Sarun Kumar K

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Sarun Kumar K

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineering

  • B.Tech.: Mechanical Engineering Department, Government Engineering College Thrissur, Kerala 2008
  • M.Tech.: Thermal Sciences, Mechanical Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, 2012
  • Ph.D.: Cryogenic Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, 2021

Email: sarun.k -AT- iitgn.ac.in

Website : https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=vSyTW6cAAAAJ&hl=en



  • Work experience

    • Post-doctoral Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (2021 to present).
    • Assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam, Kerala (June 2012 – December 2013).
    • Software Engineer, Infosys Technologies Limited, Mysuru, Karnataka (September 2008 to February 2009).

  • Selected Publications

    1. Sarun Kumar Kochunni, Kanchan Chowdhury. Effect of precooling with transcritical CO2 cycle on two types of LNG boil-off gas reliquefaction systems. Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering (Elsevier) Vol. 89, 2021, 103876. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2021.103876)
    2. Sarun Kumar Kochunni, Kanchan Chowdhury. Use of dual pressure Claude liquefaction cycles for complete and energy-efficient reliquefaction of boil-off gas in LNG carrier ships. Energy (Elsevier) Vol. 198, 2020, 117345. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.117345)
    3. Sarun Kumar Kochunni, Kanchan Chowdhury. Zero methane loss in reliquefaction of boil-off gas in liquefied natural gas carrier ships by using packed bed distillation in reverse Brayton system. Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier) Vol. 260, 2020, 121037. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.121037)
    4. Sarun Kumar Kochunni, Kanchan Chowdhury. LNG boil-off gas reliquefaction by Brayton refrigeration system–Part 1: Exergy analysis and design of the basic configuration. Energy (Elsevier) Vol. 176, 2019, 753–764. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.04.032)
    5. Sarun Kumar Kochunni, Jubil Joy, Kanchan Chowdhury. LNG boil-off gas reliquefaction by Brayton refrigeration system–Part 2: Improvements over basic configuration. Energy (Elsevier) 176, 2019, 861–873. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.04.033)