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Dr. Mahendra Naktuji Nandanwar

Asst. Professor

Dr. Mahendra Naktuji Nandanwar currently serves as Assistant Professor at the department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus.

Qualification: BE, M.E, Ph.D
mn_nandanwar@cb.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Electrochemical energy storage systems such as Batteries

Bio

Dr. Mahendra Naktuji Nandanwar currently serves as Assistant Professor at the department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus.

Education

  • 2016 : Ph. D.
    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • 2007 : ME (Chemical Engg)
    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Research

The work of Dr. Mahendra can be broadly classified into two: Energy and Water. His methodology of research includes experimental studies as well as modelling and simulation studies of the systems. He is actively involved in the development of flow battery systems for the large scale storage of energy. He is also involved in the development of safe drinking water systems and corrosion resistance materials.

Ongoing Funded Projects

  • Natural Convection Driven Flow-Through Soluble Lead Redox Flow Battery With inbuilt Sonication mechanism for Achieving Longer Cycle Life. Funded by SERB-DST, India. Duration 2017-2020.
  • Experimental Study on the Impact of Surface Micro-Structures and its Wetting Behavior on the Corrosive Nature of Solid Surfaces. Funded by BRNS, India, Duration 2018-2020.
  • Development of vibrating packed bed electrochemical reactor for heavy metals removal from groundwater and wastewater. Funded by SERB-DST.

 

Courses

  • Mathematics (Transforms and Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Methods)
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mass Transfer
  • Mechanical Operations
Publications

Journal Article

Charge coup de fouet phenomenon in soluble lead redox flow battery

Authors : Dr. Mahendra Naktuji Nandanwar, Sanjeev Kumar

Publisher : Chemical Engineering Science

A modelling and simulation study of solublelead redox flow battery: Effect of presence of free convection on the batterycharacteristics

Authors : Dr. Mahendra Naktuji Nandanwar

Publisher : Journal of Power Sources

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