Background and activities

1. About

I have obtained Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering, specialized field – Hydropower, and the total 20 years of experience in industry, research and academic teaching. My work focuses on fundamental and applied research of turbines and pumps that includes laboratory measurements, computational fluid dynamic analysis and fluid structure interactions. The current research focuses on investigation of fatigue damage to the Francis turbines, which are subject to variable blade loading due to intermittency and energy flexibility. My research group aims to develop the next-generation of hydropower technology with robust turbine design and operational flexibility. Click on hyperlink to know more about my laboratory, hydropower laboratory, and the state-of-the-art research.

2. Experience

07.2020 Associate Professor NTNU Norway
03.2020 Senior Design Engineer Rainpower Norge AS Norway
08.2018 Senior Researcher NTNU Norway
08.2016 Postdoctoral Fellow NTNU Norway
08.2014 Postdoctoral Fellow NTNU Norway
02.2014 Senior Research Fellow IIT Roorkee India

 

3. Academic qualification

12.2009 Ph. D. Mechanical Engineering (Hydropower)
IIT Roorkee, India and LTU Sweden.
08.2007 M. Tech. Mechanical Engineering (Turbomachinery)
SVNIT Surat, India.

 

4. Research projects

05.2018 - 02.2020 HydroFlex – Increasing the value of hydropower through increased flexibility
EU H2020 | WP Leader | NTNU Norway
01.2015 - 07.2018 HiFrancis – Fatigue loading and lifetime estimation of high head Francis turbine
RCN | Local WP Leader | NTNU Norway
01.2016 - 02.2020 HydroCen – Norwegian research center (FME) for hydropower technology
RCN | Project participant and coordinator (India) | NTNU Norway
10.2018 - 02.2020 FranSed – Design and develop a Francis turbine for handling heavy sediments
HydroCen | Local WP Leader | NTNU Norway
02.2014 - 07.2014 CFD analysis of turbine intake system
Project Leader | IIT Roorkee India
02.2014 - 07.2014 Study on erosion wear using slurry pot tester
Project Leader | IIT Roorkee India

 

5. Conference/workshop

2019 Francis-99 third workshop NTNU Norway
2016 Francis-99 second workshop NTNU Norway
2014 Francis-99 first workshop NTNU Norway

 

6. Publications and statistics

Journal articles 41
Conference papers 05
Conference proceedings 03
Journal articles (reviewed) 105
Google Scholar Citations: 1018 | h-index: 17
Scopus Citations: 0808 | h-index: 17