Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal



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Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal


Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur India

E_Mail: akag@iitk.ac.in

Phone: 91 512 259 7982 (Office)

91 512 259 8682 (Residence)

91 512 259 7408 (Fax)
Areas of Interest: Combustion phenomenon study in I C Engines, Automobile Emissions, Biodiesel Development and Characterization, Laser diagnostic techniques, Lubricating Oil consumption phenomenon, Lubricating oil tribology, Development of micro sensors, Alternative fuels for diesel engines, Particle Image Velocimetry for flow visualization in IC Engines, Non conventional sources of energy.
Date of Birth: August 22nd, 1972

Nationality: Indian


Academic Qualifications:

Degree/ Examination

Year

Institution/ University

Class

CGPA/

% marks




Post Doctorate Research

99-01

Engine Research Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

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Ph.D. (Mech. Eng.)

1999

Centre for Energy Studies,

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi



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M.Tech. (Energy)

1996

Centre for Energy Studies,

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi



First

9.2 CGPA




B.E. (Mech. Eng.)

1994

Malviya Regional Eng. College, Jaipur

University of Rajasthan



First

69.98%






Scholastic Achievements:

  1. Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award-2008”, awarded by SAE International, USA on 15th April 2008 in Detroit.

  2. “Devendra Shukla Research Fellowship”, Young Chair Professorship in Energy by IIT Kanpur (2009-12).

  3. INSA Young Scientist Award-2007”, awarded by Indian National Science Academy, India on December 23rd, 2007.

  4. UICT Alkyl Amine Young scientist Award-2007”, awarded by University Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai on August 4th, 2007.

  5. INAE Young Engineer Award-2005”, awarded by Indian National Academy of Engineers, India on 10th December 2005.

  6. Career Award for Young Tecahers-2004” awarded by All India Council for Technical Education.

  7. “Young Scientist Award-2002” awarded by Department of Science and Technology, Delhi, Government of India.

  8. “BOYSCAST Fellowship-2002”, awarded by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, Government of India.

  9. Associate Editor, “International Journal of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing”, Published by Inderscience Publishers, Since June 2010.

  10. Member of the editorial board of “Journal of Automobile Engineering” Proceedings of IMechE, Part-D, Published by Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, UK (2003-09).

  11. Member of the editorial board of the “Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering”, by Bentham Science Publishers.

  12. Guest Editor for a Special Issue on “Alternative Fuels”, for the “Journal of Automobile Engineering”, Published by Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, UK, Published as Vol. 221, issue 8, August 2007.

  13. SAE International awarded appreciation certificates for significant contribution to the Thermal Management Activities of SAE World Congress 2005. SAE International also awarded a special 100 years commemorative memento for organizing session P-27 in SAE World Congress 2005, Detroit, USA.

  14. Listed in Marquis Who’s who is Science and Engineering (7th edition, 2003-2004; 9th edition 2006, 10th Edition, 2007), Who’s who of Emerging Leaders (1st Edition, 2006, 2nd Edition, 2007), Who’s Who is Asia (1st Edition, 2006, 2nd Edition, 2007), Who’s Who in the World (2008 edition).

  15. Member of Department of Science and Technology, Technology System’s Group, GOI’s Expert Group on “Biofuels and Retrofitting of Engines” (2002-07).

  16. Member, Board of Associates, American Society of Mechanical Engineering, Internal Combustion Engine’s Division (Since April 2005).

  17. Reviewer for ASME Transactions “Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbine and Power”, SAE Transactions 2002, 2004, 2005, ASTM Lubrication manual 2001, Energy, Fuel, Journal of Automobile Engineering, Journal of Biomaterial and Artificial Organs, CIGR E-journal, Indian Journal of Applied Mathematics, Journal of Solar Energy, Talanta, ASME-ICED Spring and Fall Conferences 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 SAE World Congress 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, Energy and Fuels, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, International Energy Journal etc.

  18. Member in SAE Transaction review committees for Lubricants; Fuels; Diesel Combustion; Spark Ignition. Also member of SAE Diesel Engine Activity Committee, Thermal Management Committee.

  19. Session Organizer for SAE World Congress 2009, 09PFL201: CI Engine Performance for Use with Alternative Fuels, Session to be held in Detroit, USA, April 2009

  20. Session Organizer for SAE World Congress 2008, 08PFL201: CI Engine Performance for Use with Alternative Fuels, Session held in Detroit, USA, April 2008.

  21. Session Organizer for SAE World Congress 2007, PFL20: CI Engine Performance for Use with Alternative Fuels, Session held in Detroit, USA, April 2007.

  22. Session Organizer for SAE World Congress 2006, P-19: CI Engine Performance for Use with Alternative Fuels, Session held in Detroit, USA, April 2006.

  23. Session Chair and Organizer for SAE World Congress 2005, P-27: CI Engine Performance for Use with Alternative Fuels Session, held in Detroit, USA April 2005.

  24. Session Chair and Organizer for ASME- IC Engine Division Spring Technical Conference 2006, Track 1: Session 4.1 on Alternative Fuels, held in Aachen, Germany, May 2006.

  25. Session Chair and Organizer for ASME- IC Engine Division Spring Technical Conference 2005, Track 1: Advanced Technology Session, held in Chicago, USA April 2005.

  26. Conference Session Chair at NTPC National Vision Conference on Energy, Held in Delhi, January 2005, SAE’s Third International Conference on Automotive and Fuel Technology, Held in Delhi, January 2004, XVIII National Conference on I C Engines and Combustion organized by Combustion Institute (India Section), Held in Thiruvanathapuram, December 2004.

  27. Offered Jawahar Lal Nehru memorial fund scholarship, Institute Fellowship and CSIR’s Senior Research Fellowship for doctoral research at IIT, Delhi, 1996-99.

  28. National merit scholarship for merit position in Board for Secondary Education, Rajasthan, 1987.

Experience Record:

Professional Career



  • December 2007-Present: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

  • March 2001- December 2007: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

  • June 2004: (One Month) Visiting Professor, Photonics Institute, Technical University of Vienna, Austria.

  • May 2002- July 2002: (Three Months) Visiting Professor to Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Loughborough, UK.

  • August 1999- February 2001: Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Engine Research Center, university of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. The project undertaken involved development of experimental test rig, development of various micro sensors, e.g., capacitance probes, fiber optic probes, miniaturized pressure transducers, etc., These sensors are then employed inside the combustion chamber of a diesel engine in order to study the phenomenon of lubricating oil consumption. The project was funded by US Army, Cummins Engines, Lubrizol Corporation.

  • July 1995- August 1999: Research and teaching assistant at Center for Energy Studies, IIT Delhi. The job responsibilities included supervision of post-graduate and under-graduate students for conducting various experiments for their dissertation and assignments.

  • May 1995- July 1995: Graduate Engineer Trainee with “Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd” Bombay.

  • May 1993- July 1993: Vocational training at BHEL, Hardwar. Specific areas of training included fabrication of various turbines, general study of thermal power station, general study and manufacturing of ‘SWATI’ aircraft, it’s various parts, and study of aircraft engine etc.

  • July 1992- July 1992: Vocational training at Jaipur Dairy. Specific areas of training included process plant, air-conditioning plant, boiler etc.

  • May 1992- June 1992: Vocational training at BHEL, Hardwar. Specific areas of training were manufacturing of turbine and turbine blades.

Administrative Experience


Period

Organization

Nature of Responsibility

Designation

2008-10

Institute R&D Committee (IRDC)

Representing Mech.Engg. Department

Member

2007-09

2005-06


Departmental Post Graduate Committee, Mech. Engg.

Member

Member

Mar’06-Feb’07

Institute Security Advisory Board, IIT Kanpur

Advising IITK on security related matters

Member

Jul’07-Jun’08

Institute Energy Conservation Committee, IIT Kanpur

Advising IITK on energy conservation

Member

Feb’05-Jan’08

Hall of Residence 2, IIT Kanpur

Warden

Warden

Feb’05-Jan’07

Institute Works Department, IIT Kanpur

Member, IWD Advisory Board

Member

2002-06

2007-08


Program Post Graduate Committee,

Environmental Engineering Program,

Civil Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur


External Member

Member

2006-07

Program Post Graduate Committee,

Environmental Engineering Program,

Civil Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur


Coordinating the Master’s Program of Environmental Engineering and Management

Chairman

2002-04

Energy Conversion Laboratory,

Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur



Coordinating Various Laboratory Development & Routine Activities

Coordinator

2005 onwards

Engine Research Laboratory,

Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur



Developing the Lab and Research Activities related to engines

Laboratory Incharge

2002-04

Transport Users Committee, IIT Kanpur

Interface between Transport Users and the Administration

Chairman

2001-02

Association of Mechanical Engineers,

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur



Coordinating Departmental Cultural and Professional Association

Faculty Advisor





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