Publications

Patents:

1. Shanks K., Sundaram S., Ffrench-Constant R., and Mallick TK., 2015, “Butterflies as Photovoltaic Concentrators”, Application No: 1509621.7 (Pending).

Books:

1. Kaushika N.D., Reddy K.S., Kaushik K., 2016, “Sustainable Energy and the Environment: A Clean Technology Approach”, Springer International Publishing, 2016, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-29446-9.

2. Sundaram S., Benson D., Mallick T K., 2016, “Solar Photovoltaic Technology Production: potential environmental impacts and implications for governance”, Elsevier Publications (in review).

3. Reddy K S and Mallick T K., 2017, Advanced Solar Power Generation Technologies for energy efficiency and sustainability, Athena Academic Limited, UK (in progress).

Book chapters:

1. K. Shanks, S. Senthilarasu, T.K. Mallick, High-Concentration Optics for Photovoltaic Applications, in: P. Pérez-Higueras, E.F. Fernández (Eds.), High Conc. Photovoltaics Fundam. Eng. Power Plants, Springer International Publishing, 2015.

2. P. Rodrigo, L. Micheli, F. Almonacid, The High-Concentrator Photovoltaic Module, in: P. Pérez-Higueras, E.F. Fernández (Eds.), High Conc. Photovoltaics Fundam. Eng. Power Plants, Springer International Publishing, 2015.

Journal Papers:

1. Katie Shanks, S. Senthilarasu, Richard H. ffrench-Constant, Tapas K. Mallick, White butterflies as solar photovoltaic concentrators” Scientific Reports, Volume 5, 2015.

2. Alberto Soria Moya, Florencia Almonacid, Eduardo Fernandez-Fernandez, Pedro Rodrigo, Tapas K. Mallick, Pedro Perez-Higueras, “Performance analysis of models for calculating the maximum power of high concentrator photovoltaic modules” IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Volume 5, 2015, Pages 947-955.

3. Leonardo Micheli, Nabin Sarmah, Xichun Luo, K S Reddy, Tapas K Mallick, "Opportunities and challenges in micro- and nano- technologies for concentrating photovoltaic cooling: A review", Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 20 (2013) 595-610.

4. K.S. Reddy, Madhusudan Kumar, T.K. Mallick, H. Sharon, S. Lokeswaran, A review of Integration, Control, Communication and Metering (ICCM) of renewable energy based smart grid, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 38, October 2014, Pages 180-192.

5. Leonardo Micheli, Nabin Sarmah, Xichun Luo, K.S. Reddy, Tapas K. Mallick, Design of A 16-Cell Densely-packed Receiver for High Concentrating Photovoltaic Applications, Energy Procedia, Volume 54, 2014, Pages 185-198.

6. K.S. Reddy, S. Lokeswaran, Pulkit Agarwal, Tapas K. Mallick, Numerical Investigation of Micro-channel based Active Module Cooling for Solar CPV System, Energy Procedia, Volume 54, 2014, Pages 400-416.

7. A K Mathew, I Bhui, S N Banerjee, R. Goswami, A. K. chakraborty, A. Shome S Balachandran, S Chaudhury, "Biogas Production from locally available aquatic weeds of Santiniketan through Anaerobic Digestion”, Clean Technology and Environmental Policy, November 2014.

8. Eduardo Fernandez-Fernandez, Florencia Almonacid, Tapas K. Mallick, Pedro Perez-Higueras, “Analytical Modelling of High Concentrator Photovoltaic Modules Based on Atmospheric Parameters” International Journal of Photoenergy Volume 2015, 2015.

9. J.G. Castellanos, M. Walker, D. Poggio, M. Pourkashanian, W. Nimmo, “Modelling an off-grid integrated renewable energy system for rural electrification in India using photovoltaics and anaerobic digestion”, Renewable Energy 74, 2015, Pages 390-398.

10. Florencia Almonacid, Eduardo Fernandez-Fernandez, Tapas K. Mallick, Pedro Perez-Higueras, “High concentrator photovoltaic module simulation by neuronal networks using spectrally corrected direct normal irradiance and cell temperature”, Energy, Volume 84, 2015, Pages 336-343.

11. Leonardo Micheli, S. Senthilarasu, K.S. Reddy, Tapas Mallick, "Applicability of silicon micro-finned heat sinks for 500x Concentrating Photovoltaics Systems", Journal of Materials Science, Volume 50, 2015, Pages 5378–5388.

12. Leonardo Micheli, Nabin Sarmah, K.S. Reddy, Xichun Luo, Tapas Mallick, "Design, Development, and Analysis of a Densely Packed 500x Concentrating Photovoltaic Cell Assembly on Insulated Metal Substrate", International Journal of Photoenergy, Volume 2015, 2015.

13. Leonardo Micheli, K.S. Reddy, Tapas Mallick, "General correlations among geometry, orientation and thermal performance of natural convective micro-finned heat sinks", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 91, 2015, Pages 711-724.

14. Leonardo Micheli, K.S. Reddy, Tapas Mallick, "Thermal effectiveness and mass usage of horizontal micro-fins under natural convection", Applied Thermal Engineering, 2015 (In press).

15. Kandavel Manickam, David M. Grant, Gavin S. Walker, Optimization of AB2 type alloy composition with superior hydrogen storage properties for stationary applications, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 40, Issue 46, 14 December 2015, Pages 16288-16296

16. Katie Shanks, S. Senthilarasu, Tapas K. Mallick, Optics for concentrating photovoltaics: Trends, limits and opportunities for materials and design, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 60, July 2016, Pages 394-407.

17. Leonardo Micheli, K.S. Reddy, Tapas Mallick, Thermal effectiveness and mass usage of horizontal micro-fins under natural convection, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2015 (In press).

18. K.S. Reddy, S. Aravindhan, Tapas K. Mallick, Investigation of Performance and Emission Characteristics of a Biogas Fuelled Electric Generator Integrated with Solar Concentrated Photovoltaic System, Renewable Energy, 2015 (Accepted).

19. Leonardo Micheli, Eduardo F. Fernandez, Nabin Sarmah, S. Senthilarasu, K.S. Reddy, Tapas Mallick, Small-Volume Fabrication of a 144-Cell Assembly for High-Concentrating Photovoltaic Receivers, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering: Including Wind Energy and Building Energy Conservation, 2015 (Accepted).

20. Katie Shanks, Hassan Baig, Sundaram Senthilarasu, K. S. Reddy, Tapas K. Mallick, "Conjugate refractive-reflective homogeniser in a 500x Cassegrain concentrator: design and limits", IET Journals-Renewable Power Generation, 2016 (Accepted).

21. Ramansu Goswami, Pritam Chattopadhyay, Arunima Shome, Sambhu Nath Banerjee, Amit Kumar Chakraborty, Anil K. Mathew, Shibani Chaudhury, "An overview of physico-chemical mechanisms of biogas production by microbial communities: a step towards sustainable waste management", IET3 Biotech, 2016 (Accepted).

22. Katie Shanks, Nabin Sarmah, Juan P. Ferrer-Rodriguez, S. Senthilarasu, K. S. Reddy, Eduardo F. Fernández, Tapas Mallick, "Theoretical Investigation Considering Manufacturing Errors of a High Concentrating Photovoltaic of Cassegrain design and it's Experimental Validation", Solar Energy, 2016 (Accepted).

23. Leonardo Micheli, K. S. Reddy, Tapas Mallick, "Experimental comparison of micro-scaled plate-fins and pin-fins under natural convection", International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 2016 (Accepted).

Conference papers:

1. Leonardo Micheli, Nabin Sarmah, Xichun Luo, K S Reddy, Tapas K Mallick, " Infrared reflecting coverglass for multijunction cells in a terrestial high -concentrating photovoltaic system", In: Conference proceedings of 27th EU PVSEC, Germany, 2012.

2. Marios Theristis, Nabin Sarmah, Tapas K Mallick, Tadhg S, O'Donovan, "Design and numerical analysis of enhanced cooling techniues for a high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) system", In: Conference proceedings of 27th EU PVSEC, Germany, 2012.

3. Narsa Reddy Tummuru, Mahesh K. Mishra and S. Srinivas, “Synchronization of Variable Speed PMSG Based Wind Energy Conversion System to the Grid with Power Quality Improvement Features”, In: IEEE PEDES-2012 conference, Bengaluru, India.

4. Narsa Reddy Tummuru, Mahesh K. Mishra and S.Srinivas, “Integration of PV/Battery Hybrid Energy Conversion System to the Grid with Power Quality Improvement Features”, In: IEEE ICIT-2013 Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.

5. Katie Shanks, Nabin Sarmah, Tapas K Mallick, "The design and optical optimisation of a two stage reflective type high concentrating photovoltaic module using ray trace modelling", In: PVSAT-9 Conference, 10-12 April 2013, Swansea, UK.

6. Nabin Sarmah, Katie Shanks, Leonardo Micheli, KS Reddy, Tapas K Mallick, "Design and optical performance analysis of a reflective type high concentrating photovoltaic system." In: CPV-9 Conference, 15-17 April 2013.

7. Davide Poggio, Mark Walker, William Nimmo, Mohamed Pourkashanian, "Model based evaluation of control strategies for the operation of anaerobic digesters in a microgrid with variable biogas demand" In: 13th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion: Recovering (bio) Resources for the World, 25-28 June 2013.

8. Leonardo Micheli, Nabin Sarmah, Xichun Luo, K S Reddy, Tapas K Mallick "Thermal effects of micro-fins geometry on a silicon receiver for a CPV cooling purpose." In Conference proceeding of 27th EU PVSEC, Paris, France, 2013.

9. K. S. Reddy, S. Lokeswaran, Pulkit Agarwal, Tapas Mallick, “Numerical Analysis of Micro Channel Heat Sink Cooling System for Solar Concentrating Photovoltaic Module”, In: International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER), 10-12 December, 2013, Mumbai.

10. Mark Walker, Lin Ma, Mohamed Pourkashanian, “Optimisation of a gas-mixed anaerobic digester using a combined CFD and biochemical kinetic modelling approach” In: International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER), 10-12 December, 2013, Mumbai.

11. Davide Poggio, Mark Walker, William Nimmo, Mohamed Pourkashanian. Estimation of the kinetic model parameters of anaerobic digestion of waste materials using semi-continuous laboratory scale digesters. In: International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER), 10-12 December, 2013, Mumbai.

12. Anil Mathew, Ramansu Goswami, Sambhu Banerjee, Amit Chakraborty, Arunima Shome, S. Balachandran, Shibani Chaudhury, “Comparison of Biogas Production from Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and Salvinia (Salvinia cucullata)”, In: International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER), 10-12 December, 2013, Mumbai.

13. Tapas Mallick, Nabin Sarmah, Sambhu Banerjee, Leonardo Micheli, K S Reddy, Prakash Ghosh, Gavin Walker, Shibani Choudhury, Mohamed Pourkashanian, Joel Hamilton, Donald Giddings, Mark Walker, Kandavel Manickam, Amit Hazara, S Balachandran, S Lokeswaran, David Grant, William Nimmo, Anil Mathew, “Design concept and configuration of a hybrid renewable energy system for rural electrification in India through BioCPV project”, In: International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER), 10-12 December, 2013, Mumbai.

14. Leonardo Micheli, Nabin Sarmah, Xichun Luo, KS Reddy, Tapas K. Mallick, “Development of a novel 16-cell densely packed 500x CPV assembly on insulated metal substrate”, In: International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER), 10-12 December, 2013, Mumbai.

15. Marios Theristis, George E. Arnaoutakis, Nabin Sarmah, Tapas Mallick, Tadhg O'Donovan, "Solar spectrum dependent thermal model for HCPV systems”, In: 13th UK Heat Transfer Conference, 2013, London.

16. Marios Theristis, M. E. Arnaoutakis, Nabin Sarmah, Tapas Mallick, and Tadhg O'Donovan, "3D thermal numerical analysis of a densely packed concentrating photovoltaic receiver," In: International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER), 10-12 December, 2013, Mumbai.

17. Kandavel Manickam, David M. Grant, Gavin S. Walker, "Optimization of AB2 - type alloy composition with superior hydrogen storage properties for stationary applications", In: International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER), 10-12 December, 2013, Mumbai.

18. Joel Hamilton, Donald Giddings, Gavin Walker, "Comparison of three absorption refrigerator configurations utilising two discontinuous low temperature waste heat sources", In: International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER), 10-12 December, 2013, Mumbai.

19. Indranil Bhui, Anil Mathews, Sambhu Nath Banerjee, S. Balachandran, Shibani Choudhury, "Biogas production from various feedstocks using co-digestion approach: A review", In: National seminar on Environmental Issues: Protection, Conservation and Management, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West-Bengal, 22-23 November, 2013.

20. Sambhu Nath Banerjee, Anil Mathews, S. Balachandran, Shibani Choudhury, "Biogas from biomass as an efficient and sustainable tool for development of rural masses in India", In: National seminar on Environmental Issues: Protection, Conservation and Management, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West-Bengal, 22-23 November, 2013.

21. Anil Mathews, Ramansu Goswami, Sambhu Nath Banerjee, S. Balachandran, Shibani Choudhury, "Biogas production from aquatic biomass present in and around Santiniketan", In: National conference on 'Environment: Pollution and Protection (EPP 2014), National Institute of Technology Durgapur, West Bengal, India.

22. Katie Shank, Nabin Sarmah, K. S. Reddy, Tapas Mallick, "The Design of a Parabolic Reflector System with High Tracking Tolerance for High Solar Concentration" In: CPV-10, Albuquerque, USA, 2014.

23. Leonardo Micheli, Nabin Sarmah, Xichun Luo, K S Reddy, Tapas K Mallick, "Design and Production of a 2.5 kWe Insulated Metal Substrate-based Densely Packed CPV Assembly." In: CPV-10, Albuquerque, USA, 2014.

24. K.S. Reddy, T.K. Mallick, Lokeswaran. S, “Performance Analysis of Spiral Flow Heat Recovery System for Cooling of CPV Module”, In: CPV-10, Albuquerque, USA, 2014.

25. Leonardo Micheli, Nabin Sarmah, Eduardo F. Fernandez, K S Reddy, Tapas K Mallick "Technical Issues and Challenges in the Fabrication of a Large High-Concentrating Photovoltaic Receiver." In: 40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Denver, USA, 2014.

26. Marios Theristis, Tadhg S, O'Donovan, "An integrated thermal electrical model for single cell photovoltaic receivers under concentration" In: 15th International Heat Transfer Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 10-15 August , 2014.

27. Arunima Shome, Ramansu Goswami, Anil K. Mathew, Sambhu N. Banerjee, Amit Kumar Chakraborty, S. Balachandran, Shibani Chaudhury, "Role of microbes in biogas production" In: TEQIP-II, SERB-DST, WBDST sponsored national seminar on “Environment: Pollution and protection”, Jan 30-Feb 1, 2014 held at National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India.

28. Amit Kumar Chakraborty‡, Ramansu Goswami‡, Debasree Sinha, S. Balachandran, Shibani Chaudhury, "Microbial activity & Biochemical mechanisms inside an Anaerobic Digester: A Review" In: ICME II 2014: Second International Conference on Mother Earth: To Achieve a Sustainable Future for All will be held on December 10 TO 12, 2014 in the University of Burdwan.

29. Amit Kumar Chakraborty, Ramansu Goswami, Sambhu Nath Banerjee, Debasree Sinha, S. Balachandran, Shibani Chaudhury, "Biogas: Viable Green Energy for the Rural Indian Population" In: International Seminar on Human Development and Sustainability Challenges and Strategies for the Asian Century. Organized by the Asia-Pacific Branch of the International Consortium for Social Development with Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan-731236, Birbhum, West Bengal, India (Date: January 16-1 8, 2015 )

30. I Bhui, A K Mathew, S N Banerjee, S Balachandran*, S Chaudhury, "Biogas production from locally available aquatic weed (Water Hyacinth and Salvinia) in Santiniketan using cow dung as an inoculum." In: International Seminar on Human Development and Sustainability Challenges and Strategies for the Asian Century. Organized by the Asia-Pacific Branch of the International Consortium for Social Development with Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan-731236, Birbhum, West Bengal, India (Date: January 16-1 8, 2015 )

31. Leonardo Micheli, S. Senthilarasu, K.S. Reddy, Tapas K. Mallick, “Applicability of micro-finned heat sinks for 500x Concentrating Photovoltaics Systems”, In: International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies 2014 (ICSET-14), Coibatore, India, 2014.

32. I Bhui, A K Mathew, S N Banerjee, S Balachandran*, S Chaudhury; “Biogas production from Water Hyacinth and Salvinia in Santiniketan using gut microflora.” In: ICME II 2014: Second International Conference on Mother Earth: To Achieve a Sustainable Future for All will be held on December 10 - 12, 2014 in the University of Burdwan.

33. Leonardo Micheli, K S Reddy, Tapas K Mallick, "Thermal Effectiveness and Mass Usage of Natural Convective Micro-Fins for Concentrating Photovoltaic Applications", In: International Conference on Polygeneration (ICP 2015), Chennai, India, 2015.

34. S. Lokeswaran, Tapas K. Mallick, K. S. Reddy, “Design of Effective String Interconnections for Concentrating Photovoltaic Cell Array”, 11th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV-11), Aix-les-Bains, France, 2015.

35. S. Lokeswaran, Tapas K. Mallick , K. S. Reddy, “Optical analysis of secondary concentrator with homogenizer for dispersed 12 X 12 array CPV receiver”, 11th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV-11), Aix-les-Bains, France, 2015.

36. K. S. Reddy, S. Lokeswaran, Tapas K. Mallick, “Thermal Performance Investigation of CPV Module Cooling by Segmented Spiral Channel Heat Recovery System”, 11th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV-11), Aix-les-Bains, France, 2015.

37. Leonardo Micheli, Eduardo Fernandez-Fernandez, Florencia Almonacid, K S Reddy, Tapas K Mallick, "Enhancing Ultra-high CPV Passive Cooling Using Least-material Finned Heat Sink ", 11th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV-11), Aix-les-Bains, France, 2015.

38. Leonardo Micheli, K S Reddy, Tapas K Mallick, "500× CPV receiver with integrated micro-finned heat sink", In: 11th Photovoltaic Science Application and Technology (PVSAT-11), Leeds, UK, 2015.

39. Leonardo Micheli, Eduardo Fernandez-Fernandez, Florencia Almonacid, K S Reddy, Tapas K Mallick, " Least-Material Approach for Passive Ultra-High CPV Cooling: an Experimental Investigation", In: 42th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, New Orleans, USA, 2015.

40. Leonardo Micheli, K.S. Reddy, Tapas K. Mallick, “Plate micro-fins in natural convection: an opportunity for passive concentrating photovoltaic cooling”, In: 70º Congresso Annuale ATI - Associazione Termotecnica Italiana, Rome, Italy, 9-11 September 2015.

41. Tapas K. Mallick, Leonardo Micheli, Sambhu Banerjee, Katie Shanks, S Lokeswaran, Hasan Baig, Fausto Calabria, Nabin Sarmah, Mark Walker, Marios Theristis, K S Reddy, Prakash Ghosh, Gavin Walker, Shibani Choudhury, Mohamed Pourkashanian, Tadgh O’Donovan, Joel Hamilton, Davide Poggio, Donald Giddings, Amit Hazara, S Balachandran, David Grant, William Nimmo, Anil Matthew, Florencia Almonacid, Eduardo F. Fernandez. “Status and perspective of Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems: the results of the BioCPV project and opportunities for a sustainable energy supply to rural areas”, In: Solar World Congress 2015, Daegu, Korea, 8-12 November 2015.

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