Dr. Rohit Kumar Singla
Assistant Professor

Designation:

Assistant Professor

Specialization:

Thermal Engineering

Email:

rohit.kumar@thapar.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. (IIT Ropar) in Thermal Engineering/ Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (9.5 CGPA)
  • M.E. in Mechanical (Thermal Sciences)/PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh/ First class (9.6 CGPA)
  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering/ SBSCET, Ferozpur/ First class (73%)

Experience: Total Experience 2.6+ years

  • July 2011 – December 2012: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Sharda University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  • Teaching Assistant at IIT Ropar from January 2013- July 2016
  • August 2016 – Present: Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Punjab
  • July 2017 – Present: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Punjab

Teaching Interests

  • Strength of Materials
  • Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat and mass Transfer
  • Optimization

Research Interest

    • Heat Transfer
    • Optimization
    • Cooling tower, Heat Sinks, Solar Collector
    • Inverse on various thermal systems

Publications

Journals

  1. Singla, R.K., and Das, R., 2013. “Application of Adomian decomposition method and inverse solution for a fin with variable thermal conductivity and heat generation”. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 66, pp. 496-506.
  2. Bhowmik, A., Singla, R.K., Roy, P.K., Prasad, D.K., Das, R., and Repaka, R., 2013. “Predicting geometry of rectangular and hyperbolic fin profiles with temperature-dependent thermal properties using decomposition and evolutionary methods”. Energy Conversion and Management, 74, pp. 535-547.
  3. Singla, R.K., and Das, R., 2014. “Application of decomposition method and inverse prediction of parameters in a moving fin”. Energy Conversion and Management, 84, pp. 268-281.
  4. Bhowmik, A., Singla, R.K., Das, R., Mallick, A., and Repaka, R., 2014. “Inverse modeling of a solar collector involving Fourier and non-Fourier heat conduction”. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 38, pp. 5126-5148.
  5. Panda, S., Singla, R.K., Das, R., and Martha, S., 2014. “Identification of design parameters in a solar collector using inverse heat transfer analysis”. Energy Conversion and Management, 88, pp. 27-39.
  6. Singla, R.K., and Das, R., 2015. “Adomian decomposition method for a stepped fin with all temperature-dependent modes of heat transfer”. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 82, pp. 447-459.
  7. Singla, R.K., Singh, K., and Das, R., 2016. “Tower characteristics correlation and parameter retrieval in wet-cooling tower with expanded wire mesh packing”. Applied Thermal Engineering, 96, pp. 240-249.
  8. Singh, K., Das, R., and Singla, R.K., 2016. “Closed form solution for a rectangular stepped fin involving all variable thermal parameters and nonlinear boundary conditions”. Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, (DOI: 10.1177/0954408916652438).
  9. Das, R., Akay, B., Singla, R.K., and Singh, K., 2017. “Application of artificial bee colony algorithm for inverse modelling of a solar collector”. Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, 25(6), pp. 887-908.
  10. Singla, R.K., and Das, R., 2017. “A differential evolution algorithm to maximize the heat transfer rate from a stepped fin with all nonlinear modes of heat dissipation”. Neural Computing and Applications, (DOI: 10.1007/s00521-017-2908-9).

Conferences

  1. Singla, R.K., and Das, R., 2013. “Multi-objective optimization of a cooling tower using Newton-Raphson method”. National Conference on Frontiers in Aeronautical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering, Noorul Islam University, Kanyakumari, India.
  2. Singla, R.K., Das, R., Bhowmik, A., and Repaka, R., 2013. “Inverse heat transfer analysis of porous extended surface using simplex search method”. Proceedings of ASME 2013 Gas Turbine India Conference, CSIR, NAL, Bangalore, India.
  3. Singla, R.K., Das, R., and Roy, P. K., 2013. “Application of Adomian decomposition method for a conductive, convective and radiative moving fin”. Proceeding of 22nd National and 11th ISHMT-ASME Heat & Mass Transfer Conference, IIT Kharagpur, India.
  4. Singla, R.K., and Das, R., 2014. “Inverse heat transfer study of a nonlinear straight porous fin using hybrid optimization”. ASME 2014 Gas Turbine India Conference-GTINDIA 2014 (15-17 December 2014), India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India. [ASME]
  5. Singla, R.K., and Das, R., 2015. “Adomian decomposition method for a stepped fin space radiator with internal heat generation”. 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Engineering and Computational Sciences (RAECS-2015), University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.
  6. Singla, R.K., and Das, R., 2016. “Retrieval of controlling parameter in induced draft cooling tower using inverse method”. 2nd International Conference on Control Science and Systems Engineering (ICCSSE-2016),. IEEE Proceedings, Nanyang Executive Center, Singapore.
  7. Singla, R.K., and Das, R., 2016. “Multi-parameter retrieval in a porous fin using binary-coded genetic algorithm”. 6th International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving (SocProS-2016), Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, India, 2016. [Springer book chapter]

Achievement, Awards and Recognitions

  1. Reviewer for 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics 14th – 16th July 2014 Orlando, Florida, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel, USA
  2. Reviewer for Advanced Research in Material Sciences, Manufacturing, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering Technology International Conference, 2nd to 4th June 2015 Bali, Indonesia, Bali, Indonesia
  3. Reviewer of Journal of Porous Media, Begell House
  4. Reviewer of International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Elsevier
  5. Reviewer of International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Elsevier
  6. Reviewer of Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Elsevier
  7. Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India (MHRD) scholarship in Ph.D.
  8. Selected for Department of Science and Technology's International Travel Support (ITS) in 2015.
  9. Granted travel fund from IIT Ropar to present research paper in an International Conference at NTU Singapore in 2016.
  10. Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India (MHRD) scholarship in M.E.
  11. Gold medallist in Inter College YOGA CHAMPIONSHIP in 2007&2009 at SBSCET, Ferozepur.
  12. Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in 2009 and 2013 with AIR-125(in 2009).

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