Dr. Kundan Lal
Assistant Professor

Designation:

Assistant Professor

Specialization:

Thermal Engineering

Email:

kundanlalrana@thapar.edu

Contact No.

+91-9646046258

Assistant Professor

kundanlalrana@thapar.edu

Biography

Dr. Kundan Lal is Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, India. He has teaching experience of 14 years. He received his PhD degree in the area of Nanofluids and Heat Transfer (Thermal Engineering) from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala in 2018, M. Tech. in Thermal Engineering from PEC Chandigarh, in 2004 and B.Tech. from NIT Hamirpur Himachal Pradesh in 2001. Dr. Kundan, along with his associates works in the Mechanical Department on Particle and Bulk Solids Technologies and their associated Thermal and Fluid Aspects, such as; nanopowder, microparticles, two phase flows, refrigeration air conditioning and on nanofluids’ applications in variety of heat transfer problems.

Education

  • Ph.D. Thermal Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala
  • M.E. Thermal Engineering, Punjab Engineering College, Panjab University Chandigarh
  • B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Hamirpur

Teaching Interest:

  • Heat Transfer
  • Nanofluids
  • Refrigeration Air Conditioning
  • Fluid Mechanics and Machines
  • Thermodynamics
  • Gas Turbines, Gas dynamics

Research Interest : < /h4>

  • Heat Transfer
  • Nanofluids
  • Refrigeration Air Conditioning
  • Two phase flows
  • Bulk solids, micro/macro pneumatic flows
  • Fluid Mechanics

Thesis Supervised:

  • M. E. /M. Tech (Thesis Supervised: 30
  • Publications:

    Journals

    1. Mehta, Kashminder Singh, Kundan, Lal and Mallick, S. S., 2019, A Study on Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop in a Turbulent Flow Regime of Thermally Insulated and Conducting Nanofluids, Journal of Nanofluids (American Scientific Publishers), Vol. 8 (3), pp. 490-499
    2. Lal Kundan and Soumya Suddha Mallick, 2018, Effect of time dependent morphological parameters of nanoclusters on perikinetic heat conduction and induced micro-convection mechanisms of oxide based nanofluids, Experimental Heat Transfer (Taylor and Francis), vol. 31 (3), pp. 251-274.
    3. Lal Kundan, Soumya Suddha Mallick & Bonamali Pal, 2017, An investigation into the effect of nanoclusters growth on perikinetic heat conduction mechanism in an oxide based nanofluid, Powder Technology (Elsevier), vol. 311, pp. 273-286.
    4. Lal Kundan, Soumya Suddha Mallick & Bonamali Pal, 2017, Effect of time dependent nanoclusters morphology on the thermal conductivity and heat transport mechanism of TiO2 based nanofluid, Heat and Mass Transfer (Springer), vol. 53, pp. 1873-1892
    5. Lal Kundan, Soumya Suddha Mallick & Bonamali Pal, 2016, Prediction and optimization of nanoclusters based thermal conductivity of nanofluids: Application of Box-Behnken Design (BBD), Particulate Science and Technology (Taylor and Francis), vol. 35 (3), pp. 265-276.
    6. Ajay K. and Kundan L., 2016, ‘Combined Experimental and CFD Investigation of the Parabolic Shaped Solar Collector Utilizing Nanofluid (CuO-H2O and SiO2-H2O) as a Working Fluid’ Journal of Engineering, vol.1, pp. 1-11 (Web of Sciences-Thomson Reuters).
    7. Ajay K. and Kundan L., 2016, Performance Evaluation of Nanofluid (Al2O3/H2O-C2H6O2) Based Parabolic Solar Collector Using Both Experimental and CFD Techniques. IJE TRANSACTIONS A: Basics, vol. 29, No. 4.
    8. Ajay K. and Kundan L., 2016, Experimental and CFD Investigation on the Efficiency of Parabolic Solar Collector Involving Al2O3/H2O (DI) Nanofluid as a Working Fluid, “International Journal of Renewable Energy Research”, vol.6 (2), pp. 392-401.
    9. Mishra A, Kundan L & Mallick SS, 2014, ‘Modelling thermal conductivity for alumina-water nanofluid’, Particulate Science and Technology-Taylor Francis, vol. 32 (3), pp. 319-326.
    10. Mallick SS, Mishra, A & Kundan L 2013, ‘An investigation into modelling thermal conductivity for alumina-water nanofluids’, Powder Technology-Elsevier”, vol. 233, pp. 234–244
    11. Singh S., Sharma K., Kundan L. and Tripathi N.M., 2015, ‘To Study the Behavior of Nano-refrigerant in Vapour Compression Cycle- a Review’ Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, vol. 4 (4), pp. 648-652.
    12. Singh K. and Kundan L, 2014, ‘An Investigation into the Performance of a Nanorefrigerant (R134a+Al2O3) Based Refrigeration System’ International Journal of Research in Mechanical Engineering & Technology, vol. 4 (2), pp. 158-162

    International Conferences

    1. Lal Kundan and S.S. Mallick, A critical role of the stability ratio, aggregation time constant and variable suspension concentration on the heat transport mechanisms of nanofluids, “International Conference and Exhibition on Powder, Granule and Bulk Solids: Innovations and Applications (PGBSIA 2016)”, pp. 40. Jaipur (Rajasthan), India, Dec. 1 to 3, 2016.
    2. Gurtej Singh, Lal Kundan and Paramjit Singh Bilga. An Investigation into the Performance of Heat Pipe Heat Exchanger using CFD. IJCA, Proceedings on International Conference on Advances in Emerging Technology ICAET 2016(7):1-5, September 2016.
    3. Kundan L and S.S. Mallick, An investigation into Thermophysical properties of alumina (Al2O3) based nanofluids for the convection heat transfer applications, “International Conference on application of Fluid Engineering (CAFE-2012")”, G. L. Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management Greater Noida, pp-59, September 2012.
    4. Singh G., Kundan L and Bilga P.S., An Investigation into the Performance of Heat Pipe Heat Exchanger using CFD, “International Conference on Advances in Emerging Technology (ICAET 2016)”, International Journal of Computer Applications (0975 – 8887).

    National Conferences

    1. Sharma K., Kundan L., A review on the performance of the nanofluid based solar collectors - solar energy, “National Conference on Recent Advances in Renewable Energy & Environment Sciences (NCRAREES)” Shoolini University H.P., pp.15, June 2013.
    2. Singh S., Kundan L., A review on the performance of the nanorefrigerant based vapour compression cycle, “National Conference on Recent Advances in Renewable Energy & Environment Sciences (NCRAREES)” Shoolini University, H.P. pp. 27 , June 2013.
    3. Kundan L & Mallick SS, 2013, Effect of dispersion parameters on thermal conductivity of alumina and copper oxide nanofluid, “International Conference on Powder, Granule and Bulk Solids: Innovations and Applications (PGBSIA 2013")”, Nov. 28-30, 2013 (Poster Presentation)
    4. Kundan Lal and S.S. Mallick, Thermal conductivity evaluation for alumina based nanofluids, “National Conference on Technological advancement in chemical and Environmental Engineering (TACEE-2012")”, CHED, BITS, Pilani, pp-189, March 2012.
    5. Vivek Verma, Kundan lal & S.S. Mallick, Thermal performance review of a low flux solar collector using nanofluid, 3rd National Conference on Recent Innovation in Engineering and Technology (RIET)”, Glaxay Global Group of Institutions, Shahabad, Ambala, HR., pp-12, March 2012.
    6. Jaskaran Singh, Kundan lal & S.S. Mallick, An evaluation of parameters effecting the viscous behavior of Al2O3-H2O based nanofluid, 3rd National Conference on Recent Innovation in Engineering and Technology (RIET)”, Glaxay Global Group of Institutions, Shahabad, Ambala, HR., pp-9, March 2012.
    7. Parshant Sharma & Kundan Lal, Performance evaluation of nanofluid based solar collectors, “National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering”, ITM University, Gurgaon, HR., pp- 519, June 2012.
    8. Vishal Bhalla & Kundan Lal, A review on viscous behavior of Al2O3 and CuO based nanofluid, “National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering”, ITM University, Gurgaon, HR., pp- 414, June 2012.

    Achievement, Awards and Recognitions

  • Life Member of ISTE
  • Member of ASHRAE
  • Member of SAE (2010-11)
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE)
  • President-ASHRAE Student Chapter, Thapar University Patiala
  • Faculty In charge, Heat Transfer Lab (2009 onward) and RAC Lab (2009-14), TIET, Patiala
  • Warden, Hostel C, TIET, Patiala (2015 onward)
  • Award for academic excellence (2012-13, 2013-14, 2018-19)

Project

  • To investigate the heat transfer performance of a nanofluid (TiO2/Ag in H2O+EG) based cross flow heat exchanger, Agency: TIET, 4:00 lacs (Dec, 2018 to till date).

Conferences

Workshop, Summer School & FDP Attended

  • AICTE and ISHRAE sponsored Faculty Development Programme on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Chitkara University 17th -21st Dec 2018.
  • TEQIP Sponsored Faculty Development Programme on “Advance topics in Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer” Thapar University, Patiala. 17th-18th Sept. 2013.
  • TEQIP Sponsored Workshop on Curriculum Revision of ME- Thermal Thapar University, Patiala 27th May, 2013.
  • TEQIP Sponsored Workshop on NBA Programme, Thapar University, Patiala. 17th June, 2013.
  • Introduction to Solid Works 3D Mechanical CAD, Thapar University, Patiala. 22nd Sept., 2012.
  • Staff Development Program on “Experimental design Techniques for Analysis of Multiple Responses” Thapar University Patiala 28th May-8th June 2012.
  • Recent Developments in Energy Conversion Technology Thapar University Patiala 22nd – 23rd March 2010.
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Development of Science and Technology National Institute of Technology (NIT) Kurukshetra Haryana 30th Nov-1st Dec 2007.
  • Basics and Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Thapar University Patiala 10th -23rd July 2009.
  • Fundamentals of Tribology National Institute of Technology (NIT) Hamirpur Himachal Pradesh 9th -20th July 2007.
  • Computational fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer National Institute of Technology (NIT) Hamirpur Himachal Pradesh 26th -30th June 2006.
  • Instructional Methods and Media Institute of Engineering and Emerging Technology (IEET) Baddi Solan Himachal Pradesh 21st -24th August 2008.

Message to Students & Community

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”- Alexander Graham Bell.