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    Dr. Karunesh Kant

    Postdoctoral researcher:-

    Advanced Materials and Technologies Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering | Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA 

    Karunesh Kant received his bachelor’s degree from Uttar Pradesh Technical University Lucknow, India in Mechanical Engineering and master’s from National Institute of Technology Srinagar, India in Mechanical System Design. He received his doctorate in Renewable Energy from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology Jais Amethi (An Institute of National Importance Established under the Act of Parliament). He was awarded the prestigious Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy Fellowship by IUSSTF and the Department of Science and Technology Government of India to undertake a part of his doctoral thesis work at Advanced Material Technology Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech USA.

    Experience 

    Sep-2021 to present

    Postdoctoral researcher: Advanced Materials and Technologies Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering | Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA

    Project-1: Thermochemical Energy Storage

    Project-2: Super Hydrophobic Surfaces

    Oct -2020 to Aug-2021

    Postdoctoral researcher: Institute Pascal, University Clermont Auvergne63001 Clermont-Ferrand France

    Project-1: 3D Particle Tracking Velocimetry

    Project-2: Thermal modeling of Nano-enhanced phase change materials

    Sep-2018 Sep-2020

    Postdoctoral researcher: Energy Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands.

    Project-1: Sorption Heat and Cold Storage System The project involves the numerical heat and mass transfer analysis of thermochemical energy storage

    Project-2: Energy Pad 2.0: Heat exchanger performance analysis of closed sorption heat storage

    Sep-2017 to Dec-2017

    Visiting researcher: Advanced Materials and Technologies Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering | Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA

    Research Intern: Analysis and design of Building Integrated Photovoltaic panel incorporating phase change materials

    Research interests:

    - Solar Energy and its utilization

    - Particle tracking velocimetry for airflow study in buildings

    - Thermal energy storage materials and devices

    - Modeling of heat and mass transfers in building innovative envelopes and systems


    Journal articles26 documents

    • Karunesh Kant, Pascal Henry Biwole, I. Shamseddine, G. Tlaiji, F. Pennec, et al.. Recent advances in thermophysical properties enhancement of phase change materials for thermal energy storage. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Elsevier, 2021, 231, pp.111309. ⟨10.1016/j.solmat.2021.111309⟩. ⟨hal-03316944⟩
    • Shiva Gorjian, Francesco Calise, Karunesh Kant, Md Shamim Ahamed, Benedetta Copertaro, et al.. A Review on Opportunities for Implementation of Solar Energy Technologies in Agricultural Greenhouses. Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, 2021, pp.124807. ⟨10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.124807⟩. ⟨hal-02977433⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, Karthik Nithyanandam, R. Pitchumani. Analysis and optimization of a novel hexagonal waveguide concentrator for solar thermal applications. Energies, MDPI, 2021, 14 (8), pp.2146. ⟨10.3390/en14082146⟩. ⟨hal-03192205⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, R. Pitchumani. Laminar Drag Reduction in Microchannels with Liquid Infused Textured Surfaces. Chemical Engineering Science, Elsevier, 2021, pp.116196. ⟨10.1016/j.ces.2020.116196⟩. ⟨hal-02963444⟩
    • Shiva Gorjian, H. Sharon, Hossein Ebadi, Karunesh Kant, Fausto Bontempo Scavo, et al.. Recent technical advancements, economics and environmental impacts of floating photovoltaic solar energy conversion systems. Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, 2021, 278, pp.124285. ⟨10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.124285⟩. ⟨hal-02956532⟩
    • Shiva Gorjian, Behnam Hosseingholilou, Laxmikant Jathar, Haniyeh Samadi, Samiran Samanta, et al.. Recent Advancements in Technical Design and Thermal Performance Enhancement of Solar Greenhouse Dryers. Sustainability, MDPI, 2021, 13, ⟨10.3390/su13137025⟩. ⟨hal-03268850⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, Pascal Henry Biwole, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma, Shiva Gorjian. Heat transfer and energy storage performances of phase change materials encapsulated in honeycomb cells. Journal of Energy Storage, Elsevier, 2021, 38, pp.102507. ⟨10.1016/j.est.2021.102507⟩. ⟨hal-03180672⟩
    • Abhishek Anand, Karunesh Kant, Amritanshu Shukla, Chang-Ren Chen, Atul Sharma. Thermal Stability and Reliability Test of Some Saturated Fatty Acids for Low and Medium Temperature Thermal Energy Storage. Energies, MDPI, 2021, 14 (15), pp.4509. ⟨10.3390/en14154509⟩. ⟨hal-03300176⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, A. Shukla, David Smeulders, C.C.M. Rindt. Performance analysis of a K2CO3-based thermochemical energy storage system using a honeycomb structured heat exchanger. Journal of Energy Storage, Elsevier, 2021, 38, pp.102563. ⟨10.1016/j.est.2021.102563⟩. ⟨hal-03196992⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, A. Shukla, D.M.J. Smeulders, C.C.M. Rindt. Analysis and optimization of the closed-adsorption heat storage bed performance. Journal of Energy Storage, Elsevier, 2020, 32, pp.101896. ⟨10.1016/j.est.2020.101896⟩. ⟨hal-02956725⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma. Numerical simulation of building wall incorporating phase change material for cooling load reduction. Energy and Climate Change, Elsevier, 2020, 1, pp.100008. ⟨10.1016/j.egycc.2020.100008⟩. ⟨hal-02956817⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, Abhishek Anand, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma. Heat transfer study of building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) with nano-enhanced phase change materials. Journal of Energy Storage, Elsevier, 2020, 30, pp.101563. ⟨10.1016/j.est.2020.101563⟩. ⟨hal-02956729⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, R. Pitchumani, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma. Analysis and design of air ventilated building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) system incorporating phase change materials. Energy Conversion and Management, Elsevier, 2019, 196, pp.149-164. ⟨10.1016/j.enconman.2019.05.073⟩. ⟨hal-02956734⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma, Pascal Henry Biwole. Melting and solidification behaviour of phase change materials with cyclic heating and cooling. Journal of Energy Storage, Elsevier, 2018, 15, pp.274 - 282. ⟨10.1016/j.est.2017.12.005⟩. ⟨hal-01668783⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma. Heat transfer studies of building brick containing phase change materials. Solar Energy, Elsevier, 2017, 155, pp.1233-1242. ⟨10.1016/j.solener.2017.07.072⟩. ⟨hal-02956737⟩
    • Shukla Amritanshu, Kant Karunesh, Atul Sharma, Pascal Henry Biwole. Cooling methodologies of photovoltaic module for enhancing electrical efficiency: A review. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Elsevier, 2017, 160, pp.275 - 286. ⟨10.1016/j.solmat.2016.10.047⟩. ⟨hal-01394976⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, Amritanshu Shukla, Atul Sharma, Pascal Henry Biwole. Heat transfer study of phase change materials with graphene nano particle for thermal energy storage. Solar Energy, Elsevier, 2017, 146, pp.453 - 463. ⟨10.1016/j.solener.2017.03.013⟩. ⟨hal-01506350⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma. Advancement in phase change materials for thermal energy storage applications. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Elsevier, 2017, 172, pp.82-92. ⟨10.1016/j.solmat.2017.07.023⟩. ⟨hal-02956738⟩
    • A. Shukla, Karunesh Kant, Atul Sharma. Solar still with latent heat energy storage: A review. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, 2017, 41, pp.34-46. ⟨10.1016/j.ifset.2017.01.004⟩. ⟨hal-02956740⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma, Anil Kumar, Anand Jain. Thermal energy storage based solar drying systems: A review. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, 2016, 34, pp.86-99. ⟨10.1016/j.ifset.2016.01.007⟩. ⟨hal-02956744⟩
    • Amritanshu Shukla, Atul Sharma, Karunesh Kant. Solar Greenhouse With Thermal Energy Storage: a Review. Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports, 2016, 3 (3-4), pp.58-66. ⟨10.1007/s40518-016-0056-y⟩. ⟨hal-02956742⟩
    • Kant Karunesh, Shukla Amritanshu, Sharma Atul, Pascal Henry Biwole. Thermal response of poly-crystalline silicon photovoltaic panels: Numerical simulation and experimental study. Solar Energy, Elsevier, 2016, 134, pp.147-155. ⟨10.1016/j.solener.2016.05.002⟩. ⟨hal-01318846⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, Amritanshu Shukla, Atul Sharma, Pascal Henry Biwole. Heat transfer studies of photovoltaic panel coupled with phase change material. Solar Energy, Elsevier, 2016, 140, pp.151-161. ⟨10.1016/j.solener.2016.11.006⟩. ⟨hal-01410114⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma. Ternary mixture of fatty acids as phase change materials for thermal energy storage applications. Energy Reports, Elsevier, 2016, 2, pp.274-279. ⟨10.1016/j.egyr.2016.10.002⟩. ⟨hal-02956741⟩
    • Karunesh Kant. Numerical investigations of fluid flow and heat transfer in a ribbed heated duct with variable aspect ratios. Recent Trends in Fluid Mechanics , STM Journals, 2016, 3, pp.23-37. ⟨hal-02956746⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma. Performance evaluation of fatty acids as phase change material for thermal energy storage. Journal of Energy Storage, Elsevier, 2016, 6, pp.153-162. ⟨10.1016/j.est.2016.04.002⟩. ⟨hal-02956743⟩

    Book sections11 documents

    • Karunesh Kant, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma, C.C.M. Rindt. Deployment of the Low Carbon Energy Supply Technologies for Sustainable Development. Low Carbon Energy Supply Technologies and Systems, CRC Press, pp.289-304, 2020, ⟨10.1201/9780429353192-17⟩. ⟨hal-02956747⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma. Phase Change Materials for Temperature Regulation of Photovoltaic Cells. Latent Heat-Based Thermal Energy Storage Systems, Apple Academic Press, pp.157-170, 2020, ⟨10.1201/9780429328640-7⟩. ⟨hal-02956751⟩
    • A. Shukla, Karunesh Kant, Atul Sharma. Heat Transfer Studies of PCMs to Optimize the Cost Efficiency for Different Applications. Latent Heat-Based Thermal Energy Storage Systems, Apple Academic Press, pp.115-128, 2020, ⟨10.1201/9780429328640-5⟩. ⟨hal-02956750⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, Amritanshu Shukla, Atul Sharma. Characterization Techniques of Phase Change Materials: Methods and Equipment. Latent Heat-Based Thermal Energy Storage Systems, Apple Academic Press, pp.97-113, 2020, ⟨10.1201/9780429328640-4⟩. ⟨hal-02956749⟩
    • Abhishek Anand, Karunesh Kant, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma. Latent Heat Storage for Solar Still Applications. Solar Desalination Technology, pp.293-323, 2019, ⟨10.1007/978-981-13-6887-5_14⟩. ⟨hal-02956753⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma. Advances in Simulation Studies for Developing Energy-Efficient Buildings. Sustainability through Energy-Efficient Buildings, CRC Press, pp.209-233, 2018, ⟨10.1201/9781315159065-11⟩. ⟨hal-02956758⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma. Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings. Sustainability through Energy-Efficient Buildings, CRC Press, pp.165-180, 2018, ⟨10.1201/9781315159065-9⟩. ⟨hal-02956757⟩
    • Atul Sharma, A. Shukla, Karunesh Kant. Perspective of Solar Energy in India. Low Carbon Energy Supply, pp.17-35, 2018, ⟨10.1007/978-981-10-7326-7_2⟩. ⟨hal-02956754⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma. Building Integrated Photovoltaic: Building Envelope Material and Power Generator for Energy-Efficient Buildings. Sustainability through Energy-Efficient Buildings, CRC Press, pp.109-129, 2018, ⟨10.1201/9781315159065-6⟩. ⟨hal-02956756⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, Atul Sharma, A. Shukla. Numerical Techniques for Evaluating the Performance of Solar Drying Systems. Solar Drying Technology, pp.381-402, 2017, ⟨10.1007/978-981-10-3833-4_12⟩. ⟨hal-02956759⟩
    • Karunesh Kant, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma. Use of Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV): A Significant Step toward Green Buildings. Energy Security and Sustainability, CRC Press, pp.55-92, 2016, ⟨10.1201/9781315368047-4⟩. ⟨hal-02956802⟩

    Books1 document

    • Karunesh Kant, Adnan Qayoum. Fluid flow and heat transfer in a ribbed heated duct. 2017. ⟨hal-02956761⟩

    Conference papers2 documents

    • Karunesh Kant. Thermal Conductivity Enhancement of Paraffin Wax with Graphene Nano-particles. National Conference on Solar Thermal Energy Technologies, Feb 2016, Jodhpur, India. ⟨hal-02956804⟩
    • Karunesh Kant. Influence of repeated ribs on the thermal performance for flow in a heated duct of variable aspect ratio. 5th International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Dec 2014, Kanpur, India. ⟨hal-02956763⟩

    Poster communications5 documents

    • Karunesh Kant. Thermal regulation of photovoltaic panel with PCM. 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress International Conference & Expo, 2017, New Delhi, India. ⟨hal-02956813⟩
    • Karunesh Kant. Renewable Energy: A gateway to the new perspective for India. 7th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress International Conference & Expo, 2016, New Delhi, India. ⟨hal-02956812⟩
    • Karunesh Kant. Temperature regulation of buildings with the application of phase change materials. National Conference on Science for Society: An Interdisciplinary Approach, 2015, Lucknow, India. ⟨hal-02956807⟩
    • Karunesh Kant. Thermal regulation of Photovoltaic panels using Phase-change Materials. International Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (Solar Asia - 2015), 2015, Pune, India. ⟨hal-02956810⟩
    • Karunesh Kant. Applications of phase change materials for thermal energy storage. National Conference on Science for Society: An Interdisciplinary Approach, 2015, Lucknow, India. ⟨hal-02956805⟩