Faculty Department

Amneesh Singla, Associate Professor

Amneesh Singla

Associate Professor, Mechanical Cluster, UPES Dehradun

B.E.(Mechanical Engineering) - 2003, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak

M.E.(Mechanical Engineering) specialization in Automotive Product Development - 2007, Deakin University, Geelong Campus, Australia

PhD (Mechanical Engineering) specialization in Materials- 2020, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun

Area of Specialization:

Composites Manufacturing Techniques, Material Characterization, Tribology, Biofuels & bio lubricants

Career Graph: 04 Years industry and 12 year in Academics

Research & Publication:

Recent Publications:

Patents:

S. No. Name of the inventor
(With UPES)
Title Application No. Patent Filed Date Status
1 Dr. Amneesh Singla, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Mr. Manvendra Singh Food Cooking Apparatus with Water heating Arrangement 350228-001 29/10/2021 Patent Granted
2 Dr. Amneesh Singla, George K George, Mr. Manvendra Singh Shoe with obstacle & motion sensor 350229-001 27/9/2021 Patent Granted
3 Dr. Amneesh Singla, Mr. Avani Upadhyay, Mr. Manvendra Singh Vending Cart 2 350119-001 24/9/2021 Patent Granted
4 Dr. Amneesh Singla, Mr. Avani Upadhyay, Mr. Manvendra Singh Vending Cart 350168-001 26/9/2021 Patent Granted
5 Mr. Avani Upadhyay, Mr. Ram Kunwer, Dr. Amneesh Singla, Mr. Swapnil Kumar Container 346719-001 24/7/2021 Patent Granted

Publications

National/International Conferences:

  • Production of Biodiesel/Diesel Fuel Blends from Waste Cooking Oil and Their Emission Analysis on Unmodified CI Engine’’ published in the proceeding of The 1st  National Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology (REDSET 2014), 17-18 October 2014, Gurgaon, India.
  • Paper presented in the International conference Nano for Energy and water 22-24. Feb 2017 Dehradun , India
  • Paper Presented in International conference on Innovative research in “Mechanical, Material, Industrial, Automotive, Aeronautical and Nano Technology (MIANT 2018), 3 Feb 2018 at JNU, New Delhi.
  • S. Dyundi et al., “Review on Biodiesel Production and Emission Characteristic of Non-Edible Vegetable Oil,” in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 2019, vol. 691, no. 1.
  • D. Kumar, A. Kumar, A. Singla, and R. Dewan, “Production and tribological characterization of castor based biodiesel,” Mater. Today Proc., 2021.
  • S. Choudhary, S. Choudhary, S. Vaish, A. K. Upadhyay, A. Singla, and Y. Singh, “Effect of welding parameters on microstructure and mechanical properties of friction stir welded Al 6061 aluminum alloy joints,” Mater. Today Proc., vol. 25, pp. 563–569, 2020.

International Journals:

  • A. Sharma, Y. Singh, A. Tyagi, N. K. Singh, and A. Singla, “Application of Taguchi and response surface methodology approach to a sustainable model developed for a compression-ignition engine using polanga biodiesel/diesel blends,” Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng. Part I J. Syst. Control Eng., 2020.
  • A. Singla, N. K. Singh, Y. Singh, and D. K. Jangir, “Micro and Nano-Crystalline Diamond Coatings of Co-cemented Tungsten Carbide Tools with Their Characterization,” J. Bio- Tribo-Corrosion, vol. 7, no. 2, 2021.
  • Y. Singh, A. Singla, and A. K. Upadhyay, “Effect of SiO2 as an additive to Mongongo oil during friction and wear characterization,” Mater. Today Proc., 2021.
  • Y. Singh, N. K. Singh, A. Sharma, A. Singla, D. Singh, and E. Abd Rahim, “Effect of ZnO nanoparticles concentration as additives to the epoxidized Euphorbia Lathyris oil and their tribological characterization,” Fuel, vol. 285, p. 119148, 2021.
  • Y. Singh, N. K. Singh, A. Sharma, M. K. Lila, A. Singla, and V. Chinnasamy, “Brucea Javanica: A novel nonedible feedstock for bio-based lubricant application with the effect of ZrO2 nanoparticles,” Environ. Prog. Sustain. Energy, 2021.
  • Y. Singh, A. Singla, A. Sharma, and N. K. Singh, “Performance and emission characteristics of the diesel engine running on neem (Azadirachta indica) biodiesel with effect of exhaust gas recirculation at optimum injection strategies,” Pollution, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 725–735, 2020.
  • R. Mishra, A. Kumar Upadhyay, A. Singla, and Y. Singh, “Effect of Groove Designs on Residual Stress and Transverse Shrinkage in GMAW and PGMAW of A333 Seamless Steel Pipes,” J. Adv. Manuf. Syst., vol. 19, no. 04, pp. 799–813, 2020.
  • Y. Singh, D. Singh, A. Singla, A. Sharma, and N. K. Singh, “Chemical modification of juliflora oil with trimethylolpropane (TMP) and effect of TiO2 nanoparticles concentration during tribological investigation,” Fuel, vol. 280, p. 118704, 2020.
  • Y. Singh, A. Sharma, N. Singh, A. Singla, and P. M. Rastogi, “Prospects of inedible plant oil-driven bio-lubricants for tribological characteristics–a review,” Int. J. Ambient Energy, vol. 41, no. 13, pp. 1534–1547, 2020.
  • Y. Singh, A. Sharma, N. K. Singh, A. Singla, and R. K. Upadhyay, “Moringa Oleifera: Bio based lubricant development from a novel feedstock for tribological characterization,” Adv. Mater. Process. Technol., 2020.
  • N. K. Singh, Y. Singh, A. Sharma, A. Singla, and P. Negi, “An environmental-friendly electrical discharge machining using different sustainable techniques: a review,” Adv. Mater. Process. Technol., 2020.
  • A. Sharma, Y. Singh, N. K. Singh, A. Singla, H. C. Ong, and W. H. Chen, “Effective utilization of tobacco (Nicotiana Tabaccum) for biodiesel production and its application on diesel engine using response surface methodology approach" Fuel, vol. 276, p. 118133, 2020.
  • A. Singla, R. Garg, and Y. Singh, “Tribological Behaviour of Cast In-situ Al-Al2O3 Composite Developed by Stir Casting Using V2O5 Particles,” J. Chinese Soc. Mech. Eng. Trans. Chinese Inst. Eng. Ser. C/Chung-Kuo Chi Hsueh K. Ch’eng Hsuebo Pao, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 337–344, 2020.
  • Y. Singh, D. Singh, U. Bhan, A. Singla, and A. Sharma, “Experimental Evaluation of the Friction and Wear Analysis of Cassia Tora Oil with TiO2 Nanoparticles as an Additive,” Available SSRN 3721575, 2020.
  • M. Sadriwala, Y. Singh, A. Sharma, A. Singla, and S. Mishra, “Friction and wear behavior of jojoba oil based biolubricant-Taguchi method approach,” Mater. Today Proc., vol. 25, pp. 704–709, 2020.
  • N. Singh, Y. Singh, A. Sharma, and A. Singla, “Effect of addition of copper nanoparticles on the tribological behavior of macadamia oil at different sliding speeds,” Energy Sources, Part A Recover. Util. Environ. Eff., vol. 41, no. 23, 2019.
  • A. Sharma, Y. Singh, N. K. Singh, and A. Singla, “Sustainability of jojoba biodiesel/diesel blends for DI diesel engine applications- taguchi and response surface methodology concept,” Ind. Crops Prod., vol. 139, 2019.
  • Y. Singh, A. Sharma, and A. Singla, “Non-edible vegetable oil–based feedstocks capable of bio-lubricant production for automotive sector applications—a review,” Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., vol. 26, no. 15, pp. 14867–14882, 2019.
  • Y. Singh, A. Sharma, N. Singh, and A. Singla, “Effect of alumina nanoparticles as additive on the friction and wear behavior of polanga-based lubricant,” SN Appl. Sci., vol. 1, no. 3, 2019.
  • Y. Singh, A. Sharma, S. Tiwari, and A. Singla, “Optimization of diesel engine performance and emission parameters employing cassia tora methyl esters-response surface methodology approach,” Energy, vol. 168, 2019.
  • M. S. Goyat et al., “Superior thermomechanical and wetting properties of ultrasonic dual mode mixing assisted epoxy-CNT nanocomposites,” High Perform. Polym., vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 32–42, Feb. 2019.
  • Y. Singh, A. Sharma, G. Kumar Singh, A. Singla, and N. Kumar Singh, “Optimization of performance and emission parameters of direct injection diesel engine fuelled with pongamia methyl esters-response surface methodology approach,” Ind. Crops Prod., vol. 126, pp. 218–226, Dec. 2018.
  • Y. Singh, P. Singh, A. Sharma, P. Choudhary, A. Singla, and N. K. Singh, “Optimization of wear and friction characteristics of Phyllanthus Emblica seed oil based lubricant using response surface methodology,” Egypt. J. Pet., 2018.
  • Y. Singh, A. Singla, A. K. Singh, and A. K. Upadhyay, “Tribological characterization of Pongamia pinnata oil blended bio-lubricant,” Biofuels, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 523–530, Jul. 2018.
  • Y. Singh, A. Sharma, N. Singh, A. Singla, S. P. Dwivedi, and A. K. Srivastava, “Effect of alumina nanopraticles as additive on the friction and wear behavior of polanga based lubricant,” Int J Eng Technol, vol. 7, no. 4.39, pp. 417–419, 2018.
  • D. Prahlad et al., “Influence of Grain Size on Corrosion Resistance and Electrochemical behaviour of Mild Steel,” SJ Impact Factor 6, vol. 887, 2018.
  • H. Chugh, D. Singh, S. Shaik, and A. Singla, “IOT based smart bin,” Int. Res. J. Eng. Technol., vol. 4, no. 9, 2017.
  • Y. Singh, A. K. Singh, A. Singla, and A. K. Upadhyay, “Development and tribological characteristics of bio-based lubricant from Jatropha curcas oil,” Energy Sources, Part A Recover. Util. Environ. Eff., vol. 39, no. 16, pp. 1725–1732, Aug. 2017.
  • Y. Singh, A. Singla, A. Kumar, and D. Kumar, “Friction and wear characteristics of jatropha oil-based biodiesel blended lubricant at different loads,” Energy Sources, Part A Recover. Util. Environ. Eff., vol. 38, no. 18, pp. 2749–2755, 2016.
  • A. Singla, R. Garg, and M. Saxena, “Effect of Heat Treatment on Microstructure and Tensile Properties of A356/V2O5 Insitu Composites,” Int. J. Manuf. Mater. Mech. Eng., vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 1–10, 2016.
  • A. Singla, R. Garg, and M. Saxena, “Microstructure and wear behavior of Al-Al2O3in situ composites fabricated by the reaction of V2O5 particles in pure aluminum,” Green Process. Synth., vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 487–497, 2015.
  • Y. Singh and A. Singla, “Comparative analysis of jatropha and karanja-based biodiesel properties, performance and exhaust emission characteristics in an unmodified diesel engine,” Pollution, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 23–30, Jan. 2015.
  • A. Singla and Y. Singh, “Fracture surface analysis of AA2218 Al-alloy MMCs and squeeze pressure effect on fracture mechanism ,” Int. J. Mater. Eng. Innov., vol. 6, no. 2–3, pp. 140–153, 2015.
  • Y. Singh, A. Singla, and A. Kumar, “Statistical Analysis of Process Parameters in Drilling of Al/Al2O3p Metal Matrix Composites,” J. Manuf. Sci. Prod., vol. 14, no. 3, Jan. 2014.
  • Y. Singh, A. Singla, and N. Lohani, “Production of biodiesel from oils of Jatropha, Karanja and performance analysis on CI engine,” Int. J. Innov. Res. Dev. (ISSN 2278–0211), vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 286–294, 2013.
  • Y. Singh, N. K. Singh, A. Singla, And N. Lohani, “Forecasting Of Optimum Turning Parameter On Surface Roughness In Turning Of Al-Al2o3 Metal Matrix Composite,” Int. J. Eng. Sci. Technol., vol. 5, no. 02, 2013.
  • Y. Singh, A. Singla, and N. Lohani, “Design and experimental analysis of solar water desalination system,” Indian J. Eng., vol. 4, no. 11, pp. 43–45, 2013.
  • Y. Singh, D. Kumar, A. Kumar, A. Singla, and A. Kumar, “Mathematical modeling and analysis of absorption refrigeration system using waste heat of diesel genset Biofuels,” Int. J. Emerg. Res. Manag. &Technology, 2013.
  • A. Singla, D. Kumar Jangir, and A. Verma, “Effect of Rolling and Galvanizing Process on Mechanical Properties of Mild Steel,” 2018.
  • Y. Singh, A. Singla, A. Upadhyay, and A. K. Singh, “Sustainability of Moringa-oil–based biodiesel blended lubricant,” Energy Sources, Part A Recover. Util. Environ. Eff., vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 313–319, Feb. 2017.
  • Y. Singh, A. Singla, and S. Bhurat, “Tribological behavior of pongamia oil-based biodiesel blended lubricant at different loads,” Energy Sources, Part A Recover. Util. Environ. Eff., vol. 38, no. 19, pp. 2876–2882, Oct. 2016.
  • Y. Singh, A. Singla, and A. K. Singh, “Tribological characteristics of Mongongo-oil–based biodiesel blended lubricant,” Energy Sources, Part A Recover. Util. Environ. Eff., vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 332–338, Feb. 2017.

International Book Proceeding:

  • A. Singla, R. Garg, and M. Saxena, “Wear Properties of A356/Al2O3 Metal Matrix Composites Produced by Insitu Squeeze Casting Techniques,” 2018, pp. 213–217.
  •  A. Singla, M. S. Goyat, and S. Sahu, “Synthesis of Silver Nano Particles on Sol-Gel Base and Its Effect Against Water Purification,” 2018, pp. 187–191.
  • A. Singla, S. Krishna Moorthi, and A. Rahiman, “Electrochemical Materials from the Fungal Mineralization of Manganese,” 2018, pp. 31–37.
  • G. Louchaert, R. Garg, A. Singla, R. Gupta, and M. S. Goyat, “Influence of Nanoparticle Type, Size and Concentration on Performance and Safety of Epoxy Composite Adhesively Bonded Metal Joints: A Critical Review,” 2018, pp. 61–66.
  • D. Kumar, R. Dewan, R. Sharma, and A. Singla, “Design and Fabrication of Hybrid Land–Air Vehicle,” in Data Driven Approach Towards Disruptive Technologies: Proceedings of MIDAS 2020, 2021, pp. 1–8.
  • A. Singla, K. M. Sankar, and Y. Singh, “Ecotoxicology: methods and risks,” Handb. Nanomater. nanocomposites energy Environ. Appl., pp. 1–19, 2020.

Conferences

  • “Production of Biodiesel/Diesel Fuel Blends from Waste Cooking Oil and Their Emission Analysis on Unmodified CI Engine’’ published in the proceeding of The 1st National Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology (REDSET 2014), 17-18 October 2014, Gurgaon, India.
  • Paper presented in the International conference Nano for Energy and water 22-24. Feb 2017 Dehradun , India
  • Paper Presented in International conference on Innovative research in “Mechanical, Material, Industrial, Automotive , Aeronautical and Nano Technology(MIANT 2018), 3 Feb 2018 at JNU, New Delhi.
  • Paper Presented in International conference of computational & Experimental Methods in Mechanical Engineering(ICCEME-2019),3-5 May 2019.
  • Poster presentation on 'A Comparative review of biodiesel production from Edible and Non-Edible oil' in ICAMEES-2018.

Patents Filed 
Biomass Stove with efficient energy (File no. 201911011348)
Industrial Based Projects

Final Year project in ME (Feb 2007 – June 2007)
Topic: Flow analysis of Air Intake Manifold.
Intake manifold consists curved pipes and flow is considerably more complex if it is curved conduits.
The outline of the project is to check the pressure drop at various positions of manifold. it consists of two parts : 3D modeling and flow analysis. This was done using FE packages (Solid works and Abaqus).
The manifold which was taken for this project was Air intake Manifold of Toyota Camry.

Summer Project at Deakin University in ME (Nov 2005-Feb2006)
Topic: Use of Mg alloys in Automotive Industry.
Magnesium is very light in weight and it have very good machining and surface finishing ability, due to this it is using in Automotive Industry, But compare to other metals it don’t have good hardness and crash resistance ability. So the Aim of this project was to look at the behavior of Mg alloys at different temperature. The project was done at Geelong Technical Precinct (GTP) Deakin University.
The project consists literature Review of research papers, data collection hardness testing, and analysis of behaviors at different temp & different forming process.

Final Year Project in BE.
Topic:  Development of Special Purpose Machine.
The project work involved the study of the design and principle of operation of the different machines .I get hands on experience on CNC Lathe,EDM wire machine, honing machine precision cylindrical grinder, milling spindles, jig boring etc .A training conduct in Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute(CMERI) India for the development of the SPM. Equipment used was Auto Cad, welding machines, CNC Lathes etc.

Third year training in BE.
Topic: Paper Manufacturing Process Analysis.
The training work involved the study of different Process used in making a paper. The process involves chipping, screening, chemical recovery, bleaching, pulp making, dryers, press, cylinder etc.The training was undertaken in Ballarpur Industries Ltd. (Bilt) Unit ShreeGopal India. This was a very good exposure for me to learn new methods and technologies. The project consists report writing, data collection, Power presentation and learn new management skills. The company is a big manufacturer of soap and paper. For the industrial waste they are using ETP (Effluent treatment plant), I have a good knowledge of that.
Effect of Nano additives shape, size and concentration on the tribological behaviour of bio lubricant.

Projects:

  • Design and Development of firefighting equipment’s Role: CO-PI Year 2021, Amount 10,35,000
  • Effect of Nano Additive shape size and Conc. on the Tribological Behaviour of Bio-lubricants Role: Project Investigator Year 2019, Amount 2.0 Lac

Honours and Achievements:

  • Star Researcher Award 2020 - 2021 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
  • Best Researcher Award: Nomination – 2018 & 2019 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
  • Best Researcher Award - 2015, 2016 & 2017, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun Member of ISP and lectures delivery for Hero Motor Corp and Mahindra & Mahindra.  
  • Part of Energy Audit Team and successfully conducted lean audit in more than 15 industries in Uttrakhand.    

Professional Memberships/Fellowship:

ASTM, AIST, TMS, IAENG, IRED, ACADEMIC COUNCIL-UPES, IQAC-UPES

Personal interests:

Cooking, Movies, Music.