Bhupinder Godara

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Bhupinder Godara is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from IIT Delhi (1987). His M. Tech. (1989) in Thermal Engineering is also from IIT Delhi. His interest in innovation and new cooling technology for a sustainable environment began some 30 years back with his final year B.Tech. Project to develop a prototype low cost food storage unit after a market survey of communities living adjacent to IIT Delhi. His M.Tech, project was in the area of Liquid Desiccant Augmented Evaporative Cooling systems where he proposed a new cooling cycle for improved thermodynamic performance.

His work experience of over 30 years includes working as a part of senior management in several companies of repute in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry. These include Carrier, Danfoss, ACME, Onida and Fedders Lloyd. During his product development work experience, he has led Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning product development from concept to market. Thousands of these products today serve customers in railway, telecom and residential applications with class leading performance and energy efficiency.

His interest in sustainable cooling technology continued to be demonstrated with the high efficiency air-conditioners developed by him for telecom and residential applications. Performance was validated and benchmarked in third party test labs. This was a first in the country and set a new milestone in transparent and verified cooling and energy efficiency data available to customers. He was a member of the core team of professionals that created a framework for implementation of Energy Efficiency Test Standards for residential air conditioners that was rolled out by BEE in 2007. He also led the BIS standard revision to enable the same.

He has a wide international exposure and been a speaker at several international and national conferences for sustainable technology.

He has published a research paper in Engineering Failure Analysis Journal based on a case study on one his product designs. Over the long span of his career, he has been connected to IIT Delhi for consultancy projects and has been an external examiner for student’s projects on several occasions. Most recently in 2017 he independently taught third- and fourth-year B. tech students at IIT Delhi a course on Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (RAC) product design. He has also run a MOOC course in RAC Product Design created jointly with Prof. Sanjeev Jain.

He has joined IIT Delhi as Prof. of Practice in Mechanical Engineering effective February 13, 2020.