Dr Dibakar Rakshit has ten years' experience in the field of thermofluid sciences pertaining to design and optimization of energy systems. His special interests lie in thermofluid studies of solar thermal coupled heat exchanger designs, energy conservation in buildings, solar assisted refrigeration systems, multiphase flows and emission control system designs. His PhD at The University of Western Australia involved studies of multiphase mass transfer phenomenon related to thermal diffusion of Liquefied Natural Gas (cryogenic fluids). From there Dr Rakshit developed his deep interest for thermal energy storage and pursued it further in his post-doctoral research at Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI), CSIRO, Australia. Dr Rakshit was mainly involved in characterizing the thermal behavior of the solar receiver heat transfer fluid required for power generation. After joining IIT Delhi as an Assistant Professor Dr Rakshit continued his study of thermal energy storage capacity of materials that can be utilized for building energy conservation. Dr Rakshit then started pursuing his further research in the area of characterization of Nano Enhanced Phase Change Materials (NEPCM) for thermal energy storage in walls. At IIT Delhi, Dr. Rakshit’s research has been sponsored by the Indo-Trento ITPAR program which is working on a sustainable grid free village. The research in which Dr Rakshit is involved is in designing a solar assisted vapor adsorption system for remote villages where grid independent cooling systems are required. Dr Rakshit got funding from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi for developing a building material characterization laboratory. The major instruments which are purchased out of this funding are Differential Scanning Calorimeter and Infrared Camera.
Characterization of Interfacial Mass Transfer Rate of Stored Liquids
ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications (2015) 7 8