Educational Profile

Sl.No. Course Specialisation Institution Year
1. UG Mechanical Madurai Kamaraj University 1989
2. PG Industrial Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering Kerala University 1992
3. Ph.D. Solar Cooling Technologies IIT Madras, Chennai 1999


Sl.No. Post Held Period Name of the Organisation/Industry Nature of Duties
1. Senior Project officer 1992-1994 IC&SR, IIT Madras Research
2. Teaching and Research Associate 1994-1998 IIT Madras, Chennai Teaching & Research
3. Lecturer 1998-2001 CNRSE, Anna University Teaching & Research
4. Asst. Professor 2001-2009 DME, Anna University Teaching & Research
5. Professor 2009 onwards DME, Anna University Teaching & Research

Consultancy Projects

S.No. Title of the Project Sponsoring Agency Amount Co-investigator Status
1 Biomass Assessment study - Ponneri Taluk TEDA, Chennai Rs.0.75 Lakhs R.Sethumadhavan S.Renganarayan Completed
2 National Biomass Resources Assessment Study - Phase II -III MNES, New Delhi Rs.22 Lakhs R.Sethumadhavan S.Renganarayan Completed
3 Districtwise Biomass Resource Assessment Study in Karnataka State MNES, New Delhi Rs.17.31 Lakhs R.Sethumadhavan S.Renganarayan Completed
4 Resource Assessment Study for MSW of Madurai Corporation of TN TEDA, Chennai Rs.1.65 Lakhs R.Sethumadhavan S.Renganarayan Completed
5 Integrated Rural Energy Assessment -Javadu Hills - NA Dt. TEDA, Chennai Rs.2.5 Lakhs R.Sethumadhavan S.Renganarayan Completed
6 Performance Improvement study of cold storage systems TANFED, Chennai Rs.0.2 Lakhs -- Completed
7 Energy Audit study Airport,Elnet,Infosys, Sports Au. of Tamil Nadu,TSCISI, RBI Felda, Rajbhavan, TANHOPE,Vijiya Hospital & Heart Foundation Rs.5.3 Lakhs R.Sethumadhavan S.Renga Narayan Completed
8 Replacement of Air conditioning Systems DDK, Hyderabad,Bangalore Rs.2 Lakhs -- Completed
9 Consultant- Air-conditioning systems ITC / AAI -Chennai Rs.1.5 Lakhs -- Completed
10 Replacement of AC systems DDK, Chennai Rs.3.25 Lakhs -- Completed
11 Energy Efficiency improvement in Refrigerators -Phase I Whirlpool, Pune Rs.3 Lakhs D.Mohanlal Completed

International Journals

  • R.Saravanan and M.P. Maiya.,"Effect of component pressure drops in twofluid pumpless continuous vapour absorption refrigerator",Energy Conversion & Management,1997,38,1823-1832
  • R.Saravanan and M.P. Maiya,"Thermodynamic Comparison of Water Based Working Fluid Combinations for Vapour Absorption Systems",Applied Thermal Engineering,1998,18,553-568
  • R.Saravanan and M.P. Maiya,"Comparison of methanol based working fluid combinations for bubble pump operated vapour absorption refrigerator",International Journal of Energy Research,1998,22,715-731
  • Marcus Pfaff, R.Saravanan,M.P. Maiya and S.Srinivasa Murthy,"Studies on bubble pump for a water - lithium bromide vapour absorption cooler",International Journal of Refrigeration,1998,21,452-462
  • R.Saravanan and M.P. Maiya,"Influence of thermodynamic and thermophysical properties of water based working fluids for bubble pump operated vapour absorption refrigerator",Energy Conversion and Management,1999,40,845-860
  • R.Saravanan, R.Sethumadhavan and A.N.Rao,"Water Pumping Windmills in Tamilnadu -A Status Report",International Journal of Wind Engineering,1999,23 (5)319 -322
  • Murugesan S N, R.Saravanan and S.Renganarayanan,"Solar pond operated vapour absorption heat transformer using environment working fluids", International Journal of Ambient Energy,2001,22 (5),165- 173
  • R.Saravanan and M.P. Maiya,"Experimental studies on bubble pump operated water - lithium bromide vapour absorption cooler", Applied Thermal Engineering, 2003,23 (18),2293 -2422
  • J.Joesph,R.Saravanan and S.Renganarayanan,"Studies on single stage solar desalination system for domestic applications", Desalination, 2005,173,77 -82
  • S. Arivazhagan,R Saravanan, and S. Renganarayanan,"Simulation studies on R134a -DMAC based of half effect absorption cold storage systems", Energy Conversion and Management, 2005,46 (11-12),1703 - 1713
  • N. Anbazhagan,R. Saravanan and S. Renganarayanan,"Biomass based sorption cooling systems for cold storage applications",International Journal of Green Energy, 2005,2 (4),325- 335
  • P.K.Pratapchandran, R.Saravanan, and S.Renganarayanan,"Effect of direct thermal pretreatment of Anaerobic digestion of municipal solid wastes", Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences, 2005,7 (4),779- 784
  • P.K. Pratapchandran, R Saravanan, and S. Renganarayanan,"Pretreatment processes for enhanced bio-methanization of MSW Pollution Research", 2006,25 (1),139 -146
  • H. Jacob Manohar,R Saravanan, and S Renganarayanan,"Modeling of steam fired double effect vapor absorption chiller using neural network",Energy Conversion and Management, 2006,47 (15-16),2202 - 2210
  • S. Arivazhagan,R. Saravanan, and S. Renganarayanan,"Experimental studies on HFC based two-stage half-effect vapour absorption cooling system", Applied Thermal Engineering,2006,26 (14-15),1455 -1462
  • S. Arivazhagan,R. Saravanan, and S. Renganarayanan,"Comparison of Exergetic performance of HFC based single and half effect absorption cooling systems",International Journal of Exergy,2006,3 (4),402- 418
  • B. Vijarajan,R. Saravanan and S. Renganarayanan,"Studies on Thin Layer Drying of Bagasse",International Journal of Energy Research,2007,31 (4),422 -437
  • V. Muthu,R. Saravanan and S. Renganarayanan,"Experimental studies on R134a-DMAC hot water based vapour absorption refrigeration systems",International Journal of Thermal Science,2008,47,175- 181
  • B. Vijarajan and R. Saravanan,"A numerical model of moisture and temperature distribution within a rectangular bagasse layer undergoing drying", Drying Technology, 2008,26 (6),749- 758
  • M.Saravanan, R.Saravanan and S. Renganarayanan,"Energy and Exergy analysis of counter flow cooling towers",Thermal Science,2008,12 (2),69- 78
  • J. Arun kumar,P. Kalyani and R. Saravanan,"Studies on PEM Fuel Cells Using Various Alcohols for Low Power Applications",International Journal of Electrochemical Sciences, 2008,3, 961- 969
  • B. Raja,D. Mohanlal and R. Saravanan,"Flow boiling heat transfer coefficient of R134a/R290/R600a mixture in a smooth horizontal tube",Thermal Science,2008,12 (3),33 -44
  • S. Tharves Mohideen, R.Saravanan and S. Renganarayanan,"Influence of absorber mass transfer effectiveness on performance of R 134a-DMAC based single, double and half-effect absorption cooling systems",International Journal on Energy Technology and Policy,2008,6 (5/6),566 - 580
  • B. Raja,D. Mohanlal and R. Saravanan,"Flow boiling heat transfer study of R-134a/R-290/R-600a mixture in 9.52 and 12.7 mm smooth horizontal tubes : experimental investigation",Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science,2009,33 (3),542- 550
  • B. Raja,D. Mohanlal and R. Saravanan,"Flow boiling heat transfer coefficient of R-134a/R-290/R-600a mixture in smooth horizontal tubes using varied heat flux method",Applied Thermal Engineering, 2009,29 (8-9),1778 -1785
  • A.Rameshkumar, M.Udayakumar and R.Saravanan ,"Energy Analysis of a 1 -Ton Generator-Absorber-Exchange Absorption-Compression (GAXAC) cooler",ASHRAE Transactions,2009,115 (1)
  • B.Raja,D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan,"Numerical study on flow boiling heat transfer of refrigerant in horizontal tubes",Computational Thermal Sciences, 2009,1,75-103
  • Grijila Srinivas, S.Sekar,R. Saravanan and S. Renganarayanan,"Studies on water based absorption heat transformer for Desalination using MED",Desalination and Water treatment,2009,1,75 - 81
  • B.Raja,D.Krishna Kumar, D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan,"Influence of nucleation on flow boiling heat transfer coefficient of a refrigerant mixture under varied heat flux condition",Journal of Engineering Thermophysics,2009,3 (1),249-251
  • A.Rameshkumar, M.Udayakumar and R.Saravanan,"Heat transfer studies on a GAXAC (generator-absorber-exchange absorption compression) cooler",Applied Energy,2009,86 (10), 2056 -2064
  • B.Raja,D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan,"A Comparative Study on Flow Boiling Heat-Transfer Coefficient of R-134a and R-134a/R-290/R-600a Refrigerant Mixture",Heat Transfer Research,2009,40 (6),571- 588
  • B.Raja,D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan,"Boiling in a Stratified Two-Phase Flow: A Review",Heat Transfer Research, 2009,40 (6), 589 -612
  • C.P. Jawahr, B. Raja, R. Saravanan,"Thermodynamic studies on NH3H2O absorption cooling system using pinch point approac",International Journal of refrigeration,2010,33 (7),1377-1385
  • C.P. Jawahar,R. Saravanan,"Generator absorber heat exchange based absorption cycle-A review",Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews,2010,14 (8),2372-2382
  • C.P.Jawahar, R. Saravanan,"Experimental studies on air-cooled NH3-H2O based modified gax absorption cooling system", International Journal of refrigeration,2011,34 (3),658-666
  • S.Sekar,R. Saravanan,"Experimental studies on absorption heat transformer coupled distillation system",Desalination,2011,274 (1-3), 292-301
  • S.Sekar,R. Saravanan,"Exergetic performance of eco-friendly absorption heat transformer for sea water desalination",International Journal of exergy,2011,8 (1),51-67
  • V.Ramesh and R. Saravanan,"Reliability analysis of cogeneration power plant in sugar mill using falut tree analysis",Energy resources- part A : Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects,2011,33 (12),1168-1183
  • V.Ramesh and R. Saravanan,"Reliability assessment of cogeneration power plant in textile mill using falut tree analysis",Journal of failure analysis and prevention,2011,11,56-70

National Journals

  • NIL

International Conferences

  • R.Saravanan and M.P. Maiya ,"Modelling of the bubble pump for a pumpless continuous absorption refrigerator",International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering,1997,I.I.T. Madras,155- 160
  • R.Saravanan,G. Karthikeyan, S.Renganarayan and A.N.Rao,"Simulation Studies on a half-effect vapour absorption refrigeration cycle",International Conference on Role of Renewable Energy Technology for Rural Development, Kathmandu, Nepal,NEI,1998
  • R.Saravanan, G.Karthikeyan, R.Sethumadhavan, S.Renganarayanan and A.N.Rao,"Evaluation of Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping System",International Conference on Role of Renewable Energy Technology for Rural Development, Kathmandu, Nepal, NEI,1998
  • R.Saravanan, G.Karthikeyan, R.Sethumadhavan, S.Renganarayanan and A.N.Rao. Training Programme on Solar Energy Utilization,"Training Programme on Solar Energy Utilization",International Symposium of Renewable Energy Education,New Delhi,TERI,1998
  • R.Saravanan and M.P.Maiya,"Experimental Studies on Two-Fluid Continuous Pumpless Vapour Absorption Refrigerator",International Congress of Refrigeration, Sydney, Australia,IIR,1999
  • S.Murugesan, R.Saravanan and S.Renganarayanan,"Upgradation of waste heat using absorption heat transformer with environment friendly working fluids",International Seminar on Renewable Energy for Poverty Alleviation, Dhaka, Bangladesh,BUD,1999
  • R.Saravanan, R.Sethumadhavan and S.Renganarayanan,"Energy Generation from Effluent Stream of a Agro Processing Industry through Anaerobic Route",International Conference on Renewable Energy Technologies,IIT, Madras,2000
  • V. Muthu,R. Saravanan, S.Renganarayanan and A. Kalanidi,"Studies on solar operated half effect vapour absorption refrigeration system using environment friendly working fluids",International Conference on Strategic developments,Kualalumpur,Malaysia,MERI, 2000
  • S.Selvaraju,R. Saravanan and S. Renganarayanan,"Solar operated ejector based refrigeration system using environment friendly working fluids:Thermodynamic comparison",International Conference on Energy Management beyond 2000, Lucknow, India,ACME, 2000
  • A. Sadeesh,R. Saravanan and S. Renganarayanan,"Optimization of Cold Storage Systems powered by Biomass energy for Rural Area Applications",VII World Renewable Energy Congress, Cologne, Germany, WREC
  • S.Murugesan, R.Saravanan and S.Renganarayanan,"Thermodynamic Analysis of Vapour Absorption Heat Transformer Using Environment Friendly Working Fluids",International Conference on Sorption Heat Pumps, China, ISHPC, 2002,163 - 168
  • R Saravanan,S Renganarayanan, and R. D Sharama,"Comparison of Biomass Gasifier based direct fired VARS and DG set coupled VCRS for cold storage applications",International Conference on New Millennium -Alternative Energy Solutions for Sustainable Development,PSG Tech, Cbe,2003
  • S Tharves Mohideen,R Saravanan and S Renganarayanan,"Influence of Heat Exchanger effectiveness on HFC based absorption cooling systems New Millennium - Alternative Energy Solutions for Sustainable Development PSG Tech, Cbe, 2003
  • S Pratap Chandran, R Saravanan and S. Renganarayanan,"Effect of the direct thermal pre-treatment on anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste",International Conference of ORBIT Association on Biological processing of organics : Advances for a sustainable society,Australia, UNSW,2003
  • R Saravanan,V. Muthu and S Renganarayanan,"Experimental studies on R134a-DMAC based hot water fired vapour absorption refrigeration systems",International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration,New Delhi,ISHRE, 2003
  • S. Arivazhagan,R Saravanan, and S Renganarayanan,"Simulation studies on compression absorption cycle with R134a-DMAC as working fluids for heating applications",International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration,New Delhi,ISHRAE, 2003
  • Birendra Kumar Nayak,R. Saravanan and S. Renganarayanan,"Energy analysis of building systems, including heating and cooling",International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture,Eindhoven,Netherland,LEA, 2004
  • S. Arivazhagan,R Saravanan, and S Renganarayanan,"R134a-DMAC based half-effect vapour absorption refrigeration system",Internastional Sorption Heat Pump Conference,Denver, USA,ISHPC, 2005
  • S. Arivazhagan,R Saravanan and S Renganarayanan,"Experimental studies on both single and half effect R134a-DMAC based absorption cooling systems : A performance comparison",International Conference on Solar Air-conditioning,Tarragona,Spain,ISARC,2007,E29
  • E. Lakshmanan and R. Saravanan ,"Studies on biomass gasifier using non-stoichiometric equilibrium model",Advances in Energy Research,I.I.T Bombay, Mumbai,2007,119-125
  • B.Raja,D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan,"Evaporative heat transfer coefficient of a HFC/HC refrigerant mixture under varied heat flux condition low heat and mass flux application, Int. Refrigeration and Air-conditioning conference at Purdue",Refrigeration and Air-conditioning conference Purdue, 2008, 2194 / 1-8
  • B.Vijayaraj,Sanjiv Aurora and R.Saravanan,"Mathematical modelling of bagasse drying using low temperature superheated steam",International Drying Symposium Volume 1, PP. 449-455 ,ISD, 2008,1 / 449 - 455
  • G. Rengasamy,R.Saravanan, S. Arivazhagan, K.Sivakumar and C. Narendran,"Renewable energy based 40 TR - NH3-H2O GAX operated absorption cooling system",Sorption Heat Pump Conference,Seoul, Korea,2008, 085
  • S. Sekar and R.Saravanan,"Thermodynamic comparison of water based working fluid combinations for vapour absorption heat transformers",IEA Heat Pump Conference,Switzerland, 2008, 622
  • R. Saravanan,"Renewable Energy based sorption heating and cooling systems",ACRECONF,New Delhi, 2009,II /A3
  • Velmurugan and R. Saravanan,"Life cycle cost analysis of absorption cooling systems",ICEBO (2011),Kuwait, 2010,III(2)
  • C. P. Jawahar, R. Saravanan,Joan Carles Bruno and Alberto Coronas,"Simulation studies on gax based kalina cycle for both power and cooling applications",Polygeneration (EPC -2011),Taragonna, spain, 2011,4 (a)

National Conferences

  • R.Saravanan, M.P.Maiya and S.Srinivasa Murthy,"Theoretical Studies on Bubble Pump for H2O-LiBr Vapour Absorption Refrigerator",Conference on Thermal Systems,BHU, Varanasi, 1995
  • R.Saravanan and M.P.Maiya,"Water Based Vapour Absorption Refrigeration Systems", Thermodynamic Comparison,Proceedings of the N S E C, Calcutta,1996,92 -95
  • R.Saravanan and M.P.Maiya,"Analysis on Vapour Absorption Refrigeration Cycle Using Water Based Quaternary Working Fluid Combinations",National Conference on Solar Energy- Recent Development, Thiruvananthapuram, 1997
  • R.Saravanan and M.P.Maiya,"Water Based Working Fluid Combinations for Vapour Absorption Refrigeration Systems. A Review on Property Data and Corrosion Inhibition.21st National Solar Energy Convention,Anna University Chennai, 1997
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  • R.Saravanan, R.Sethumadhavan, and A.N.Rao,"Water Pumping Windmills in Tamilnadu- A Status Report 22nd N S E C,University of Roorkee, Roorkee, 1998
  • R. Saravanan and S.Renganarayanan,"Energy Conservation in Thermal Power Plant-Control Room Air-conditioning by Vapour Absorption Refrigeration Systems",National Seminar on Energy Conservation in Thermal Power Plants - Recent TrendsCPRI, Thiruvananthapuram, 1999
  • S N Murugasen,R. Saravanan, S. Renganarayanan,"Thermodynamic analysis on vapour absorption heat transformers using R32-DMAC,Proceedings of 12th ISME Conference,Madras,2001
  • S N Murugasen,R. Saravanan, S. Renganarayanan,"Numerical analysis of falling film absorber for absorption heat transformers",Conference on Thermal Systems,BHU, Varanasi, 2001
  • A Sadeesh,R Saravanan and S Renganarayanan,"Hybrid Heating and Cooling Technologies for a Dairy Industry using Solar and Bio-energy,National Seminar on Advance Solar Technologies,Jodhpur, India,2002
  • S N Murugasen,R. Saravanan, S. Renganarayanan,"Transport properties prediction for R134a-DMAC combinations,ISME Conference on Mechanical EngineeringIIT Roorkee, 2003
  • Gilbert F,R Saravanan,S Renganarayanan,"Analysis of biogas operated diffusion-absorption cooling systems",Energy Fest, Madurai, 2004
  • Birendra Kumar Nayak,R Saravanan,S Renganarayanan,"Energy analysis of building systems, includes heating and cooling",National Conference Renewable Energy Systems,Calicut,2004
  • Vinod Kumar Basavala,R Saravanan,S Renganarayanan,"Exergy Analysis of 12 MW multifuel biomass power plant,National Conference Renewable Energy Systems,Calicut,2004
  • S. Arivazhagan,R Saravanan, and S Renganarayanan,"Studies on Solar Cooling Systems using environment friendly working fluids",National Conference Renewable Energy Systems, Calicut, 2004
  • S.M. Ganesh,R. Saravanan and S. Renganarayanan,"Comparative studies on CHP systems for process Industries",Indian Chemical Engineering Congress,IIT,New Delhi,2005
  • Vijayakumar.A and R. Saravanan,"Energy and Exergy Analysis of Boilers",National Seminar on Recent Advances in Energy Systems and combustion Processes BIT,Ranchi,2007,264-271
  • Haribahaskaran.A and R. Saravanan,"Energy and Exergy Analysis of Fuels",National Seminar on Recent Advances in Energy Systems and combustion Processes,BIT,Ranchi,2007,272-281
  • Saravanan.M and R. Saravanan,"Energy and Exergy Analysis of Cooling towers",National Seminar on Recent Advances in Energy Systems and combustion Processes,BIT,Ranchi,2007,295-304
  • Lakshmanan.E and R. Saravanan,"Mathematical Modeling of Entrained Flow coal gasifier using Free Energy Minimization",National Seminar on Recent Advances in Energy Systems and combustion Processes,BIT,Ranchi,2007,341-350
  • B.Raja,D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan,"Evaporative heat transfer coefficient of a HFC/HC refrigerant mixture under varied heat flux condition (Received the Best Paper Award)",National Conf. Ref. and AC, IIT Madras,2009,P-43
  • B.Raja,D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan,"Investigation on oil return in an evaporator using HFC/HC refrigerant with mineral oil as lubricant",National Conf. Ref. and AC,IIT Madras,2009,P-41
  • C.P. Jawahar and R. Saravanan,"Performance evaluation of biomass fired ammonia - water absorption cooling system by using artificial neural network,National Conf. Ref. and AC,IIT Madras,2009,P-40
  • C.P. Jwahar and R. Saravanan,"Perfromance evaluation of air-cooled GAX bases ammonia absorption cooling system wing ANN,NCRAC,IIT Madras,2011,B-1

Subjects Expertise

  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Energy Systems Modelling and Simulation
  • Sorption heating and cooling systems

Major research contributions

  • Absorption cooling and heating systems, Cogeneration and waste heat recovery, Energy conservation and Management

Ph.D. Scholars

S.No Name Title Status
1 S.N. Murugesan Studies on HFC based Vapour Absorption Heat Transformer for Process Heat generation Awarded 2002
2 S. Arivazhagan Studies on half-effect absorption cooling system using R134a-DMAC as working fluid Awarded 2007
3 P.K. Pratapchandran Pretreatment processes for enhanced bio-mechanization of MSW Awarded 2007
4 N. Anbazhagan Biomass based cooling systems for cold storage applications Awarded 2008
5 B. Vijarajan Studies on Thin Layer Drying of Bagasse Awarded 2009
6 S.Sekar Absorption Heat transformer for desalination Synopsis submitted
7 C.P. Jawahar NH3-H2O based air cooled GAX absorption cooling systems Thesis submitted
8 Vallem Ramesh Reliability analysis of biomass cogeneration power plant In progress

M.S. Scholars

S.No Name Title Status
1 J.Arun Kumar Studies on PEM Fuel cells using various alcohols for low power applications Awarded 2006

Research Projects

Sl.No. TITLE AGENCY AMOUNT Co-investigator Status
1 Design and Development of Biomass based cold storage systems for Rural Area Applications MNES,New Delhi Rs.9.52 Lakhs S.Renganarayanan Completed
2 Studies on methanol based absorption cooling systems UGC,New Delhi Rs.0.3 Lakhs -- Completed
3 Design and Development of Half-Effect Vapour Absorption Cold Storage systems using new working fluids for low potential heat sources DST-SERC, New Delhi Rs.8.7 Lakhs -- Completed
4 Development of Single Pressure Refrigeration System using Bio-gas as Energy Input MNES,New Delhi Rs.10.9 Lakhs S.Renganarayanan Completed
5 Flow boiling heat transfer studies of an Ozone Friendly Energy Efficient HFC / HC refrigerant mixtue witj mineral oil as Lubricant DST, GOI Rs.16.9 Lakhs D.Mohanlal Completed
6 Eco-Friendly vapour absorption heat transformer for water purification UGC,New Delhi Rs.9.91 Lakhs -- Completed
7 R134a-DMAC air-cooled absorption cooling systems DST-SERC, New Delhi Rs.34.84 Lakhs -- Completed
8 Biogas refrigerator for urban, semi urban and rural areas MNRE,New Delhi Rs.11 Lakhs -- Completed
9 Development of low carbon technologies for combined cooling and drying of agricultural products UGC,New Delhi Rs.65 Lakhs S. Iniyan A.Elaya Perumal In-progress
10 Simultaneous production of combined power and cooling MOI, Spain Rs.70 Lakhs Prof. Alberto Coronas and team In-progress

Accolades Received

  • 1) Ramanna Fellowship award from Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India for the period of three years : (2007-2010)
  • The objective of Ramanna Fellowship is to offer continued core financial support to those researchers who have performed excellently well in their ongoing basic research projects of SERC. The Ramanna Fellows would receive a Ramanna Fellowship Rs 5000 per month plus a research grant of Rs. 10 lakh/year for a period of three years. The research grant of Rs. 10 lakh per year will be towards hiring of research manpower, national travel (for self, research staff and scientific visitors for consultation), international travel for self for attending one international conference / school/ workshop/ symposium/ scientific meeting per year, consumables, minor equipments, spares, maintenance support and contingencies.
  • 2) Research grant award under FAST TRACK SCHEME FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS from Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India for the period of three years ( 2002-2005)
  • The Department of Science and Technology, through Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists, provides quick research funding to young scientists below the age of 35 years (relaxable by 5 years in the case of SC/ST/OBC, woman and physically handicapped category) to undertake independent research in newly emerging and frontier areas of science and engineering
  • 3) Best paper award - NCRAC 2009, IIT Madras Chennai- 36, Paper entitled "Evaporative heat transfer coefficient of a HFC/HC refrigerant mixture under varied heat flux condition" (co-authored by B.Raja, D.Mohan Lal) accorded First Price for best paper presented during National Conference on Refrigeration and Airconditong, Jan 9-11, IIT, Madras, Chennai -600036
  • (4) Winner of Emerson CUP 2010 - Refrigeration & Retail The Emerson Cup is an annual event celebrating and recognizing some of the outstanding and innovative designs in the HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) industry. Under the retail and refrigeration catergory, Excellent award confirmed for the project showed the feasible use of generator absorption heat exchange (GAX) based ammonia absorption plant for cold storage applications in rural areas, yielding 35% higher COP and energy savings.
  • Books / Patents



  • 1. Administrative :
  • 1. Asst. Registrar - Finance : From 2000 onwards for Institute for Energy Studies, Anna University, chennai - 25, INDIA
  • 2. Chairman Class Committee : PG & UG Program
  • 3. Faculty Adviser : ME Energy Engineering
  • 4. Vice President : Society of Mechanical Engineers : 2003-04
  • 2. Abroad Visited : FRANCE, SPAIN, KOREA, MALAYSIA, SRI LANKA, Kuwait
  • 3. Notable Achievements :
  • (1) Short term course
  • Selected as member to conduct short-term training program on Energy conservation, demand side management and advances in energy conversion for TNEB (Tamilnadu Electricity Board) officials.
  • (2) Certified Energy Auditors
  • Certified Energy Auditors from TNEB(Tamilnadu Electricity Board), PCRA (Petroleum conservation research association) and KEB (Kerela Electricity Board)
  • (3) Reviewer in International Journals
  • International Journal on Refrigeration, International Journal on Thermal Sciences
  • International Journal on Desalination, Applied Thermal Engineering, Energy, Applied Energy
  • (4) Member in Indian delegation - USAID
  • Selected as one of five member delegation to attend the Energy Sector Procurement Training Programme conducted by SARIE / USAID, New Delhi at Sri Lanka June 2003 / Dec 2003 for Energy Professional Exchange Program.
  • (5) Membership in Professional Societies
  • - Indian society for Heating, Refrigerating and Airconditoning Engineers (ISHRAE)
  • - Indian society for Heat and Mass Transfer (ISHMT)
  • - Indian society for Technical Education (ISTE)
  • - American society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)