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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Nitin D. Banker
Assistant Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
School of Engineering
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Education Details
Ph. D. : Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India (2006)
M. E. : Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India (2003)
B. E .: Mechanical Engineering, M.S. University, Baroda, India (2001)

Professional Experience
Assistant Professor at SNU, India, April 2013 onwards
Worked as a Technical Lead in the R&D division of Emerson Climate Technology at Emerson Innovation Center, Pune, India (2011-1013).
Worked as a Lead Engineer in CFD group in John Deere India Pvt. Limited, Pune from August, 2006 to May, 2011 (2006-2011)

Research Interests
Adsorption refrigeration systems
Automotive air conditioning system
Solar energy
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Thermal management solutions using phase change materials

International Journal

Banker ND, Srinivasan K and Prasad M. (2004), Performance analysis of activated carbon + HFC 134a adsorption coolers, Carbon, 2004, Vol. 42 (1):117-127.

Saha BB, E1- Sharkawy II, Chakraborty A, Koyama S, Banker ND, Dutta P, Prasad M and Srinivasan K(2006), Evaluation of minimum desorption temperatures of thermal compressors in adsorption refrigeration cycles, Int. J. Refrigeration, 2006, Vol. 29 (7):1175-1181

Banker ND, Prasad M, Dutta P and Srinivasan K (2008), Performance studies on mechanical + adsorption hybrid compression refrigeration cycles with HFC 134a, International Journal of Refrigeration, 2008, Vol. 31(8): 1398-1406

Banker ND, Prasad M, Dutta P and Srinivasan K (2009), Activated carbon + HFC 134a based two stage thermal compression adsorption refrigeration using low grade thermal energy sources, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2009, Vol. 29 (11-12): 2257-2264.

Banker ND, Prasad M, Dutta P and Srinivasan K, Development and transient performance results of a single stage activated carbon – HFC 134a closed cycle adsorption cooling system, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2010, Vol. 30 (10): 1126-1132.

Banker ND, Prasad M, Dutta P and Srinivasan K, Experimental results of an activated carbon–HFC 134a adsorption cooling system for thermal management of electronics, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2011, Vol. 31 (10): 1607-1612.

Papers in Conferences

Srinivasan K, Banker ND, Prasad M and Akkimaradi BS, Evaluation of sorption compressor performance from isotherm data: Application to activated carbon + nitrogen/HFC-134a systems (2003), In "Thermally Powered Sorption Technology" (Eds) B.B.Saha, A.Akisawa and S. Koyama., Proceedings of International Seminar on Thermally Powered Sorption Technology, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, December 4-5, 2003:121-133.

Banker ND, Rao RR, Prasad M and Srinivasan K (2004), Limits of operating conditions for thermal compressors of Adsorption cryocoolers, National Seminar & Conference on Cryogenics and its Frontier Applications, Bengal Engineering College, India, March 25-27, 2004.

Banker ND, Prasad M and Srinivasan K (2004). Comparative analysis of single and two stage activated carbon+hfc134a refrigeration systems, International Conference, Carbon2004, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA, July 11-16, 2004.

National and International Recognition
Filed two Invention Disclosures at Emerson Innovation Center, Pune, India.

Selected for “National Doctoral Fellowship” from AICTE during PhD.

Selected for Poster presentation at International Conference, Carbon 2004, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA, July, 2004.

Member of the recruitment team and assessment methodology development program at John Deere India Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India.

Examined three Master of Engineering students’ thesis from Department of Heat Power Engineering, VIT, Pune, India.

Executive Summary
Dr. Nitin D. Banker is currently Assistant Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Shiv Nadar University (SNU). He is associated with the Thermal Engineering group of the Department. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in the area of Refrigeration from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His research interest includes Adsorption Refrigeration System, Automotive Air Conditioning System, Solar Energy, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Thermal Management Solutions Using Phase Change Materials.

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