Associate Professor Dr Rashmi Gangasa Walvekar

Dr Rashmi Walvekar obtained her bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from SDM college of engineering and Technology, Dharwad (India) in year 2004. Later she moved to Malaysia to pursue her postgraduate studies. In year 2007 she completed her Master’s in chemical and environmental engineering from University Putra Malaysia where she worked on CFD simulations of oil-water dispersed flows in pipelines.
Later, in year 2011 she completed her PhD in the area of nanofluids for heat transfer application. During her PhD she won several awards at university, national and international level. In year 2012 Dr Rashmi joined Taylor’s university as a lecturer at department of chemical engineering. She has published more than 30 journal papers appearing in both ISI and Scopus indexed journals. She has also presented conference papers both to national and international audience. Her other research output includes 3 patents and 4 book chapters. In year 2016, Dr Rashmi has been awarded with vice chancellor most cited academic award and best paper presentation at Taylor’s research fair in year 2016. Again in Year 2017 she received Best paper award at International conference on applied science and technology and International technology congress. She has supervised many final year research projects with excelled research outputs and graduated 4 master students at Taylor’s and 2 external PhD students. Her research area includes nanofluid synthesis for heat transfer application, deep eutectic solvents as alternative solvents, recycle of waste rubber tire, production of nanoparticles from biomass, bio-nanolubricants (engine oil/transformer oil etc).

Academic Qualification

  • PhD in Biotechnology, IIUM, Malaysia
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, UNIVERSITY PUTRA MALAYSIA, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, SRI DHARMASTHALA MANJUNATHESHWARA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, India

Professional Qualification

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Areas of Expertise

  • Engineering Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Heat/ Mass Transfer Operations

Research Interest

  • My research focuses on heat transfer fluids, phase change materials, and energy harvesting. More specifically, I m currently working on solar energy harvesting using deep eutectic salts (DES) and carbon nanoparticles based nanolubricants and coolants for automotive and industrial applications.


  • Thermophysical properties of deep eutectic solvent-carbon nanotubes (DES-CNT) based nanolubricant, Journal of thermal engineering - Article in Journals
  • Investigating the effects of processing parameters on poly(lactic acid) properties a central composite design approach (ISI-Indexed), Journal of Plastics, Rubber and Composites - Article in Journals
  • Additives in proton exchange membranes for low- and high-temperature fuel cell applications: A review, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy - Article in Journals
  • Experimental studies on the biodiesel production parameters optimization of sunflower and soybean oil mixture and DI engine combustion, performance, and emission analysis fueled with diesel/biodiesel blends (ISI-Indexed), Fuel - Article in Journals
  • Tribological performance of nanographite-based metalworking fluid and parametric investigation using artificial neural network (ISI-Indexed), The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology - Article in Journals
  • Recycled carbon fibre/Bi2Te3 and Bi2S3 hybrid composite doped with MWCNTs for thermoelectric applications (ISI-Indexed), Composites Part B: Engineering - Article in Journals
  • Investigation of rheological and corrosion properties of graphene based eutectic salt. Journal of Material Science (ISI-Indexed), Journal of Material Science - Article in Journals
  • Effect of Temperature and Sonication Time on Desulphurization Efficiency of Ground Rubber Tyre Utilising Deep Eutectic Solvents - Article in Proceeding
  • Optimization of Dispersion Technique for Graphene / PEG Nanofluid - Article in Proceeding
  • Parametric Study of DES-Plasticised Chitosan/CMC Proton Exchange Membrane - Article in Proceeding
  • Thermal Conductivity Property of Naphthenic based Mineral Oil, Palm Oil Mineral Ester (POME) and its Mixtures - Article in Proceeding
  • Investigation of Energy and Exergy Configurations for Parabolic Trough Photovoltaic/Thermal Designs (SCOPUS-Indexed) - Article in Proceeding
  • Energy Recovery through Phase Layered Heat Removal using Nano-fluids in Solar hybrid PVT - Article in Proceeding
  • Biomass Derived Synthesis of Nanoparticles Using Hydrothermal Process and Deep Eutectic Solvents - Article in Proceeding
  • Thermal Characterisation of Recycled Waste Tire Rubber/EVA Blends - Article in Proceeding
  • Effect of electron beam irradiation on thermal and crystallization behavior of PP/EPDM blend (SCOPUS-Indexed), Radiation Physics and Chemistry - Article in Journals
  • Sono-synthesis of nanohydroxyapatite: Effects of process parameters (ISI-Indexed), CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL - Article in Journals
  • Effect of nanofillers on the physico-mechanical properties of load bearing bone implants (ISI-Indexed), Materials Science and Engineering C - Article in Journals
  • Mechanical and thermal properties of polylactic acid composites reinforced with cellulose nanoparticles extracted from kenaf fibre (ISI-Indexed), Materials Research Express - Article in Journals
  • Heat transfer and tribological performance of graphene nanolubricant in an internal combustion engine. (ISI-Indexed), Tribology International - Article in Journals
  • Graphene based nanofluids and nanolubricants - Review of recent developments (ISI-Indexed), Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews - Article in Journals
  • Removal of glycerol from palm oil-based biodiesel using new ionic liquids analogues (ISI-Indexed), JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - Article in Journals
  • Waste tire rubber in polymer blends: A review on the evolution, properties and future (ISI-Indexed), Progress in Materials Science - Article in Journals
  • Experimental and numerical investigation of heat transfer in CNT nanofluids (ISI-Indexed), Journal of Experimental Nanoscience - Article in Journals
  • Preparation, thermo-physical properties and heat transfer enhancement of nanofluids (ISI-Indexed), Materials Research Express - Article in Journals
  • Investigating corrosion effects and heat transfer enhancement in smaller size radiators using CNT-nanofluids (ISI-Indexed), Journal of Materials Science - Article in Journals
  • Simulation of spray drying on Piper betle Linn extracts using computational fluid dynamics (SCOPUS-Indexed), International Food Research Journal - Article in Journals
  • Corrosion effects of CNT-nanofluids on different metals (SCOPUS-Indexed) - Article in Proceeding
  • Smaller radiator with enhanced heat transfer using CNT-nanofluids (SCOPUS-Indexed) - Article in Proceeding


  • Solar energy harvesting using eutectic solvents dispersed with nanoparticles Design and optimization of PVT system ,  Co-researcher2017 to 2020, Taylor's University
  • Enhancement of human health and wellbeing in Asian cities,  Co-researcher2017 to 2020, Taylor's University
  • Energy infrastructure for urban terrains through sustainable future technology,  Co-researcher2017 to 2020, Taylor's University
  • Fundamental studies on Thermo-physical properties of Deep Eutectic solvents based CNT Nanofluids,  Project Leader2013 to 2016, National
  • Thermophysical Properties And Characterization Of Eutectic Nanofluid For Solar Energy Harvesting,  Co-researcher2013 to 2016, National

Awards and Stewardship

  • President Award: Research and Innovation, Services, Taylor's University, President Award for Research and Innovation , 2018
  • Best paper award, Conference, Taylor's University, Best Paper Award , 2017
  • Best paper award, Conference, Taylor's University, Best Paper Award , 2017
  • Best paper award, Exhibition/Invention, Taylor's University, Best Paper Award , 2016
  • VC Taylor's most cited academic , Services, Taylor's University, Top Cited Researcher , 2016
  • Best paper award/SoMChE 2014, Conference, Taylor's University, Best Paper Award , 2014
  • Bronze medal, Exhibition/Invention, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Best Poster Award , 2010
  • Silver medal, Exhibition/Invention, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Best Poster Award , 2010
  • Silver medal, Exhibition/Invention, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Best Poster Award , 2010
  • Gold Medal, Exhibition/Invention, Taylor's University, Best Poster Award , 2010

Paper Presented

  • Advancements in nanoscience and nanotechnology, Expert Talk (SEMINAR), INVITED SPEAKER , 01/03/2019 to 01/03/2019
  • My Research Journey: Nanofluids and its application, International Technology Congress, Pune (CONFERENCE), PLEANARY/KEYNOTE SPEAKER , 27/02/2019 to 28/03/2019
  • Nanofluids and Eutectic Solvents: Current Status and Future Research, 7th eureca 2016 (CONFERENCE), PLEANARY/KEYNOTE SPEAKER , 07/12/2016 to 08/12/2017
  • Nanofluids: Preparation, properties and applications, International Technology Congress 2017 (CONGRESS), PLEANARY/KEYNOTE SPEAKER , 28/12/2017 to 29/12/2017
  • Stability and thermal conductivity of DES based Graphene nanolubricant, International Tribology Conference (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 16/09/2015 to 20/09/2015
  • Stability and thermal conductivity of graphene nanolubricants, 17th Lubricating Grease Conference. (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 12/02/2015 to 14/02/2015
  • Optimization of Groundnut-Naphthenic Blend Lubricants, International conference on applied science and technology, 2017 (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 03/04/2017 to 05/04/2017
  • Thermophysical Properties of Deep Eutectic Solvent-Carbon Nanotubes (DES-CNT) based nanolubricant, International Technology Congress (CONGRESS), ORAL PRESENTER , 28/12/2017 to 29/12/2017
  • Sonosynthesis Of Des/Cnt Nanofluid Stability And Thermal Conductivity Studies,, 51st international conference on Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (IC2NM), Malaysia (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 08/07/2016 to 09/07/2016
  • Thermal Characterisation of Recycled Waste Tire Rubber/EVA Blends, International Engineering Research Conference - 8th Eureca 2017 (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 12/07/2017 to 12/07/2017