Prakash Chandra Ghosh

Prakash Chandra Ghosh

Academic Background:

  • B.Sc. degree in Physics from Burdwan University, W.B. India in 1993
  • M.Sc. degree in Physics from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, W.B., India in 1996
  • M.Tech degree from Energy Sc. & Tech., Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in 1998
  • Doctoral degree from Technical University (RWTH) Aachen, Germany in 2002

Contact Address:

Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay, Powai Mumbai 400 076, India,

Phone (Internal(O)) : (0091 22) - 2576-7896
Phone (Internal(R)) : 8896
Office room no: ME 311D
Fax: (0091 22) 2572 3480 / 2576 4890

Research Interest:

  • Hydrogen production from renewable sources
  • Development of low temperature hybrid fuel cells
  • Optimum design of fuel cells systems
  • CFD modelling of fuel cells to optimised the flow field pattern
  • Development of non-destructive methodologies for testing fuel cells
  • Development of membrane based humidifier to design compact fuel cells
  • Development of HT-PEFC

Courses Offered:

  • Non-Conventional Energy Sources
  • Fuel cells
  • Electrical Energy Systems
  • Foundation for Energy Engineering
  • Direct Energy Conversion
  • Computer programming
  • Introduction to renewable energy technologies
  • Conservation of Energy in Buildings

List of Publications:

  1. Tapobrata Dey, Debanand Singdeo, Rajendra N. Basu, Manaswita Bose, P. C. Ghosh (2014), "Improvement in solid oxide fuel cell performance through design modifications: An approach based on root cause analysis" Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.08.025
  2. Jayesh M. Sonawane, Enrico Marsili, P C Ghosh (2014) "Treatment of domestic and distillery wastewater in high surface microbial fuel cells" Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.07.085
  3. J Deshpande, T Dey, PC Ghosh (2014), "Effect of Vibrations on Performance of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells" Energy Procedia 54, pp. 756-762
  4. T Dey, D Singdeo, A Pophale, M Bose, PC Ghosh (2014), "SOFC Power Generation System by Bio-gasification" Energy Procedia 54, pp. 748-755
  5. T Dey, D Singdeo, J Deshpande, PC Ghosh (2014), "Structural Analysis of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell under Externally Applied Compressive Pressure" Energy Procedia 54, pp. 789-795
  6. RN Basu, T Dey, PC Ghosh, M Bose, A Dey, AK Mukhopadhyay "Nanoindentation Behavior of Anode-Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cell" Nanoindentation of Brittle Solids, 235
  7. SN Malik, V Pugalenthi, AN Vaidya, PC Ghosh, SN Mudliar (2014), "Kinetics of Nano-catalysed Dark Fermentative Hydrogen Production from Distillery Wastewater" Energy Procedia 54, pp. 417-430
  8. MS Maskarenj, M Avasare, PC Ghosh (2014), "Analysis of Plastic Optical Fiber Based Daylight System Suitable for Building Applications" Applied Mechanics and Materials 492, pp. 101-105
  9. D Singdeo, T Dey, PC Ghosh (2014), "Three Dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling of High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell" Applied Mechanics and Materials 492, pp. 365-369
  10. Debanand Singdeo, Tapobrata Dey, Prakash C. Ghosh, Contact resistance between bipolar plate and gas diffusion layer in high temperature polymer electrolyte fuel cells (2014), Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy, 39, 987-995.
  11. T. Dey, A. Dey, P. C. Ghosh, M. Bose, A. K. Mukhopadhyay, R. N. Basu, (2014) Influence of microstructure on nano-mechanical properties of single planar solid oxide fuel cell in pre- and post-reduced conditions, Materials and Design 53 pp. 182–191.
  12. P. C. Ghosh, (2013), "Influences of contact pressure on the performances of polymer electrolyte fuel cells", J. of Energy, 2013, Article ID 571389, pp.1-11.
  13. Jayesh M. Sonawane, Arpit Gupta, P. C. Ghosh, (2013), "Multi-electrode Microbial Fuel Cell (MEMFC): a close analysis towards large scale system architecture", Int. Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38, 510-114
  14. Tapobrata Dey, Debanand Singdeo a, Manaswita Bose, Rajendra N. Basu, Prakash C. Ghosh, (2013) "Study of contact resistance at the electrode-interconnect interfaces in planar type Solid Oxide Fuel Cells", Journal of Power Sources, 233 pp. 290-298.
  15. Arun S Raj, P. C. Ghosh, Standalone PV-diesel system vs. PV-H2 system: An economic analysis, Energy, 42 pp. 270-280
  16. D. Singdeo, T. Dey, P. C. Ghosh, (2011), Modelling of start-up time for high temperature polymer electrolyte fuel cells, Energy, 36 pp. 6081-6089.
  17. T. Dey, P. C. Ghosh, D. Singdeo, M Bose, R N. Basu, (2011), Diagnosis of scale up issues associated with planner solid oxide fuel cells, Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy 36 pp. 9967-9976.
  18. P. C. Ghosh, U. Vasudeva, (2011) “Analysis of 3000 T class submarines equipped with polymer electrolyte fuel cells”, Energy, 36 pp. 3138-3147.
  19. P. C. Ghosh, H. Dohle, J. Mergel (2009), “Modelling of heterogeneities inside polymer electrolyte fuel cells due to oxidants” Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy, 34 pp. 8204-8212
  20. R. Kannan, Md. N. Islam, D. Rathod, M. Vijay, U. K. Kharul, P. C. Ghosh, K. Vijaymohanan (2008), “A 27-3 fractorial optimization of Polybenzimidazole based membrane electrode assemblies for H2/O2 fuel cells” J. Applied Electrochemistry, 38 pp. 583-590
  21. H. Dohle, J. Mergel, P.C. Ghosh, (2007) “DMFC at low airflow operation: study of parasitic hydrogen generation” Electrochimica Acta 52 Issue 19 pp. 6060–6067
  22. P. C. Ghosh, T. Wüster, H. Dohle, N. Kimiaie, J. Mergel and D. Stolten, (2006) „Analysis of single PEM fuel cell performances based on current density distribution measurement” J. Fuel Cell Science and Technology 3 pp. 351-357
  23. P. C. Ghosh, T. Wüster, H. Dohle, N. Kimiaie, J. Mergel and D. Stolten, (2006) „In-situ approach for current distribution measurement in fuel cells”, J. Power Sources, 154 No. 1 pp. 184-191
  24. P. C. Ghosh, N. K. Bansal, B. Emonts and D. Stolten (2004) ‘Life cycle costing of a self-sufficient solar-hydrogen system’, Int. J. Global Energy Issues, 21, No. 4,pp.329–351.
  25. P. C. Ghosh, B. Emonts, H. Janßen, J. Mergel, D. Stolten (2003) “Ten years of operational experience with a hydrogen-¬based renewable energy supply system” Solar Energy 75 (6) pp. 469-478.
  26. P. C. Ghosh, B. Emonts, D. Stolten, (2003) “Comparison of hydrogen storage with diesel-generator system in a PV-WEC hybrid system” Solar Energy 75 (3) pp. 187-198.

Work Experience:

  • Scientist, Forschungschentrum Juelich, Germany
  • Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

Current Students:

  • Shrihari Gaikwad
  • Reeshab Goenka