Dr. Gopaliya joined the University on 14th July, 2008. He is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Govt. Engineering College, Jagdalpur, one of the premier institutes in Central India. He obtained his M. Tech. degree in the field of Engineering Mechanics from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2005. Before joining The NorthCap University Gurugram, he was senior lecturer for three years in PDM College of Engineering, Bahadurgarh, one of the premier engineering colleges in the National Capital Region (NCR). He was also head of Mechanical Engineering Department there for last six months. He has been involved in teaching for various UG and PG courses. His fields of teaching are Fluid Mechanics and Machines, Strength of Materials, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Methods etc. His area of research is Computational Fluid Dynamics. He is actively involved in research activities and successfully completed one AICTE sponsored project related to analysis of vehicular pollution using CFD. He has published eight papers in international and national journals and conferences. He is associated with professional societies like the Aeronautical Society of India and Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE).
Dr. Rohit Singh Lather is currently Associate Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department. He also serves as the Module Coordinator of Thermal and Automobile Engineering, and explores to develop modern curriculum and creative ways of teaching students. He is also department Ph.D. Coordinator and department member of Board of Doctoral Research (BDR). He is also developing internal combustion engines and automobile lab.
He is supervising two Ph.D. students in alternative fuels for diesel engines, emission and efficiency improvement of gas stoves. He has supervised 6 M.Tech. thesis in alternative fuels for gasoline and diesel engines. pyrolysis and spray characteristics of GDI engines. He has developed “Automotive Electronics”, “Automotive Safety” and “Vehicle Development and Testing” courses for graduate level. “Design of IC Engines” course for post graduate level.
After completing his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, he started his career at The NorthCap University Gurugram, as an assistant professor in 2014.
Dr. Rohit Singh Lather earned a PhD, in Energy Studies from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) in 2014. During his Ph.D. he developed port gas injection system for CNG, HCNG and Hydrogen. He was also an exchange student to UGhent, Belgium. He post graduated in automotive engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) and Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) in 2008. He graduated in 2005 with a bachelor of mechanical engineering from Kurukshetra University.
His areas of specialization include engine development, alternative fuels (CNG, HCNG, Hydrogen, and Biofuels), emission reduction and combustion diagnostics.
His current research includes alternative fuels for internal combustion engines such as butanol, CNG, waste to oil using pyrolysis, fuel injection systems, automotive engineering, and development of hybrid two wheelers, emission monitoring and reduction.
He has taken the following courses at graduate and post graduate level: internal combustion engines, design of internal combustion engines, renewable energy, modern power plants and heat transfer. He has several peer reviewed international and national Journal publications and conference proceedings. He is lifetime member Combustion Institute Indian Section.
Lab Setup with International Collaboration: Mechanics Lab setup in Beijing Wave Spectrum Science and Technology Co. Ltd., China, with approximate cost of USD$ 60,000 for Vibration Technology, Sensors and Control System Technology. Lab will carry out research & development of testing instruments and systems, trainings for industry and students.
Dr Pramod Bhatia, who has completed his PhD (in Mechanical Engineering) from Purdue University, USA; Master’s from University of illinois, USA and BTech from IIT Delhi, is currently working as Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering for last nine years. Prior to joining NCU, he worked as a consultant for two years in USA. His areas of specialization are Computational Fluid Dynamics and Combustion. Apart from his administrative and research responsibilities, Dr Bhatia is actively involved in teaching Combustion and Flames, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Fluid Machines, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Introduction to Mechanical and Production Engineering, Basics of Mechanical Engineering and Thermodynamics. He has 20 journal publications, 12 conference publications and one book to his credit. He is currently guiding three PhD scholars.