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Dr. Vikram Kumar

 

Contact Details

Working as: Post Doc
Hostel Address: D508, RA Tower, IIT Kanpur
Phone No: 05122597405
Mobile No: 8953438079
Email: vikramk@iitk.ac.in
Expected Graduation Date: Graduated (April 2018)

Curriculum Vitae: Link

 

Education

  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from COE/ BVU Pune

  • M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from UIT/ RGPV Bhopal

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur.

 

 

Research Area

  •  Alternative Fuels (Alcohols, DME, H2, CNG)

  •  Advanced Combustion Technology

  •  Emission Characterization

  • Spray Characterization

  •  LASER Ignition

  •  Material Compatibility and Design Consideration for Alternative Fuels

  •  IC Engine Tribology

  •  Tribology, Nanomaterials, Polymers, Composites, and Coating

 

Publication (Journal and Conference Proceeding)

  • Nalini Kanta Mukherjee, Hardikk Valera, Sarat Unnithan, Vikram Kumar, Vipin Dhyani, Shanti Mehra, Rahul Kumar Singh, Devendra Nene, Avinash Kumar Agarwal. Feasibility Study of Novel DME Fuel Injection Equipment: Part 1- Fuel Injection Strategies and Spray Characteristics. Fuel, April 2022, 233:124333. (Accepted) DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2022.124333 (Q1, IP=8.035)

  • Nalini Kanta Mukherjee, Hardikk Valera, Sarat Unnithan, Vikram Kumar, Vipin Dhyani, Shanti Mehra, Ayush Tripathi, Devendra Nene, Avinash Kumar Agarwal. Feasibility Study of Novel DME Fuel Injection Equipment: Part 2- Performance, Combustion, Regulated and Unregulated Emissions. Fuel, April 2022, 233:124338. (Accepted) DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2022.124338 (Q1, IP=8.035)

  • Agarwal AK, Kumar V. Jena A, Kalwar A. Fuel Injection Strategy Optimisation and Experimental Performance and Emissions Evaluation of Diesel Displacement by Port Fuel Injected Methanol in a Retrofitted Mid-Size Genset Engine Prototype. Energy, February 2022; 248:123593. 10.1016/j.energy.2022.123593. (Q1, IP= 8.857)

  • Singh AP, Kumar V, Agarwal AK. Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition Engine Operated at Different Intake Charge Temperatures and Exhaust Gas Recirculation Rates. SAE International Journal of Engines 2021; 14(6):03-14-06-0046. DOI:10.4271/03-14-06-0046. (Q1, IP=1.867)

  • Singh AP, Kumar V, Agarwal AK. Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition Engine Operated at Different Intake Charge Temperatures and Exhaust Gas Recirculation Rates. SAE International Journal of Engines 2021; 14(6):03-14-06-0046. DOI:10.4271/03-14-06-0046. (Q1, IP=1.867)

  • Singh AP, Kumar V, Agarwal AK. Evaluation of Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition Mode Combustion Engine Using Mineral Diesel/ Gasoline Fuel Pair. Fuel 2021; 301:120986. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2021.120986 (Q1, IP=8.035)

  • Agarwal AK, Singh AP, Kumar V. Comparative Investigations of Particulate Matter Characteristics of Low Temperature Combustion (PCCI and RCCI) Modes with Compression Ignition Mode Combustion. Environmental Pollution 2021; 284:117375. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2021.117375. (Q1, IP=9.98)

  • Agarwal AK, Singh AP, Kumar V. Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition Engine Fuelled with Mineral Diesel and Butanol at different Premixed Ratios and Varying Loads. Journal of Energy Resources Technology 2022; 144(2): 022304. DOI: 10.1115/1.4051037. (Q2, IP=3.09)

  • Singh AP, Kumar V, Agarwal AK. Evaluation of Comparative Engine Combustion, Performance and Emission Characteristics of Low Temperature Combustion (PCCI and RCCI) Modes with Compression Ignition Mode Combustion. Applied Energy 2020; 278:115644. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115644. (Q1, IP= 11.566)

  • Kumar V, Singh AP, Agarwal AK. Particulate and Unregulated Emission Characteristics of a Medium-Duty Diesel Engine Using Diesel-Alcohol Blends. Fuel 2020; 278:118269. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2020.118269. (Q1, IP=8.035)

  • Singh AP, Sharma N, Kumar V, Agarwal AK. Mineral Diesel/Methanol-Fueled Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition Engine Operated at Different Engine Loads and Premixed Ratios. International Journal of Engine Research 2020; 22(7): 2375-2389. DOI: 10.1177/1468087420923451. (Q2, IP=3.221)

  • Singh AP, Sharma N, Kumar V, Satsangi DP, Agarwal AK. Fuel Injection Strategy for Utilization of Mineral Diesel-Methanol Blend in a Common Rail Direct Injection Engine. Journal of Energy Resources Technology 2019; 142(8):082305. DOI: 10.1115/1.4046225. (Q2, IP=3.09)

  • Agarwal AK, Singh AP, Sharma N, Kumar V, Satsangi DP, Patel C. Adaptation of Methanol-Dodecanol-Diesel Blend in Diesel Genset Engine. Journal of Energy Resources Technology 2019; 141(10):102203. DOI: 10.1115/1.4043390. (Q2, IP=3.09)

  • Pandey A, Patel A, Ariharan S, Kumar V, Sharma R, Kanhed S, Nigam V, Keshri A, Agarwal A, Balani K. Enhanced Tribological and Bacterial Resistance of Carbon Nanotube, Ceria and Silver Incorporated Hydroxyapatite Biocoating. Nanomaterials 2018; 8:363. DOI: 10.3390/nano8060363. (Q1, IP=5.719)

  • Kumar V, Sinha SK, Agarwal AK. Wear investigation of piston rings over coated with bilayer hard and soft polymer composites. ASME, Journal of Tribology 2019; 141(3):031301. DOI: 10.1115/1.4041762. (Q2, IP=2.045)

  • Kumar V, Sinha SK, Agarwal AK. Tribological performance of dual-coating (intermediate hard with top epoxy composite) in dry and lubricated conditions. Tribology International 2018; 127:10-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2018.05.011. (Q1, IP=5.62)

  • Kumar V, Sinha SK, Agarwal AK. Tribological characterization of epoxy-graphene-liquid filler composite coatings on steel under base oil external lubrication. Tribology-Material Surface & Interface 2018; 12(3) 144-156. DOI: 10.1080/17515831.2018.1482719. (Q2, IP=2.35)

  • Kumar V, Sinha SK, Agarwal AK. Tribological studies of epoxy composites with solid and liquid fillers. Tribology International 2017; 105:27-36. DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2016.09.010. (Q1, IP=5.62)

  • Kumar V, Sinha SK, Agarwal AK. Tribological studies of epoxy and its composite coatings on steel in dry and lubricated sliding. Tribology-Material Surface & Interface 2015; 9(3):144-153. DOI: 10.1179/1751584X15Y.0000000015. (Q2, IP=2.35)Conferences

Conference Proceedings:

  • Kumar V, Agarwal AK. Performance and Emission Analysis of Methanol Fueled Genset. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges (III-SEEC), IIT Roorkee, December 18-21, 2018.

  • Kumar V, Agarwal AK.  An Alternative Lubrication for Automotive Engines. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges (IV-SEEC), NEERI Nagpur, November 27-29, 2019.

  • Kumar V, Agarwal AK. Optimization of Methanol Powered Internal Combustion Engine. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges (III-SEEC), IIT Roorkee, December 18-21, 2018.

  • Kumar V, Sinha SK, Agarwal AK. Tribological investigation of hard coating on steel. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges (SEEC-2018), Bangalore (India) December 31, 2017-January 3, 2018.

  • Kumar V, Sinha SK, Agarwal AK. Self-lubrication of epoxy composite coatings on D2 steel. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges (SEEC-2017), Mohali (India) February 26-28 2017.

  • Kumar V, Sinha SK, and Agarwal AK. Tribological studies of epoxy and its composites coated on steel in dry and lubricated conditions for green tribology. International Tribology Conference (ITC), Tokyo (Japan), September 16-20, 2015.

  • Kumar V, Sinha SK, and Agarwal AK. Tribology of epoxy graphene coating on steel substrate in dry and lubricated condition. ASIATRIB International Conference, Agra (India), February 17-20, 2014.

  • Kumar V, Sinha SK, and Agarwal AK. Tribology of epoxy composites (graphene and graphite) coatings on steel in dry and lubricated conditions. National Tribology Conference (NTC-2014), Bangalore, December 15-17, 2014.

  • Kumar V, Sinha SK, Agarwal AK.  An Alternative Lubrication for Automotive Engines. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges (III-SEEC), IIT Roorkee, December 18-21, 2018.

  • Kumar V, Sinha SK, Agarwal AK, Solanki VK. Epoxy composite coatings for engine applications. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges (SEEC-2017), Bangalore (India) December 31, 2017-January 3, 2018.

  • Kumar V, Sinha SK, Agarwal AK. Epoxy composite coatings for extreme condition application. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges (SEEC-2017), Mohali (India), February 26-28, 2017.

  • Kumar V, Sinha SK, Agarwal AK. Effect of nano-filler in epoxy filler. Nano India 2017 IIT Delhi (India), March 15-16, 2017.

Books :

  •  Kumar V, Agarwal AK, Jena A, Upadhyay RK. Advances in Engine Tribology. Springer, Singapore. Series ISBN 978-981-16-8336-7.

  •  Katiyar JK, Bhattacharya S, Patel VK, Kumar V. Automotive Tribology. Springer, Singapore. ISBN 978-981-15-0433-4, Oct. 2019

Contributed Chapters :

  • Kumar V, Agarwal AK. Friction, Wear, and Lubrication Studies of Alcohol-Fuelled Engines. Advances in Engine Tribology 2021; 9-29. Springer, Singapore. ISBN 978-981-16-8336-7.

  • Kumar V, Agarwal AK, Jena A, Upadhyay RK. Introduction to Advances in Engine Tribology. Advances in Engine Tribology 2021; 3-7. Springer, Singapore. ISBN 978-981-16-8336-7.

  • Kumar V, Agarwal AK. Material Compatibility, Technical Challenges, and Modifications Required for DME Adaptation in Compression Ignition Engines. Alternative Fuels and Advanced Combustion Techniques as Sustainable Solutions for Internal Combustion Engines 2020; 37-57, Springer, Singapore. ISBN978-981-16-1513-9.

  • Pal M, Kumar V, Ankur Kalwar, Mukherjee NK, Agarwal AK. Prospects of Fuel Injection System for Di-Methyl Ether Applications in Compression Ignition Engines. Alternative Fuels and Advanced Combustion Techniques as Sustainable Solutions for Internal Combustion Engines 2020; 11-36, Springer, Singapore. ISBN978-981-16-1513-9.

  • Kumar V, Agarwal AK. Material Compatibility Aspects and Development of Methanol-Fuelled Engines. Advanced Combustion Techniques and Engine Technologies for the Automotive Sector 2020; 37-51, Springer, Singapore. ISBN 978-981-15-0368-9. 6. Kumar V, Agarwal AK. Tribological Aspects of Automotive Engines. Automotive Tribology 2019; 17-29, Springer, Singapore. ISBN 978-981-15-0433-4.

  • Katiyar JK, Bhattacharya S, Patel VK, Kumar V. Introduction of Automotive Tribology. Automotive Tribology 2019; 3-13, Springer, Singapore. ISBN 978-981-15-0433-4.

  • Kumar V, Sinha SK, Agarwal AK. Tribological Studies of an Internal Combustion Engine. Advanced Engine Diagnostics 2019; 237-253, Springer, Singapore. ISBN 978-981-13-3275-3.

  • Singh AP, Sharma N, Satsangi DP, Kumar V, Agarwal AK. Reactivity-Controlled Compression Ignition Combustion Using Alcohols. Advanced Engine Diagnostics 2019; 9-28, Springer, Singapore. ISBN 978981133275-3.

 

 

Awards and Honors

  • Senior Research Associateship, CSIR ‘Pool Scientist’ (2018 to 2021)

  • Best PhD thesis award (2018), International Society for Energy and Environmental and Sustainability

  • Best paper oral presentation award, International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges (SEEC-2017)

  • Institute Fellowship travel grant award for Japan Visit (2015)

  • Qualified GATE (2008, 2011, 2012)

 

Training and Experiences

  • Short term training program on Design of engine for emission compliance, IIT Kanpur, India.

  • Short term training program on Advanced Course on Engine Combustion, Diagnostics, Emissions Control and Emerging Fuels", IIT Kanpur, India.

  • GIAN course on Fundamental of Micromachining, IIT Kanpur, India.

  • Summer School Tribology, IIPM, Gurgaon, India.

  • International Workshop on Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development, MANIT Bhopal, India.

  • Seminar on Alternatives of Clean Energy and Nuclear Safety, RGPV Bhopal, India.

  • Course on Vehicle Familiarization, TATA MOTORS Pune, India.

Post PhD Research Experience

  • 2nd August 2021 to till date: Project Scientist, IIT Kanpur, India

  • 1st August 2018 to 2021:  SRA, CSIR ‘Pool Scientist’, IIT Kanpur, India.

  • 7th April 2018 to 31st July 2018: Senior Project Engineer, IIT Kanpur, India.

Pre PhD Experience

  • 1st August 2010 to 31st May 2012: Assistant Professor, UIT, RGPV Bhopal, India.

 


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Last updated on 1st March, 2020