PV Aravind


Associate Pofessor


Energy Technology

Post Docs 

  1.  Dr L Fan: Internal Reforming in SOFCs
  2.  Dr  H Patel: Electrochemistry of Fuel Oxidation

       Current PhD Students and their areas of research 

  1.  A Fernades: SOFC-GT systems and sustainable fuels for UAVs
  2.  A Thallam Thattai: Thermodynamics approaches towards Flexible SOFC integrated Power Plants
  3.  G Botta: Solid Oxide Electrolysis
  4.  AN Tabish: Pattern electrodes and Electrochemistry of Fuel Oxidation
  5.  M Recalde: SOFC integrated systems for Sanitation and Supercritical Water gasifier-SOFC systems
  6.  A Sadabadi: Dry-reforming  and ammonia oxidation in SOFCs for Biogas-SOFC systems
  7.  L van Biert: Methane reforming in SOFCs and integration with reciprocating engines for Marine Systems
  8.  A Cavalli- Electrochemical Syngas Oxidation and Syngas processing
  9.  V Oldenbroek: Fuel Cell cars for car as  Power Plant concept (supervision mainly by  Prof van Wijk  and the Car as Power Plant team and I am supporting the supervision)


  1.  R Mor: Serious Games based training

       Associating Scientist 

  1.  T Woudstra: System Thermodynamics, Power Plant Engineering

       Team members from the past       Post Docs 

  1.  Dr Z Qu
  2.  Dr S Giralde
  3.  Dr M Liu

       PhD Students already defended (with me acting as Co-Promoter) 

  1.  Z. Qu, Simulation and Analysis of an Anode-Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cell and Stack, 2011
  2.  M. Liu, Biomass Powered  Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, 2013
  3.  L. Fan, Methane Steam Reforming Kinetics in Operating Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Modeling and Experimental Studies, 2014
  4.  H. Patel, Multi Fuel Oxidation in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Model anodes and System Studies, 2015

Poster of the Fuel Cell Systems Laboratory - TU Delft (Link)

  1. HC Patel,  AN Tabish ,  PV Aravind    Modelling of elementary kinetics of H2 and CO oxidation on ceria pattern cells,  Electrochimica Acta 182:202–211 · September 2015
  2. Tonekabonimoghadam, S.,  Akikur, R.K.,  Hussain, M.A. ,  Hajimolana, S,  Saidur, R,  Ping, H.W.b,  Chakrabarti, M.H,  Brandon, N.P,  Aravind, P.V.,  Nayagar, J.N.S,  Hashim, M.A., Mathematical modelling and experimental validation of an anode-supported tubular solid oxide fuel cell for heat and power generation, Available Online, Energy, 2015
  3. Botta, G.S., M.; Leone, P.; Aravind, P.V.,  Thermodynamic analysis of coupling a SOEC in co-electrolysis mode with the dimethyl ether synthesis. Fuel cells, 2015, Accepted.
  4. Fernandes, A., T. Woudstra, and P.V. Aravind, System simulation and exergy analysis on the use of biomass-derived liquid-hydrogen for SOFC/GT powered aircraft. International journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2015. 40(13):p. 4683-4697.
  5. Patel, H.C., A.N. Tabish, F. Comelli, and P.V. Aravind, Oxidation of H2, CO and syngas mixtures on ceria and nickel pattern anodes. Applied Energy, 2015. 154: p. 912-920.
  6. Promes, E.W., T.; Schoenmakers, L.; Oldenbroek, V.;Thallam Thattai, A.; Aravind, P.V.;, Thermodynamic Evaluation and Experimental Validation of 253 MW Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle power plant in Buggenum, Netherlands. Applied Energy, 2015, Accepted.
  7. Liu, M., T. Woudstra, E.J.O. Promes, S.Y.G. Restrepo, and P.V. Aravind, System development and self-sustainability analysis for upgrading human waste to power. Energy, 2014. 68: p. 377-384.
  8. Chakrabarti, M.H., N.P. Brandon, S.A. Hajimolana, F. Tariq, V. Yufit, M.A. Hashim, M.A. Hussain, C.T.J. Low, and P.V. Aravind, Application of carbon materials in redox flow batteries. Journal of Power Sources, 2014. 253: p. 150-166.
  9. Doyle, T.S., Z. Dehouche, P.V. Aravind, M. Liu, and S. Stankovic, Investigating the impact and reaction pathway of toluene on a SOFC running on syngas. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014. 39(23): p. 12083-12091.
  10. Fan, L., L. van Biert, A. Thallam Thattai, A.H.M. Verkooijen, and P.V. Aravind, Study of Methane Steam Reforming kinetics in operating Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Influence of current density. International journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014.
  11. Aravind, P.V.,  Liu, M. , High-Efficiency Energy Systems with Biomass Gasifiers and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells  (Book Chapter), Biomass as a Sustainable Energy Source for the Future: Fundamentals of Conversion Processes, 2014.
  12. Liu, M. and P.V. Aravind, The fate of tars under solid oxide fuel cell conditions: A review. Applied Thermal Engineering, 2014. 70(1): p. 687-693.
  13. Patel, H.C., N. Biradar, V. Venkataraman, and P.V. Aravind, Ceria electrocatalysis compared to nickel using pattern anodes. International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 2014. 9(7): p. 4048-4053.
  14. Shamiri, A., M.H. Chakrabarti, S. Jahan, M.A. Hussain, W. Kaminsky, P.V. Aravind, and W.A. Yehye, The influence of Ziegler-Natta and metallocene catalysts on polyolefin structure, properties, and processing ability. Materials, 2014. 7(7): p. 5069-5108.
  15. Liu, M., A. van der Kleij, A.H.M. Verkooijen, and P.V. Aravind, An experimental study of the interaction between tar and SOFCs with Ni/GDC anodes. Applied Energy, 2013. 108: p. 149-157.
  16. Liu, M., M.J.B.M. Pourquie, L. Fan, W. Halliop, V.R.M. Cobas, A.H.M. Verkooijen, and P.V. Aravind, The use of methane-containing syngas in a solid oxide fuel cell: A comparison of kinetic models and a performance evaluation. Fuel Cells, 2013. 13(3): p. 428-440.
  17. Fan, L., E. Dimitriou, M.J.B.M. Pourquie, M. Liu, A.H.M. Verkooijen, and P.V. Aravind, Prediction of the performance of a solid oxide fuel cell fuelled with biosyngas: Influence of different steam-reforming reaction kinetic parameters. International journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2013. 38(1): p. 510-524.
  18. Fan, L., Z. Qu, M.J.B.M. Pourquie, A.H.M. Verkooijen, and P.V. Aravind, Computational studies for the evaluation of fuel flexibility in solid oxide fuel cells: A case with biosyngas. Fuel Cells, 2013. 13(3): p. 410-427.
  19. Liu, M., A. Lanzini, W. Halliop, V.R.M. Cobas, A.H.M. Verkooijen, and P.V. Aravind, Anode recirculation behavior of a solid oxide fuel cell system: A safety analysis and a performance optimization. International journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2013. 38(6): p. 2868-2883.
  20. Mook, W.T., M.K. Aroua, M.H. Chakrabarti, C.T.J. Low, P.V. Aravind, and N.P. Brandon, The application of nano-crystalline PbO2 as an anode for the simultaneous bio-electrochemical denitrification and organic matter removal in an up-flow undivided reactor. Electrochimica Acta, 2013. 94: p. 327-335.
  21. Aravind, P., C. Schilt, B. Türker, and T. Woudstra, Thermodynamic model of a very high efficiency power plant based on a biomass gasifier, SOFC's, and a gas turbine. International Journal of Renewable Energy Development (IJRED), 2012. 1(2): p. 51-55.
  22. Aravind, P.V. and W. De Jong, Evaluation of high temperature gas cleaning options for biomass gasification product gas for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 2012. 38(6): p. 737-764.
  23. Patel, H.C., T. Woudstra, and P.V. Aravind, Thermodynamic analysis of solid oxide fuel cell gas turbine systems operating with various biofuels. Fuel Cells, 2012. 12(6): p. 1115-1128.
  24. Hemmes, K., P. Luimes, A. Giesen, A. Hammenga, P.V. Aravind, and H. Spanjers, Ammonium and phosphate recovery from wastewater to produce energy in a fuel cell. Water Practice and Technology, 2011. 6(4).
  25. Liu, M., P.V. Aravind, T. Woudstra, V.R.M. Cobas, and A.H.M. Verkooijen, Development of an integrated gasifier-solid oxide fuel cell test system: A detailed system study. Journal of Power Sources, 2011. 196(17): p. 7277-7289.
  26. Qu, Z., P.V. Aravind, S.Z. Boksteen, N.J.J. Dekker, A.H.H. Janssen, N. Woudstra, and A.H.M. Verkooijen, Three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics modeling of anode-supported planar SOFC. International journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2011. 36(16): p. 10209-10220.
  27. Liu, M., M.G. Millan, P.V. Aravind, and N. Brandon, Influence of operating conditions on carbon deposition in SOFC's fuelled by tar-containing biosyngas. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 2011. 158(11): p. B1310-B1318.
  28. Toonssen, R., S. Sollai, P.V. Aravind, N. Woudstra, and A.H.M. Verkooijen, Alternative system designs of biomass gasification SOFC/GT hybrid systems. International journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2011. 36(16): p. 10414-10425.
  29. Qu, Z., P.V. Aravind, N.J.J. Dekker, A.H.H. Janssen, N. Woudstra, and A.H.M. Verkooijen, Three-dimensional thermo-fluid and electrochemical modeling of anode-supported planar solid oxide fuel cell. Journal of Power Sources, 2010. 195(23): p. 7787-7795.
  30. Toonssen, R., P.V. Aravind, G. Smit, N. Woudstra, and A.H.M. Verkooijen, System study on hydrothermal gasification combined with a hybrid solid oxide fuel cell gas turbine. Fuel Cells, 2010. 10(4): p. 643-653.
  31. Aravind, P.V., J.P. Ouweltjes, and J. Schoonman, Diffusion impedance on nickel/gadolinia-doped ceria anodes for solid oxide fuel cells. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 2009. 156(12): p. B1417-B1422.
  32. Hofmann, P., K.D. Panopoulos, P.V. Aravind, M. Siedlecki, A. Schweiger, J. Karl, J.P. Ouweltjes, and E. Kakaras, Operation of solid oxide fuel cell on biomass product gas with tar levels >10 g Nm-3. International journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2009. 34(22): p. 9203-9212.
  33. Aravind, P.V., T. Woudstra, N. Woudstra, and H. Spliethoff, Thermodynamic evaluation of small-scale systems with biomass gasifiers, solid oxide fuel cells with Ni/GDC anodes and gas turbines. Journal of Power Sources, 2009. 190(2): p. 461-475.
  34. Aravind, P.V., J.P. Ouweltjes, N. Woudstra, and G. Rietveld, Impact of biomass-derived contaminants on SOFCs with Ni/gadolinia-doped ceria anodes. Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, 2008. 11(2): p. B24-B28.
  35. Ouweltjes, J.P., P.V. Aravind, N. Woudstra, and G. Rietveld, Biosyngas utilization in solid oxide fuel cells with Ni/GDC anodes. Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 2006. 3(4): p. 495-498.

Dr. A. Purushothaman Vellayani