Avik Ghosh

Avik Ghosh
University of California, San Diego | UCSD · Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

Ph.D. Student (UC San Diego); B.Tech (IIEST Shibpur)


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I am highly interested in the field of renewable energy technologies, particularly solar photovoltaic and thermal engineering. My present work involves applying techniques from optimization and control for renewable energy integration into the electricity grid. There is also an emphasis on optimal dispatch of batteries and smart EV scheduling. I also have a deep interest in solar thermal cooling, thermal energy storage, HVAC-R, cogeneration and heat transfer.
Additional affiliations
July 2015 - July 2019
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
  • Student
October 2019 - June 2024
University of California, San Diego
Field of study
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
July 2015 - April 2019


Publications (6)
In this paper, a novel scheme of a partially closed solar regenerated liquid desiccant assisted evaporative cooling system has been proposed. The objective of the system is to provide suitable conditions inside greenhouses for cultivation of high value temperate crops like lettuce throughout the year in hot and humid climates of tropics and subtrop...
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In this paper, exergy analysis of a novel solar powered liquid desiccant assisted air conditioning system is presented and simulated. The system aims to provide suitable thermal comfort conditions inside large office buildings with high internal loads situated in the hot and humid tropical/subtropical countries of the world. The system consists of...
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Open-source, high resolution power consumption data are scarce. We compiled, quality controlled, and released publicly a comprehensive power dataset of parts of the University of California, San Diego microgrid. The advanced microgrid contains several distributed energy resources (DERs), such as solar power plants, electric vehicles, buildings, a c...
Electric vehicle (EV) penetration has been increasing in the modern electricity grid and has been complemented by the growth of EV charging infrastructure. This paper addresses the gap in the literature on the EV effects of total electricity costs in commercial buildings by incorporating V0G, V1G, and V2B charging. The electricity costs are minimiz...
In this paper, we provide thermal analysis and design methodology of a liquid desiccant assisted dew point indirect evaporative cooling system. The purpose of the system is to serve as an alternative for conventional vapour-compression based building air conditioning systems in providing satisfactory human thermal comfort conditions in the hot and...
Conference Paper
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A scheme of a partially closed solar regenerated desiccant assisted evaporative cooling system has been proposed for the cultivation of temperate crops like lettuce in hot and humid climates. The partially closed system re-circulated a fraction of return air from the greenhouse and ventilated a certain amount of ambient air. A thermal model has bee...


    • Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops
    • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    • Queen's University Belfast
    • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    • French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE)
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Project (1)
The goal of this project is to develop thermal models and schemes of novel solar regenerated liquid desiccant assisted evaporative cooling systems. The work is numerical in nature. The initial work that stemmed out from this project focused on the performance analysis of a partially closed solar desiccant assisted greenhouse cooling system to maintain optimum/viable conditions for year around lettuce cultivation in hot and humid climates. A thermal model was developed to predict the greenhouse temperature, vapour pressure deficit (humidity) and COP of the cooling system. A very good agreement was reached on comparing the results predicted by our model and a reference model study available in literature. Also, a parametric analysis of the system was carried out and the effect of variation of ambient insolation, ambient humidity, air flow rate and greenhouse plan area on the greenhouse temperature and vapour pressure deficit was shown.