Bhargav Pandya

Centre for Doctoral Training Doctoral Researcher

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School of Chemical Engineering
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom 


Lead Supervisor

Professor Robert Steinberger-Wilckens 

Research summary

Bhargav joined the Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research in October 2018. He is a thermal researcher skilled the field of Sustainable and Cooling/Heating, Solar Thermal Systems, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer. At Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research, the primary objective of his research to conduct experimental research on coupling exhaust heat of the fuel cell to thermally driven cooling/heating technologies.


MTech Thermal Engineering, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum Engineering, 2016.

BEng Mechanical Engineering, Gujarat Technological University, 2014. 


Bhargav has won the most prestigious Commonwealth scholarship awarded by UK government to pursue his PhD at the University of Birmingham. Bhargav has carried out research opportunities in thermal engineering with Siemens centre of excellence for Thermal and Flow analysis and Advance Simulation Process at PDPU.


Bhargav research focuses on coupling of exhaust heat from solid oxide fuel cell to thermally driven heating/cooling technologies for sustainable heating, cooling and power generation. Primary emphasis is on the combined application of SOFC and absorption refrigeration system for a mobile application. Feasibility of the ammonia based absorption working pair in combined system will be examined to make system less bulky and efficient. It will assist to formulate appropriate operational maps for the fuel cell coupled cogeneration systems and effective heat recovery methods. 


Other activities

Bhargav enjoys a range of sports activities, namely cricket, chess, and tennis. He also enjoys travelling and exploring foreign cultures. 


Pandya, B., Modi N., Kumar, V., Upadhyai R. & Patel, J. Performance Comparison and Optimal Parameters Evaluation of Solar Assisted NH3-NaSCN and NH3-LiNO3 Absorption Cooling System”. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry.

Pandya, B., Kumar, V., Patel, J., & Matawala, V. K. (2018). Optimum Heat Source Temperature and Performance Comparison of LiCl–H2O and LiBr–H2O Type Solar Cooling System. Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 140(5), 051204.

Pandya, B., Kumar, V., Matawala, V., & Patel, J. Thermal comparison and multi-objective optimization of single-stage aqua-ammonia absorption cooling system powered by different solar collectors. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 1-14.

Kumar, V., Pandya, B., Patel, J., & Matawala, V. (2018). Vapor absorption system powered by different solar collectors types: Cooling performance, optimization, and economic comparison. Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 1-14.

Kumar, V,Pandya N Pandya B, Joshi A,Synthesis of Metal Based Nanofluids and their Thermo-Hydraulic Performance in Compact Heat Exchanger with Multi-louvered fins Working under Laminar Conditions. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry.

 Kumar, V., Pandya, B., Patel, J., & Matawala, V. (2017). Cut-off temperature evaluation and performance comparison from energetic and exergetic perspective for NH3-H2O absorption refrigeration system. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 4, 97-105.