Dr. Rohit Kumar Singla

Assistant Professor


Heat Transfer, Optimization, Cooling Tower, Heat Sinks, Solar Collector, Inverse on Various Thermal Systems, Phase Change Materials




Heat Transfer, Optimization, Cooling Tower, Heat Sinks, Solar Collector, Inverse on Various Thermal Systems, Phase Change Materials




Rohit Kumar Singla is Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at Thapar University, India. He is associated with the thermal group of the Department. He received his PhD degree in the area of inverse analysis of heat and mass transfer thermal systems from Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, in 2017, M. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering (Thermal) from the Mechanical Department, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh (2009-2011) and Bachelors PTU Jalandhar (2005-2009), India. He has experience of 10+ years of teaching (Pre-Ph.D. and Post-Ph.D.). His research interests include Heat Transfer, Optimization, Cooling tower, Heat Sinks, Solar Collector, Inverse on various thermal systems, Phase change materials and not limited to that. He has published in various international/national journals. He is supervising Master’s and Ph.D. students for research thesis.


Academic Profile

  • Ph.D. (IIT Ropar) in Thermal Engineering/ Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (9.5 CGPA)
  • M.E. in Mechanical (Thermal Sciences)/PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh/ First class (9.6 CGPA)
  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering/ SBSCET, Ferozpur/ First class (73%)

Teaching and Industrial Experience

  • July 2017 – Present: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Punjab
  • August 2016 – June 2017: Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Punjab
  • Teaching Assistant at IIT Ropar from January 2013- July 2016
  • July 2011 – December 2012: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Sharda University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh


Research Interests

  • Heat Transfer
  • Optimization
  • Cooling tower, Heat Sinks, Solar Collector
  • Inverse on various thermal systems

Research Projects

Year of Funding

Sponsoring Organisation

Title of Project

Amount of Grant (in Lakhs)


TIET Patiala

Energy Efficient Building Analysis with Nano Phase Change Materials for Effective Thermal Management



Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies

  • ASME


Publications in Peer Reviewed International Journals (20)


  • M. Singhal, R.K. Singla, K. Goyal, S. Singh, Inverse optimization based non-invasion technique for multiple tumor detection in brain tissue, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 141, 106596, 2022. (Impact Factor: 6.782)
  • H. Chopra, H. Singh, M. S. Bamrah, F. Mahbubani, A. Verma, N. Hooda, PS Rana, RK Singla, AK Singh, Efficient Fruit Grading System using Spectrophotometry and Machine Learning Approaches, IEEE Sensors Journal, 2021 DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2021.3075465. (I.F. 4.325)
  • P. Kumar, R. S. Joshi, R. K. Singla, Sliding wear behaviour of CP titanium laminates produced by large strain extrusion machining, Wear, 2021 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2021.203774, (I.F. 4.695)
  • M. Singhal, R.K. Singla, K. Goyal, A novel comparative approach on inverse heat transfer analysis of an experimental setup of an extended surface, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 118, 104822, 2020. (Impact Factor: 6.782)
  • M. Singhal, S. Singh, R.K. Singla, K. Goyal, D. Jain, Experimental and computational inverse thermal analysis of transient, non-linear heat flux in circular pin fin with temperature-dependent thermal properties, Applied Thermal Engineering 168, 114721, 2019. (I.F. 6.465)
  • M. Singhal, R.K. Singla, K. Goyal, Convective and radiative thermal analysis of composite wall with non-linear, temperature-dependent properties. Heat Transfer Research, DOI: 10.1615/HeatTransRes.2019031349, 2019. (I.F. 2.443)
  • S. Singh and R.K. Singla, Experimental and numerical analysis of a nonlinear pin fin with temperature dependent properties and disparate boundary conditions, Int. Commun. Heat Mass Transf, 108, 104313, 2019. (Impact Factor: 6.782)
  • D. Sharma, K. Goyal, R.K. Singla, A curvelet method for numerical solution of partial differential equations, Applied Numerical Mathematics 148, 28-44, 2019. (I.F. 2.994)
  • D. Sharma, R.K. Singla, K. Goyal, An adaptive grid-based curvelet optimized solution for nonlinear Schrödinger equation, International Journal of Modern Physics C, 30 (12), 1-28, 2019. (I.F. 1.245)
  • D. Jain, I. Kamboj, T.K. Bera, A.S. Kang, R.K. Singla, Experimental and numerical investigations on the effect of alkaline hornification on the hydrothermal ageing of agave natural fiber composites, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 130, pp. 431-439, 2019. (Impact: 2.857)
  • R.K. Singla, and R. Das, A differential evolution algorithm for maximizing heat dissipation in stepped fins, Neural Computing and Applications, Vol. 30 (10), pp. 3081-3093, 2018. (Impact: 1.492)
  • R. Das, B. Akay, R.K. Singla and K. Singh, Application of artificial bee colony algorithm for inverse modelling of a solar collector, Inverse Problems in Science and EngineeringVol. 25(6), pp. 887-908, 2017. (Impact: 0.991)
  • K. Singh, R. Das and R.K. Singla, Closed form solution for a rectangular stepped fin involving all variable thermal parameters and nonlinear boundary conditions, Proceedings of IMechE, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, (DOI: 10.1177/0954408916652438), 2016. (Impact: 1.107)
  • R.K. Singla, K. Singh and R. Das, Tower characteristics correlation and parameter retrieval in wet-cooling tower with expanded wire mesh packing, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 96, pp. 240-249, 2016. (Impact: 3.043)
  • R.K. Singla and R. Das, Adomian decomposition method for a stepped fin with all temperature-dependent modes of heat transfer, International Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer, Vol. 82, pp. 447-459, 2015. (Impact: 2.857)
  • S. Panda, R.K. Singla, R. Das and S. Martha, Identification of design parameters in a solar collector using inverse heat transfer analysis, Energy Conversion & Management, Vol. 88, pp. 27-39, 2014. (Impact: 4.801)
  • R.K. Singla and R. Das, Application of decomposition method and inverse prediction of parameters in a moving fin, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 84, pp. 268-281, 2014. (Impact: 4.801)
  • A. Bhowmik, R.K. Singla, R. Das, A. Mallick and R. Repaka, Inverse modelling of a solar collector involving Fourier and non-Fourier heat conduction, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Vol. 38 (21-22), pp. 5126-5148, 2014 (Impact: 2.291)
  • R.K. Singla, and R. Das, Application of Adomian decomposition method and inverse solution for a fin with variable thermal conductivity and heat generation, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 66, pp. 496-506, 2013. (Impact: 2.857)
  • A. Bhowmik, R.K. Singla, P.K. Roy, D.K. Prasad, R. Das, R. Repaka, Predicting geometry of rectangular and hyperbolic fin profiles with temperature-dependent thermal properties using decomposition and evolutionary methods, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 74, pp. 535-547, 2013. (Impact: 4.801)



Conference Papers (10)


  • P. Kumar, R.S. Joshi, and R.K. Singla, Mechanical and Metallurgical Characterization of Ultrafine Grained Titanium Laminates Developed by LSEM, International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (Vol. 85802, p. V001T07A021). American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Purdue University, USA, 2022.
  • S. Singh, M. Singhal and R.K. Singla, Inverse problem to retrieve heat flux and heat transfer coefficient for a solid pin fin, 25th National and 3rd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2019)IIT Roorkee, India, 2019.
  • S. Singh, R.K. Singla, D. Jain, Numerical Investigations of Ellipsoid Shaped Filler on Heat Transport Behavior of Reinforced Polymer CompositesInternational Conference on Engineering Research and Applications, 2018, Vietnam.
  • R.K. Singla and R. Das, Multi-parameter retrieval in a porous fin using binary-coded genetic algorithm, 6th International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving (SocProS-2016), Thapar University, Patiala, India, 2016.
  • R.K. Singla and R. Das, Retrieval of controlling parameter in induced draft cooling tower using inverse method, 2nd International Conference on Control Science and Systems Engineering (ICCSSE-2016), Nanyang Executive Centre, Singapore, 2016. [IEEE]
  • R.K. Singla and R. Das, Adomian decomposition method for a stepped fin space radiator with internal heat generation, 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Engineering and Computational Sciences (RAECS-2015), University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, 2015. [IEEE]
  • R. Das and R.K. Singla, Inverse heat transfer study of a nonlinear straight porous fin using hybrid optimization, ASME 2014 Gas Turbine India Conference-GTINDIA 2014 (15-17 December 2014), India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India, 2014.
  • R.K. Singla, R. Das and P.K. Roy, Application of Adomian decomposition method for a conductive, convective and radiative moving fin, 22nd National and 11th ISHMT-ASME Heat & Mass Transfer Conference(28-31 December 2013), IIT Kharagpur, India, 2013.
  • R.K. Singla, R. Das, A. Bhowmik, R. Repaka, Inverse heat transfer analysis of porous extended surface using simplex search method, Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Gas Turbine India Conference-GTINDIA 2013 (5-6 December 2013),CSIR-NAL, Bangalore, KarnatakaIndia, 2013. [ASME]
  • R.K. Singla and R. Das, Multi-objective optimization of a cooling tower using Newton-Raphson method, National Conference on Frontiers in Aeronautical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering, Noorul Islam University, Kanyakumari, India, 2013.

Courses of Interest

  • Strength of Materials
  • Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat and mass Transfer
  • Optimization



PhD Thesis Guided

Sl. No.

Title of the Thesis

Name of the Supervisor(s)

Student Name




A study on inverse problems of realistic heat transfer systems

Dr. R. K. Singla & Dr. K. Goyal

Dr. Meenal Singhal




Experimental investigation on properties of laminates fabricated by Large Strain Extrusion Machining process.

Dr. R. K. Singla & Dr. R. S. Joshi

Dr. Pushpinder Singh


IRB done

ME Thesis Guided

8 (Eight)

Awards and Honours

  • Reviewer for 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics 14th – 16th July 2014 Orlando, Florida, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel, USA
  • Reviewer for Advanced Research in Material Sciences, Manufacturing, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering Technology International Conference, 2nd to 4th June 2015 Bali, Indonesia, Bali, Indonesia
  • Reviewer of Journal of Porous Media, Begell House
  • Reviewer of International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Elsevier
  • Reviewer of International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Elsevier
  • Reviewer of Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Elsevier
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India (MHRD) scholarship in Ph.D.
  • Selected for Department of Science and Technology's International Travel Support (ITS) in 2015.
  • Granted travel fund from IIT Ropar to present research paper in an International Conference at NTU Singapore in 2016.
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India (MHRD) scholarship in M.E.
  • Gold medallist in Inter College YOGA CHAMPIONSHIP in 2007&2009 at SBSCET, Ferozepur.
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in 2009 and 2013 with AIR-125 (in 2009).


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