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Madan Kumar is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Robotics) at Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology since December 2022. He holds a B. Sc. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering (with distinction) from Magadh University (India), a Master of Science (M.S.) by research in Mechanical Engineering (Thermal) from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras-India), and a Ph.D. in applied science and engineering from Sophia University (Japan). Madan’s main research interest is engines and Powertrain performance development/control utilizing conventional and alternative fuels. Throughout his career, he has collaborated and worked with major leading automotive companies/organizations such as Toyota, SIP, AICE, NEDO-Japan, and FVV.

Experience:
2022 (Dec.)-present: Associate Professor, Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology, China.
2020-2022: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Chiba University, Japan.
2018-2020: Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering, Chiba University, Japan.
2017-2018: Postdoctoral Researcher, Hydrogen career department, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan.
2016 (Oct.)-2017: Postdoctoral Researcher, Applied Science and Engineering, Sophia University, Japan

Research Grants:
• 2021-2022: “Innovative RDE engine-out emissions reduction”, Automotive Internal Combustion Engine Technology Research Association (AICE-Japan)- Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen e.V. (FVV-Germany),
Role: Co-Principal Investigator.
• 2021-2022: “AVL engine friction measurement and improvement”, Nippon Piston Ring (NPR-Japan),
Role: Co-Principal Investigator.
• 2018-2021: “Post-oxidation (HC, CO, and PM) in the exhaust manifold of SI engines”, Automotive Internal Combustion Engine Technology Research Association (AICE-Japan)- Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen e.V. (FVV-Germany),
Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

Membership:
JSAE- Member, Society of automotive engineering of Japan

Research Interests

  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Clean combustion and performance development
  • Modeling and control applications in engines/automotive
  • Alternative fuels (hydrogen, ammonia, biofuel, etc.) utilization towards emissions control
  • Engine transient control and stability
  • Heat and energy recovery/management
  • Advanced computational simulations in engine systems (1D/3D)

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