Current Work Area

Dr. Patel has started his research career in charged particulate technology, electro-hydrodynamics of liquid sprays and aerodynamics of charged particulate matter. Currently, He is working in the following research domains:
  • Electrostatic disinfection and sanitization: Electrostatically charged sprays are more effective and efficient to sanitize and disinfect the public places against the COVID-19.
  • Food safety and nutrition: It is a mission mode project which aims to provide food and consumer safety solutions primarily to increase the shelf-life and nutritional value.
  • Environmental pollution and smog control: Electrostatic spraying based dust mitigation and environment protection device which suppresses the dust particles very efficiently since charged droplets of opposite polarity combine with charged foreign particles present in the environment and settle down on the ground very efficiently and effectively.
  • Automation and mechanization in agriculture: Working on autonomous robotic systems for agricultural tasks such as targeted and controlled delivery of pesticides for greenhouse spraying, canopy mapping and health monitoring.
  • Aerial Spraying: It’s a multifunctional device which can be used for aerial spraying. Initially, we are working on aerial spraying of pesticides and aerial spraying for dust mitigation, locust swarm control, environment pollution control and protection.
  • Electrostatic spraying technology for agricultural applications: An air-assisted electrostatic spraying technology for agricultural pesticides spraying to reduce the off-target losses, pesticides consumption, environment pollution, side effects and human health hazardous and to increase the mass transfer, uniformity, deposition efficiency and bio-efficacy.

Qualification

  • PhD (Engineering Sciences), Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, AcSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh (August, 2012-April, 2017).
  • M.Tech (Advanced Instrumentation Engineering), Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, AcSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh (August, 2010-August, 2012).
  • B.Tech (Electronics and Communication Engineering), National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jamshedpur (July, 2006-May, 2010).

Patents

Patent(s) Filed
1. VARIABLE HEIGHT FOR THRUST CORRECTION THROUGH PRESSURE SENSING IN ELECTROSTATIC COATING SYSTEM
Country Filed: PCT
Application Number: PCT/IN2021/050343   Date of Filing: 07-04-2021
Inventor(s):  PATEL MANOJ K, JANGRA ANIL, ANKIT KHANCHI
2. VARIABLE HEIGHT FOR THRUST CORRECTION THROUGH PRESSURE SENSING IN ELECTROSTATIC COATING SYSTEM
Country Filed: India
Application Number: 202011026188   Date of Filing: 22-06-2020
Inventor(s):  PATEL MANOJ K, JANGRA ANIL, ANKIT KHANCHI
3. MULTIPURPOSE INDUCTION CHARGING BASED AIR-INDUCED AIR-ASSISTED HIGH RANGE ELECTROSTATIC SPRAYING DEVICE FOR DUST MITIGATION AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
Country Filed: WO
Application Number: PCT/IN2018/050122   Date of Filing: 06-03-2018
Inventor(s):  PATEL MANOJ K, SAHOO HEMANT KUMAR, KUMAR ASHWANI, NAYAK MANOJ KUMAR
4. MULTIPURPOSE INDUCTION CHARGING BASED AIR-INDUCED AIR-ASSISTED HIGH RANGE ELECTROSTATIC SPRAYING SYSTEM FOR DUST MITIGATION AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
Country Filed: India
Application Number: 201711007875   Date of Filing: 07-03-2017
Inventor(s):  PATEL MANOJ K, SAHOO HEMANT KUMAR, KUMAR ASHWANI, NAYAK MANOJ KUMAR
5. MANUALLY CONTROLLED VARIABLE COVERAGE HIGH RANGE ELECTROSTATIC SPRAYER
Country Filed: US
Application Number: US20180281000A1   Date of Filing: 27-10-2015
Inventor(s):  PATEL MANOJ K, GHANSHYAM C, KAPUR PAWAN
6. MANUALLY CONTROLLED VARIABLE COVERAGE HIGH RANGE ELECTROSTATIC SPRAYER
Country Filed: WO
Application Number: WO2016067310A1   Date of Filing: 27-10-2015
Inventor(s):  PATEL MANOJ K, GHANSHYAM C, KAPUR PAWAN
7. MANUALLY CONTROLLED VARIABLE COVERAGE HIGH RANGE ELECTROSTATIC SPRAYER
Country Filed: CA
Application Number: CA2966129A1   Date of Filing: 27-10-2015
Inventor(s):  PATEL MANOJ K, GHANSHYAM C, KAPUR PAWAN
8. MANUALLY CONTROLLED VARIABLE COVERAGE HIGH RANGE ELECTROSTATIC SPRAYER
Country Filed: India
Application Number: 3045DEL2014   Date of Filing: 27-10-2014
Inventor(s):  PATEL MANOJ K, GHANSHYAM C, KAPUR PAWAN


Patent(s) Granted
1. MANUALLY CONTROLLED VARIABLE COVERAGE HIGH RANGE ELECTROSTATIC SPRAYER
Country Granted: US
Patent Number: US10661288B2   Date of Grant: 26-05-2020
Inventor(s):  PATEL MANOJ K, GHANSHYAM C, KAPUR PAWAN

Other Information

Book Chapter
  • Patel, Manoj Kumar and G. Chirravoori, "Fundamentals of Electrostatic Spraying: Basic Concepts and Engineering Practices," in Handbook of Research on Uncovering New Methods for Ecosystem Management through Bioremediation, S. Shivom and S. Kajal, Eds., ed Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global, 2015, pp. 461-490.
Invited Lectures
Dr. Patel has delivered more than 26 invited talks at national and international forums. Some of them are:
  • Delivered an invited talk as keynote speaker in an International Manufacturing Forum Series 2021 on “A time with electrostatically charged sprays for the mitigation of COVID-19” at University of Leiria, Portugal on February 04, 2021.
  • Delivered an invited talk in virtual mode on “Electrostatic Spraying Technology and its Societal Impact” at CSIR Young Scientist Awardees Confabulation on September 29, 2020 organized by CSIR-HRDC, Ghaziabad.
  • Delivered an invited talk on "Wonders of Electrostatics" during an inaugural session of E-workshop on Biomedical Techno Innovations and Health Monitoring on September 19, 2020 organized by Futuristic Technologies of India, IIT Delhi.
  • Delivered an invited lecture on “Opportunities for Youth in Science and Technology: Shaping the Dreams of Atmanirbhar Bharat” during a webinar organized NIT Jamshedpur on July 28, 2020.
  • Delivered an invited talk on "Electrostatically Charged Sprays for Efficient and Effective Disinfection and Sanitization” during a webinar on "Electrostatics in Healthcare” on July 09, 2020 organized by Institute of Physics (IOP), London.
  • Delivered an invited talk at the webinar series 2.0 (automation in agriculture) on “Technological Interventions for Sustainable Agriculture” organized by Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE), New Delhi on June 04, 2020.
  • Participated in panel discussion on “Electrostatic Spraying Technology for Efficient and Effective Sanitization” at the webinar series organized by International Centre for Clean Water (ICCW), IIT Madras on May 14, 2020.
  • Delivered an invited lecture on “Technological Interventions for Sustainable Environment” at Rural Development Department, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh on April 22, 2020.
  • Delivered an invited lecture on “Electrostatic Spraying Technologies for Agriculture, Environment and Food” at Brunel University, London on April 12, 2019.
  • Participated in panel discussion on “Communicating Science Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development” on November 03, 2017 at India Habitat Centre organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India.
  • Delivered an Invited talk on “Technological Interventions for Sustainable Agricultural Practices” on June 01, 2017 at Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India.
List of Invited Talks

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