Professor Avinash Kumar Agarwal

Poonam and Prabhu Goyal Endowed Chair Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur


Areas of Interest:

Combustion Engines; HCCI; Biofuels: Biodiesel, Alcohols; Gaseous fuels: CNG, hydrogen, Hythane; Laser diagnostic techniques: PIV for flow visualization in IC engines, PDI for spray characterization, Schlieren, Shadowgraphy; Laser ignition of combustible mixtures; Lubricating oil tribology; Micro-sensors; Emissions: Regulated, Unregulated, articulates, Secondary aerosols; Emission Toxicology, After-treatment technologies: DOC, DPF.

Specialization:

Internal Combustion Engines, Emission Control, Alternate Fuels, Optical Diagnostics, Large-bore Engine Research.

Consultancy Areas:

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Sector Associated With:

Academia

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

Prof. Avinash Kumar Agarwalmade pioneering contributions to the research related to engine combustion, alternate fuels, emission and particulate control, optical diagnosis, fuel spray optimization and tribology. He developed industrially relevant technologies such as laser ignited hydrogen/CNG engine, hybrid HCCI engines, EFI locomotives and low cost DOCs and helped policy formulation. He carried out fundamental research to understand the laser ignition of methane-air or hydrogen air mixtures. He carried out extensive studies on biodiesel produced from Indian feedstocks. Combustion, emissions and performance studies on a wide variety of engines were followed by wear, lubricating oil tribology, particulates and toxicity studies..

Professional Experience:

  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur. March 2012- Present
  • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur. December 2007-March 2012
  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur. March 2001- December 2007
  • Visiting Professor, Photonics Institute, Technical University of Vienna, Austria. June 2004: (One Month)
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  • Visiting Professor to Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Loughborough, UK. May 2002- July 2002: (Three Months)

Keywords:

Combustion Engines; HCCI; Biofuels: Biodiesel, Alcohols; Gaseous fuels: CNG, hydrogen, Hythane; Laser diagnostic techniques: PIV for flow visualization in IC engines, PDI for spray characterization, Schlieren, Shadowgraphy; Laser ignition of combustible mixtures; Lubricating oil tribology; Micro-sensors; Emissions: Regulated, Unregulated, Particulates, Secondary aerosols; Emission Toxicology, After-treatment technologies: DOC, DPF..

 

Contact Information

Office

Office:
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
Kanpur-208 016
Phone: 0512-2597982
Mobile: 09415405879
Fax: 0512-2597408

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Education

  • B. E.,Mechanical Engineering, 1995,MREC, Jaipur
  • M. Tech., Energy Studies, 1996, Indian Institution Technology, Delhi
  • Ph.D., Energy Studies, 1999, Indian Institution Technology, Delhi
  • Post-Doc., Engine Research, 2001, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Poonam and PrabhuGoyal Endowed Chair Professor, IIT Kanpur (2013-2016)
  • "NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award" for Application Oriented Innovations in Physical Sciences for the year 2012.
  • "INAE Silver Jubilee Young Engineer Award – 2012", awarded by Indian National Academy of Engineers, India in April 2012.
  • "Dr. C. V. Raman Young Teachers Award: 2011" for Excellence in the field of Engineering Education", awarded by IES, Bhopal, in December 2011.
  • "Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award-2008", awarded by SAE International, USA in April 2008 in Detroit.

Link to Website


INAE Section Affiliated III: Mechanical Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 2015


Year of Birth: 1972