Dr. Chandan Sharma

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Address(Home)
46, Hanuman Nagar, Bihari Ganj, Ajmer
Designation
Associate Professor
Phone
9414261670
E-mail
sharmac1975@ecajmer.ac.in

Education

July 2012 to June 2015
Ph.D.:
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Specialization:
Solar Thermal Power
Research Advisor:
Prof. T. C. Kandpal

Employment History

June 1999 to June 2013
Government Engineering College Ajmer
Assistant Professor
June 2013 to till date
Government Engineering College Ajmer
Associate Professor

Research Interests

Techno-economics of Renewable Energy Systems, Concentrating Solar Power Technologies. Optical and thermal performance of Solar Energy Technologies, Testing of Solar Thermal Devices.

      Journal Publications

      • Sharma, C., Sharma, A. K., Mullick, S. C., Kandpal, T. C., 2015. “Assessment of solar thermal power generation potential in India”. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 42, 902-912.
      • Sharma, C., Sharma, A. K., Mullick, S. C., Kandpal, T. C., 2017. “Solar Thermal Power Generation in India: Effect of Potential Incentives on Unit Cost of Electricity”. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 36(8), 722-737.
      • Sharma, C., Sharma, A. K., Mullick, S. C., Kandpal, T. C., 2016. “A Study of the Effect of Design Parameters on the Performance of Linear Solar Concentrator based Thermal Power Plants in India”. Renewable Energy, 87, 666-675
      • Sharma, C., Sharma, A. K., Mullick, S. C., Kandpal, T. C., 2017. “Uncertainty in estimating renewable energy utilization potential: A case of solar thermal power generation in India”. International Journal of Ambient Energy, 38 (8), 65-73.
      • Sharma, C., Sharma, A. K., Purohit, I., Mullick, S. C., Kandpal, T. C., 2018. “Comparison of solar radiation data sources for design and performance appraisal of CSP systems in India”, International Journal of Ambient Energy, 39(6), 594-605.
      • Sharma, C., Sharma, A. K., Mullick, S. C., Kandpal, T. C., 2018. “Cost reduction potential of parabolic trough based concentrating solar power plants in India”. Energy for Sustainable Development 42, 121–128.
      • Sharma, A.K., Sharma, C., Mullick, S.C., Kandpal, T.C., 2015. “Carbon mitigation potential of solar industrial process heating: Paper industry in India”. Journal of Cleaner Production, 112, 1683–1691.
      • Sharma, A.K., Sharma, C., Mullick, S.C., Kandpal, T.C., 2016. “Potential of solar industrial process heating in dairy industry in India and consequent carbon mitigation”. Journal of Cleaner Production, 140(2), 714-724.
      • Sharma, A.K., Sharma, C., Mullick, S.C., Kandpal, T.C., 2017. “GHG mitigation potential of solar industrial process heating in producing cotton based textiles in India”. Journal of Cleaner Production, 145, 74-84.
      • Sharma, A.K., Sharma, C., Mullick, S.C., Kandpal, T.C., 2017. “Solar industrial process heating: A review”. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 78, 124-137.
      • Sharma, A.K., Sharma, C., Mullick, S.C., Kandpal, T.C., 2018. “Financial viability of solar industrial process heating and cost of carbon mitigation: A case of dairy industry in India”. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 27, 1-8.
      • Rathore, R.S., Khanna, R.K., Sharma, C., 2008. “Solar still an appropriate technology for potable water need of remote villages of desert state of India — Rajasthan”. Desalination, 220, 645-653.
      • Rathore, R.S., Khanna, R.K., Sharma, C., 2009. “Study of Solar Desalination System with Evaporative Porous Surface in Basin to Meet out Drinking Water Requirement of Remote Area Dwellers of Rajasthan”. Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, 6, 67-72.
      • Sharma, A.K., Sharma, C., Mullick, S.C., Kandpal, T.C., 2017. “Effect of incentives on the financial attractiveness of solar industrial process heating in India”. Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability, 33, 1-5.
      • Aseri, T.K., Sharma, C., Sharma, A.K., Jamuwa, D.K., Misra, R., 2018. “Evaluation of optical efficiency of an all-glass ETC using ray tracing technique”. International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, 9, 1-15.
      • Sharma, A.K., Sharma, C., Mullick, S.C., Kandpal, T.C., 2018. "Incentives for promotion of SIPH in India: a case of cotton based textile industry". Clean Technology and Environment Policy, 20, 813-823.

      Conference/Workshop Publications

      • Sharma, A.K., Sharma, C., Mullick, S.C., Kandpal, T.C. “Potential of Solar Energy Utilization for Process Heating in Paper Industry in India: A Preliminary Assessment”. 2015 International Conference on Alternative Energy in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies. Energy Procedia, 79, 284-289.
      • Sharma, C., Sharma, A. K., Mullick, S. C., Kandpal, T. C., 2015. “Identifying Optimal Combinations of Design DNI, Solar Multiple and Storage Hours for Parabolic Trough Power Plants for Niche Locations in India”. 2015 International Conference on Alternative Energy in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies. Energy Procedia, 79, 61-66.

      Books Publications

      • Chapter: Solar thermal power generation, Advances in Solar Energy Science and Engineering; Volume 1; Today and Tomorrow Printers and Publishers

          Workshops/FDP/Trainings Participated

          • Advanced Tribology at IIT Bombay
          • One week course on Use of CNG in IC Engine at IIT Roorkee
          • Two weeks course on Recent Advances in Solar Energy Technologies at MBM Engineering College Jodhpur
          • One week course on Solar Power and Space Conditioning at IIT Delhi
          • One week course on Modeling and Simulation using MATLAB at NITTTR Chandigarh
          • One week course on Solar Radiation and Solar Thermal Technologies atIIT Delhi

              Administrative Responsibilities

              -Looking after all the student related activities, admissions, maintaining discipline etc
              Chief Proctor from June 2009 to January 2011
              -Procurement of variety of items ranging from furniture, lab equipments, stationary, printing items etc for the institute as per government norms
              Stores officer from October 2015 to till date
              -Organizing various technical and cultural activities for students
              Coordinator cultural activities from 2002 to 2009

              Related Links

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