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Principal

Personal Information:
Name : Dr. G. LAKSHMI NARAYANA RAO
Designation : Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Principal
QIS Institute of Technology, Ongole. AP, India.
Date of Birth : 22-06-1968
Languages Known : Telugu, English, Tamil, Kannada & Hindi
Address for Correspondence : 4th line, Sujatha Nagar, Ongole, AP
Permanent Address : S/o G. Singaiah, Ippagunta (Post), Ponnalur (mandal), Prakasam (District), Andhra Pradesh – 52
Phone No : +91 9441887405
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Educational Qualification:
Ph. D (IC Engines) – (2008) : J N T University, Hyderabad, A.P., India.
M. Tech., (Thermal Sciences) – (1995) : Calicut University (REC, Calicut). India.
B.E., (Mech. Engg.) – (1992) : Karnataka University, Dharwad,  India.
Professional Experience:
Teaching Experience : 15 Years
Principal : QIS Institute of Technology, (Affiliated to JNT University, Kakinada), Ongole, AP, India
(January 2010 onwards)
Principal : QIS College of Engineering & Technology, (Affiliated to JNT University, Kakinada), Ongole, AP., India
(June 2009 to January 2010)
HOD & Professor of Mechanical Engineering : QIS College of Engineering & Technology, (Affiliated to JNT University, Kakinada), Ongole, AP., India
(October 2008 to May 2009)
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering : Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Pennalur, Sriperumbudur, Tamilnadu, India
(June 2005 to October 2008)
Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering : Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Pennalur, Sriperumbudur, Tamilnadu, India
(October 2000 to May 2005)
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering : Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Pennalur, Sriperumbudur, Tamilnadu, India
(October 1998 to September 2000)
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering : PSNA College of Engineering, Dindigul, Tamilnadu.
(September 1995 to October 1998)
Administrative Experience
Principal : QIS Institute of Technology, (Affiliated to JNT University, Kakinada), Ongole.
Principal : QIS College of Engineering & Technology, (Affiliated to JNT University, Kakinada), Ongole
Head of the Department : QIS College of Engineering & Technology, (Affiliated to JNT University, Kakinada), Ongole, AP., India
Coordinator : Research & Development Cell
Coordinator : College Disciplinary Committee
Coordinator : Bio-fuel Research Cell 
Coordinator : Anna University Practical Examinations
Project Coordinator :  
Research Experience
Research Guidance :
  • Research supervisor for two Ph. D. Scholars ( Ongoing)
  1. ANN Simulation of Optimization of Bio-diesel Production from Vegetable Oils.
  2. Suitability of Vegetable Oils and their derivatives as Diesel fuel.
  • Project Supervisor for 18 M. Tech. Students. (Completed)
  1. Computer Simulation of Cooling Tower
  2. CFD Analysis of Typical Utility Power Plant Gas Ducting
  3. Prediction and Validation of Heat Transfer in Diesel Engine
  4. Computer Simulation of Four-Stroke Spark Ignition Engine
  5. Aerodynamic Analysis of an Aerofoil
  6. Simulation of Combustion Process in Compression Ignition Engine
  7. Computer Simulation of Fuel Injection System
  8. Thermophoretic Augmentation of Aerosol Particles in Isothermal Boundary Layers
  9. Preparation of Bio-Diesel Using Solar Energy
  10. Performance and Emission Characteristics of Multi cylinder CI engine fuelled with bio-diesel
  11. In-cylinder Parametric Analysis of Single Cylinder Diesel Engine Fuelled with Bio-Fuel
  12. Effect of EGR on the Performance and Emission Characteristics of Four-Stroke Single Cylinder Diesel Engine
  13. Ethanol as an Alternate Fuel
  14. Prediction of Ignition Quality of Diesel Fuels Using In-Cylinder Parameters
  15. Design and Fabrication of Heat Exchanger for Cooling Exhaust Gas for an EGR System
  16. Reduction of Exhaust Emissions by Using Alcohols as Additives
  17. Effect of EGR in Controlling NOx Emissions of a DI CI Engine Fueled with Biodiesels and its Blends
  18. Effect of Injection Timing in Performance and Emission Characteristics of a DI Diesel Engine Fuelled with Bio Diesel and Its Blends
Research Articles :

International Journals

31

ASME papers

04

International Conferences

17

National Conferences

20

Total

72

International Journals
  1. ‘Design and Fabrication of Biodiesel Plant for the Synthesis of Bio-fuels from Vegetable Oils,’ International Journal of Mechanical & Automobile Engineering, Vol.05, No.7, 2010, pp.86-90.
  2. ‘Performance and Emission Characteristics of CI Engine Fuelled with Jatropha Methyl Ester/Diesel Blends’, International Journal of Mechanical & Automobile Engineering, Vol.05, No.7, 2010, pp.01-05.
  3. ‘A Mechatronic Systen for Power Control’, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol.5, No.5, pp.779-784.
  4. ‘The Effect of EGR on the Performance and Emission Characteristics of Four Stroke Single cylinder Diesel Engine’, International Journal of Mechanical & Automobile Engineering, Vol.04, No.5, 2010, pp.64-68.
  5. ‘Experimental Study of Exhaust Emission & Performance Analysis of S.I. Engine Using Methanol as an additive’, International Journal of Mechanical & Automobile Engineering, Vol.04, No.5, 2010, pp.5-11.
  6. ‘Investigation on a Non-edible Vegetable Oil as A CI Engine Fuel in Sustaining the Energy and Environment’, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Accepted for publication in 2010.
  7. ‘Combustion characteristics of a stationary diesel engine fuelled with a blend of crude rice bran oil methyl ester and diesel’, Energy, Vol.35, 2010, pp.94-100.
  8. ‘Effect of blending crude rice bran oil methyl ester with diesel on properties as CI engine fuel’, Journal of the Energy Institute, Vol.82, No.4, 2009, 244-246.
  9.  ‘Feasibility Analysis of Crude Rice Bran Oil Methyl Ester Blend as a Stationary and Automotive Diesel Engine Fuel’, Energy for Sustainable Development, Vol.13, No.1, 2009, pp.52-55.
  10. ‘Combustion Analysis Of DI Diesel Engine When Fuelled With Sunflower Methyl Ester and Its Diesel Blends’, International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol.50, No:1-4, 2009, 289-303
  11. ‘The comparative analysis of diesel engine combustion and emission parameters fuelled with palm oil methyl esters and its diesel blends’, Int. Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, Vol.2, No.1, 2009, pp.70-82.
  12. ‘Comparison of Combustion Characteristics of Crude Rice Bran Oil Methyl Ester with Diesel as a CI Engine Fuel’, Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, Vol.3, No.1, 2009, pp. 32-36.
  13.  ‘High FFA Crude Rice Bran Oil-A Renewable Feedstock For Sustainable Energy And Environment’, CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water, Vol.36, No.10-11,2008, pp.835-839.
  14. ‘Role Of Bio Fuels In Sustainable Environment – A Technical Study’, CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water, Vol.36, No.10-11,2008, pp.830-834.
  15. ‘Effect of FFA of Crude rice Bran Oil on the Properties of Diesel blends’, Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, Vol.85, No.7, 2008, pp.663-666.
  16.  ‘Combustion and Emission Characteristics of Diesel Engine Fuelled with Rice bran oil Methyl Esters and its Diesel Blends’, Thermal Science, Vol.12, No.1, 2008, pp.139-150.
  17. ‘Combustion and Emission Characteristics of Diesel Engine Fuelled with Methyl Esters of Pungam Oil and Rice Bran Oil’, International Journal of Global Energy Issues, Vol. 29, No.3, 2008, pp. 314-328.
  18. ‘Prediction of Cetane Number for Bio-Fuels Using In-Cylinder Parameter’, Journal on Future Engineering & Technology, Volume: 3, No.2, 2007-08, pp. 47-54.
  19.  ‘Combustion Analysis of Diesel Engine Fuelled with Jatropha Oil Methyl Ester – Diesel Blends’, International Journal of Green Energy, Volume: 4, Issue 6, 2007, pp.645-658.
  20. ‘Feasibility study of crude rice bran oil as a CI engine fuel without modification’, Energy for Sustainable Development (Journal of International Energy Initiative), Vol.11, No.3, 2007.
  21.  ‘Experimental Studies on the Combustion and Emission Characteristics of a Diesel Engine Fuelled with Used Cooking Oil Methyl Ester and its Diesel Blends’, International Journal of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology (IJASET), Vol.4, No. 2, 2007, pp.64-70.
  22. Performance And Emission Characteristics of Single Cylinder Direct DI Diesel Engine Fuelled With Sunflower oil and its Methyl ester, International Journal of World Resource Review, Vol.18 No.4, pp.693-702.
  23. ‘Optimization of Transesterification Process in the production of Biodiesel from Pungam (Pongamia Glabra) oil’, International Energy Journal, Vol.7 No. 4, December 2006, pp.267-272.
  24. Comparative Study of the Performance and Emission Characteristics of Biodiesels Produced from Different Vegetable Oils’, SAE 2008-01-1581
  25. Prediction of CI Engine Emissions from Combustion Chamber Pressure Characteristics’, SAE 2007-01-1121
  26. ‘Prediction of Cetane Number of a Biodiesel Based on Physical Properties and a Study of Their Influence on Cetane Number’, SAE 2007-01-0077
  27. ‘ANN Analysis of Performance Characteristics of CI engines fuels based on physical and chemical properties and Estimation of optimal Blend of Biodiesels with Diesel’, SAE 2006-01-3304
  28. ‘Analysis of the Effect of in-cylinder parameters on NOx and HC Emissions of a CI Engine Using Artificial Neural Networks’, SAE 2006-01-3313
  29. ‘Effect of Refining Rice Bran Oil in its Performance and Emission Characteristics as a fuel in D.I diesel engine’, SAE 2006-01-3366
  30. ‘Estimation of Engine Emissions Based on Physical and Chemical Properties of Biodiesels using Artificial Neural Networks’, SAE 2006-01-3533
  31. ‘Determination of the Proportion of Blend of Biodiesel with Diesel for Optimal Engine Performance and Emission Characteristics’, SAE 2006-01-3534
ASME papers
  1. ‘Emission Characteristics of DI CI Engine fuelled with High FFA CRBO blend’, ICEF2008-66882, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Oct 31-Nov 6, 2008.
  2. ‘Engine Analysis of Single Cylinder DI Diesel Engine fueled with Sunflower oil, Sunflower oil Methyl Ester and its blends’, ICEF2006-1573, ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division 2006 Fall Technical Conference, Sacramento, California, USA, Nov 5-8 2006.
  3. ‘Simplified Method for Fuel Quality Prediction’, ICEF2005-1285, Proceedings of ICEF 2005, ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division 2005 Fall Technical Conference conducted at Ottawa, Canada organized by ASME, September 11-14, 2005.
  4. ‘Effect of Combustion Chamber Design on the Performance and Emission Characteristics of a Direct Injection (DI) Diesel Engine Fuelled with Refined Rice bran Oil Blends’, ICEF2004-950, ASME – Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, held at California, USA, October, 24 – 27, 2004.
International Conferences
  1. ‘Process Optimisation of base Catalysed Transesterification of Karanja Oil for Biodiesel Production’, International Conference on Energy Engineering, Pondichery Engineering Collge,Pondichery, India, Jan 7-9, 2009.
  2. ‘The Effect of Injection Timing on NOX Emissions of a Direct Injection Diesel Engine Fuelled with Biodiesel and Its Blends’, Pondichery Engineering Collge,Pondichery, India, Jan 7-9, 2009.
  3. ‘Biodiesel from High FFA Saturated Non-edible Oil by Using Multi-step Transesterification Process’, Renewable Energy & Environment for Sustainable Development, New Delhi, India, 2008.
  4. ‘Production and Testing of Methyl Esters of Used Cooking Oils’, ICONICE-2007, International Conference and XX National Conference on IC Engines and Combustion. JNTU, Hyderabad, Dec 6-9, 2007.
  5. ‘Effect of Combustion Parameters on Tail Pipe Emission of a Biodiesel Engine’, ICONICE-2007, International Conference and XX National Conference on IC Engines and Combustion. JNTU, Hyderabad, Dec 6-9, 2007.
  6. ‘Emission Characteristics of a Direct Injection Diesel Engine Fuelled with Palm Methyl Ester and its Blend oil’, ICONICE-2007, International Conference and XX National Conference on IC Engines and Combustion. JNTU, Hyderabad, Dec 6-9, 2007.
  7. ‘Performance And Emission Characteristics of Single Cylinder Direct DI Diesel Engine Fuelled with Sunflower oil and its Methyl ester’, F2006P033, FISITA 2006, Yokohama, Japan.
  8. ‘Determination of Cetane Number of a Fuel Based Upon In-cylinder Parameters and Analysis of its Effect on CI Engine Performance and Emissions Using Artificial Neural Networks’, F2006P132, FISITA 2006, Yokohama, Japan
  9. ‘Emission Characteristics of a Direct Injection Diesel Engine Fuelled with Bio-Diesel and Its Blend’, International conference INCRUIS-2006, at Kongu Engineering College. Erode, 4 – 6, January 2006.
  10. ‘Analysis Of The Emission Reduction Of Diesel With Alcohols as additives using Artificial Neural Networks’, International Conference on Sustainable Energy Development, New Delhi, India, February 2-3 2006.
  11. ‘Reduction Of Exhaust Emissions By Using Alcohols As Additives’, 14th ISME International Conference, Delhi College Of Engineering Delhi, 12-14, December 2005.
  12. ‘Prediction of Pollutants from Multi-cylinder Petrol Engine Fuelled with Ethanol Blended Petrol by using 8-Mode Test’, International Conference on Energy and Environmental Technologies for Sustainable Development, MNIT, Jaipur, India, 8-10, October, 2003.
  13. ‘Reduction of NOx Pollutant from Two Stroke Engines Using Ethanol Blended Petrol’, International Conference on Energy and Environmental Technologies for Sustainable Development, MNIT, Jaipur, India, 8-10, October, 2003.
  14. ‘The Effect of Combustion Chamber Shape on Diesel Performance and Emissions’, International Colloquium on Combustion and Noise Control”, conducted at Cranfield, U.K., 12-15 August 2003.
  15. ‘Effective Utilization of Solar Energy for Water Heating Applications Using Combined Storage System’, International Conference on New Millennium-Alternative Energy Solutions For Sustainable Development, PSG Tech., Coimbatore, 9-11, January 2003.
  16. ‘Thermophoretically Augmented Mass Transfer rates to Solid Walls across Laminar Boundary Layer’, 2nd International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, IIT, Roorkee, 12-14 December 2002.
  17. ‘Numerical Prediction of Flow Over Bluff Bodies in Gas Turbine Combustion Chamber’, 2nd International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, IIT, Roorkee, 12-14 December 2002.
National Conferences
  1. ‘Effect of Combustion Chamber Geometry on Performance and Emissions of a DI CI Engine Fuelled with Biodiesel’, National Conference on Modern Trends in Automobile Engineering, 13-14, March 2008, SVCE, Chennai.
  2. ‘Estimation of Cetane Number of a Biodiesel Based upon In-cylinder Parameters Using Artificial Neural Networks’, National Conference on Biofuels for IC Engines (NCBIC06), NITK, Surathkal, March 2006.
  3. ‘Combustion Characteristics of a Direct Injection Diesel Engine Fuelled with Rice Bran oil and its Blend’, XIX National Conference on IC Engines and Combustion, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, 21-23, December 2005.
  4. ‘Investigation of Performance and Emission Characteristics of a Diesel Engine Fuel with Ethanol Blended Fuel’, Proceeding of Second National Conference on “Advances in Mechanical Engineering”, (AIM – 2005) at Hyderabad organized by Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderbad AP, p.p. T-152 to T-154, May 13-14, 2005.
  5. ‘Enhancement of fresh Water Formation in LTTD Plant Using New Thermal Design Shell and Tube Condenser’, Proceeding of Second National Conference on “Advances in Mechanical Engineering”, (AIM – 2005) at Hyderabad organized by Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderbad AP, p.p. T-145 to T-147, May 13-14, 2005.
  6. ‘Performance And Emission Characteristics of a Single Cylinder Diesel Engine Fuelled with Neem Oil for Different Types of Combustion Chambers’, Proceeding of Second National Conference Time – 2004 held at Warangal Organized by Kakatiya Institute of Technology And Science, Warangal, AP, p.p. T-13 to T-17, December 27, 2004.
  7. ‘Computer Simulation of Instantaneous Exhaust Gas Temperature of a Diesel Engine’, National Conference on Global Technologies in Manufacturing and Thermal Sciences – GTMTS 2004, Organized by Sethu Institute of Technology, Kariapatti- 626 106, Tamilnadu, 09-10 July, 2004.
  8. ‘Conversion of Convention Two Stroke SI Engine into stratified charged engines’, National Conference on Global Technologies in Manufacturing and Thermal Sciences – GTMTS 2004, Organized by Sethu Institute of Technology, Kariapatti- 626 106, Tamilnadu, 09-10  July, 2004.
  9. ‘Development and Performance Analysis of Chemically heated Catalyst’, National Conference on Global Technologies in Manufacturing and Thermal Sciences – GTMTS 2004, Organized by Sethu Institute of Technology, Kariapatti- 626 106, Tamilnadu, 09-10  July, 2004.
  10. ‘Effect of Compression Ratio on The performance and emission Characteristics of a VCR S.I. Engine’, National Conference on Global Technologies in Manufacturing and Thermal Sciences – GTMTS 2004, Organised by Sethu Institute of Technology, Kariapatti- 626 106, Tamilnadu, 09-10  July, 2004.
  11. ‘Effect Of Ethanol On The Emission Characteristics Of Two Stroke Petrol Engines’, NATCON-ME 2004 Dept Of Mechanical Engineering, M.S.R.I.T., Bangalore -560054, 12-13 March, 2004.
  12. ‘Experimental Investigations on the Performance and Combustion of a Single Cylinder Direct Injection Diesel Engine With Neat Vegetable oils’, Proceedings of the ISTE Sponsored National Conference on Alternate Fuels for Automobiles, Institute of Road and Transport Technology, Erode, TN, India – 638 316, 5, March, 2004.
  13. ‘Comparison of Combustion Characteristics of Rice Bran Oil with Diesel as a Fuel in Direct Injection Diesel Engine’, NATCON-ME 2004 Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, M.S.R.I.T., Bangalore -560054, 12-13 March, 2004.
  14. ‘Analysis of 3D Recirculating Swirling Flows in a Model of Gas Turbine CAN Combustor Using CFD’, National Seminar on Vehicle Dynamics (NVSD)-2003 at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, A.P., 10-11, February, 2003.
  15. ‘Tail-pipe Emissions of a Stationary C.I. Engine fuelled with Rice Bran Oil’, National Seminar on Vehicle Dynamics (NVSD)-2003 at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, A.P., 10-11, February, 2003.
  16. ‘Analysis of pressure in Diesel Engine using the data acquisition system’, National Conference on Advanced Trends on Mechanical Engineering Research & Development, JNTU, Ananthapur, 21st December 2002.
  17. ‘Experimental Investigation on Non-edible Oil Operation in Diesel Engine for Improved Performance’, National Conference on Advanced Trends on Mechanical Engineering Research & Development, JNTU, Ananthapur, 21st December 2002.
  18. ‘Computer Simulation of Fuel Injection System for Diesel Engines’, National Conference on Advanced trends in Mechanical Engineering at Bharth Institute of Science & Technology, Ch-73, 13-14 December 2002.
  19. ‘Experimental Investigation on a CI Engine using Rice Bran oil’, National Conference on Advanced trends in Mechanical Engineering at Bharth Institute of Science & Technology, Ch-73, 13-14 December 2002.
  20. ‘Analysis of Hydrodynamic, Thermal and Concentration Boundary Layers over a Joukowsky Airfoil’, Proc.of the 22nd FMFP Conference, IIT, Chennai. December, 1995, pp.  329-336.

CONFERENCES / SHORT-TERM COURSES / WORKSHOPS / SEMINARS ATTENDED

  1. International Seminar on Setting of Efficiency Standards and Labeling of Transport Vehicles organized by PCRA at Chennai, 06-07, December, 2007.
  2. Quality Improvement Program on Instructional Design and Delivery Conducted by National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research at SVCE, 4-6, January 2007.
  3. International Conference on Resource Utilization and Intelligent Systems organized by Kongu Engineering College, Erode, India, 4-6, January 2006.
  4. One day Seminar on Renewable Energy –Energy of the Future, RMK Engineering College, Kavaraipettai, T.N., 22nd August 2005.
  5. Workshop on Environment and Pollution Awareness, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, T.N., 5th July 2004
  6. Study Mission to Ford India Ltd., Chengalpattu and Rane Engine Valves Ltd., Alandur organized by Confederation of Indian Industry on 16 October 2003.
  7. International Workshop on Computational Fluid Dynamics in Reacting Flows organized by IIT, Chennai, 19-20 December 2002.
  8. Three day Workshop on CFD organized by SVCE sponsored by ISTE (TN & P), 24-26, October, 2002
  9. 17th National Conference on I.C. Engines and Combustion organized by KREC, Surathkal, 18-20 December 2001.
  10. Winter school on Damage Preventation and Life Enhancement of Industrial Components by Surface Treatment sponsored by AICTE – ISTE at SVCE, 19th November 2001 to 1st December 2001.
  11. Training on Fluent Software organized by Fluent India, Pune 21-24 November 2000.
  12. Participated in the National Workshop on Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEC99) organized by Anna University, Chennai, 09-10 December 1999.
  13. Seminar on Business Meet on Production and Use of Ethanol - Ethanol Production Meet held at Chennai on 15th October1998
  14. ISTE Short Term course (AICTE sponsored) on Computational Fluid Dynamics organized by College Of Engineering, Tiruvanthapuram, 19-31 May1997.
  15. Twenty Second National Conference of Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power organized by IIT, Chennai, 13-15 December 1995.
  16. Short term course on Finite Element Analysis Applied to Engineering Problems organized by REC, Calicut, 4th October to 8th November 1994.

CONFERENCES - SHORT-TERM COURSES ORGANIZED

Three-Day Workshop on Computational Fluid Dynamics

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  • Member in Indian Society of Technical Education
  • Member in National Society of Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power

OTHER CONTRIBUTION

  • Acted as Reviewer for International Journals
  • Acted as Chairperson for National Conference on Modern Trends in Automobile Engineering, 13-14, March 2008, SVCE, Chennai.
  • Motivated the students to present/publish papers in various conferences and journals.
  • Designed and Developed a model for Simulation of Internal Combustion Engines, Combustion Analysis of Diesel Engine System and Biofuel Production plant using solar Energy
  • Involved in Design of curriculum and syllabus preparation of B.E (Mechanical Engineering), B.E. (Automobile Engineering) and M.E. (Thermal Engineering)
  • Involved in the preparation of documents for NBA-accreditation committee visits and the preparation of ISO documents
  • Gave lectures on “CFD” and “Heat transfer” in Faculty Development Programme.
  • Taught Courses for the candidates from industries to appear Boiler Operating Engineers examination.