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Abhishek. P

Associate Professor
Date of Joining: 11-06-2012

Educational profile:

  • PhD (*Thesis Submitted)
    • Registered in the year 2018
    • University – Kerala Technological University
    • Research Centre – TKM College of Engineering
    • Area – Adsorption Desalination System
  • M.Tech in Internal Combustion Engines and Turbo Machinery:
    • Government Engineering College, Thrissur (2010-2012)
    • University: University of Calicut
  • B.Tech In Mechanical Engineering:
    • Caarmel Engineering College, Pathanamthitta (2006-2010)
    • University: Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
    • Percentage: 79% (First class with distinction)

    Professional experience:

    • Assistant Professor (18/06/2012 – 09/01/2024): Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bishop Jerome Institute affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Thiruvananthapuram.
    • Associate Professor :10/01/2024 – present
    • HOD: 01/08/2019 – 31/01/2023

    • Subjects taught:

      • Thermodynamics
      • Heat and mass Transfer
      • Refrigeration and air conditioning
      • Thermal Engineering
      • Automobile Engineering
      • Fluid Mechanics and Machinery
      • Renewable Energy systems
      • Basics of Mechanical Engineering

      Lab Handled:

      • Fluid mechanics and machinery lab
      • Heat transfer lab
      • Heat Engine lab
      • Energy Research lab

      Other Academic Duties Handled:

      • Kerala University Exam cell Coordinator
      • KTU Exam Cell Coordinator
      • Valuation Camp Officer
      • KTU Coordinator

     Research experience:

    • Part Time Research Scholar (2018 – present, *Thesis submitted) – Energy Research Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, TKM College of Engineering.
    • Thesis Title: Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Solar Hybrid Adsorption Desalination System
    • Area of Specialisation: Solar adsorption desalination & Cooling system
    • Research Areas:
    • Design of adsorption desalination systems.
    • Design of solar systems
    • Adsorption
    • Composite adsorbents
    • Thermal Desalination
    • Refrigeration & Cooling
    • Renewable Energy & Potable water production
    • Atmospheric water generation


    International Peer reviewed Journals

    1. “Performance Investigations of Hybrid Adsorption and Thermo   Electric Dehumidification Desalination System”, (Energy Conversion and Management, vol.300, 117912, 2024, Elsevier, SCIE indexed, F-10.4).
    2. “Experimental analysis on hybrid adsorption and open air cycle humidification dehumidification (AD–OHD) desalination system”, (Desalination, vol.572, 117130, 2024, Elsevier, SCI indexed,  F -9.9).
    3. “Performance investigation of silicagel based consolidated composite adsorbent effective for adsorption desalination system”, (Materials Today Communications, vol.32, 104015, 2022, Elsevier, SCI Indexed, I.F-3.8).
    4. “Modeling and performance analysis of a hybrid conventional solar still–adsorption desalination system”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: (Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, vol.235(24), 7934-7950, 2022 Sage publications ,SCI Indexed, I.F-2).


    1. “Analytical study of TEC integrated solar hybrid adsorption desalination system”, International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials, Processes and Technology for sustainability, (RAMPTS 2023),19-21 April 2023, Organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Government Engineering College, Thrissur.
    2. “Thermodynamic modeling of hybrid adsorption system”, International Conference on Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (ICAME’18), 16-18 December 2018, Organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam.

    Book chapter

    1. “Thermodynamic modelling of hybrid adsorption system and  absorption desalination system” UNESCO-EOLSS, theme on solar cogeneration of electricity and water, large scale photovoltaic systems, Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), UNESCO.
    2. “Solar adsorption desalination system: A sustainable way of water production” Advances in Academic Research and Development, Volume-2, Integrated Publication.

    Professional Memberships:

    • Member of Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer (ISHMT, RC)