Dr. Madhup Kumar Mittal
Associate Professor

Designation:

Associate Professor

Specialization:

Thermal Engineering

Email:

madhup.mittal@thapar.edu

Biography:

Dr. Madhup Kumar Mittal received his Ph.D. in 2010 from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, M.Tech. in 2003 from G. B. Pant University, Pantnagar, with first class. He graduated in 1997 from G. B. Pant University, Pantnagar, with first class. His research interests include solar energy and its application in solar desalination, solar air/water heating systems, solar ponds, evacuated tube collectors and techno-economic analysis. He has published his research work in various international/national journals. He has completed one research project on solar desalination sponsored by DST under WTI program. He has supervised 01 PhD and 18 Master’s thesis, and 02 PhD and 02 Master’s thesis are in-progress under his supervision.

Research Interest:

  • Solar energy and its application in solar desalination, solar pond, solar air heating and solar water heating
  • Heat transfer and refrigeration & air-conditioning

Research Project:

Project Title Funding Agency Amount (in lacs) Status
Floating wick basin type vertical multiple effect diffusion solar still with waste heat recovery DST 13.36 Completed

Publications in SCI/SCIE journals:

  • G.S. Dhindsa, M.K. Mittal, Experimental study of basin type vertical multiple effect diffusion solar still integrated with mini solar pond to generate nocturnal distillate, Energy Conversion and Management 165 (2018) 669–680. (Elsevier, SCIE, I.F.: 5.589)
  • G.S. Dhindsa, M.K. Mittal, An investigation of double-glass-covered trapezoidal salt-gradient solar pond coupled with reflector, International Journal of Green Energy. 15 (2018) 57–68. (Taylor & Francis, SCIE, I.F.: 1.454)
  • A.K. Kaushal, M.K. Mittal, D. Gangacharyulu, Productivity correlation and economic analysis of floating wick basin type vertical multiple effect diffusion solar still with waste heat recovery, Desalination. 423 (2017) 95-103. (Elsevier, SCI, I.F.: 5.527)
  • A.K. Kaushal, M.K. Mittal, D. Gangacharyulu, An experimental study of floating wick basin type vertical multiple effect diffusion solar still with waste heat recovery, Desalination. 414 (2017) 35-45. (Elsevier, SCI, I.F.: 5.527)
  • A.K. Kaushal, M.K. Mittal, D. Gangacharyulu, Development and experimental study of an improved basin type vertical single distillation cell solar still, Desalination. 398 (2016) 121-132. (Elsevier, SCI, I.F.: 5.527)
  • M.K. Mittal, R. Kumar, A. Gupta, An Experimental Study of the Flow of R-407C in an Adiabatic Helical Capillary Tube, International Journal of Refrigeration. 33(4) (2010) 840-847. (Elsevier, SCI, I.F.: 2.779)
  • M.K. Mittal, R. Kumar, A. Gupta, Numerical Analysis of Adiabatic Flow of Refrigerant through a Spiral Capillary Tube, International Journal of Thermal Science. 48(7) (2009) 1348-1354. (Elsevier, SCIE, I.F.: 3.615)
  • M.K. Mittal, R. Kumar, A. Gupta, An Experimental Study of the Flow of R-407C in an Adiabatic Spiral Capillary Tube, ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engg. Applications. 1(4) (2009) 1-8. (ASME, SCIE, I.F.: 0.985)
  • M.K. Mittal, Varun, R.P. Saini, S.K. Singhal, Effective Efficiency of Solar Air Heaters having different types of Roughness Elements on the Absorber Plate, Energy. 32(5) (2007) 739-745. (Elsevier, SCI, I.F.: 4.520)
  • M.K. Mittal, L. Varshney, Optimal Thermohydraulic Performance of a Wire Mesh Packed Solar Air Heater, Solar Energy. 80(9) (2006) 1112-1120. (Elsevier, SCI, I.F.: 4.018)

Publications in Non-SCI journals:

  • Amreek Singh, M.K. Mittal, Simulation of single slope solar still at different inclinations using CFD, International Journal of Advance Research and Innovation. 2 (2014) 407-413.
  • M.K. Mittal, Varun, Thermohydraulic Performance of Solar Air Heater Provided with Artificial Roughness on the Absorber Plate, Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India). 90 (2009) 43-48.
  • Varun, M.K. Mittal, Heat Transfer and Friction Characterstics in Rectangular Channel having Inclined and Transverse Ribs on the Absorber Plate, Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India). 87 (2006) 26-29.

Publication in Conferences

  • P. Mahendra, V. Khullar, M.K. Mittal, Applicability of heat mirrors in reducing thermal losses in concentrating solar collectors, in: Proceedings of International Conference on ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phonix, Arizona, USA, 11-17 Nov, 2016.
  • Harpreet Singh, M.K. Mittal, Modelling and simulation of ejector based multi-evaporator refrigeration system, in: Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Innovative Techniques in Civil and Environmental Engineering, JNU, New Delhi, June 5-6 (2013), pp 25-32.
  • Varun, S.K. Singhal, M.K. Mittal, Energy Demands and Management Techniques, in: Proceedings of National Conference on Energy Management in Changing Business Scenario, BITS, Pilani, Oct 8-9 (2005).

Doctoral Thesis Supervision:

S.N. Title of Thesis Co-Supervisors Status
1 Experimental study of floating wick basin type VMED solar still with waste heat recovery - Awarded
2 Study of VMED solar still integrated with solar pond - In-Progress
3 Design of controllers for performance improvement of air conditioning systems T. K. Bera In-Progress

Master Thesis Supervision: 18 (awarded); 02 (in-progress)