Faculty Profile


Dr. Sidharth

Assistant Professor

Office: Room No. 234, Block- II

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Date of Joining at MAIT: 23-July-2012

Areas of Interest: Alternative Fuels, Diesel Engine, Renewable Energy


Educational Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering on the topic “Utilization of Ternary Fuel Blends in a Compression Ignition Engine- Performance, Emission and Combustion Studies”, Delhi Technology University, Delhi, 2019.
  • M. Tech. (Thermal Engineering), Delhi Technology University, Delhi, 2012
  • B.Tech (Mechanical and Automation Engineering), GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi, 2008.


  • Working at the post of Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Automation Engineering (MAE) at Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology. (July 2012 – Till date).
  • Worked at the post of Lecturer in Department of Mechanical & Automation Engineering (MAE) at HMR Institute of Technology & Management. (December 2008 – May 2010).

Publications in International Journals/Conferences

  • Sidharth, Naveen Kumar, Bhupendra Singh Chauhan, S K Sinha, “Evaluation of Performance and Emission Characteristics of Thumba oil in a Compression Ignition Engine”, Journal of Biofuels, Year 2011-12, Volume-2, Issue-2, doi : 10.5958/j.0976-3015.2.2.007.
  • Bhupendra Singh Chauhan, Naveen Kumar, S K Sinha, Sidharth, “Performance and emission characteristics of preheated Thumba oil on medium capacity diesel engine”, 8th International Symposium by ISFL, paper ID: P063, held on 5-7 March 2012, at Indian Habitat Centre, Delhi.
  • Chinmaya Mishra, Naveen Kumar, Sidharth, B S Chauhan, “Performance and Emission Studies of a Compression Ignition Engine on blends of Calophyllum Oil and Diesel”, Journal of Biofuels, Year 2012, Volume-3, Issue-1, doi: 10.5958/j.0976-3015.3.1.005.
  • Naveen Kumar, Sidharth, Bhupendra Singh Chauhan, “Utilization of ethanol and butanol in an unmodified compression ignition engine”, 10th International Oil & Gas conference- Petrotech-2012 paper ID: 179, held on 14-18 October 2012, at Vigyan Bhavan, Delhi.
  • Naveen Kumar, Sidharth Bansal, Vipul Vibhanshu, Ashish Singh, “Utilization of blends of jatropha oil & n-butanol in a naturally aspirated compression ignition engine”, SAE Technical Paper 2013-01-2684, 2013, doi:10.4271/2013-01-2684.
  • Vipul Vibhanshu, Naveen Kumar, Chinmaya Mishra, Sunil Sinha, Harveer Singh Pali, Sidharth Bansal, “Experimental investigation of diesel engine fueled with jatropha oil blend with ethanol”, published in SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubr. 6(3):951-958, 2013, doi:10.4271/2013-24-0105.
  • Naveen Kumar, Sidharth Bansal, Vipul Vibhanshu, “Potential utilization of higher alcohols in unmodified diesel engine”. published in the proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) November 15-21, 2013, San Diego, CA, USA, Paper ID: IMECE2013-64618, doi: 10.1115/IMECE2013-64618.
  • H.S Pali, C. Mishra, A. Yahaya , Sidharth and N. Kumar, “Sal Seed oil: A potential feedstock for biodiesel production”, published in the proceedings of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) Delhi Section Convention, paper ID: ISTE 121, presented at Delhi Technological University on September 5-6, 2013.
  • Naveen Kumar, Sidharth Bansal, Harveer Singh Pali, "Blending of Higher Alcohols with Vegetable Oil Based Fuels for Use in Compression Ignition Engine," SAE Technical Paper, 2015-01-0958, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-01-0958.
  • Mukul, Sidharth,”Micro-Algae: A Third Generation Feedstock for Biodiesel: Future Scope, Advantages And Disadvantages”, MANFEX 2016, held at AMITY University, Noida, 2016.
  • Sidharth, Yougender Singh, Parvesh Kumar, Harveer Singh Pali, Naveen Kumar, "Butanol As A CI Engine Fuel: A Review", published in the proceedings of Vth International Symposium on Fusion of Science & Technology, paper ID 2016-ISFT-356, 18-22 January 2016, New Delhi, India.
  • Sidharth, Naveen Kumar, “A Review on Butanol as a CI Engine Fuel”, Journal of Biofuels, Year 2015-16, Volume-6, Issue-2, doi:10.5958/0976-4763.2015.00010.0.
  • Sidharth, Naveen Kumar, “Utilization of Binary and Ternary Fuel Blends in Diesel Engine: A Brief Review”, presented at the 1st International Conference on New Frontiers in Engineering, Science, and Technology (NFEST-2018), New Delhi, January 8-12, 2018.
  • Naveen Kumar, Sidharth “Some Studies on use of Ternary blends of diesel, biodiesel and n-octanol”, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 2018, doi: 10.1080/15567036.2018.1486902.
  • Naveen Kumar, Harveer Singh Pali, Sidharth, “Some Studies On NOX Reduction From A Diesel Engine Using Stabilized Emulsion”, published in the proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) November 09-15, 2018, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Paper ID: IMECE2018-87374, doi: 10.1115/IMECE2018-87374.
  • Sidharth , Naveen Kumar, “Performance and emission studies of ternary fuel blends of diesel, biodiesel and octanol”, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 2019, doi:10.1080/15567036.2019.1607940.
  • Sidharth, Naveen Kumar, “Comparison of properties of ternary fuel blends of diesel-octanol with biodiesel”, IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng., Vol. 691, 2019, doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/691/1/012050.
  • Naveen Kumar, Sidharth, “Performance and Emission Characteristics of Ternary Fuel Blends in Diesel Engines”, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser., Vol. 1240, 1-10, 2019, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1240/1/012095.
  • Parvesh Kumar, P. Srinivasulu, Sidharth, “Effect of Using Waste Plastic Oil on the Performance and Emissions Characteristics of Unmodified Constant Speed Direct Injection Diesel Engine”, Journal of Biofuels, Year 2019, Volume-10, Issue-2, doi: 10.5958/0976-4763.2019.00011.4.
  • Parvesh Kumar, Ramprasad Mangishetti, Sidharth, “Process Optimization of Biodiesel Production from Jatropha Oil Using Response Surface Methodology and it’s Characterization”, 1st International Conference on Recent Innovations in Science, Engineering & Technology-2020, held online at Birla Vishawakarma Mahavdyalaya, 04-05 September 2020.

Book Chapters

  • Naveen Kumar, Ankit Sonthalia, Harveer S. Pali and Sidharth (November 5th 2018). Alternative Fuels for Diesel Engines: New Frontiers, IntechOpen, doi: 10.5772/intechopen.80614.
  • Naveen Kumar, Ankit Sonthalia, Harveer S. Pali, Sidharth (2020). Next-Generation Biofuels—Opportunities and Challenges. In: Gupta A., De A., Aggarwal S., Kushari A., Runchal A. (eds) Innovations in Sustainable Energy and Cleaner Environment. Green Energy and Technology. Springer, Singapore, doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-9012-8_8.
  • Naveen Kumar, Mukul Tomar, Ankit Sonthalia, Sidharth, Parvesh Kumar, Harveer S. Pali, Dushyant Mishra (2020), Methanol-Based Economy: A Way Forward to Hydrogen, In book: Ashoke De, Ashwani K. Gupta, Suresh K. Aggarwal, Abhijit Kushari and Akshai K. Runchal, Sustainable Development for Energy, Power, and Propulsion, doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-5667-8_23
  • Naveen Kumar, Harveer S. Pali, Ankit Sonthalia, Sidharth (2022) Higher Alcohols as Diesel Engine Fuel. In: Gupta A.K., De A., Aggarwal S.K., Kushari A., Runchal A.K. (eds) Advances in Energy and Combustion. Green Energy