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Vimal Kumar
Professor
vimal.kumar[at]ch.iitr.ac.in
1332-285694
Research Interests

Biosketch
Educational Details
Professional Background

Research
Projects
Publications
Patents
Books
Collaborations

Honours and Awards
Honors
Memberships

Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements

Students
Supervisions
Associate Scholars

Miscellaneous
Events
Visits
Administrative Positions
Miscellaneous
Research Interests
Computational Modelling of Multiphasic Systems; Rheology of Complex Fluids; Interfacial Phenomena; Value-aided Products from Lignocellulosic Biomass;
BioSketch
Educational Details
Indian Institue of Technology Delhi
2008
PhD, Chemical Engineering
Indian Institue of Technology Delhi
2002
M.Tech., Chemical Engineering
Calicut University, GEC Thrissur
1999
B.Tech., Chemical Engineering
Professional Background
Professor
10 Oct 2023 - Present
Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, INDIA
Associate Professor
29 Apr 2016 - 10 Oct 2023
Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, INDIA
Assistant Professor
27 Apr 2012 - 29 Apr 2016
Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, INDIA
Assistant Professor (On Contract)
28 Feb 2011 - 27 Apr 2012
Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, INDIA
Research Engineer
16 Aug 2007 - 15 Feb 2009
Dow India Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., R&D Center Pune, INDIA
Post-Doctoral Fellow
01 Sep 2009 - 24 Feb 2011
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QUEBEC, CANADA
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Optimization of Bioproduct Production from Thermal Conversion Systems 23 Oct 2023 Renewable energy INR 17.17 Lakhs SIRE, SERB, DST -
A study on oil–in–water emulsion flow through porous media 01 Jan 2016 A study on oil–in–water emulsion flow through porous media INR 5.50 Lakh DST-SERB None
Flow of Emulsion through Porous Media 01 Jan 2014 Flow of Emulsion through Porous Media 00 IIChE Research Project Award Prof. I.M. Mishra




Publications
Turbulent Jet Arrays Impinging on Moving Surface: Effect of Surface Motion and Wall Confinement on Heat Transfer
2024
Sanil Shah, Vimal Kumar, K.D.P. Nigam | Elsevier
Journal: Inernational Journal of Thermal Science
Impact of Coil Curvature, Pitch and Orientation on Vapour Hydrodynamics over Helically Coiled Tube during Saturated Pool Boiling near Critical Pressure
2023
Kushwaha N., Kumar, V. | ACS
Journal: Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research Pages: 18063–18078 , Volumes: 62(43) ,
Comparative assessment of different grades of coal for methanol production: Simulation, optimization, environmental and economic analysis
2023
Pandey, S., Srivastava, V.C., Kumar V. | Elsevier
Journal: Energy Pages: 129146 , Volumes: 284 ,
Books

BOOK CHAPTERS (Since 2011)

  1. Silori G, Kushwaha N, Kumar V, 2018. Essential oils from pines: Chemistry and applications. Edited by Malik S. Essential Oil Research, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., pages 275–297.
  2. Kumar H, Shukla MK, Kumar V, 2018. Enhancing combustion properties and improving emission char-acteristics: W/D nano-emulsions fuels for diesel engines. Published in "Prospects of Alternative Transportation Fuels" Edited by Singh AP, Dhar A, Agarwal RA, Shukla MK, Agarwal AK, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., pages 299-342.
  3. Naik DV, Prasad B, Kumar V, 2018. Pyrolysis Oil Upgrading to Fuels by Catalytic Cracking: A Refinery Perspective. Published in "Prospects of Alternative Transportation Fuels" Edited by Singh AP, Dhar A, Agarwal RA, Shukla MK, Agarwal AK, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., pages 269-295.
Honors And Awards
Honors
ICUBE, University de Strasbourg
2005
EGIDE Fellow
Concordia University
2009
Post-Doctroal Fellow
University of Louisiana
2023
SIRE Fellow
MemberShips
The Institution of Engineers (INDIA)
04 Aug 2020 - Present
Member
Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
04 Aug 2020 - Present
Life Member
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
04 Aug 2020 - Present
Member
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Computational Fluid Dynamics ( CHE-515 )
Autumn
Mathematics in Data Science ( AID-521 )
Autumn
Heat Transfer Lab ( CHN-201 )
Autumn
Industrial Instrumentation ( CHN-210 )
Spring
Computational Fluid Dynamics ( BTN-671 )
Spring
Students
SuperVisions
Coprocessing of Pyrolysis Oil with VGO in FCC unit to Produce LPG and Gasoline
18 Jul 2011 - 31 Dec 2015
Other Supervisors: Dr. B. Prasad, Scholar: D.V. Naik
Flow of Emulsion through porous Media
18 Jul 2011 - 30 Jun 2016
Other Supervisors: Prof. I.M. Mishra, Scholar: Partha Kundu
Preparation and Characterization of Water-in-Oil (W/O) Nanoemulsion
21 Jul 2014 - 12 Mar 2019
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Hemant Kumar
Mass Transfer Aspects of Cell Culture in a Bioreactor
26 Dec 2014 - 12 Feb 2020
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Sohail Lone
Hydrodynamics and Mixing Studies in Rotor Stator Mixer for Viscous Fluids
28 Dec 2015 - 16 Apr 2021
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Vikash
Multiphase Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Curved Tubes
17 Jul 2017 - 30 Apr 2023
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Naveen Kushwaha
Synthesis and Characterization of Ultra High Temperature Ceramics Based Composites
17 Jul 2017 - 17 May 2024
Other Supervisors: Prof. Ankit Bansal, Scholar: Johnson Frank Guria
Computational Modelling of Entrained Flow Reactors
06 Jul 2018 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Ravisha Goswami
Preparation and Characterization of oil-in-water (o/w) Nano-emulsions
27 Jul 2020 - 30 Jun 2024
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Diksha Vats
CO2 Sequestration & Gas Exchange via Gas Hydrates
17 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2025
Other Supervisors: Prof. Hari Prakash Veluswamy, Scholar: Eti Pagar
Associate Scholars
Dr. Desavath V. Naik
Process Engineering; Upgrading of pyrolysis oil with VGO in FCC unit; FCC catalyst evaluation
Dr. Partha Kundu
Colloid & Interface Science, Optimization, CFD, Modelling & Simulation, Rheology
Dr. Hemant Kumar
Colloid & Interface Science; Nano-emulsions; Rheology
Vikash Vashisth
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology
Turbulence flows, Computational Fluid Dynamics
Parul Tyagi
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies
Computational Fluid Dynamics; Multiphase Flows
Sanil Shah
Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Heat transfer; Fluid-solid interaction; Computational Fluid Dynamics
Miscellaneous
Events
Multiphase Flow in Miniature Systems: Flow Modelling & Applications
04 Jun 2018 - 08 Jun 2018
AICTE
Chemical Micro Process Engineering: Flow Modelling & Application
20 Jun 2016 - 24 Jun 2016
AICTE
Visits
Strasbourg University, Strasbourg, France
2019-09-25
Invited talk on "Computational Modelling of Turbulent Flow through Porous Media"
Loughborough University, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2019-08-17
Invited talk on "Computational Modelling of Flow/Turbulence Fields in High Shear Mixer"
Cranfield University, United Kingdom
2019-08-26
Research collaboration
Strasbourg University, Strasbourg, France
2022-11-27
Research Collaboration
University of Louisiana, LA, USA
2024-10-23
Visiting Researcher