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Dr.S.Manikandan

Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor

Academic Experience

  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as 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, the 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.

Workshops/Seminars/Conferences

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 35th International Conference on Thermoelectrics, Wuhan, China.
  • 38th International Conference on Thermoelectrics, Gyeongju, South Korea.
  • 3rd International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME 2020): 27-29th Feb., India
  • International Conference on Advances in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems, Organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering (ICARSES 2020), 3 -5 December 2020, India

Guest Lectures

  • Delivered a guest lecture on "Radiation Heat Transfer" in KCG College of Technology, Chennai, Tamilnadu on June 19, 2018.
  • Delivered a guest lecture on "Thermoelectric Energy Conversion systems" in Kongu College of Engineering, Erode, Tamilnadu on December 16, 2017.
  • Delivered a guest lecture on "Thermodynamic aspects of Thermoelectric Energy  Conversion" in QIS College of Engineering, Ongole, Andhra Pradesh on September 15, 2017

Achievements and Awards

  • Received International Travel Assistance from SERB, Govt., of India. to present research paper in the 38th International Conference on Thermoelectrics, scheduled between June 30, 2019 to July 04, 2019 at Gyeongju, South Korea.
  • 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)
  • Member of Indian National Science Congress (INSA)
  • Life Member, Solar Energy Society of India (SESI)

  • Solar Power Generation,
  • Solar Cooling
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Solar Thermoelectric devices
  • Thermal Energy Storage

Selected Publications

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ranjana Hans, Kaushik, S. C., and S. Manikandan. "Performance optimization of two stage thermoelectric generator." International Journal of Electronic Materials (2015): 1-10.
  • Manikandan S, and SC Kaushik. "Energy and Exergy Analysis of an Annular Thermoelectric Cooler." Energy Conversion and Management 106 (2015): 804-14.
  • 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.
  • 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. “The Influence of Thomson Effect in the Performance Optimization of a Two Stage Thermoelectric Generator”. Energy. 100 (2016): 227-237.
  • Manikandan S, Kaushik S. “Energy and exergy analysis of an annular thermoelectric heat pump”. Journal of Electronic Materials. 2016;4:1-10. (Impact Factor: 1.798, SCI)
  • Manikandan S, Kaushik S. “Energy and exergy analysis of solar heat pipe based annular thermoelectric generator system”. Solar Energy. 2016;135:569-77.
  • 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.
  • Kaushik SC, Manikandan S, Hans R. Thermodynamic Modeling Of Thermoelectric Generator Systems. Heat Pipe Science and Technology. 2015;6(3-4).
  • Manikandan S, Kaushik SC. “Transient Thermal Behavior of Annular Thermoelectric Cooling System”. Journal of Electronic Materials. 2016 Oct:1-0.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Manikandan S, Kaushik SC, Ronggui Yang. “Modified pulse operation of thermoelectric coolers for building cooling applications”. Energy Conversion and Management. 2017;140:145-56.
  • Lamba R, Manikandan S, Kaushik SC. Performance analysis and optimization of concentrating solar thermoelectric generator. Journal of Electronic Materials. 2018 Sep;47(9):5310-20.
  • Lamba R, Manikandan S, Kaushik SC, Tyagi SK. Thermodynamic modelling and performance optimization of trapezoidal thermoelectric cooler using genetic algorithm. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress. 2018 Jun 1;6:236-50.
  • Singh SK, Reddy DS, Mukherjee M, Manikandan M, Kumar P. Discussion of “Wave-current generated turbulence over hemisphere bottom roughness by Barman et al.(2018). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 2018 Aug 31;208:49-51.
  • Manikandan S, Selvam C, Poddar N, Pranjyal K, Lamba R, Kaushik SC. Thermal management of low concentrated photovoltaic module with phase change material. Journal of Cleaner Production. 2019 May 10;219:359-67.
  • Manikandan S, Selvam C, Praful PP, Lamba R, Kaushik SC, Zhao D, Yang R. A novel technique to enhance thermal performance of a thermoelectric cooler using phase-change materials. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. 2020 May;140(3):1003-14.
  • Selvam C, Manikandan S, Kaushik SC, Lamba R, Harish S. Transient performance of a Peltier super cooler under varied electric pulse conditions with phase change material. Energy Conversion and Management. 2019 Oct 15;198:111822.
  • Selvam C, Manikandan S, Krishna NV, Lamba R, Kaushik SC, Mahian O. Enhanced thermal performance of a thermoelectric generator with phase change materials. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer. 2020 May 1;114:104561.
  • Sivashankar M, Selvam C, Manikandan S, Harish S. Performance improvement in concentrated photovoltaics using nano-enhanced phase change material with graphene nanoplatelets. Energy. 2020 Oct 1;208:118408.

Papers Presented

  • Varun M, Manikandan S. Performance Evaluation of Bifacial and Monofacial modules in vertical and latitude mounting at South India using PVsyst. InIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 2020 Aug 1 (Vol. 912, No. 4, p. 042066). IOP Publishing.
  • 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. 
  • 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, New York, USA.
  • 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.
  • Manikandan S, Kaushik S C, “Transient thermal behaviour of annular thermoelectric cooler”, 35th International Conference on Thermoelectrics, Wuhan, China. (Presented, 31, May 2016)

Email ID: manikans@srmist.edu.in