Research Scholars - Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Research Scholars

 

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. Somar Ghanem Renewable Energy Prof. Amit Bhosale
Prof. R P Saini
30.07.2021
2. Vijay Khandelwal (PT) Wastewater Treatment Prof. Sanjeev Kumar 26.07.2021
3. Priyanka Tiwari Battery Charging Infrastructure (Energy Storage) Prof. Deepak Ronanki 25.07.2021
4. Kumari Anshu Catalytic Pyrolysis of Biomass in Fluidized Bed Reactor Prof. Sonal K Thengane 25.07.2021
5. Pratistha Rai Biochar assisted wastewater treatment Prof. Sonal K Thengane 24.07.2021
6. Khatu Prathamesh Mangesh Manisha Stubble Management using Decentralized Torrefaction Prof. Sonal K Thengane 24.07.2021
7. Kommireddy Bheemalingeswarareddy Hydro Power Prof. Amit Bhosale
Prof. R P Saini
23.07.2021
8. Jyoti Pal Renewable Energy Prof. S K Singal
Prof. R P Saini
23.07.2021
9. Himanshu Nautiyal Hydro Power Prof. S K Singal 23.07.2021
10. Harshit Tiwari Wastewater treatment and recycling Prof. Sanjeev Kumar 22.07.2021
11. Ramesh Kumar (Spon) Renewable Energy Prof. R P Saini 11.02.2021
12. Ankush Halba Renewable Energy Prof. Pratham Arora 10.02.2021
13. Bhushan Ravindra Rode Hydro Power Prof Arun Kumar 10.02.2021
14. Harish Karneddi Solar Energy Prof Deepak Ronanki 10.02.2021
15. Pankaj Garkoti Renewable Energy Prof Sonal K Thengane 10.02.2021
16. Prashant Kumar Hydro Power Prof R P Saini 10.02.2021
17. Praveen Kumar Vidyarthi Renewable Energy Prof Pratham Arora 10.02.2021
18. Shaurya Varendra Tyagi Renewable Energy Prof M K Singhal 10.02.2021
19. Upendra Bajpai Hydro Power Prof S K Singal 10.02.2021
20. Souvik Roy Renewable Energy Prof. Rhythm Singh 17.08.2020
21. Robins Anto (QIP) Estimation of carbon stocks and associated greenhouse emissions of the Ganga river basin Prof. Rhythm Singh
Prof. Pratham Arora
17.08.2020
22. Ankush Jageshwar Hedau Renewable Energy (Solar Energy) Prof. R. P. Saini 17.08.2020
23. Akanksha Chauhan Wastewater treatment and water bodies Prof. Sanjeev Kumar 17.08.2020
24. Pooja Upadhyay Estimation of carbon stocks and associated greenhouse emissions of the Ganga river basin Prof. Sanjeev Kumar 16.08.2020
25. Sunil Kumar Sethy Development of Cylindrical PEM Fuel Cells Prof. Amit Bhosale 16.08.2020
26. Mamta RO (Waster water) treatment & Biofuel Prof Sanjeev Kumar 28.01.2020
27. Sumeet Mazumdar (PT) Hydro Power Prof RP Saini 26.12.2019
28. Minakshi Patel Renewable Energy Prof Rhythm Singh
Prof Pratham Arora
Prof Diptiranjan Mahapatra
26.12.2019
29. Md. Mustafa Kamal Performance Enhancement of Cross-Flow Hybrid Hydrokinetic Turbine Prof RP Saini 26.12.2019
30. Mohit Singh Rana Nanotechnological Intervention for Mixotrophic Microalgae Cultivation and Bioenergy Generation Prof Sanjeev Kumar 26.12.2019
31. Ankita Bhatt Renewable Energy Prof Pratham Arora 26.12.2019
32. Krishna Kumar (PT) Development of Monitoring Technique for Operation and Maintenance of Hydropower Plant Prof. R. P. Saini 12.07.2019
33. Naman Arora Hydro Power Prof. Arun Kumar
Prof. S. K. Singal
12.07.2019
34. Priya Gupta Solar Energy Prof. Rhythm Singh 12.07.2019
35. Achintya Goswami (Spon-PT) Integrated Hybrid Renewable Energy System for a remote rural area in India Prof. R. P. Saini 27.12.2018
36. Saumya Arya Urban Storm Water Resilience Prof. Arun Kumar 06.07.2018
37. Siddhita Yadav Performance Enhancement of Solar Air Heater by using Corrugated Absorber Plate with Jet Impingement Prof. R. P. Saini 06.07.2018
38. Shraiya Pant Optimization of Solar Water Pumping System Prof. R. P. Saini 06.07.2018
39. Firoz Khan Unsteady Pressure loading in Francis Turbine Prof. Arun Kumar
Dr. Thomas Staubli
06.07.2018
40. Vishal Saini Integrated Renewable Energy System for Remote Rural Area Prof. S. K. Singal
Prof. R. P. Saini
28.12.2017
41. Kirti Goyal Decision Support System for Treated Wastewater Reuse Prof. Arun Kumar 28.12.2017
42. Sandeep Kumar Studies on Production and Utilization of Bio diesel from Mixed Oils Prof. M. K. Singhal
Prof. M. P. Sharma
28.12.2017
43. Penugonda Sunil Babu Evolving a Mathematical Model for Estimating Wind Energy Resource potential Prof. M. K. Singhal
Prof. R. P. Saini
07.07.2017
44. Patel Harshadkumar Dahyalal (QIP-PT) Development of Integrated Renewable Energy System for a Rural Area Prof. S. K. Singal
Prof. R. P. Saini
Dr Patel Alpesh Kumar
26.12.2016
45. Nitin Kumar Jhankal (Spon-PT) Experimental Analysis of Pressure Fluctuation in Hhydro Turbines Prof. Arun Kumar 28.07.2016
46. Manoj Sood Development of Model for Potential Assessment of Hydrokinetic Energy Prof. S. K. Singal 08.07.2016
47. Akshita Gupta Optimization and Prediction of Hydro Power with other Renewable Energy Prof. Arun Kumar 08.07.2016
48. Saurabh Sangal (PT) Hydro Power Prof. M. K. Singhal
Prof. G. S. Tomar
Prof. R. P. Saini
08.07.2016
49. Dixit Kumar Praful Kumar Pathak (QIP-PT) Integrated Renewable Energy System Prof. D. K. Khatod 11.01.2016
50. Rajesh Kumar (QIP-PT) Integrated Pumped Storage Scheduling Prof. Arun Kumar 08.07.2015
51. Prem Prakash (QIP-PT) Optimal Sizing and Siting of Distributed Generation Prof. D. K. Khatod 26.07.2013
52. Ramjee Lal Meena (QIP-PT) Development of Control Strategies for DC Micro-Grid Prof. D. K. Khatod
Prof. Avik Bhattacharya
26.07.2013
53. Surender Singh Tanwar (QIP-PT) Optimal Planning of Distributed Generation for Distributed Network Prof. D. K. Khatod 12.07.2013

 

B. Awarded

S.No. Scholar Name Title Supervisor(s) Year of Completion
1. Polamarasetty P Kumar Integrated Hybrid Renewable Energy System for Off-grid Rural Electrification in Villages in East India Prof. R. P. Saini 2021
2. Sanat Kumar Patro Performance Investigation of Photovoltaic Systems under Partial Shading Conditions Prof. R. P. Saini 2021
3. Abhishek Gautam Performance Investigation of a Packed Bed Solar Energy Storage System Having Spheres with Pores as Packing Elements Prof. R. P. Saini 2021
4. Rahul Kumar Garg Hydraulic Transient in Penstock of Mild Steel and Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic for Hydro Power Plants Prof. Arun Kumar 2021
5. Charmala Surresh Study of Combined Sensible and Latent Heat Solar Thermal Energy Storage System Prof. R. P. Saini 2021
6. M. Ramesh Hybrid Renewable Energy System for a Remote Rural Area in India Prof. R. P. Saini 2020
7. Gaurav Saini Performance Investigations of Hybrid Cross Flow Hydrokinetic Turbine Prof. R. P. Saini 2020
8. Mansi Tripathi Development of Water Quality Index for Management of River Prof. S. K. Singal 2019
9. Vineet Kumar Singh Optimal Operation of Run of River Small Hydro Power Plant Prof. S. K. Singal
Prof. Chandra Shekhar
2019
10. Manish Kumar Performance Assessment of Different PV Technologies on Water Bodies Prof. Arun Kumar 2019
11. Patel Alpesh Kumar Mangaldas Investigation of Off-Grid Integrated Renewable Energy System Prof. S. K. Singal 2019
12. Chandra Prakash Study on Solar Air Heater Duct Roughened With Spherical and Inclined Rib Protrusionss Prof. R. P. Saini 2019
13. Ali Abbas Investigations of Parameters Affecting Draft Tube Performance Prof. Arun Kumar 2019
14. Zameer Ahmad Analysis of single phase transformerless inverter fed grid connected Solar PV system Prof. S. N. Singh 2018
15. Siva Ramakrishna Madeti Development of Online Monitoring System for a Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic Plant Prof. S. N. Singh 2018
16. Ravi Kumar Development of Mathematical Model for Condition Based Maintenance of Small Hydropower Plants Prof. S. K. Singal 2018
17. Anant Kumar Rai Hydro-Abrasive Erosion of Pelton Turbines Prof. Arun Kumar
Dr. Thomas Staubli
2018
18. Ravi Kant Ravi Study of Double Pass Roughened Solar Air Heater with Discrete Multi V-Shaped and Staggered Ribs Prof. R. P. Saini 2018
19. Utkarsh Singh Detection and Classification of Power Quality Disturbances Prof. S. N. Singh 2018
20. Mukesh Kumar Production of Biodiesel from Chlorella Protothecoides Microalgal Oil Prof. M. P. Sharma 2018
21. Kushal Manoharrao Jagtap Loss Allocation in Radial Distribution Network with Distributed Generation Prof. D. K. Khatod 2018
22. Anuj Kumar Investigations on Performance of a Savonius Hydrokinetic Turbine Prof. R. P. Saini 2017
23. Sangram Bana Modeling of solar photovoltaic array under non-uniform insolation Prof. R. P. Saini 2017
24. Farhad Ilahi Bakhsh Application of variable frequency transformer (VFT) for integration of wind energy system Prof. D. K. Khatod 2017
25. Dileep G. Modelling and simulation of SPV system for improved power output using DC-DC conductor Prof. S. N. Singh 2017
26. Subho Upadhyay Development of hybrid energy systems for rural area Prof. M. P. Sharma 2017
27. Rajanna S. Integrated renewable energy system for a remote rural area Prof. R. P. Saini 2017
28. Amit Kumar Green house gas emissions from hydropower reservoirs and its catchments Prof. M. P. Sharma 2017
29. VSKV Harish Modelling and simulation of building energy system using intelligent techniques Prof. Arun Kumar 2017
30. Raj Kumar Viral Optimal planning of distributed generation in distribution system Prof. D. K. Khatod 2016
31. Gaurav Dwivedi Stability and cold flow properties of pongamia biodiesel Prof. M. P. Sharma 2016
32. Gopiya Naik S Planning of distribution system with distributed generation Prof. D. K. Khatod
Prof. M. P. Sharma
2016
33. Mukesh Kumar Singhal Optimal planning of medium head hydro power projects Prof. Arun Kumar 2016
34. Ila Dashora Hydrological Investigation and Analysis for Hydropower Projects Prof. S. K. Singal
Prof. D. K. Srivastava
2016
35. Gohil Pankaj Kumar Paragbhai Study of Cavitation in Francis Turbine for Small Hydro Power Plants Prof. R. P. Saini 2016
36. Anurag Chauhan Evolving Optimal Integrated Renewable Energy System Model for Stand-Alone Applications Prof. R. P. Saini 2016
37. Srinivasa Kishore T Cost Optimization of Power Transmission Lines in Hilly Areas Prof. S. K. Singal 2016
38. 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
39. Javed Dhillon Scheduling of Wind-PSP Generation Under Day-Ahead Market Prof. Arun Kumar
Prof. S. K. Singal
2015
40. Mohit Bansal Optimal Planning of Interated Renewable Energy Systems Prof. R. P. Saini
Prof. D. K. Khatod
2015
41. Kawade Swati Manoharrao Green House Gas Emission from Reservoirs Prof. Arun Kumar
Prof. M. P. Sharma
2014
42. Shyam Narain Singh Investigation of grid connected six-phase induction generator for small hydro power plants Prof. R. P. Saini
Prof. G. K. Singh
2014
43. Sachin Mishra Cost optimization of high head small hydro power projects Prof. S. K. Singal
Prof. D. K. Khatod
2013
44. Anil Kumar Heat and Fluid Flow in Solar Air Heater Duct with Multi V-Shaped Ribs with Gap Prof. R. P. Saini
Prof. J. S. Saini
2013
45. Harmeet Singh Investigation on performance of a Packed Bed Solar Energy Storage System Prof. R. P. Saini
Prof. J. S. Saini
2013
46. Siddharth Jain Performance Evaluation of IC Engine using Biodiesel from Different Fuel Sources Prof. M. P. Sharma 2012
47. Kanase-Patil Amarsingh Baburao Development of integrated renewable energy systems for remote area Prof. M. P. Sharma
Prof. R. P. Saini
2011
48. Ajai Gupta Modelling of hybrid energy system Prof. R. P. Saini
Prof. M. P. Sharma
2010
49. Mamta Kumari Padhy Study of Silt Erosion on Pelton Turbine for a Small Hydro Power Plant Prof. R. P. Saini 2010
50. Vishavjeet Singh Hans Heat Transfer and Friction Characteristics of Multiple V-Rib Roughened Solar Air Heater Prof. R. P. Saini
Prof. J. S. Saini
2009
51. Sunil Kumar Singal Optimization of low head small hydro installations Prof. R. P. Saini
Prof. C. S. Raghuvanshi
2009
52. Shankar Narain Mahato Analysis and Control of 3-Phase SEIG for single Phase Supply Prof. S. P. Singh
Prof. M. P. Sharma
2008
53. Surender Kumar Saini Study of solar air heater with roughened absorber plates Prof. R. P. Saini 2008
54. Krishna Bihari Yadav Multiphase Induction Generator for Small Hydro Power Scheme Prof. R. P. Saini
Prof. G. K. Singh
2007
55. Nand Kishore Integrated control of small hydropower plants Prof. S. P. Singh
Prof. R. P. Saini
2006
56. Anurag Trivedi Performance analysis of induction, machines as seig for single phase isolated power supply Prof. M. P. Sharma
Prof. S. P. Singh
2006
57. Ashok Kumar Akella Modeling of integrated renewable energy system Prof. R. P. Saini
Prof. M. P. Sharma
2006
58. Ranjeet Singh Performance of packed bed energy storage system for solar air heaters Prof. R. P. Saini
Prof. J. S. Saini
2006
59. Eugene Fernandez Modelling on Integrated Energy System Prof. R. P. Saini
Prof. V. Devadasa
2004
60. Pawan Kumar Modi Voltage Stability Enenhancement using FACTSs Devices Prof. S. P. Singh
Prof. J. D. Sharma
2003
61. Sudhir K Sharma Studies on Bio gas Generation Using biomass feed stocks Prof. J. S. Saini
Prof. I. M. Mishra
Prof. M. P. Sharma
1990
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