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Atul Bhargav
Assistant Professor
 
B.Tech.: IIT Madras, 2002.
M.S. : University of Maryland College Park, USA, 2008.
PhD : University of Maryland College Park, USA, 2010.

Email: atul.bhargav@iitgn.ac.in
 
Research Interest
  • Palladium-based composite membranes for Hydrogen purification in fuel cell system applications
  • Fuel cell systems design and simulation
  • Control algorithms for fuel cell systems
Work Experience
  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, (May 2011 – present)
  • Product Development Engineer, Ballard Power Systems, USA (Mar-2010 to Apr-2011)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Maryland College Park, USA (Aug-2005 to March-2010)
  • Test Bed Engineer, AVL Technical Centre, India (Jan- 2005 to May-2005)
  • Assistant Manager, Maruti Udyog Limited, India (Jun-2003 to Jan-2005)
  • Graduate Engineer Trainee, Maruti Udyog Limited, India (June-2002 to June-2003)
Patent
  • Provisional patent application filed with the US Patent Office. Title: "Control Algorithm for a Fuel Cell Power System Integrated with a Fuel Processor"
Selected Recent Publications
  • Bhargav A, Jackson GS, Ciora RJ and Liu PKT, “Model development and validation of hydrogen transport through supported palladium membranes”, Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 356, Issues 1-2, July 2010, Pages 123-132.

  • Hu JE, Pearlman JB, Bhargav A and Jackson GS, “Impact of increased Anode CO tolerance on performance of hydrocarbon-fueled PEM fuel cell systems”, 7th International Fuel Cell Science Engineering and Technology Conference, June 8-10 2009.

  • Bhargav A and Jackson GS, “Thermokinetic Modeling and Parameter Estimation for Hydrogen Permeation through Pd0.77Ag0.23 Membranes”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 34:12, 5164-5173, doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2009.04.0109, 2009.

  • Pearlman JB, Bhargav A, Shields EB, et al, “Modeling efficiency and water balance in PEM fuel cell systems with liquid fuel processing and hydrogen membranes”, Journal Of Power Sources Volume: 185 Issue: 2 Pages: 1056-1065 Published, Dec 2008.

  • Bhargav A, Pearlman JB, Shields EB, Palmer GS, Reihani SAS, Jackson GS, Hearn PL, “PEM fuel cell system modeling with liquid fuel processing and hydrogen membranes”, ECS Transactions, v3, n1, p1139-1148, 2006, Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells 6