Sandeep Kumar

Sandeep Kumar

Associate Professor


Academic Background:

  • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  • B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering), National Institute of Technology (NIT) Silchar, Assam

Contact Address:

Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai - 400076.

Office Location:
Room No. 707, 7th floor,
Department of Energy Science and Engineering,
Opposite Kendriya Vidyalaya School
Phone: +91 22 2576 9346 (Office)
Fax-: +91-22-2576-4890

Research Interest:

  • Biomass Gasification
  • Hydrogen Production through Oxy-Steam Gasification of Biomass
  • Solid Combustion/Incineration
  • Alternate fuels in IC Engines
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Renewable Energy Systems

Courses Offered:

  • EN 317 - Thermo-Fluid Devices
  • EN 657 - IC Engine, alternate fuels and emissions
  • EN 632 - Waste to Energy
  • EN 405 - Energy Innovation Lab

List of Publications:

  1. Shruti Vikram, Sujeetkumar P. Deore, De Blasio, C., Sanjay M. Mahajani, Sandeep Kumar. Air gasification of high-ash solid waste in a pilot-scale downdraft gasifier: Experimental and numerical analysis. Energy 270 (2023) 126912
  2. Sujeetkumar P. Deore, Gadkari P, Sanjay M. Mahajani, Sandeep Kumar, Sudarshan Kumar. Development of a new premixed burner for biomass gasifier generated low calorific value producer gas for industrial applications. Energy 279 (2023) 128140
  3. Nishant Ranjan, Narendra Yadav, Harmanpreet Singh, Sandeep Kumar, Sanjay M Mahajani. Modelling and simulation of autothermal downdraft co-gasification of biomass and plastic wastes using Aspen Plus. Energy Conversion and Management 291 (2023) 117714
  4. Harmanpreet Singh, Satish Kumar, Rakesh Mishra, Saroj Kumar Mohapatra, Amanpreet Singh, Sandeep Kumar. Flow characteristics of microwave treated Indian coal: A deep learning modelling. Advanced Powder Technology 34 (2023) 104202
  5. Sujeetkumar P. Deore, Sandeep Kumar, Sanjay M. Mahajani, Cataldo De Blasio. Co-gasification of sanitary napkin with sawdust biomass in downdraft gasifier for thermal applications: An experimental approach. Energy 276 (2023) 127562
  6. Harmanpreet Singh, Pali Rosha, Cataldo De Blasio, Hussameldin Ibrahim, Sandeep Kumar. Synthesis of H2-enriched syngas using waste pterospermum acerifolium fruits: Comparative analysis of oxidizing agents and their concentration. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (48)28, 2023, 10452-10476
  7. A. Fazil, Sandeep Kumar, Sanjay M. Mahajani. Gasification and Co-gasification of paper-rich, high-ash refuse-derived fuel. Energy 263 (2023) 125659 in downdraft gasifier.
  8. Pali Rosha, Sandeep Kumar, Shruti Vikram, Hussameldin Ibrahim, Ala'a H. Al-Muhtaseb. H2-enriched gaseous fuel production via cogasification of an algae-plastic waste mixture using Aspen PLUS. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (47) 62, 2022, 26294-26302
  9. Pali Rosha, Sandeep Kumar, Hussameldin Ibrahim. Sensitivity analysis of biomass pyrolysis for renewable fuel production. Energy 247 (2022) 123545 using Aspen Plus.
  10. Godwin Mong Kalu-Uka, Azikiwe Peter Onwualu, Sandeep Kumar. Production of Activated Carbon Electrode for Energy Storage Application in Supercapacitors via KOH Activation of Waste Termite Biomass. Waste and Biomass Valorization volume 13, 2689–2704 (2022)
  11. A. Fazil, Sandeep Kumar, Sanjay M. Mahajani. Downdraft co-gasification of high ash biomass and plastics. Energy 243 (2022) 123055
  12. Shruti Vikram, Pali Rosha, Sandeep Kumar, Sanjay Mahajani. Thermodynamic analysis and parametric optimization of steam-CO2 based biomass gasification system using Aspen PLUS. Energy 241 (2022) 122854
  13. Rosha P, Sandeep K , P. Senthil Kumar, C.N. Kowthaman, S. K. Mohapatra, A. Dhir. Impact of compression ratio on combustion behavior of hydrogen enriched biogas-diesel operated CI engine. Fuel 310 (2022) 122321
  14. Rosha P, Sandeep K, Ibrahim H. Thermodynamic equilibrium analysis of oxy-dry reforming of biogas with CO2 sequestration using Aspen HYSYS. Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Enggineering, 2021, 2683
  15. Rosha P, Sandeep K and Ibrahim H. A thermodynamic analysis of biogas-to-methanol conversion with CH4 recycling and CO2 utilization using Aspen HYSYS. Sustainable Energy Fuels 2021 (5) 4336-4345
  16. Rosha P, Arshdeep K.R., Ibrahim H, Sandeep K. Recent advances in biogas upgrading to value added products: A review. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 46(2021) 21318-21337
  17. Shruti Vikram, Rosha P, and Sandeep K . Recent Modeling Approaches to Biomass Pyrolysis: A Review. Energy Fuels 2021 (35) 9, 7406–7433
  18. Godwin Mong Kalu-Uka , Sandeep K, Kalu-Uka A.C., Shruti V, Okorafor O.O, Kigozi M, Ihekweme G.O., Onwualu A.P. Prospects for biodiesel production from Macrotermes nigeriensis: Process optimization and characterization of biodiesel properties. Biomass and Bioenergy 146 (2021) 105980.
  19. Arjun Singh, Sandeep K. Hydrogen enriched Ammonia as future fuel to curb PM emissions. 3rd International Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2019), 2019, IIT Roorkee
  20. Shruti Vikram and Sandeep K . Single particle analysis of thermally thick wood particles in O2, N2, CO2 atmosphere. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research, 2019, 1349-1359
  21. Snehesh S Ail, D. Basso, F. Patuzzi, Sandeep K, M. Baratieri. Gasification based synchronized production of fuels and electricity from woody biomass – A techno-economic analysis. 6th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research 2017, 2017, IIT Bombay
  22. Sandeep K, S. Dasappa, Modeling and analysis of single particle conversion of biomass in a packed bed gasification system. Applied Thermal Engineering. 2017:112:1382-1395
  23. Mahapatra S, Sandeep K, Dasappa S. Gasification of wood particles in a co-current packed bed: Experiments and model analysis. Fuel Processing Technology. 2016:145: 76–89
  24. Sandeep K, Dasappa S. First and second law thermodynamic analysis of air and oxy-steam biomass gasification. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2014:39(34): 19474–19484
  25. Sandeep K, Dasappa S. Oxy–steam gasification of biomass for hydrogen rich syngas production using downdraft reactor configuration. International Journal of Energy Research. 2014:38:174–188
  26. Anmol Garg, Sandeep K. Oxy-enriched air gasification of wet biomass. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges (SEEC-2017). 26 - 28 February, 2017, Mohali, India (P.No. - 157)
  27. Sandeep K, Snehesh S Ail, Dasappa S. Carbon dioxide capture through biomass gasification. Proceedings of the 19th European Biomass conference and Exhibition. 6-10 June 2011, Berlin, Germany (1127-1133)
  28. Sandeep K, Dasappa S. Hydrogen generation through Biomass gasification. World Hydrogen Technology Conference (WHTC), New Delhi, India, 2009
  29. Sandeep K, Dasappa S. Hydrogen generation through Biomass gasification. World Hydrogen Technology Conference (WHTC), New Delhi, India, 2009

Work Experience:

  • Associate Professor, IIT Bombay (2023 - till date)
  • Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay (2017 - 2023)
  • Faculty in Mechanical Engg. Dept., Thapar University, Patiala. (2015 - 2017)
  • Software Engineer in Infosys Technologies Limited, Bangalore (2004 - 2007)

Invited Lecture:

  • Lecture on 'Biomass energy' in PSG Institute of Technology, Mandya, Karnataka, India (2012)
  • Lecture on “Bioenergy – Waste to Energy”. CEP Course on Energy Management, IIT Bombay, November 26-30, 2018
  • Lectures in ICT Mumbai on ‘Conventional Energy Resources’ and ‘Bioenergy’ , Oct 2018
  • Invited Talk on “Recent emissions regulations and role of Bioenergy as a alternate fuel”, Faculty Development Workshop, IIT Jammu (4 to 6th June 2018)
  • Invited Talk - "Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass – Waste to Energy," STTP on Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, SGSITS, Indore, Indore in July 2019
  • Lecture on “Bioenergy – Waste to Energy”. CEP Course on Energy Management, IIT Bombay, November 2019
  • Invited Talk – “Role of Alternative Fuels in Emission control”, SGSITS, Indore, Indore in Jan 2020
  • Lecture on “Bio Energy as a Source for Climate Change Mitigation” in One-week FDP on "Climate Change & Carbon Issues" ( 6th July - 10th July 2020) organised by BMS, Bangalore
  • Lecture on “IC Engine, Emissions & Role of Bioenergy as a alternate fuel” in Workshop Engine Combustion and Engine Diagnostics (5-9th Oct 2020, NIT Agartala)
  • Lecture on “Sustainable Energy Sources and Challenges” organised by G H Raisoni College of Engineering & Management, Ahmednagar in July 2020

Current Students:

  • Shruti Vikram
  • Gaurav Kumar Prajapati
  • Shubham Kumar
  • Nishant Ranjan
  • Sujeet Kumar Deore
  • Phadtare Harish Ashok
  • Kuntalika Das