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Prof. Vikrant P. Katekar

Prof. Vikrant P. Katekar

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering


B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) 1999 RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.

M.E. (Thermal Engineering) 2005 Government College of Engineering, Amravati.

Ph.D. (Pursuing) Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai

Contact Details

AssistantProfessor, Mechanical Engineering

JD College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur.

Phone: +91-9822603804 (Residence)  

About the Faculty

Vikrant is currently pursuing PhD from IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India. He studies Rural technologies, Solar energy collection and applications, Solar distillation, Energy conversion, and Essential oils extraction using renewable energies. He is in the field of learning-teaching since last 18 years.


Sponsored projects

  • Nil

Patent Filed

Title of work: Solar Distillation Apparatus

Application No: 202011027921

List of Papers Published (last 5 years)


  1. Olivkar PR, Katekar VP, Deshmukh SS, Palatkar S V. (2022) Effect of sensible heat storage materials on the thermal performance of solar air heaters: State-of-the-art review. Renew Sustain Energy Rev 2022;157:112085. 


  1. Katekar, V. P., & Deshmukh, S. S. (2021). Techno-economic review of solar distillation systems: A closer look at the recent developments for commercialisation. Journal of Cleaner Production, 126289.
  2. Katekar, V. P., Deshmukh, S. S., & Vasan, A. (2021). Energy, drinking water and health nexus in India and its effects on environment and economy. Journal of Water and Climate Change, 12(4), 997-1022.
  3. Elsheikh, A. H., Katekar, V. P., Muskens, O. L., Deshmukh, S. S., Abd Elaziz, M., & Dabour, S. M. (2021). Utilisation of LSTM neural network for water production forecasting of a stepped solar still with a corrugated absorber plate. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 148, 273-282.
  4. Katekar, V. P., & Deshmukh, S. S. (2021). Thermoeconomic analysis of solar distillation system with stepped-corrugated absorber plate. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 235(8), 1478-1497.
  5. Katekar, V. P., & Deshmukh, S. S. (2021). En Route for the Accomplishment of SDG-7 in South Asian Countries: A Retrospective Study. Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment, 40(3), 195–230.
  6. Bhaisare A. et al. (2021) Performance Assessment of Improved Solar Still Design with Stepped-Corrugated Absorber Plate. In: Reddy A., Marla D., Favorskaya M.N., Satapathy S.C. (eds) Intelligent Manufacturing and Energy Sustainability. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 213. Springer, Singapore.
  7. Katekar V.P., Asif M., Deshmukh S.S. (2021) Energy and Environmental Scenario of South Asia. In: Asif M. (eds) Energy and Environmental Security in Developing Countries. Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications. Springer, Cham.
  8. Katekar V.P., Deshmukh S.S. (2021) Energy-Drinking Water-Health Nexus in Developing Countries. In: Asif M. (eds) Energy and Environmental Security in Developing Countries. Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications. Springer, Cham. 


  1. Katekar, V. P., Deshmukh, S. S., & Elsheikh, A. H. (2020). Assessment and Way Forward for Bangladesh on SDG-7: Affordable and Clean Energy. International Energy Journal, 20(3A).
  2. Katekar, V. P., & Deshmukh, S. S. (2020). A review of the use of phase change materials on performance of solar stills. Journal of Energy Storage, 30, 101398.
  3. Katekar, V. P., & Deshmukh, S. S. (2020). A review on research trends in solar still designs for domestic and industrial applications. Journal of Cleaner Production, 257, 120544. 
  1. Bhaisare, A., Katekar, V., Deshmukh, S. (2020). Novel Energy Efficient Design of Water-Cooler for Hot and Dry Climate. Test Engineering and Management. The Mattingley Publishing Co., Inc. 84 (1), 12523-12528. 


1. Dhurwey, A. R., Katekar, V. P., & Deshmukh, S. S. (2019). An experimental investigation of thermal performance of double basin, double slope, stepped solar distillation system. International Journal of Mechanical Production Engineering Research and Development, 9, 200-206.

Other Works

  1. Member of Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE)
  2. Member of Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer (ISHMT)
  3. Member of Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI)
  4. Member of Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE)
  5. Member of Technical Committee Imperial Society of Innovative Engineers (ISIE)



Courses in Current Semester (Sem-6, 2021-2022) Class Hrs
Applied Thermodynamics

Solar Technologies

6 Sem

6 Sem


List of On-Campus courses taught at JDCOEM No. of Semesters Taught
Applied Thermodynamics 1
Solar Technologies 1


Off-Campus courses

List of Off-Campus courses taught at JDCOEM

  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Energy Conversion
  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning