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International Journal  

  1. Manoj Kumar Soni, Nisha Tamar,  Suvanjan Bhattacharyya. Numerical simulation and parametric analysis of latent heat thermal energy storage system. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Volume 141, 4th September 2020, Pages 2511-2526. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-020-10175-2
  2. Nikhil Gakkhar, Manoj Kumar Soni, Sanjeev Jakhar, Experimental and theoretical analysis of hybrid concentrated photovoltaic/thermal system using parabolic trough collector, Applied Thermal Engineering, Volume 171, 2020, 115069, ISSN 1359-4311, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2020.115069
  3. Nikhil Gakkhar, Manoj Kumar Soni and Sanjeev Jakhar, Experimental investigation of exergy performance of a water cooled hybrid photovoltaic thermal collector, International Journal of Exergy (IJEX), Vol. 31, No. 4, 2020 DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1504/IJEX.2020.107191
  4. Baloda Sunil, Manoj S. Soni, Comparative Performance Assessment of a Hybrid Solar-Coal Power Plant, Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability, Volume 3, 227-235, 2019 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41660-018-0066-x Springer, ISSN: 2509-4238 (Print) 2509-4246 (Online), 
  5. Rohit Misra, Sanjeev Jakhar, Kamal Kumar Agrawal, Shailendra Sharma, Doraj Kamal Jamuwa, Manoj S. Soni, Ghanshyam Das Agrawal, Field investigations to determine the thermal performance of earth air tunnel heat exchanger with dry and wet soil: Energy and exergetic analysis, Energy and Buildings, Volume 171, 15 July 2018, Pages 107-115, ISSN 0378-7788, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.04.026
  6. Kuldip Singh Sangwan, Christoph Herrmann, Manoj S. Soni, Sanjeev Jakhar, Gerrit Posselt, Nitesh Sihag, Vikrant Bhakar, Comparative Analysis for Solar Energy Based Learning Factory: Case Study for TU Braunschweig and BITS Pilani, Procedia CIRP, Volume 69, 2018, Pages 407-411, ISSN 2212-8271, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2017.11.018.
  7. Sanjeev Jakhar, Manoj S Soni, Robert F Boehm, Thermal Modeling of a Rooftop Photovoltaic/Thermal System With Earth Air Heat Exchanger for Combined Power and Space Heating, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Volume 140, Issue 3, 13 March 2018; Pages 031011-15. doi:10.1115/1.4039275. 
  8. Sanjeev Jakhar, Manoj S. Soni, Experimental and theoretical analysis of glazed tube-and-sheet photovoltaic/thermal system with earth water heat exchanger cooling, Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 153, 1 December 2017, Pages 576-588, ISSN 0196-8904, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2017.10.037.
  9. Sanjeev Jakhar, Manoj S. Soni, Nikhil Gakkhar, An integrated photovoltaic thermal solar (IPVTS) system with earth water heat exchanger cooling: Energy and exergy analysis, Solar Energy, Volume 157, 15 November 2017, Pages 81-93, ISSN 0038-092X, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2017.08.008.
  10. Sanjeev Jakhar, Manoj S. Soni, Nikhil Gakkhar,  Exergy analysis of a photovoltaic thermal system with earth water heat exchanger cooling system based on experimental data, International Journal of Exergy, Volume 23, issue 4, September 2017, Pages 367-387, DOI: 10.1504/IJEX.2017.10007374
  11. Sanjeev Jakhar, M.S. Soni, Nikhil Gakkhar, Performance Analysis of Earth Water Heat Exchanger for Concentrating Photovoltaic Cooling, Energy Procedia, Volume 90, December 2016, Pages 145-153, ISSN 1876-6102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2016.11.179.
  12. Sanjeev Jakhar, M.S. Soni, Nikhil Gakkhar, Modelling and Simulation of Concentrating Photovoltaic System with Earth Water Heat Exchanger Cooling, Energy Procedia, Volume 109, March 2017, Pages 78-85, ISSN 1876-6102,  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.054.
  13. Karan Ghule, M.S. Soni, Numerical Heat Transfer Analysis of Wavy Micro Channels with Different Cross Sections, Energy Procedia, Volume 109, March 2017, Pages 471-478, ISSN 1876-6102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.071.
  14. Nikhil Gakkhar, M.S. Soni, Sanjeev Jakhar, Analysis of Water Cooling of CPV Cells Mounted on Absorber Tube of a Parabolic Trough Collector, Energy Procedia, Volume 90, December 2016, Pages 78-88, ISSN 1876-6102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2016.11.172.
  15. Sanjeev Jakhar, M. S. Soni, Nikhil Gakkhar, Parametric modeling and simulation of photovoltaic panels with earth water heat exchanger coolingGeothermal Energy, Volume 4, issue 10, September 2016, DOI: 10.1186/s40517-016-0054-8
  16. Sanjeev Jakhar, M. S. Soni, Nikhil Gakkhar, Performance Analysis of Photovoltaic Panels With Earth Water Heat Exchanger Cooling, MATEC Web of Conferences, Volume 55, April 2016, pages 1-6, ACPEE 2016, Article no. 02003, DOI: 10.1051/matecconf/20165502003
  17. Sanjeev Jakhar, Rohit Misra, M.S. Soni, Nikhil Gakkhar, Parametric simulation and experimental analysis of earth air heat exchanger with solar air heating duct, Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal, In Press. Available online 12 February 2016, ISSN 2215-0986, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jestch.2016.01.009
  18. Sanjeev Jakhar, M.S. Soni, Nikhil Gakkhar, Historical and recent development of concentrating photovoltaic cooling technologies, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 60, July 2016, Pages 41-59, ISSN 1364-0321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.01.083.
  19. Nikhil Gakkhar, M.S. Soni, Sanjeev Jakhar, Second Law Thermodynamic Study of Solar Assisted Distillation System: A review, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 56, April 2016, Pages 519-535, ISSN 1364-0321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.11.076
  20. Ketan Diwan , M. S. Soni, Heat Transfer Enhancement in Absorber Tube of Parabolic Trough Concentrators Using Wire-Coils Inserts. Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Volume 3, 2015, Pages 107-112. http://dx.doi.org/doi: 10.13189/ujme.2015.030305
  21. Sanjeev Jakhar, Rohit Misra, Vikas Bansal, M.S. Soni, Thermal performance investigation of earth air tunnel heat exchanger coupled with a solar air heating duct for northwestern India, Energy and Buildings, Volume 87, 1 January 2015, Pages 360-369, ISSN 0378-7788, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.11.070
  22. M.S. Soni, Nikhil Gakkhar, Techno-economic parametric assessment of solar power in India: A survey, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 40, December 2014, Pages 326-334, ISSN 1364-0321, http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.rser.2014.07.175
  23. Nikhil Gakkhar, M.S. Soni, Techno-economic Parametric Assessment of CSP Power Generations Technologies in India, Energy Procedia, Volume 54, 2014, Pages 152-160, ISSN 1876-6102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.07.258
  24. Amita Ummadisingu, M.S. Soni, Concentrating solar power – Technology, potential and policy in India, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 15, Issue 9, December 2011, Pages 5169-5175, ISSN 1364-0321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2011.07.040.
  25. S. D. Pohekar, M. S. Soni, and M. Ramachandran, A Review of Wind Energy Developments in India, International Journal of Global Energy Issues, Volume 21, Issue 3, March 2004, Pages 276-286, ISSN 1741-5128, http://inderscience. metapress.com/content/JAWY2A9N5VLMPJXF

                         

National Journal

  1. M.S. Soni, Avinash, M. Ramachandran, “Study of Opportunities for India as a CDM Player”,  Energy and Fuel Users' Journal, Vol. LVI, No. 1, pp. 7-14, 2006 
  2. M.S. Soni, S.M. Kadam, M. Ramachandran, “Energy Saving Measures for Thermo-Mechanical Components in Thermal Power Plants”, Energy and Fuel Users' Journal, Vol. LV, No. 2, pp. 19-28, 2006

  

International Conference

  1. Manoj Kumar Soni, Ravish Kumar, Angad Singh Dhamija, Design and development of novel solar still for production of potable water, CONSOLFOOD 2020, Third International Conference: Advances in Solar Thermal Food Processing, 23rd to 25th January 2020 at Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Universidade do Algarve, Campus da Penha, faro, Portugal
  2. Nikhil Gakkhar, Manoj Kumar Soni, Sanjeev Jakhar, Second Law Analysis of an Integrated Parabolic Trough Photovoltaic Thermal System, 2nd International Conference on Mechanical Materials and Renewable Energy (ICMMRE 2019), Sikkim, India
  3. Kapil Kukreja, Manoj Kumar Soni, B.N Mohapatra and Ashutosh Saxena, Energy Farming - A Green Solution for Indian Cement Industry, 7th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research, 10 - 12 December 2019, IIT Mumbai, India
  4. Sunil and Manoj Kumar Soni, CO2 Mitigation and Coal Saving in an Existing Fossil Fuel Power Plant using Solar Energy, 16th NCB International Seminar on Cement, Concrete and Building Materials, 03-06 December 2019, New Delhi, India
  5. Soni M.K., Soni A. (2020) "Design and Simulation of Solar Thermal Based Trigeneration System with 520 m2 Dish Collector". In: Sangwan K., Herrmann C. (eds) Enhancing Future Skills and Entrepreneurship. Sustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Management. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44248-4_5
  6. Soni M.K., Bhattacharya T. (2020) "Incorporating Experiential and Collaborative Learning into Instructional Design of Solar Energy Related Course - A Social Experiential Approach". In: Sangwan K., Herrmann C. (eds) Enhancing Future Skills and Entrepreneurship. Sustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Management. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44248-4_24
  7. Manoj Kumar Soni, Tamali Bhattacharyya, Bani Bhattacharya, “Analysis of Course Content Development using Pedagogic Framework – A Case Study” , International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, at Bangkok, Thailand, March 5-7, 2019
  8. Manoj Kumar Soni and Tamali Bhattacharyya, “Design and Development of Game Based Evaluation and Learning (GABEL) for Applied Thermodynamics course for Active Learning”, International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, at Bangkok, Thailand, March 5-7, 2019
  9. Vijaykumar Sonawane, Manoj Kumar Soni, Aniket A. Lad , “Optimization of Rooftop Solar Installations for Industrial Buildings for Demand Side Management - A Case Study” in 2ndInternational Conference on Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids to improve energy access at Campus Universitat de les Illes Balears Palma de Mallorca, Spain, October 17 – 19, 2018
  10. Manoj Kumar Soni, Aniket Lad, Harshit Sharma  “Low cost solar application in laund
    ry and solar drying for Indian villages” in 2nd International Conference on Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids to improve energy access at Campus Universitat de les Illes Balears Palma de Mallorca, Spain, October 17 – 19, 2018
  11. Sunil, Manoj S Soni, Thermo-Economic Analysis of a Solar-Coal Hybrid Power Plant, Proceedings of the 24thNational and 2ndInternational ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2017), December 27-30, 2017, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad, India
  12. Sagnik Mukherjee, Manoj Soni, Performance Improvement of Single Expander Transcritical CO2 Refrigeration Cycle Using an Earth Water Heat Exchanger, Proceedings of the 24thNational and 2ndInternational ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2017), December 27-30, 2017, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad, India
  13. Manoj S Soni, Naga Veerendra Grandhi , Study of Effects of Knurling on Heat Transfer of Rectangular Fins through Forced Convection ICAER 2017, 6th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research 2017, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, December 12–14, 2017.
  14. Sunil, Manoj S Soni, Integration of Solar Thermal Energy in Existing Subcritical Coal-Fired Power Plant for Fuel Saving, ICAER 2017, 6th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research 2017, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, December 12–14, 2017
  15. Sunil, Manoj S. Soni, Samyak Samar, Recent Advances of Hybrid Solar-Thermal Power Generation Systems for Sustainable Future, Joint Indo-German Conference on Sustainable Engineering" (theme - Skilling India for Digital and Sustainable Future) September 15−16, 2017 at BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus.
  16. Samyak Samar, Manoj S. Soni, Sunil, Techno-environment analysis of a solar thermal repowered coal based power plant, Joint Indo-German Conference on Sustainable Engineering" (theme - Skilling India for Digital and Sustainable Future) September 15−16, 2017 at BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus.
  17. Nikhil Gakkhar, Manoj S. Soni, Sanjeev Jakhar, “Applicability of Concentrated Solar Thermal based Distillation unit for Semi arid region”, Joint Indo-German Conference on Sustainable Engineering" (theme - Skilling India for Digital and Sustainable Future) September 15−16, 2017 at BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus.
  18. Nikhil Gakkhar, M. S. Soni, and Sanjeev Jakhar, Influence of environmental parameters on groundwater contamination in Rajasthan, India, International Conference on Biology, Environment and Chemistry (ICBEC 2016), San Francisco, USA, Volume: 7th, 26-28 October, 2016
  19. Sanjeev Jakhar, M. S. Soni, and Nikhil Gakkhar, Performance Analysis of Earth Water Heat Exchanger for Concentrating PhotoVoltaic Cooling, Vth International Conference on Advances in Energy Research, ICAER 2015, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, 15-17 December, 2015
  20. Nikhil GakkharM. S. Soni, and Sanjeev Jakhar, Analysis of Water Cooling of CPV Cells Mounted on Absorber Tube of a Parabolic Trough Collector, Vth International Conference on Advances in Energy Research, ICAER 2015, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, 15-17 December, 2015
  21. M.S. Soni and Nisha Tamar, Thermal Analysis and Simulation of Combined Heat and Power from CPV cells Mounted on PTC Receiver, International technology Summit Global Energy Technology Summit 2015 Clean n Green Energy: The New Normal (GETS 2015), organized by NTPC Ltd. at The Grand Hotel, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, November 7-9, 2015, http://ntpcgets.com/pdfs/GETS2015%20e-Compendium.pdf
  22. Suman Shekhar, Soni M.S. and Gakkhar Nikhil, Solar Distillation Technologies in India:  Past, Present and Future. International Congress on Renewable Energy (ICORE)– 2014, "Powering National Growth Through Solar", Manekshaw Centre, Parade Road, Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi, December 8 - 9, 2014 pp: 80-88
  23. Sravan Raj P., Soni M.S. and Jakhar Sanjeev, A review on Photovoltaic/Thermal and Concentrated Photovoltaic/Thermal hybrid solar technology. International Congress on Renewable Energy (ICORE)– 2014, "Powering National Growth Through Solar", Manekshaw Centre, Parade Road, Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi, December 8 - 9, 2014 pp: 282-289 
  24. Diwan Ketan, Soni M.S., Heat transfer enhancement in parabolic trough collectors using wire-coil inserts. International Conference on Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineering: Advancements and Current Trends, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MANIT, Bhopal, November 27-29, 2014
  25. Nikhil Gakkhar, M.S. Soni, Techno-Economic Parametric Assessment of CSP Power  Generations Technologies in India, IVth International Conference on Advances in Energy Research, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, 10-12 December, 2013 pp: 376-384
  26. M.S. Soni, Padmini M., Concentrating Solar Photovoltaic, IVth International Conference on Advances in Energy Research, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, 10-12 December, 2013 pp: 434-440
  27. Alok Deshpande and M.S. SoniA Review on Various Components of Adsorption Refrigeration, International Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing Issues, Trends and Practices (ICSM-2011) at BITS, Pilani from November 10-12, 2011 
National Conference  

  1. M. S. Soni and Nikhil Gakkhar, A Review on Solar Absorption Refrigeration with Thermal Storage, Conference on Technological Advancements in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (TACEE – 2012), March 23-24, 2012, Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani. 
  2. M. S. Soni,  Kartik N. Sunku  and Maulik Agarwal, “Study of Various Parameters Involved in the Design of Solar Cars”,  Conference on Technological Advancements in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (TACEE – 2012), March 23-24, 2012, Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani. 
  3. M.S. Soni, Susruthan. K. and M. Ramachandran, “An Overview of Indian Power Scenario and Potential of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Technologies”,  National Conference on Energy and Environment (NCEE-06), 25-26 November 2006, Jaipur Engineering College, Jaipur, India

 

 Papers Published (before 2002)        
      National Conference: 9      
      International Conference: 1         

Course Material Developed

  • MEC332 Prime Movers and Fluid Machines (PMFM), 277 pages Educational Development Division notes comprising of seven chapters.  
  • Educational Development Division Lab manual for the course MEC332  Prime Movers and Fluid Machines.
  • Entropy and Second law of thermodynamics lecture notes (with Prof. T.N.S. Mathur) for on campus and off campus students.
  • Non conventional energy sources for  WILP Off campus B.S. Power Engineering  program

Chaired sessions in National/International conference

  • Chaired a session in CONSOLFOOD 2020, Third International Conference: Advances in Solar Thermal Food Processing, 23rd to 25th January 2020 at Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Universidade do Algarve, Campus da Penha, Faro, Portugal
  • Chaired a session in 3rd Indo-German Conference on Sustainability in Engineering: Enhancing Future Skills and Entrepreneurship, Jointly organized by BITS Pilani and TU Braunschweig, 16th-17 Sept 2019
  • Chaired a session in International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, at Bangkok, Thailand, March 5-7, 2019
  • One session in 24thNational and 2ndInternational ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2017), December 27-30, 2017, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad, India
  • Two sessions in National conference on Emerging Trends in Renewable Energy Technology, ETRET- 2012”, at Uttam Devi Mohan Lal (UDML) College of Engineering, Jaipur on 20th April 2012.
  • One session in Conference on Technological Advancements in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (TACEE – 2012), March 23-24, 2012, Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani. 
  • One session in International Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing  Issues, Trends and Practices (ICSM-2011) at BITS, Pilani from November 10-12, 2011

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