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Mr.S.Manikandan

Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor

Academic Experience:

  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM University, Kattankulathur (since July 2017).
  • Teaching Assistant, Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 2013-2017.
  • Research Engineer, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, 2012.

Other Professional Experience:

  • Building Energy Efficiency Higher and Advanced Network (BHAVAN) intern with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder for the period of 3 months (October 2016 to January 2017). BHAVAN internship was sponsored by Indo US Science and Technology Forum.

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops Attended: 

  • 35th International Conference on Thermoelectrics, May 29 to June 02, 2016, Wuhan, China.
  • 9th MINSK International Seminar on Heat Pipes, Refrigerators and Power Sources, Organized by A.V Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer Institute, Minsk, Belarus , September 07-10, 2015 at Minsk, Belarus. 
  • 2nd Indo-US workshop on Thermoelectrics organized by CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, India & Michigan State University, USA, December 15-17, 2014 at CSIR-NPL, New Delhi.

Achievements and Awards:

  • Awarded prestigious Building Energy Efficiency Higher & Advanced Network (BHAVAN) Fellowship to do advanced research on “Solar Thermoelectric Air-conditioning in Buildings” at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Colorado University at Boulder, USA, for a period of 3 months by Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and Department of Science and Technology (DST).
  • Best paper award for the research paper entitled “Theoretical and Experimental Investigations on Solar Photovoltaic Driven Thermoelectric Cooler System for Cold Storage Application." in the 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Environment and Agriculture. October 11-12, New York, USA.

Memberships

  • Member of International Thermoelectric Society (ITS), 2016
  • Solar Power Generation,
  • Solar Cooling
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Solar Thermoelectric devices
  • Thermal Energy Storage

Selected Publications:

  • Manikandan S, Kaushik SC, Ronggui Yang. “Modified pulse operation of thermoelectric coolers for building cooling applications”. Energy Conversion and Management. 2017;140:145-56. (Impact Factor: 5.472, SCI)
  • Rawat R, Kaushik SC, Manikandan S. “An innovative thermodynamic model for performance evaluation of photovoltaic systems: Effect of wind speed and cell temperature”. Energy Conversion and Management. 136 (2017): 152-60. (Impact Factor: 5.472, SCI)
  • Hans R, Kaushik SC, Manikandan S. “Experimental study and analysis on novel thermo-electric cooler driven by solar photovoltaic system”. Applied Solar Energy. 2016 Jul 1;52(3):205-10.
  • Manikandan S, Kaushik SC. “Transient Thermal Behavior of Annular Thermoelectric Cooling System”. Journal of Electronic Materials. 2016 Oct:1-0. (Impact Factor: 1.579, SCI)
  • Hans R, Kaushik S, Manikandan S. “Performance optimisation of two-stage exoreversible thermoelectric heat pump in electrically series, parallel and isolated configurations”. International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy. 2016;12(4):313-32. (Impact Factor: 0.147, SCOPUS)
  • Manikandan S, Kaushik S. “The Influence of Thomson Effect in the Performance Optimization of a Two Stage Thermoelectric Generator”. Energy. 100 (2016): 227-237. (Impact Factor: 5.182, SCI)
  • Kaushik, SC, Ranjana Hans, and S Manikandan. "Theoretical and Experimental Investigations on Solar Photovoltaic Driven Thermoelectric Cooler System for Cold Storage Application." International Journal of Environmental Science and Development 7, no. 8 (2016): 615-620.
  • Manikandan S, Kaushik S. “Energy and exergy analysis of an annular thermoelectric heat pump”. Journal of Electronic Materials. 2016;4:1-10. (Impact Factor: 1.579, SCI)
  • Manikandan S, Kaushik S. “Energy and exergy analysis of solar heat pipe based annular thermoelectric generator system”. Solar Energy. 2016;135:569-77. (Impact Factor: 4.739, SCI)
  • 10. Kaushik, S. C., S. Manikandan, and Ranjana Hans. "Energy and exergy analysis of thermoelectric heat pump system." International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 86 (2015): 843-852. (Impact Factor: 3.552, SCI)
  • Manikandan, S., and S. C. Kaushik. "Thermodynamic studies and maximum power point tracking in thermoelectric generator–thermoelectric cooler combined system." Cryogenics 67 (2015): 52-62. (Impact Factor: 1.316, SCI)
  • Kaushik, S. C., and S. Manikandan. "The influence of Thomson effect in the energy and exergy efficiency of an annular thermoelectric generator." Energy Conversion and Management 103 (2015): 200-207. (Impact Factor: 5.472, SCI)
  • Ranjana Hans, Kaushik, S. C., and S. Manikandan. "Performance optimization of two stage thermoelectric generator." International Journal of Electronic Materials (2015): 1-10. (Impact Factor: 1.579, SCI)
  • Manikandan S, and SC Kaushik. "Energy and Exergy Analysis of an Annular Thermoelectric Cooler." Energy Conversion and Management 106 (2015): 804-14. (Impact Factor: 5.472, SCI)
  • Kaushik, SC, and S Manikandan. "The Influence of Thomson Effect in the Performance Optimization of a Two Stage Thermoelectric Cooler." Cryogenics 72 (2015): 57-64. (Impact Factor: 1.316, SCI)
  • Kaushik SC, Manikandan S, Hans R. Thermodynamic Modeling Of Thermoelectric Generator Systems. Heat Pipe Science and Technology. 2015;6(3-4).

Papers Presented:

  • Manikandan S, Kaushik S C, “Transient thermal behaviour of annular thermoelectric cooler”, 35th International Conference on Thermoelectrics, Wuhan, China. (Presented, 31, May 2016)
  • Manikandan S, Kaushik SC, Anusuya K. Thermodynamic modelling and analysis of thermoelectric cooling system. InEnergy Efficient Technologies for Sustainability (ICEETS), 2016 International Conference on 2016 Apr 7 (pp. 685-693). IEEE.
  • Kaushik, SC, Ranjana Hans, and S Manikandan. "Theoretical and Experimental Investigations on Solar Photovoltaic Driven Thermoelectric Cooler System for Cold Storage Application." 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Environment and Agriculture. October 11-12, 2016 New York, USA.
  • Ranjana Hans, Kaushik, S. C., and S. Manikandan. “Experimental study on thermoelectric cooler driven by solar photovoltaic systems”. 2nd Indo-US workshop on Thermoelectrics organized by CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, India & Michigan State University, USA, December 15-17, 2014 at CSIR-NPL, New Delhi.
  • Hans R, Kaushik SC, Manikandan S. Multi-objective optimization of two stage series connected thermo-electric generator using genetic algorithm. InFuturistic Trends on Computational Analysis and Knowledge Management (ABLAZE), 2015 International Conference on 2015 Feb 25 (pp. 165-169). IEEE.
  • Hans R, Kaushik SC, Manikandan S. Multi-objective optimization of thermo-electric heat pump using genetic algorithm and fuzzy Bellman-Zadeh decision making. InComputer Engineering and Applications (ICACEA), 2015 International Conference on Advances in 2015 Mar 19 (pp. 548-552). IEEE.
  • Manikandan, S., S. C. Kaushik, and Ranjana Hans. “Thermodynamic modelling of thermoelectric generator system”. 9th MINSK International Seminar on Heat Pipes, Refrigerators and Power Sources, Organized by A.V Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer Institute, Minsk, Belarus , September 07-10, 2015 at Minsk, Belarus.