My personal interest in R&D relates to Engines Development, Application of Alternative Fuels, Automotive Emissions, etc., and have worked at the CSIR- Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, for about 32 years since 1975. During this period, starting my career as Research Engineer/ Scientist, I had opportunity to grow as Group Leader, Area Leader and worked as Head of the Division for seven years before leaving IIP in 2007.
Besides R&D, academics and training, I contributed to various National Committees on subject areas like Automotive Emissions, Petroleum Fuel Quality, Alternative Fuels, Central Motor Vehicle Rules, etc. and has been the Chairman of Fuel Testing Laboratory at NOIDA for its operation for fuel adulteration.
As Senior Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering at the UPES, Dehradun since 2007, I have been instrumental in launching/ leading many programs like; Automotive Design Engg., Mechatronics, Materials & Nanotechnology, Automotive Electronics, School of Design, etc. Besides Teaching & guiding Ph.D. scholars and research projects, my otherengagements included setting up laboratories, establishing student professional societies/ chapters, etc.
My academic qualifications include graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from REC Kurukshetra (NITK), M.Tech. in Thermal Engineering and Ph.D from IIT, Delhi. So far, I have contributed about 70 research papers in national /international journals / Conferences, written about 82 technical reports, have 3 patents.
I have been awarded for the 3 Best papers at National Conferences / Seminars, was Felicitated & Awarded for the contribution in the area of Petroleum, Energy & Alternative Fuels by UNESCO affiliated Guild of Intellectual & Technocrats of India, in December,2007. I have been conferred with Special Distinguished Alumni Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation at the Global Alumni Meet for Excellence 2015 Organized by NITK Alumni, Delhi, in December, 2015.
I had opportunities to interact with global community in my area of expertise and have been abroad to various institutions in USA, France, UK, Italy,Japan, Philippines and Nepal in connection with various R&D activities, including training, etc.
I am also member of various professional societies like; Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE(International), Tribology Society of India and the Combustion Institute.
Presently working at the University of Technology and Management, Shillong, as Pro Vice Chancellor since 2014, Besides administrative responsibilities, I regularly engage myself in Teaching and guiding Ph.D. scholars.
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