trichy. Currently pursuing Ph.D on Offshore wind energy.
|Mr Parth Prajapati
Email : Parth.Prajapati@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Power cycles using waste heat recovery, Organic Rankine Cycles, Thermal Systems Optimization, Heat transfer augmentation, Design of deployment mechanisms, Acitve Control and Alignment of Reflectors
Brief Profile: He is working as Lecturer in Department of Mechanical Engineering since July'14. He is doing his PhD research at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in the field of optimization of thermal systems and power cycles using waste heat recovery. He has completed his M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Sardar VallabhBhai National Institute of Technology, Surat and B.E in Mechanical Engineering from Government Engineering College, Surat. He has worked at Indian Space Research Organization as a Project Trainee for one year during his dissertation of M.Tech.
|Mr Rahul Vitthal Deharkar
M.Tech., B.E., Ph.D(Pursuing)
Email : Rahul.Deharkar@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Multi Effect Desalination, Heat and Mass Transfer, Computational Fluid dynamics, Thermodynamics
Brief Profile: Mr. Rahul Deharkar has completed his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Y.C.C.E, Nagpur. He has done his M.TECH in Thermal Engineering from NITK Surathkal. He
worked as a Project Trainee at BARC, Mumbai during his Masters. He is currently working on a small-scale multi-effect water desalination system for his doctorate.
|Dr Manjeet Keshav
Assistant Professor – On Contract
Email : Manjeet.Keshav@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Vibrations,
Vehicle Dynamics and Control Systems,
Magnetorheological Fluid (MR) Technology,
Machine Learning and Deep Learning,
Brief Profile: Dr. Manjeet received his Bachelor's degree from LPU Punjab in Mechanical Engineering. Later, he secured AIR 1648 in GATE 2014 scoring 99.11 percentile through which he got an offer to pursue Direct-PhD in Machine Design specialization in IIT Madras. His research focuses on the application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in smart materials and dynamical systems. He has published his research work in high-impact journals and presented it at international conferences in New Zealand and Canada. His research collaborations are from IIT Madras and NIT Surathkal. He was also a Visiting Scholar at Concordia University, Montreal (Canada) where he was actively involved in writing a monograph on Magnetorheological (MR) fluid Technology.