Dr. Barun Kumar Das

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Joined: 15 April, 2010


  Research Areas and Interests

  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Conversion Technology
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Alternative Fuels

Publication link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=tJq0h6cAAAAJ






Department Mechanical Engineering
Designation Assistant Professor
Education PhD : Edith Cowan University, Australia
M.Sc : Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh
B.Sc : Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh
Research Interest Renewable Energy
Energy Conversion Technology
Optimization Techniques
Alternative Fuels
Contact Details Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology
Rajshahi-6204, Bangladesh.
Cell Phone: +880-1787474689
E-mail: bkdas@me.ruet.ac.bd
Teaching Courses Applied Thermodynamics
Automobile Engineering
Powerplant Engineering
Engineering Drawing
Renewable Energy
Employment History Assistant Professor : September 2013 - present
Lecturer : April 2010 - September 2013
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Rajshahi university of Engineering & Technology (RUET)
Rajshahi-6204, Bangladesh.
Sr. Engineer: July 2009-April 2010
EnergyPac Power Generation Ltd
Application Engineer: November 2006-July 2009
EnergyPac Power Generation Ltd
Awards and Scholarships • International Post Graduate Research scholarship (2015-2018), Australia
• Research Medal, 2018, Edith Cowan University
Publications Refereed Journals
1) Das, Barun K., and Zaman, F. (2019). Performance analysis of a PV/Diesel hybrid system for a remote area in Bangladesh: Effects of dispatch strategies, batteries, and generator selection. Energy, 169, 263-276 (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 4.968).
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.12.014
2) Das, Barun. K., Al-Abdeli, Y. M., and Woolridge, M. (2019). Effects of battery technology and load scalability on stand-alone PV/ICE hybrid micro-grid system performance. Energy, 168, 57-69 (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 4.968).
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.11.033
3) Mandal, Soumya., Das, Barun K., and Hoque, Najmul., 2018. Optimum sizing of a stand-alone hybrid system for rural area application in Bangladesh. Journal of Cleaner Production, 200, p. 12-27. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 5.651).
https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.07.257
4) Das, Barun K., and Al-Abdeli, Yasir M., 2017. Optimisation of stand-alone hybrid CHP systems meeting electric and heating loads. Energy Conversion and Management, 153, p. 391-408. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 6.377).
https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2017.09.078
5) Das, Barun K., et al., A techno-economic feasibility of a stand-alone hybrid power generation for remote area application in Bangladesh. Energy, 2017. 134: p. 775-788. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 4.968).
https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.06.024
6) Das, Barun K., Al-Abdeli, Yasir M., and Kothapalli, Ganesh, 2018. Effect of load following strategies, hardware, and thermal load distribution on stand-alone hybrid CCHP systems. Applied Energy, 220, p. 735-753. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 7.90)
https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.03.068
7) Das, Barun K., Al-Abdeli, Yasir M., and Kothapalli, Ganesh, 2017. Optimisation of stand-alone hybrid energy systems supplemented by combustion-based prime movers. Applied Energy, 196, p. 18-33. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 7.90)
https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.03.119

8) Roy, A., Hoque, M. E., Islam, M. S., Sarker, M. R. I., and Das, Barun. K. (2017). Efficiency Enhancement of Two Pass Solar Collectors with Steel Matrix in the Region of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Int. J. Mech. Eng. Autom, 4(2), 73-78.
9) Hoque, Najmul., Roy, Amit., Beg, Mohd. Rafiqul Alam., and Das, Barun K. 2016. Techno-Economic Evaluation of Solar Irrigation Plants Installed in Bangladesh. Int. Journal of Renewable Energy Development, 5(1), 73-78. dx.doi.org/10.14710/ijred.5.1.73-78
10) Hoque, Najmul., Mourshed, Monjure., and Das, Barun K. 2015. Performance and emission comparison of Karanja (pongamia pinnata), Pithraj (aphanamixis polystachya), Neem (azadira chtaindica) and Mahua (madhuca longofolia) seed oil as a potential feedstock for biodiesel production in Bangladesh. International Journal of Automotive & Mechanical Engineering. Jul-Dec 2015, Vol. 12, p2967-2982. 16p.
11) Das, Barun K., and Hoque, S.M. Najmul., Assessment of the Potential of Biomass Gasification for Electricity Generation in Bangladesh. Journal of Renewable Energy, 2014, dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/429518.
12) Hoque, S.M. Najmul., Das, Barun K., and Beg, Mohd. Rafiqul Alam., Evaluation of Energy Payback and CO2 Emission of Solar Home Systems in Bangladesh. Procedia Engineering (Elsevier), 90, 2014, Pages 675-679. doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.11.792
13) Hoque, S.M. Najmul., and Das, Barun K., Present Status of Solar Home and PV Micro Utility Systems in Bangladesh and Recommendation for Further Expansion and Upgrading for Rural Electrification. Journal of renewable and sustainable Energy (AIP). Volume 5, 042301, 2013. IF=1.51. ISSN 1941-7012. dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4812993.
14) Das, Barun K., Kader, Md Abdul., and Hoque, S.M. Najmul., 2014. Energy Recovery Potential from Municipal Solid Waste in Rajshahi City by Landfill Technique. International Journal of Renewable Energy Research (IJRER). 4(2) p.349-354.
15) Hoque, S.M. Najmul., and Das, Barun K. Analysis of Cost, Energy and CO2 Emission of Solar Home Systems in Bangladesh. International Journal of Renewable Energy Research (IJRER). Volume 3, Issue 2, 2013.
16) Das, Barun K., Mustafi, Nirendra Nath., and Hoque, S.M. Najmul., Prospects of Rice Husk Gasification for Power Generation in Bangladesh. Journal of Technology Innovations in Renewable Energy, 2013, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp-259-267. dx.doi.org/10.6000/1929-6002.2013.02.03.7.


Refereed Conference Papers
1) M. S. Islam*, M. R. Islam, Barun K. Das, Najmul Hoque. Assessment of Biogas Resources for Rural Electrification in Bangladesh. Published. International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Materials Engineering 2017 (ICMIME2017) 28-30 December, 2017, RUET, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Paper ID: ET-60 Link: http://icmimeruet.org/
2) Barun K. Das, S.M. Najmul Hoque, M.A Kader and Md. Sazan Rahman. Prospects of Bagasse Gasification Technology for Electricity Generation in Sugar Industries in Bangladesh. Published. International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Material Engineering, RUET, Bangladesh. 1-3 November 2013. Paper ID: ET-23 Link: http://icmimeruet.org/
3) Barun K. Das, S.M. Najmul Hoque, Syed Mamun R Rasid, Md. Abdul Kader and Md. Abdulla-Al-Mahmood. Rice Husk Gasification: An Alternative to Rural Electrification in Bangladesh. International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering (ICECTE), 2012. Bangladesh. Paper ID: ICECTE2012: PI-0097.
4) Barun K. Das, S. M. Najmul Hoque, Khokon Chandra Satiar, Md. Abdul Kader and Mahmudul Hasan. Design and Performance Evaluation of Solar Assisted Biogas Plant, Proceeding in International Conference on Engineering Research, Innovation and Education 2013(ICERIE 2013), 11 ̶13 January, SUST, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
5) Md. Abdul Kader*, Barun K. Das, M. Hasan and M. B. Hossain. Production of Hydrogen Fuel from Brine Solution for Sustainable Energy. Proceeding in International Conference on Engineering Research, Innovation and Education 2013 (ICERIE 2013), 11 ̶13 January, SUST, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
6) M.A. Kader, Raju Ahamed, M.A. Rahim, Barun K. Das, M.E. Hoque, S.M.N. Hoque, S.M.Rasid. Design, construction and performance test of a portable solar cooker. Published. International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Material Engineering, RUET, Bangladesh. 1-3 November 2013. Paper ID: ET-29 Link: http://icmimeruet.org/

7) S. M. Najmul Hoque, Mohd. Rafiqul Alam Beg, Barun K. Das and S.M. Rasid. Prediction of performance characteristics of a four stroke cycle spark ignition engine based on a computer model. International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy (ICMERE), 24- 27 December 2013, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Paper ID: PI-235.
8) S.M. Najmul Hoque, Barun K. Das, Mohd. Rafiqul Alam Beg and Mohammad Roqibul Islam. Implementation procedure and financial model of solar mini grid in the rural areas Bangladesh. Published. International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Material Engineering, RUET, Bangladesh. 1-3 November 2013. ID: ET-01. http://icmimeruet.org/
9) S.M. Najmul Hoque, Mohd. Rafiqul Alam Beg, Barun K. Das and S.M. Rashid. Performance Test of a Diesel Engine with Different Esters of Alternative Fuel. Published. International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Material Engineering, RUET, Bangladesh. 1-3 November 2013. ID: TE-12. Link: http://icmimeruet.org/
10) S.M. Najmul Hoque, Sivanappan Kumar, Barun K. Das and Mohammad Roqibul Hasan. Technical Evaluation of PV Micro Utilities Installed by Grameen Shakti for Rural Electrification in Bangladesh. International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering (ICECTE), 1-2 December, 2012. Bangladesh. Paper ID: ICECTE2012: PI-0010.
11) S.M. Najmul Hoque, Barun K. Das, S. Kumar and M. Mahmud Roni. Economic Evaluation of PV Micro Utilities Installed by Grameen Shakti for Rural Electrification in Bangladesh. International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering (ICECTE), 2012, Bangladesh. Paper ID: ICECTE2012: PI-0016.
12) M. A. Kader, Barun K. Das, Amit Roy, N. N. Mustafi and Md. Rokonuzzaman. Biomass to Electricity-Global Scenario and the Prospects in Bangladesh. Proceedings in International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering, 01-02 December 2012 (ICECTE-2012), RUET, Rajshahi-6204, Bangladesh.
13) Barun K. Das, Mahmudul Hasan, M.S.Rahman and U. Sarjana. Feasibility Study of Heat Recovery System- A Case Study. Proceedings of the 6th International Mechanical Engineering Conference & 14th Annual Paper Meet (6IMEC&14APM) 28-29 September 2012, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
14) M. A. Kader, Barun K. Das and N.N. Mustafi. Study on Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste by Gasification: A Solution of Power Crisis and Environmental Pollution. Proceedings of the WasteSafe 2013-3rd International conference on Solid Waste Management in the Developing Countries, 10-12 February 2013, Khulna, Bangladesh.
15) Mahmudul Hasan and Barun K. Das. A Global View of Recent Development of Renewable Energy and Barriers. Proceedings of the International Conference in Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy 2011 (ICMERE 2011), Chittagong, Bangladesh, 22-24 December 2011, PI-028.
16) Mahmudul Hasan, Mohammad Uzzal Hossain Joardder, and Barun K. Das. Abatement of Energy Loss by Insulating System and Designing Automatic Water Heater. Proceedings of the International Conference in Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy 2011 (ICMERE 2011), Chittagong, Bangladesh, 22-24 December 2011, PI-032.
17) Mohammad Uzzal Hossain Joardder, Md. Shazib Uddin, Barun K. Das and Omar Faroque. Renewable Energy Snapshot and Prospect in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the International Conference in Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy 2011 (ICMERE 2011), Chittagong, Bangladesh, 22-24 December 2011, PI-016.
Journal

2019

Das, Barun K., and Zaman, F. (2019). Performance analysis of a PV/Diesel hybrid system for a remote area in Bangladesh: Effects of dispatch strategies, batteries, and generator selection. Energy, 169, 263-276 (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 4.968). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.12.014


Das, Barun K., and Zaman, F. (2019). Performance analysis of a PV/Diesel hybrid system for a remote area in Bangladesh: Effects of dispatch strategies, batteries, and generator selection. Energy, 169, 263-276 (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 4.968). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.12.014


2018

Mandal, Soumya., Das, Barun K., and Hoque, Najmul., 2018. Optimum sizing of a stand-alone hybrid system for rural area application in Bangladesh. Journal of Cleaner Production, 200, p. 12-27. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 5.651). https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.07.257


Das, Barun K., Al-Abdeli, Yasir M., and Kothapalli, Ganesh, 2018. Effect of load following strategies, hardware, and thermal load distribution on stand-alone hybrid CCHP systems. Applied Energy, 220, p. 735-753. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 7.90).  https://  doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.03.068


2017

Das, Barun K., and Al-Abdeli, Yasir M., 2017. Optimisation of stand-alone hybrid CHP systems meeting electric and heating loads. Energy Conversion and Management, 153, p. 391-408. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 6.377). https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2017.09.078


Das, Barun K., Al-Abdeli, Yasir M., and Kothapalli, Ganesh, 2017. Optimisation of stand-alone hybrid energy systems supplemented by combustion-based prime movers. Applied Energy, 196, p. 18-33. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 7.90). https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.03.119


Roy, A., Hoque, M. E., Islam, M. S., Sarker, M. R. I., and Das, Barun. K. (2017). Efficiency Enhancement of Two Pass Solar Collectors with Steel Matrix in the Region of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Int. J. Mech. Eng. Autom, 4(2), 73-78.


Das, Barun K., et al., A techno-economic feasibility of a stand-alone hybrid power generation for remote area application in Bangladesh. Energy, 2017. 134: p. 775-788. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 4.968).  https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.06.024


2016

Hoque, Najmul., Roy, Amit., Beg, Mohd. Rafiqul Alam., and Das, Barun K. 2016. Techno-Economic Evaluation of Solar Irrigation Plants Installed in Bangladesh. Int. Journal of Renewable Energy Development, 5(1), 73-78. dx.doi.org/10.14710/ijred.5.1.73-78


2015

        Hoque, Najmul., Mourshed, Monjure., and Das, Barun K. 2015. Performance and emission comparison of Karanja (pongamia pinnata), Pithraj (aphanamixis polystachya), Neem (azadira chtaindica) and Mahua (madhuca longofolia) seed oil as a potential feedstock for biodiesel production in Bangladesh. International Journal of Automotive & Mechanical Engineering. Jul-Dec 2015, Vol. 12, p2967-2982. 16p.


2014

       Das, Barun K., Kader, Md Abdul., and Hoque, S.M. Najmul., 2014. Energy Recovery Potential from Municipal Solid Waste in Rajshahi City by Landfill Technique. International Journal of Renewable Energy Research (IJRER). 4(2) p.349-354.


      Das, Barun K., and Hoque, S.M. Najmul., Assessment of the Potential of Biomass Gasification for Electricity Generation in Bangladesh. Journal of Renewable Energy, 2014,           dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/429518.



        Hoque, S.M. Najmul., Das, Barun K., and Beg, Mohd. Rafiqul Alam., Evaluation of Energy Payback and CO2 Emission of Solar Home Systems in Bangladesh. Procedia Engineering (Elsevier), 90, 2014, Pages 675-679. doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.11.792


2013

        Hoque, S.M. Najmul., and Das, Barun K. Analysis of Cost, Energy and CO2 Emission of Solar Home Systems in Bangladesh. International Journal of Renewable Energy Research (IJRER). Volume 3, Issue 2, 2013.


      Hoque, S.M. Najmul., and Das, Barun K., Present Status of Solar Home and PV Micro Utility Systems in Bangladesh and Recommendation for Further Expansion and Upgrading for Rural Electrification. Journal of renewable and sustainable Energy (AIP). Volume 5, 042301, 2013. IF=1.51. ISSN 1941-7012.  dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4812993.



Post Joining Date
Assistant Professor 15 April, 2010
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), Australia, 2015-2018.
  • School of Engineering Research Medal, 2018 by ECU