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prof. dr. A. (Aravind) Purushothaman Vellayani

prof. dr. A. (Aravind) Purushothaman Vellayani


Prof. Dr. PV Aravind is the Professor and Chair of Energy Conversion, University of Groningen. He did his MSc thesis research in the Section ET (TU Delft) on the topic “Generation of Electricity and Heat using Biomass Gasification, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) and Micro Turbines” and received his MSc. from University of Oldenburg, Germany. He then continued his PhD work at the same section (TU Delft) on the same topic. Later he defended his PhD thesis titled “High efficiency energy systems based on biomass gasifiers, SOFCs with Ni/GDC anodes and gas turbines” at TU Delft. Since then, he has been involved in the supervision of research activities related to the development of fuel cell systems with a special focus on Gasifier-SOFC integrated systems. He runs a laboratory for hydrogen and fuel cell systems and supervises several PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. He teaches courses on hydrogen, fuel cell systems and thermodynamics of energy conversion. 

Other positions

> Lead, Interfaculty Negative Emissions Program of TU Delft Climate Institute (around 30 faculty members)
> Advisor, Center of Excellence in Energy and Environment Kannur, Govt Engineering College, Kerala Technical University
> Chairman, KnowHy Foundation (continuation of the educational activities from the EU project KnowHy which I have coordinated)
> Advisor, ASSET, an organization of female professionals working on Energy and Environment supporting the Negative Emissions partnership in India
> Editor, Frontiers in Energy Research Special issue on Negative Emission technologies (jointly with Dr Rui from MIT, Boston and Prof Shah from Imperial College London) and also act as the Review Editor of Frontiers in Energy Research
> Member, International Advisory Board, International Journal of Renewable Energy Development
> Chairman, Department Advisory Board, SCT College of Engineerig, Kerala Technical University
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