Swapnil Kanvinde[edit | edit source]

Bio[edit | edit source]

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Graduate Mechanical Engineering student specializing in Thermal, Energy and Sustainable energy at Michigan Technological University (MTU). I have worked on Fuel cell project and I am currently working on fuel cell as well as Solar Photovoltaic (PV) project.

Projects[edit | edit source]

1. Wood CHP + PV + Small battery__(January 2019 - present)

(more information will be added as soon as the project will be done)

2. Performed fuel cell diagnostics by using ___(September 2019 - present)

  • I-V measurement
  • HFR measurement
  • By using pure oxygen at the cathode
  • Linear Sweep Voltammetry and Cyclic Voltammetry

3. Fabrication and system integration of fuel cell with SI engine___(June 2018 - June 2019)

  • Designed and tested Wet Fuel Cell prototype and integrated it with an SI Engine of motorbike (100cc)
  • Designed a fuel cell with anode and cathode made up of Stainless steel 316L and KOH as electrolyte
  • The fuel cell was integrated with the bike system and hydrogen produced was mixed with intake air of the engine
  • Fuel consumption and RPM readings were taken before and after the integration of fuel cell with the engine
  • Testing of the engine was done by riding a bike at standard riding parameters
  • Improvement in engine power was observed when the new system was added to the bike

Research Interests[edit | edit source]

  • Fuel cell and Fuel cell systems
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Energy Conversion
  • Energy Storage Devices and storage systems

Courses completed/pursuing during masters at Michigan Technological University[edit | edit source]

  • Intermediate Thermodynamics (MEEM-5212)
  • Fuel-cell Technology (MEEM-5220)
  • Principles of Energy Conversion (MEEM-5290)
  • Solar Photovoltaics (EE-5490)
  • Energy storage systems (MEEM-5275)
  • Statistics (MA-5701)