Faculty Department

Dr Ashish karn

Dr Ashish Karn

Associate Professor

 

Academic Background                       

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering |Minor: Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics. | Thesis: Bubbly flow physics for applications in next-generation aerated hydro turbines and underwater transport, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA, 2016
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering |Specialization: Aerosol Sciences and Particle Technology, Aerosol Instrumentation |Minor.: Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA, 2013
  • B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering | Thesis: Growth and characterization of Indium Oxide Nanostructures, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), 2011                                             

RESEARCH INTERESTS

(Refer to MultiPhase Flows Lab: anurl.in/mpfl)

Experimental thermal-fluid sciences and Aerospace Applications, Small scale hydropower: Silt and Cavitation erosion in hydro turbines; Hydrokinetic turbines, Underwater acoustics; Gas-liquid mass transfer for environmental applications such as wastewater treatment, aeration and water desalination; Naval hydrodynamics; Multiphase flows: bubbles and drops; Flow Measurement; Drop Impact; Particle/Shadow Image Velocimetry; Digital image processing; Aerosol Measurement and Instrumentation; Particle Technology; Innovative Pedagogy in Engineering Education, Active Learning in Engineering (Refer to www.drkarnteaching.com); Early Science Technology Engineering Education and Mathematics of India.

 

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Rotary International, Dehradun Rotary Club, The Nation Builder’s Award, Sep. 5 2021.
  • Toycathon-2021, All India Council for Technical Education, Winner, Digital Toycathon Category for board game ‘Mission Setubandha’, 2021.
  • National Innovation Foundation (NIF), Department of Science and Technology, India, COVID Innovation Challenge, 2020.
  • Foundation for Integrated Support and Solution, Government of India, COVID-19 Open Innovation Challenge (Winner, Ist Position at National level). 2020.
  • Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, India, Early Career Research Award, 2018.
  • University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Award for Research Excellence, 2020-21.
  • University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Award for Individual Teaching Excellence 2018-2019.
  • University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Research Excellence Award 2017-2018.
  • University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Individual Teaching Excellence Award 2017-2018.
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA, Edward Silberman Award, College of Science and Engineering, 2015-2016 (Awarded for excellence in scientific research)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate School, 2015-2016 (Awarded to the selected best dissertations in the graduate school)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Preparing Future Faculty Certificate, Graduate School, 2016.
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Student Fund Award, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, 2015
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, DDF Conference Travel Grant, Graduate School, 2015
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Frank and Julie Tsai Travel Award, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, 2014
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Mechanical Engineering Departmental Fellowship, 2011-2012
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, BOSS Award for a best hardcore experimental project in Mechanical Engineering, 2011
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, Summer Undergraduate Research Award, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 2009
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, National Council for Educational Research and Training, New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, National Talent Search (NTSE) Scholarship for six consecutive years, 2005-2011
    American Society of Metals, Third Place, International Metallographic Contest, 2011
  • American Society of Metals, Honorable Mention, International Metallographic Contest, 2011.


Career Graph

  • University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
    • Cluster Head, Mechanical Cluster (Mechanical & Aerospace), Dec 2021-Present.
    • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, June 2021-Present.
    • Assistant Professor (Selection Grade), Mechanical Engg, July 2017 – June 2021.
  • College of Engineering Roorkee, Uttarakhand
    • Assistant Professor, June 2016 – June 2017
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA.
    • Research Assistant, Aug 2011 – April 2016.

 

FUNDED RESEARCH PROPOSALS

  • Design, Fabrication and Pilot Study of a COmfortably Vented Indigenously Designed (COVID) Fabric Helmet to Curb Infection Spread in Community Settings such as Education and Healthcare, National Innovation Foundation, Department of Science and Technology (PI), COVID Innovation Challenge.
  • Ventilation augmented supercavitating technology for next-generation hydropower, Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology as a Principle Investigator (PI) towards Early Career Research Award, Funding amount: 44.6 lakhs.
  • Experimental Investigation of ventilated supercavitation at high cavitator temperature, UPES SEED Grant, 2021 (with Mr. Kumar Gaurav as PI)
  • Novel technology of water lifting technique and efficiency enhancement of hydro turbines in remote hilly areas, UPES SEED Grant, 2021 (with Dr. Ramesh Donga as PI)
  • Novel Strategies to induce bubble coalescence for industrial and naval applications, SEED Research Grant, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, 2018. (as PI, co-PI: Dr. Abhay Kumar).
  • In-situ monitoring of industrial bubbly flows and bubble size control via continuous feedback approach, SEED Research Grant, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, 2018.
  • Conversion of waste sewage sludge to wealth via hydrolysis/methanogenesis and pyrolysis, SEED Research Grant, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, 2018. (as co-PI, PI: Dr. V Chintala).

 


JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (34)

 


BOOK CHAPTER (5)

  • Karn, A., Thakur, S., Badoni, P. (2021) ANURL: An innovative management scheme for web uniform resource locators. Micro-Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. Proceedings of 5th ICMETE 2021. Chapter 55. Springer. ISBN 978-981-16-8720-4.

  • Dwivedi, A., Chintala, V., Chawdhary, H., Karn, A. (2020), Development of a Selective Catalyst Reduction System with Zeolite for NOx Emissions Reduction in CI Engines. Advances in Sustainable Development, Chapter 19. ISBN 978-981-16-4399-6.

  • Sawant, G., Gaurav, K., Mittal, G., Karn, A. (2021), A short review on the development of novel facemasks during COVID-19 pandemic. Advances in Behavioral Based Safety, Chapter 13. ISBN 978-981-16-8269-8.

  • Karn, A., Kanchi, R., Deo, S. S. (2021), Design and Development of an automated monitored hand hygiene system to curb infection spread in institutional settings during COVID-19 pandemic. Advances in Behavioral Based Safety, Chapter 14. ISBN 978-981-16-8269-8.

  • Karn, A., Narula, V., Arndt R. & Hong, J. (2016). Insight into Ventilation Demand Estimation for High-speed Supercavitating Underwater Vehicles. Lectures in Mechanical Engineering, Springer.

 

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS(10)

  • Karn, A., Badoni P., Trivedi, T. (2021) A mentoring scheme including personalized notification of course performance to students with enhanced transparency and confidentiality. Copyright Registration # CO/SW-26073/2021., Copyright Office, Government of India.
  • Karn, A., Chandok, K., Joshi, M., Trivedi, T. (2021) An assignment design and transmission portal to inculcate integrity and self-reliance. Copyright Registration # SW-15072/2021., Copyright Office, Government of India.
  • Thakur, Suyash, Karn, Dr. Ashish, Badoni Pankaj (2021), ANURL: An indigenous and innovative URL shortening service. Copyright Registration # SW-14748/2021., Copyright Office, Government of India.
  • Karn, A. et al. (2021) Mission Setubandha. Copyright Registration # 30495/2021-CO/L, Copyright Office, Government of India.
  • Karn, A. et al. (2021) Meru Prastara: Introduction, rules and gameplay. Copyright Registration # 30617/2021-CO/L, Copyright Office, Government of India.
  • Karn, A. et al. (2021) Mission Setubandha: The Game board. Copyright Registration # 30675/2021-CO/A, Copyright Office, Government of India.
  • Karn, A. et al. (2021) Meru Prastara: Game Board. Copyright Registration # 30630/2021-CO/A, Copyright Office, Government of India.
  • Karn, A. et al. (2021) Mission Setubandha: The game board-II Copyright Registration # 30664/2021-CO/L, Copyright Office, Government of India.
  • Karn, A. et al. (2021) Arogya: A board game on Health and Wealth. Copyright Registration # 30495/2021-CO/L, Copyright Office, Government of India.
  • Karn, A., Karn, V., Kumar, A., Deo, Shashank S, A Fabric Helmet based protective gear, Intellectual Property India, Patent Application # 329398-001 (Filed 18th May 2020).


CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (22)

 

  • Rajkumar, R., Gaurav, K., Karn, A., Kumar, V., Shukla, H. (2021) Numerical investigation of the effect of liquid temperature on supercavitation. International Conference on Emerging Research in Civil, Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering (ERCAM 2021), Bangalore, India.
  • Dwivedi, A., Sawant, G., Karn, A. (2021) Effective computational tools for teaching and learning of heat transfer through extended surfaces. International Conference on Emerging Research in Civil, Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering (ERCAM 2021), Bangalore, India.


INVITED TALKS (9)

  • Unravelling the flow physics of transport – The interlink between automotive and other modes, National Faculty Development Programme on “Technological Evolution and Implementation of Modern Tools in Automotive Engineering”, 30th June, 2020.
  • Research Perspectives on extracting Kinetic Hydro Power, ONGC Energy Center, New Delhi, India; Feb 6, 2019.
  • Case Studies on Hydropower Research: American and Indian Perspectives, TATA Power Hydros, Khopoli, Maharashtra, India; Jan 2, 2019.
  • Multiphase flows in Turbomachinery, Jaipur Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, April 2018.
  • A robust image analysis approach for high void fraction gas-liquid flows, 3rd World Congress on Petrochemistry and Chemical Engineering, Atlanta, USA, Nov. 30 2015.
  • Computational simulations in mechanical engineering, Engineering and Technology Department, University of Wisconsin Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA, March 29 2016.
  • Multiphase flows in fluid machinery, Department of Mechanical Engineering, California State University Fullerton, Los Angeles, California, USA, April 5 2016.
  • Bubbly flow physics for applications in aerated hydroturbines and underwater transport, Department of Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusets, USA, April 28, 2016.
  • Applications of multiphase flows, School of Mechanical, Materials and Energy Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Punjab, India, May 3 2016.


    RESEARCH IMPACT (MEDIA PUBLICATIONS ETC.)


    INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE

    • TATA Power Hydros, Khopoli and Bhira, Maharashtra, India, Internship and Visit, 2018 – 2019. Closely worked on few of the problems related to water quality mitigation.
    • ALSTOM Renewable Power Canada Inc., Sorel Tracy, Canada |Collaborator, 2013 – 2015. Suggested design and operational strategies for ventilated hydroturbine blades and investigated bubble size and mass transfer characteristics at different hydrodynamic conditions through water-tunnel experiments.
    • TSI Inc., Shoreview, MN | Collaborator, 2011 – 2013. Conducted extensive bench-top laboratory experiments, field measurements and analyzed data for the design and development of a novel particle counter than can measure particles down to 1 nm.
    • JCB India Limited, Ballabgarh, Haryana, India |Summer Intern, 2010. Implemented efficient material handling strategies and mistake-proofing solutions on the assembly line of a backhoe loader plant.


    TEACHING INNOVATIONS

    Active-learning in Engineering Education

    Developed active learning modules for thermal-fluid science based courses in Engineering such as Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer.

    Repository creation & Integration of Python/Excel VBA tools in Engineering courses

    Developed computational tools for all courses in Mechanical Engineering as well as high school physics for improvement in pedagogy and teaching-learning experience. Repository can be found at drkarnteaching.com.

    Story-telling in Engineering

    Developed story-telling in engineering modules for thermo-fluid science based courses. Details can be found at drkarnteaching.com.

    Assignment design and transmission tool

    Ideated and developed an automated assignment design and transmission tool to provide randomized subjective assignment papers to students to inculcate integrity.

    Revamping Engineering Labs: Flipped Approach & Research Writing

    Introduced the concept of flipped-lab approach and integrated research writing into the engineering labs to promote coding and analysis skills as well as general interest of students in engineering labs.

    ACADEMIC AND OTHER SERVICE

    Editorial Positions

    Engineering Journal (Associate Editor) | SCOPUS Journal, 2020-Present.

    Reviewer, DST

    Review Committee of INSPIRE Awards - MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspiration and Knowledge) , DST, Government of India.

    Session Chair

    International Conference on Advanced Materials, Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, 2018.

    Conference Moderator

    Served as the conference moderator for 3rd world congress on Petrochemistry and Chemical Engineering, Atlanta, USA, 2015.

 

Conference Presentations (37)

  • Rajkumar, R., Gaurav, K., Karn, A., Kumar, V., Shukla, H. (2021) Numerical investigation of the effect of liquid temperature on supercavitation. International Conference on Emerging Research in Civil, Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering (ERCAM 2021), Bangalore, India.

  • Dwivedi, A., Sawant, G., Karn, A. (2021) Effective computational tools for teaching and learning of heat transfer through extended surfaces. International Conference on Emerging Research in Civil, Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering (ERCAM 2021), Bangalore, India.

  • Agarwal, R., Dwivedi, P., Mahawar, R., Karn, A. (2021) Design and Analysis of Longitudinal Butt Joint Using Spreadsheets. International Conference on Emerging Research in Civil, Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering (ERCAM 2021), Bangalore, India.

  • Karn, A., Thakur, S., Badoni, P. (2021) ANURL: An innovative management scheme for web uniform resource locators. International Conference on Intelligent Systems & Sustainable Computing (ICISSC 2021), Springer, Hyderabad, India.

  • Mahawar, R., Dwivedi, P., Agrawal, R., Karn, A. (2020) Novel surface aerators for water quality enhancement in hydropower enhancement. Technical Symposium, Dehradun.

  • Dwivedi, A., Chintala, V., Chawdhary, H., Karn, A. (2020) Development of a Selective Catalyst Reduction System with Zeolite for NOx Emissions Reduction in CI Engines. International Conference on Advances in the Field of Health, Safety, Fire, Environment & Allied Sciences (HSFEA 2020), Dehradun

  • Karn, A., Kanchi, R., Deo, Shashank S. (2020) Design and Development of an Automated Monitored Hand Hygiene System to Curb Infection Spread in Institutional Settings during COVID-19 Pandemic. International Conference on Advances in the Field of Health, Safety, Fire, Environment & Allied Sciences (HSFEA 2020), Dehradun.

  • Sawant, G., Gaurav, K., Mittal, G., Karn, A. (2020) A short review on the development of novel face masks during COVID-19 pandemic. International Conference on Advances in the Field of Health, Safety, Fire, Environment & Allied Sciences (HSFEA 2020), Dehradun.

  • Acharya, A., Dwivedi, A., Karn, A. (2020). Determination of steady-state charge distribution of aerosols passing through bipolar ionizers: A Monte-Carlo Simulation-based study. Advances in Chemical Engineering, Dehradun, India.

  • Nawani, S., Deo, S. S., Kumar, A., Karn, A. (2020). Estimation of loss coefficient for flow through cross-junctions through CFD Simulations. Advances in Chemical Engineering, Dehradun, India.

  • Karn, A., Upadhyay, J., Rosiejka, B., Karn, A. (2020). Unravelling the popular science-show demonstration: “The grape-plasma” through high-speed visualizations. Advances in Chemical Engineering, Dehradun, India.

  • Vyas, A., Singh, D., Karn, A. (2020). Secondary Fluid injection in turbomachines. Advances in Chemical Engineering, Dehradun, India.

  • Kar, A., Dhebar, A., Khan, K., Karn, A. (2020). Visualization of bubble generation upon interaction with an ultrasonic horn in liquids at different carbonation levels. Advances in Chemical Engineering, Dehradun, India.

  • Mahawar, R., Dwivedi, P., Vyas, A., Kumar, A., Karn, A. (2020). Rewriting the Cavitation story in Engineering. Advances in Chemical Engineering, Dehradun, India.

  • Mittal, G., Donga, R. K., Kumar, A., Karn, A., (2019). Identification of Silt Erosion Areas on Francis Turbine Guide Vanes Through Numerical Simulation. 46th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, PSG Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India.

  • Donga, R. K., Kumar, A., Karn, A., (2019). A numerical study on the bifurcation of rectangular orifice synthetic jets. 46th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, PSG Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India.

  • Srivastava, A., Mishra, A., De, R., Chintala, V., Kumar., A.,Karn, A., (2018). Some insights into drop impacts on a hydrophobic surface. 7th International and 45th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, IIT Bombay, India.

  • Chintala, V., Kumar, S., Kumar, P., Kumar, A., Karn, A., (2018). Development of an after-treatment device with low-cost catalysts for NOx emission reduction from diesel engines. 7th International and 45th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, IIT Bombay, India.

  • Karn, A., Ragunath, S., De., R., Chintala, V., Kumar., A., (2018). High-speed imaging reveals a close resemblance between drop impacts on a solid surface and the interaction of a cold droplet placed upon a hot liquid pool. 7th International and 45th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, IIT Bombay, India.

  • Karn, A., (2017). Exploring the relationship between natural and artificial modes of supercavitation. 44th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Amritapuri, Kollam, Kerala, India.

  • Karn, A., Narula, V., Arndt R. & Hong, J. (2016). Insight into Ventilation Demand Estimation for High-speed Supercavitating Underwater Vehicles. 3rd International Conference on Applications of Fluid Dynamics, Dhanbad, India.

  • Karn, A., Rosiejka, B., Narula, V. & Chaturvedi, A., (2016). Some Insights into Air Entrainment Characteristics of Artificial Supercavities. 6th International and 43rd National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Allahabad, India

  • Karn, A., Shao, S., Arndt, R. E. A., & Hong, J. (2016). Probing into physics of ventilated demand for supercavitating underwater vehicles. 31st ONR Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, Monterey, CA

  • Ahn, B.K., Jeong, S.W., Kim, J.H., Shao, S., Karn, A., Hong, J., & Arndt, R., (2016). Experimental Investigation of artificial supercavitation. 31st ONR Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, Monterey, CA

  • Karn, A., Monson, G. M., Ellis, C., Hong, J., Arndt, R. E. A., & Gulliver, J. (2015). Oxygen transfer across ventilated hydrofoils. The 7th International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces, Seattle.

  • Karn, A., Arndt, R. E. A., & Hong, J. (2015). Closure mechanisms of ventilated supercavities under steady and unsteady flow conditions. 9th International Symposium on Cavitation, Switzerland.

  • Karn, A., Arndt, R. E. A. & Hong, J. (2015). On the relationship between super cavity closures, air entrainment and internal flows. 68th Annual Meeting of APS-DFD, Boston.

  • De, R., Karn, A., Noonan, J., Rosiejka, B., Arndt, R., & Hong, J. (2015). Characterization of drop impact based on internal flow quantification. 68th Annual Meeting of APS-DFD, Boston.

  • Karn, A., Arndt, R. E. A. & Hong, J. (2015), A robust image analysis approach for high void fraction gas-liquid flows, 3rd World Congress on Petrochemistry and Chemical Engineering, Atlanta

  • Karn, A., Ellis, C., Arndt, R. E. A., & Hong, J. (2014). Bubble size measurements in a bubbly wake. 67th Annual Meeting of APS-DFD, San Francisco.

  • Arndt, R. E. A., Karn, A. & Hong, J. (2014). A unified physical model to explain super cavity closure. 67th Annual Meeting of APS-DFD, San Francisco.

  • Ellis C., Karn, A., Hong, J., Lee, S. J., Kawakami, E., Scott, D., Gulliver, J. & Arndt, R. E. A., (2014). Measurements in the wake of a ventilated hydrofoil: A step towards improved turbine aeration techniques. 27th IAHR Symposium Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Montreal, Canada.

  • Kawakami, E., Lee, S. J., Karn, A., Hong, J. & Arndt, R. E. A. (2013). Improved performance with ventilation. 66th Annual Meeting of APS-DFD, Pittsburgh.

  • Arndt, R. E. A., Lee, S. J., Kawakami, E., Hong, J. & Karn, A. (2013). Ventilation of a hydrofoil wake. 66th Annual Meeting of APS-DFD, Pittsburgh.

  • Scott, D., Sabourin, M., Beaulieu, S., Ellis, C. & Karn, A. (2015). Optimizing dissolved oxygen transfer in auto-venting turbines. HydroVision International 2015, Portland.

  • Lee, S. J., Kawakami, E., Karn, A., Arndt, R. E. A. (2014). Experimental investigation on the behaviours of ventilated supercavities. Proceedings of the annual autumn meeting of the SNAK (The Society of Naval Architects of Korea), Changwon, Korea, 2014.

  • Zhao J., Han H. S., Karn A., and McMurry P. (2015), Development of an Ultrafine Condensation Particle Counter (UCPC) for Measurements of Particles Down to 1 nm in Diameter, 34th American Association for Aerosol Research Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Karn, A., Aravindan, S. & Singh, V. N., (2011). Metallographic analysis of Polyhedral Indium Zinc Oxide Mesocontainers.International Metallographic contest 2011, American Society of Metals, Aug. 7 – 11, 2011, Nashville, TN.

  • Karn, A., Aravindan, S., Singh, V. N. & Mehta, B. R., (2011). Synthesis, shape evolution and growth mechanism of Polyhedral Indium Zinc Oxide Mesocontainers. International Metallographic contest 2011, American Society of Metals, Aug. 7 – 11, 2011, Nashville, TN.