Dr. Akanksha Mathur

Dr Akanksha Mathur is working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at NCU. After completing her doctoral research work, she joined the university in July 2017. Her doctoral research work was on compartment fire dynamics. She worked as Senior Research Fellow in the project funded by BARC, India. She obtained her M. Tech. in Thermal Engineering from IIT Delhi. She has five national and international publications. She is a life member of Combustion institute – Indian Section. Her areas of interest include Combustion, Fire dynamics, Fire protection engineering, Heat transfer and Computational Fluid Dynamics.

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Dr. Manoj Kumar Gopaliya

An Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Manoj Kumar Gopaliya is interested in research in the area of Fluid Mechanics, especially in CFD and multi-phase flows. He has published twelve research papers in peer-reviewed international journals/conferences of repute with more than 100 citations. He is a lifetime Associate Member of AeSI Delhi Chapter. He has more than 13 years’ of teaching experience across leading institutions in NCR region, and is currently Deputy Dean (Academics) at The NorthCap University.

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Dr. Rohit Singh Lather

Dr. Rohit Singh Lather is currently Associate Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department. He graduated in 2005 with a bachelor of mechanical engineering from Kurukshetra University. He post-graduated in Automotive Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) and Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) in 2008. 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. As a student at IIT Delhi he started “International Association of Hydrogen Energy Student Chapter” at Centre for Energy Studies at IIT Delhi, under the Mentorship of Prof. L.M.Das. He was the first student president of IAHE, IIT Delhi Chapter. He completed his After completing his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, he started his career at The NorthCap University Gurugram in 2014.He 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 has supervised seven 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 & Testing” and “Bio-Mechanics” courses for graduate level. “Design of IC Engines” course for post graduate level.

His general area of research includes Energy and alternative energy, automotive engineering and thermal systems. In particular, his areas of specialization include engine development, alternative fuels (CNG, HCNG, Hydrogen, and Biofuels), emission reduction, combustion diagnostics and electric vehicles.

His current research includes alternative fuels for IC engines such as butanol, CNG, waste to oil using pyrolysis, biogas, fuel injection systems, and development of hybrid two wheelers, emission monitoring and reduction, gas stove.He has several peer reviewed international and national Journal publications and conference proceedings. He is lifetime member Combustion Institute Indian Section and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) – Professional Member 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. Pollution Checking Centre: Pollution Checking Centre Setup at NCU, approved by Secretary Road Transport Authority (RTA), Gurugram, Government of Haryana. Approximate Cost 8 Lakhs.Mango project: Development of Electric two wheeler using Li-ion Batteries, sponsored by ISH Precession Tools, Faridabad for 1.5 LakhGas stove efficiency improvement: VC Innovation fund project sponsored for 1.75 lakh, expression of interest from ELGI ultra industries Coimbatore. IC Engines Lab: Single Cylinder CRDI Diesel Engines with approximate cost of 15.5 LakhsEnergy Conversion Lab: Upgradation of Steam Power Plant approximate cost of 1.5 Lakhs

He is operations consultant to Beijing Wavespectrum, China for India operations.

Consultant ISH Precession Tools, Faridabad,Consultant to Incrediminds for module development,Consultant to Newmo for mobility consulting.

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Dr. Pramod Bhatia

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 two PhD scholars.

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