Dr. Vishwanath Kumar Panangipalli


Assistant Professor

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I completed my B.Tech from GRIET, Hyderabad in 2008 with 3rd

best in the batch. I secured an AIR 81st with 99.55% in GATE 2008. I obtained my M.Tech degree from IITM (Thermal Stream) in 2010 in Solar thermal systems. With the DUPR scholarship, I completed my Ph.D. (Thermofluids) from IFM, Deakin University, Australia in 2020. My thesis received accolades from Prof. John Grace https://www.chbe.ubc.ca/profile/john-grace/, an expert in fluidized-bed research. I was a teaching assistant in the School of Mechanical Engg. at Deakin from 2018 to 2020. Later on, I worked as a Postdoc fellow at Deakin in collaboration with Keech Castings Pty. Ltd., Australia. There, I worked on the flow and thermal modeling of a quench tank. Prior to Ph.D, I was an Assistant Prof. in Mech Engg. at SISTec, Bhopal from 2010 to 2014. I was awarded as the best academician in the Dept. I fulfilled multiple responsibilities at the department and institute levels. I worked on collaborative projects with NIT, Bhopal.

Research Interests

  1. Solar Thermal Systems
  2. Experimental and Fluid flow and thermal science
  3. Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer

Teaching Interests

Selected Publications

  1. P. Vishwanath Kumar, A. Kumar, O. Prakash, A.K. Kaviti, “Solar stills system design: A review”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 51 2015, 153-181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.04.103 ISSN: 1879-0690 (IF: 16.799)
  2. O. Prakash, A. Kumar, A.K. Kaviti, P. Vishwanath Kumar, “Prediction of moisture evaporation rate from Jaggery in green house drying using fuzzy logic”, Journal of Heat Transfer Research, 46(10) 2015, 923-935. DOI: 10.1615/HeatTransRes.2015007463 ISSN: 2162-6561 (IF: 2.443)
  3. A. Kumar, P. Vishwanath, K. Mahesh, M. Swati, P.M. Vinay Kumar, A. Abhijit, S.K. Singh, “Prediction of springback in V-bending and design of dies using finite element simulation”, International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 39 (3) 2010, 313-323. DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.2010.035804 ISSN: 1741-5209 (IF: 0.743)

Selected Awards and Honors

  1. Anurag University (Dec 2020 to present)
    • Selected as Deputy Director, ANURAGSAT project in Anurag University. Organized and conducted multiple events – seminars, training programs, expert interactions, workshops, tech-fests etc.
    • Received a SEED research grant Rs. 1.9 Lakhs in Anurag University for research on Solar still
    • Delegate at International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education (5-8th January 2023)
    • Reviewer for International Journal, “Materials Today: Proceedings”, Elsevier Publishers.
    • Reviewer to AISTF (American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers) Conference proceedings.
    • Submitted two proposals as a Co-PI to DST SEED Fund under the scheme CRRCs and SUNIL of approx. Rs. 1.6 Crores and Rs. 80 Lakhs respectively.
    • Indian Patent Published on “The performance improvement analysis in a beverage supply chain management system”. Dated: 9th Dec. 2022.
  2. PhD & Postdoc – Deakin University, Australia (May 2014 to July 2020)
    • Deakin University Postgraduate research scholarship for PhD
    • High appreciation received by renowned researcher and academician, Prof. John Grace for my Ph.D. thesis work.
    • Consistently high student evaluation (eVALUate) results in academic work at Deakin University as a teaching assistant.
  3. Sagar Institute of Science and Technology, Bhopal (July 2010 to Feb. 2014)
    • Best teacher award in Mechanical department at SISTec, India
    • High student feedback and results (97%) for the courses taught
    • Guided students to develop projects namely, “Thermal Power Plant” that won first prize at National Level Working Model Competition.

External Profile Links

  • PhD Deakin University, Australia N/A 2019
  • M.Tech. IIT Madras, India 8.44 2010
  • B.Tech. GRIET, India 82.6% 2008
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