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Research related activities

Research related activities

Projects/Research collaborations

1.       Project as PI: Sustainable technological solutions for energy efficiency in jaggery industry (STEEJ), Sponsored by: Royal Academy of Engineering, UK, Duration in Months:24, Rs. 4800000 (Rs 48 lakhs) (Completed)

2.       Research collaboration: Spent the summer term 2016 at Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), University of Exeter, UK on the research assignment “Viability Evaluations of Building Integrated Solar Photovoltaics” in collaboration with Prof. Tapas Mallick, Chair in Clean Technologies (Renewable Energy), ESI (Completed)

3.       Project as PI: Evaluation of Techno – Economic and other barriers and evolution of strategies for the commercialization of solar hot water systems in India”, under UGC minor project, Duration: 12 months.  (Sanctioned, but could not be used because of transfer to Dubai Campus)

4.       Project as PI: Green technologies for extracting oil from oil shales, BITS seed grant, 3 years, 20 lakhs, Duration: 2 years (Submitted)

5.       Project as CO-PI: Sustainable Built Residential Environment for Energy Demand Reduction in the UK and India: BREEDER; Submitted to: EPSRC call for Newton-Baba fund on UK-India Reducing Energy Demand in the Built Environment; total budget £1167711, BITS share Rs. 88.9664 lakhs; duration: 3 years Consortium members: Researchers from University of Exeter, UK; Loughborough University, UK; University of Nottingham, UK; IIT Madras; Tezpur University; CSIR; CEERI etc. (Submitted)

6.       Project as CO-PI: Sustainable Tribo-Cryo System for Machinability Enhancement of Al-TiC Metal Matrix Composites, UGC Major project, 3 years, around 20 lakhs. (Submitted)

Selected Publications

 International journals

1.    Morapakala Srinivas., B Sravya., Prudhvi Raj S., K S Reddy(2020), Title of Journal: International Journal of Low Carbon Technologies, Title of Paper: Crushing method selection for non-centrifugal sugar production by FAHP–ELECTRE I; SCOPUS, GOOGLE SCHOLAR; SNIP:0.51,SJR:0.47,ImpactFactor:1.622,PP:1-8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctz081 

2.    Sravya Beeram., Srinivas M., SP Raj., Reddy K. S (2020), Title of the Journal: Journal of Food Process Engineering, Title of the paper: Selection of sustainable juice extraction techniques for non- centrifugal sugar industry using multi-criteria decision-making methods;   SCI, GOOGLE SCHOLAR;  SNIP:0.51,SJR:0.47,ImpactFactor:1.70 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jfpe.13415

3.    Reddy, Beeram & Morapakala, Srinivas & Deshmukh, Sandip & Sunkara, Prudhvi. (2020). Selection of suitable and sustainable clarificants and clarification method for non-centrifugal sugar production using MCE. Materials Today: Proceedings.  Volume 28, Part 2, 2020, Pages 893-89

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2019.12.319

4.    Louis Francois Marie,, Sunkara Prudhvi Raj, Policherla Venkata Sai, Tara MacLeod1,Morapakala Srinivas, K. Srinivas Reddy and Tadhg Seán O’Donovan, INDEXED, International, Title of Journal: Energy Engineering,  Title of Paper: Solar Thermal Heating and Freeze Concentration for Non-Centrifugal SugarProduction: Design and Performance Analysis, DOI:10.32604/EE.2020.011035,Scopus Indexed, Taylor & Francis 

5.   Morapakala Srinvas, Sunkara Prudhvi Raj , Louis F Marie, K S Reddy, Tadhg S O’Donovan (2019); Title of Journal: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Title of Paper: Assessment of optimum energy demand for non-centrifugal sugar production through an alternate process;  SCOPUS; GOOGLE SCHOLAR,  Bibilography: VOL NO:1276,ISS NO:1,B.

6.   Vivekh P., Sudhakar M., Srinivas M., Vishwanthkumar V.(2017),INDEXED, International, Title of Journal: International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, Title of Paper: Desalination technology selection using multi-criteria evaluation: TOPSIS and PROMETHEE-2;  SCOPUS, WOS, GOOGLE SCHOLAR; SNIP:0.51,SJR:0.47; Impact Factor:1.622; Citation:SCOPUS:7,WOS:5,GOOGLE SCHOLAR:13, Bibilography: VOL NO:12,ISS NO:1,B PAGE:24,E PAGE:35 

7.  Morapakala Srinivas. Viability evaluation of domestic solar hot water systems using two multi criteria evaluation techniques: case study of an urban area in India. Journal of Technological Innovations in Renewable Energy. Volume 2, 2013, PP 76-87. 

8.  Morapakala Srinivas. Fuzzy logic rule based multi-criteria evaluation of viability of domestic solar hot water systems. International Journal of Applied Engineering. Volume 2, 2012, PP 130-143. 

9. Morapakala SrinivasDomestic solar hot water systems: developments, evaluations and essentials for “viability” with a special reference to India. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. Volume 15, Issue 8, October 2011, PP 3850-3861

Selected International conferences

1.      Srinivas MORAPAKALA, Prudhviraj SUNKARA, KS REDDY, Ayush VARSHNEY, Navaneeth KUNCHAM, 2018. 'Alternate processes for energy efficiency in non-centrifugal cane sugar industry-an analytical study '. In: Riffat, Su, Liu & Zhang. ed., Sustainable Energy Technologies for Eco Cities and Environment: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, 21-23 August 2018, Wuhan, China. University of Nottingham: Buildings, Energy & Environment Research Group. Volume 3, pp 304-311. Available from: https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1607959/proceedings-of-the-17th-international  conference-on-sustainable-energy-technologies-set-2018-21st-23rd-august-201-8 wuhan-china-sustainable-energy-technologies-f-or-eco-cities-and-environment

2.      Srinivas Morapakala, Sunkara Prudhviraj Raj, Louis F Marie, K S Reddy, Tadhg S O'Odonovan. Assessment of optimum energy demand for non-centrifugal sugar production through an alternate process. International Conference on Recent Advances in Fluid and Thermal Sciences (iCRAFT2018), December 5-7, 2018, Dubai, UAE.

3.      Morapakala Srinivas, Karthick Vikraman, Sravanthi, Aditya kumar. Performance & emission analysis of microemulsified hybrid biofuels – butanol-ethanol ternary blends with straight vegetable oils- when used in CI engine. International Conference on Bio fuels and applications. 22nd -24th December 2016. KIIT university, Bhunhaneswar, India. Accepted.

4.      Vishal Ramesh, Srinivas Morapakala, Nikhil Agarwal. AirAid - An alternative for harnessing Wind Energy using Venturi effect for low-wind regimes. 14th International conference on sustainable energy technologies (SET-2015). 25th - 27th of August 2015. University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

5.      Morapakala Srinivas, Dileep M. Paul. Mnjunath. P, Rinu Thomas. Kalina cycle based solar Air conditioning system. International conference on polygeneration (ICP-2015). 18th- 20th February 2015. Anna University, India

6.      Morapakala Srinivas, P. Vivekh, V. Vishwantkumar, M. Sudhakar. Desalination technology selection: two possible approaches, the conventional approach and MCE approach. International conference on polygeneration (ICP-2015). 18th- 20th February 2015. Anna University, India

7.      Srinivas Morapakala, Akshay Ananthakrishnan, Sandip Deshmukh. Design of Solar Heliostat System for a Community Level Cooking Application. 12th International conference on sustainable energy technologies (SET-2013). 26-29th August 2013. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

8.      Pushkar Kumar Jain, Srinivas Morapakala. Selection of wind energy sites: A fuzzy logic rule based multiple criteria evaluation (MCE) approach. Indo-Danish International conference on wind energy: materials, engineering and policies (WEMEP 2012). 22-23 November. BITS, Pilani-Hyderabad campus, India.

9.      Srinivas Morapakala, MD Belal Ahmed, Teja Dasari. Evaluation of “viability” of sites for wind energy harnessing-a fuzzy logic rule based multi criteria evaluation technique. Sustainable future energy 2012 and 10th see forum innovations for sustainable and secure energy 21-23 November 2012, Brunei Darussalam.

10. Morapakala Srinivas, Pushkar Kumar Jain, Arjun B. B. Evaluation of “Viability” of sites for wind energy harnessing- a fuzzy logic rule based multi criteria evaluation model.11th International conference on sustainable energy technologies (SET-2012). 2-5 September 2012.Vancouver, Canada.

11. Morapakala Srinivas, Motati Chandra Lekha, Vundekode Soumya, Development and implementation of a software framework for registration and performance evaluation of university students in a flexible academic environment International educational technology conference (IETC 2011). 25-27 May 2011. Istanbul University, Turkey. 

12. Morapakala Srinivas, Ramachandran M. Multi criteria evaluation of viability of a renewable energy technology. International Conference on Advances in Energy Conversion Technologies (ICAECT 2010). 7-10 January 2010. Manipal Institute of Technology. Manipal. India.

13. Morapakala Srinivas, Ramachandran M. Multi criteria evaluation of viability of domestic solar hot water systems: Case study of an urban area in India. The Tenth Arab International Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition (AISEC -10). 10 -13 November, 2008, Kuwait City, Kuwait.  

14. Morapakala Srinivas, Ramachandran M. Methodology to estimate the potential of solar hot water systems using geographic information systems. International Conference on Recent Advances in Solar Energy Conversion Systems (ICSECS). 28-29 September 2002. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology. Bhopal. India.

 Selected National Conferences

1.      Morapakala Srinivas, Ramachandran M. On the commercialization aspects of solar hot water systems in India. National Conference on Renewable Energy Sources & Other Technologies for Rural Development. 9-10 March 2002.SSGM College of Engineering, Shegaon. India.

2.      Morapakala Srinivas, T K K Reddy, Sirish S Garud. “Performance evaluation of water heating flat plate collectors at high insolation levels”. National Conference on Alternate and Renewable Energy Technologies. 10 – 11 January 1997. Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

Books

1.      Morapakala Srinivas, R. K Mittal, Data book for heat transfer applications. EDD, BITS, Pilani. 2006

Workshops/Training programs/conferences conducted/Invited talks given

1.      As PI of the STEEJ project conducted “International Webinars on Recent Innovations on Non-Centrifugal Sugar Production (IWIN 2020)” during 28th July 2020 – 8th August 2020 with resource persons from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK; IIT Madras,BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus.

2.      Delivered the following invited talks at IWIN 2020 28th July 2020 – 8th August 2020

i.         Sustainable crushing and clarification techniques for NCS production,

ii.       Sustainable juice concentration techniques among current and modified practices - An MCE analysis

iii.      Design of NCS powder drying unit

iv.      NCS Industries & Demonstration of AppNCS software developed

3.      As PI of the STEEJ project conducted “Indo-UK Workshop on Sustainable Technologies for Energy Efficiency in the NCS Industry” during 14th – 15th October 2019 at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.

4.      Delivered an invited talk on “Academic registration, instruction, evaluation, performance monitoring in flexible academic environment” on 21st February 2018 at BML Munjal university, Gurugram, Haryana, India.

5.      In the capacity of Lead, Technical programs committee, successfully conducted all the technical events of the prestigious 24th National and 2nd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2017) during December 27-30, 2017 at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, India.

6.      Delivered an invited talk on "Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Conceptualization to Commercialization" at "All India Seminar on Fuel cells and hybrid vehicle technology", conducted by "The Institution of Engineers (India)", Telangana State Center, during August 18-19, 2017 at Hyderabad.

7.      As “Convener”, conducted Workshop on Innovations in Waste, Water and Energy Technologies for Rural Development (IWWETRD) during 13th & 14th July 2015 at BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus in collaboration with National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, India.

8.      Participated in the training programme viz. 'Physics of passive house design’ jointly organized by WEENTECH, UK at Department of Energy, MANIT, Bhopal during 24-25th, December 2014.

9.      As “Secretary, Technical Sessions, Indo-Danish International conference on wind energy: materials, engineering and policies (WEMEP 2012). 22-23 November. BITS, Pilani-Hyderabad campus, India, actively involved in conceptualization, planning, organizing, mobilization of sponsorships and papers reviewing activities of the conference.  

10. As a “resource person” took part in the training program on “Solar Power Generation: viability evaluation of renewable energy technologies through multi criteria evaluation techniques – case study of a solar thermal technology” conducted by central institute for rural electrification, Hyderabad at BITS, PILANI for the executives of Arab Organization for Industrialization, Cairo Egypt during 06 – 26 December 2010.

11. Participated in Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) conducted “Workshop on Industry-Academia Collaboration on 26th June 2009 at CII- Godrej GBC, Hyderabad to advance Green Building Movement in India.

12. As a “resource person” took part in the training program on  “ Renewable energy planning and policy” at BITS, PILANI sponsored by Ministry of non-conventional energy sources, Government of India, for their senior officials and chief executives of state nodal agencies during 18 – 22 December 2001.

13. As a “resource person” took part in the training program “Renewable energy technology management” at BITS, PILANI sponsored by Ministry of non-conventional energy sources, Government of India, for their senior officials and chief executives of state nodal agencies during 9 – 14 November 2000.

Works of Ph. D students

1.      Sunkara Prudhvi Raj working on Alternate processes for energy efficiency in non-centrifugal sugar production. Ongoing

2.      B Sravya, Automated and sustainable alternate process lines for Non-centrifugal sugar production. Ongoing

Professional activities

Peer review activities

·         No of papers reviewed for international journals: more than 30

·         Recipient of “certificate of outstanding contribution in reviewing” from Elsevier

Ph. D theses examined

1.      Experimental investigations of heat transfer improvement in tractor radiator with metal oxide form of nano fluid. R. Ravisankar, Supervisor; VSK Venkatachalapathy, Department of mechanical engineering, Pondicherry engineering college, Puducherry, October 2018.

2.      Studies on the enhancement of productivity in double slope solar still.  S. Karthikeyan, Supervisor; N. Alagumurthi, Department of mechanical engineering, Pondicherry engineering college, Puducherry, September, 2018.

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