Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy,Indian Institue of Technology Roorkee
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Facilities for undertaking Doctoral studies in "Alternate Hydro Energy Systems" and other renewable energy technology as well as "Environmental Management of Rivers and Lakes" are available at the department. Full-time and part-time candidates are accepted for this programme as per the rules of the Institute. 

Research Area of HRED

Renewable Energy:

Small Hydro Power: Investigations, Planning, Designs, Economic and Financial Analysis Policy, Cost optimisation, tariff analysis. Planning, Investigation and Designs of SHP, Planning, Design & Analysis of Civil Works of SHP & related Software Development, Energy Economics and Policy, Small Hydro turbine design and performance testing, Silt erosion in hydro turbines, Optimal selection of SHP equipment. Solar Energy: Cost optimization of SHP schemes, Solar thermal energy storage & utilization: performance enhancement of solar air heaters, packed bed sensible heat storage system. Design and selection of generators for SHP for rural electrification, SPV Power and wind power plants and their interconnection with grid, Bio-energy: biodiesel production, biomass gasification; biogas generation, Modelling of IRES & HES systems.

Environmental Management:

Environmental Management of Water Bodies, Project Management, Cumulative Environment Impact Assessment, GHG Emissions from Hydropower Reservoir, MSW Dump Sites/ landfill gas sites, Rivers Water Quality Mapping, Ecological Health & carrying capacity of rivers, Waste Water Treatment, Cumulative Environment Impact Assessment.

Research leading to Ph.D. degree

A. Ongoing

S.No Name Title Supervisor(s) Date of registration
1. Surender Singh Tanwar (QIP-PT) Optimal Planning of Distributed Generation for Distributed Network Prof. D. K. Khatod 12.07.2013
2. Prem Prakash (QIP-PT) Optimal Sizing and Siting of Distributed Generation Prof. D. K. Khatod 26.07.2013
3. Ramjee Lal Meena (QIP-PT) Development of Control Strategies for DC Micro-Grid Prof. D. K. Khatod
Prof. Avik Bhattacharya
26.07.2013
4. Rahul Kumar Garg (QIP) Analysis of Hydraulic Transients in Hydro Power Plant Prof. Arun Kumar 09.07.2014
5. Rajesh Kumar (QIP-PT) Integrated Pumped Storage Scheduling Prof. Arun Kumar 08.07.2015
6. Dixit Kumar Praful Kumar Pathak (QIP-PT) Integrated Renewable Energy System Prof. D. K. Khatod 11.01.2016
7. Sanat Kumar Patro (QIP-PT) Solar Energy Prof. R. P. Saini 08.07.2016
8. Manoj Sood Development of Model for Potential Assessment of Hydrokinetic Energy Prof. S. K. Singal 08.07.2016
9. Akshita Gupta Optimization and Prediction of Hydro Power with other Renewable Energy Prof. Arun Kumar 08.07.2016
10. Saurabh Sangal (PT) Hydro Power Prof. M. K. Singhal
Prof. G. S. Tomar
Prof. R. P. Saini
08.07.2016
11. Nitin Kumar Jhankal (Spon-PT) Experimental Analysis of Pressure Fluctuation in Hhydro Turbines Prof. Arun Kumar 28.07.2016
12. Patel Harshadkumar Dahyalal (QIP-PT) Development of Integrated Renewable Energy System for a Rural Area Prof. S. K. Singal
Prof. R. P. Saini
26.12.2016
13. Vaibhav Mohan Das Investigation on Optimal Design of Diversion Weir for Small Hydro Power projects Prof. M. K. Singhal
Prof. S. K. Singal
26.12.2016
14. Charmala Surresh Investigation of a Combined Sensible and Latent Heat Solar Thermal Energy storage system Prof. R. P. Saini 07.07.2017
15. Penugonda Sunil Babu Evolving a Mathematical Model for Estimating Wind Energy Resource potential Prof. M. K. Singhal
Prof. R. P. Saini
07.07.2017
16. Vishal Saini Integrated Renewable Energy System for Remote Rural Area Prof. S. K. Singal
Prof. R. P. Saini
28.12.2017
17. Abhishek Gautam Performance Investigation of a Packed Bed Solar Energy Storage System having spheres with pores as packing elements Prof. R. P. Saini 28.12.2017
18. Kirti Goyal Decision Support System for Treated Wastewater Reuse Prof. Arun Kumar 28.12.2017
19. Sandeep Kumar Studies on Production and Utilization of Bio diesel from Mixed Oils Prof. M. K. Singhal
Prof. M. P. Sharma
28.12.2017
20. Siddhita Yadav Performance Enhancement of Solar Air Heater by using Corrugated Absorber Plate with Jet Impingement Prof. R. P. Saini 06.07.2018
21. Shraiya Pant Optimization of Solar Water Pumping System Prof. R. P. Saini 06.07.2018
22. Firoz Khan Unsteady Pressure loading in Francis Turbine Prof. Arun Kumar
Dr. Thomas Staubli
06.07.2018
23. Saumya Arya Urban Storm Water Resilience Prof. Arun Kumar 06.07.2018
24. Polamarasetty P Kumar (QIP) Integrated Hybrid Renewable Energy System for Off-grid Rural Electrification Prof. R. P. Saini 09.07.2018
25. Achintya Goswami (Spon-PT) Grid Integration of Renewable Energy System Prof. R. P. Saini 27.12.2018
26. Vikram Dhaka (PT) Renewable Energy Prof. S. K. Singal
Prof. R. P. Saini
12.07.2019
27. Priya Gupta Solar Energy Prof. Rhythm Singh 12.07.2019
28. Naman Arora Hydro Power Prof. Arun Kumar
Prof. S. K. Singal
12.07.2019
29. Krishna Kumar (PT) Study of Hydro Power Plants Prof. R. P. Saini 12.07.2019

 

B. Awarded

S.No Scholar Name Title Supervisor(s) Year of Completion
1. M. Ramesh Hybrid Renewable Energy System for a Remote Rural Area in India Prof. R. P. Saini 2020
2. Gaurav Saini Performance Investigations of Hybrid Cross Flow Hydrokinetic Turbine Prof. R. P. Saini 2020
3. Mansi Tripathi Development of Water Quality Index for Management of River Prof. S. K. Singal 2019
4. Vineet Kumar Singh Optimal Operation of Run of River Small Hydro Power Plant Prof. S. K. Singal
Prof. Chandra Shekhar
2019
5. Manish Kumar Performance Assessment of Different PV Technologies on Water Bodies Prof. Arun Kumar 2019
6. Patel Alpesh Kumar Mangaldas Investigation of Off-Grid Integrated Renewable Energy System Prof. S. K. Singal 2019
7. Chandra Prakash Study on Solar Air Heater Duct Roughened With Spherical and Inclined Rib Protrusionss Prof. R. P. Saini 2019
8. Ali Abbas Investigations of Parameters Affecting Draft Tube Performance Prof. Arun Kumar 2019
9. Zameer Ahmad Analysis of single phase transformerless inverter fed grid connected Solar PV system Prof. S. N. Singh 2018
10. Siva Ramakrishna Madeti Development of Online Monitoring System for a Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic Plant Prof. S. N. Singh 2018
11. Ravi Kumar Development of Mathematical Model for Condition Based Maintenance of Small Hydropower Plants Prof. S. K. Singal 2018
12. Anant Kumar Rai Hydro-Abrasive Erosion of Pelton Turbines Prof. Arun Kumar
Dr. Thomas Staubli
2018
13. Ravi Kant Ravi Study of Double Pass Roughened Solar Air Heater with Discrete Multi V-Shaped and Staggered Ribs Prof. R. P. Saini 2018
14. Utkarsh Singh Detection and Classification of Power Quality Disturbances Prof. S. N. Singh 2018
15. Mukesh Kumar Production of Biodiesel from Chlorella Protothecoides Microalgal Oil Prof. M. P. Sharma 2018
16. Kushal Manoharrao Jagtap Loss Allocation in Radial Distribution Network with Distributed Generation Prof. D. K. Khatod 2018
17. Anuj Kumar Investigations on Performance of a Savonius Hydrokinetic Turbine Prof. R. P. Saini 2017
18. Sangram Bana Modeling of solar photovoltaic array under non-uniform insolation Prof. R. P. Saini 2017
19. Farhad Ilahi Bakhsh Application of variable frequency transformer (VFT) for integration of wind energy system Prof. D. K. Khatod 2017
20. Dileep G. Modelling and simulation of SPV system for improved power output using DC-DC conductor Prof. S. N. Singh 2017
21. Subho Upadhyay Development of hybrid energy systems for rural area Prof. M. P. Sharma 2017
22. Rajanna S. Integrated renewable energy system for a remote rural area Prof. R. P. Saini 2017
23. Amit Kumar Green house gas emissions from hydropower reservoirs and its catchments Prof. M. P. Sharma 2017
24. VSKV Harish Modelling and simulation of building energy system using intelligent techniques Prof. Arun Kumar 2017
25. Raj Kumar Viral Optimal planning of distributed generation in distributed system Prof. D. K. Khatod 2016
26. Gaurav Dwivedi Stability and cold flow properties of pongamia biodiesel Prof. M. P. Sharma 2016
27. Gopiya Naik S Planning of distribution system with distributed generation Prof. D. K. Khatod
Prof. M. P. Sharma
2016
28. Mukesh Kumar Singhal Optimal planning of medium head hydro power projects Prof. Arun Kumar 2016
29. Ila Dashora Hydrological Investigation and Analysis for Hydropower Projects Prof. S. K. Singal
Prof. D. K. Srivastava
2016
30. Gohil Pankaj Kumar Paragbhai Study of Cavitation in Francis Turbine for Small Hydro Power Plants Prof. R. P. Saini 2016
31. Anurag Chauhan Evolving Optimal Integrated Renewable Energy System Model for Stand-Alone Applications Prof. R. P. Saini 2016
32. Srinivasa Kishore T Cost Optimization of Power Transmission Lines in Hilly Areas Prof. S. K. Singal 2016
33. Tabish Alam Investigation of Heat Transfer Enhancement by using V-Shaped Perforated Blocks in a Rectangular Solar Air Heater DUCT Prof. R. P. Saini
Prof. J. S. Saini
2015
34. Javed Dhillon Scheduling of Wind-PSP Generation Under Day-Ahead Market Prof. Arun Kumar
Prof. S. K. Singal
2015
35. Mohit Bansal Optimal Planning of Interated Renewable Energy Systems Prof. R. P. Saini
Prof. D. K. Khatod
2015
36. Kawade Swati Manoharrao Green House Gas Emission from Reservoirs Prof. Arun Kumar
Prof. M. P. Sharma
2014
37. Shyam Narain Singh Investigation of grid connected six-phase induction generator for small hydro power plants Prof. G. K. Singh
Prof. R. P. Saini
2014
38. Sachin Mishra Cost optimization of high head small hydro power projects Prof. S. K. Singal
Prof. D. K. Khatod
2013
39. Anil Kumar Heat and Fluid Flow in Solar Air Heater Duct with Multi V-Shaped Ribs with Gap Prof. J. S. Saini
Prof. R. P. Saini
2013
40. Harmeet Singh Investigation on performance of a Packed Bed Solar Energy Storage System Prof. R. P. Saini
Prof. J. S. Saini
2013
41. Siddharth Jain Stability studies of biodiesel from Jatropha curcas oil Prof. M. P. Sharma 2012
42. Kanase-Patil Amarsingh Baburao Development of integrated renewable energy systems for remote area Prof. M. P. Sharma
Prof. R. P. Saini
2011
43. Ajai Gupta Modelling of hybrid renewable energy system Prof. M. P. Sharma
Prof. R. P. Saini
2010
44. Mamta Kumari Padhy Study of Silt Erosion on Pelton Turbine for a Small Hydro Power Plant Prof. R. P. Saini 2010
45. Vishavjeet Singh Hans Heat Transfer and Friction Characteristics of Multiple V-Rib Roughened Solar Air Heater Prof. J. S. Saini
Prof. R. P. Saini
2009
46. Sunil Kumar Singal Optimization of low head small hydro installations Prof. R. P. Saini
Prof. C. S. Raghuvanshi
2009
47. Shankar Narain Mahato Analysis and Control of 3-Phase SEIG for single Phase Supply Prof. S. P. Singh
Prof. M. P. Sharma
2008
48. Surender Kumar Saini Study of solar air heater with roughened absorber plates Prof. R. P. Saini 2008
49. Krishna Bihari Yadav Multiphase Induction Generator for Small Hydro Power Scheme Prof. R. P. Saini
Prof. G. K. Singh
2007
50. Nand Kishore Integrated control of small hydropower plants Prof. S. P. Singh
Prof. R. P. Saini
2006
51. Anurag Trivedi Performance analysis of induction, machines as seig for single phase isolated power supply Prof. M. P. Sharma
Prof. S. P. Singh
2006
52. Ashok Kumar Akella Modeling of integrated renewable energy system Prof. M. P. Sharma
Prof. R. P. Saini
2006
53. Ranjeet Singh Performance of packed bed energy storage system for solar air heaters Prof. J. S. Saini
Prof. R. P. Saini
2006
54. Eugene Fernandez Modelling on Integrated Energy System Prof. R. P. Saini
Prof. V. Devadasa
2004
55. Pawan Kumar Modi Voltage Stability Enenhancement using FACTSs Devices Prof. S. P. Singh
Prof. S. D. Sharma
2003
56. Sudhir K Sharma Studies on Bio gas Generation Using biomass feed stocks Prof. J. S. Saini
Prof. I. M. Mishra
Prof. M. P. Sharma
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