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Dr. P. K. S. Nain


Dr. P. K. S. Nain is currently working as a Professor In the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has an experience of over 29 years in academics and research. Dr. Nain is a dedicated and self-motivated academician with proficiency in handling the administrative activities entailing student management and upholding the university’s motto. He has been actively involved in teaching graduates and postgraduates in mechanical engineering with experience in developing curricula to accommodate different learning styles & maximize students’ comprehension. He has received several academic and research awards & scholarships. Dr. Nain holds a good publication record and presented research work at national and international fora.  


  • 29 years of teaching and research experience


  • Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) from I.I.T. Kanpur, India awarded in March 2006. 

  • M.E. (Production) from I.I.T. Roorkee, India with First Division - Honours (75.95 %) in the year 1992. 

  • B.Sc. Engineering (Mechanical) from A.M.U., Aligarh, India with CPI 9.925/10 - First Rank in the year 1989. 

Award & Recognition

  • Certificate of appreciation in Research and Innovation Awards 2019 and 2022 at Galgotias University.

  • Cognizant Best Faculty Award 2014-15 for outstanding performance at Galgotias University.

  • Served as MODROB Project Coordinator for the modernization of CAD Lab. Obtained Rs.15 lakhs grant from A.I.C.T.E. at N.I.E.T., Greater NOIDA, India (F. No: 8023/RID/BOR/MOD-59/2007-08 dated September 18, 2007). Fund was utilized for setting up Distributed Computing 36 Node Cluster for research purposes.

  • British Telecom (U.K.) Fellowship for Ph.D. at I.I.T. Kanpur, India.

  • GATE-91 cleared with 96.75 percentile (Basic Science & Engineering- 87.11; Mechanical Engineering-99.08).

  • Maulana Tufail Ahemad Gold Medal for standing first in B.Sc. Engineering (Mechanical) at A.M.U., Aligarh, India.


[1] S. K. Singh, D. Kumar, G. K. Jha, and P. K. S. Nain, Design and Analysis of Overhead Ambulance. 2022. doi: 10.1007/978-981-16-9613-8_49.

[2] S. Bhadouria, B. N. Agrawal, S. K. Singh, and P. K. S. Nain, Study and Modal Analysis of Induction Motor by Using ANSYS. 2022. doi: 10.1007/978-981-16-9613-8_47.

[3] J. M. Giri and P. K. S. Nain, “Maximisation of energy and exergy efficiencies for a sustainable thermoelectric cooling system by applying genetic algorithm,” International Journal of Exergy, vol. 37, no. 1, 2022.

[4] P. Sharma, N. Singh, S. Singh, S. K. Khare, P. K. S. Nain, and L. Nain, “Potent γ-amino butyric acid producing psychobiotic Lactococcus lactis LP-68 from non-rhizospheric soil of Syzygium cumini (Black plum),” Archives of Microbiology, vol. 204, no. 1, 2022, doi: 10.1007/s00203-021-02629-4.

[5] A. Bharti, P. Mathiyalagan, and P. K. S. Nain, Study of Existing Systems to Control Inside Temperature of Car Compartment and Factors Influencing the Rise of Temperature Within the Car Compartment—A Review. 2021. doi: 10.1007/978-981-16-0159-0_57.

[6] A. Yadav, P. K. S. Nain, and M. Maniraj, Recent Researches on the Failure of Spur Gears—Literature Review. 2021. doi: 10.1007/978-981-33-4684-0_41.

[7] P. Sharma et al., “Co-production of gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) and lactic acid using Lactobacillus plantarum LP-9 from agro-residues,” Environmental Technology and Innovation, vol. 23, 2021, doi: 10.1016/j.eti.2021.101650.

[8] J. M. Giri and P. K. S. Nain, Review of Recent Progresses in Thermoelectric Materials. 2021. doi: 10.1007/978-981-33-6029-7_26.

[9] S. Sagia, A. Sharma, S. Singh, S. Chaturvedi, P. K. S. Nain, and L. Nain, “Single cell oil production by a novel yeast Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans for complete and ecofriendly valorization of paddy straw,” Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, vol. 44, 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.ejbt.2020.01.009.

[10] A. Sharma et al., “Efficient two-step lactic acid production from cassava biomass using thermostable enzyme cocktail and lactic acid bacteria: insights from hydrolysis optimization and proteomics analysis,” 3 Biotech, vol. 10, no. 9, 2020, doi: 10.1007/s13205-020-02349-4.

[11] J. M. Giri and P. K. S. Nain, “Performance optimization of thermoelectric cooler using genetic algorithm,” Mathematical Modelling of Engineering Problems, vol. 7, no. 3, 2020, doi: 10.18280/mmep.070313.

[12] A. K. Lavanya et al., “Mesta (Hibiscus spp.)–a potential feedstock for bioethanol production,” Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects, vol. 42, no. 21, 2020, doi: 10.1080/15567036.2019.1618980.

[13] A. Sharma et al., “Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of alkali-pretreated corncob under optimized conditions using cold-tolerant indigenous holocellulase,” Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, vol. 34, no. 3, 2017, doi: 10.1007/s11814-016-0334-9.

[14] R. Tiwari, P. K. Singh, S. Singh, P. K. S. Nain, L. Nain, and P. Shukla, “Bioprospecting of novel thermostable β-glucosidase from Bacillus subtilis RA10 and its application in biomass hydrolysis,” Biotechnology for Biofuels, vol. 10, no. 1, 2017, doi: 10.1186/s13068-017-0932-8.

[15] M. Saritha et al., “Glycoside hydrolase production by Aspergillus terreus CM20 I mixture design approach for enhanced enzymatic saccharification of alkali pretreated paddy straw,” Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 54, no. 8, 2016.

[16] R. Tiwari, K. Pranaw, S. Singh, P. K. S. Nain, P. Shukla, and L. Nain, “Two-step statistical optimization for cold active β-glucosidase production from Pseudomonas lutea BG8 and its application for improving saccharification of paddy straw,” Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry, vol. 63, no. 5, 2016, doi: 10.1002/bab.1415.

[17] R. Tiwari et al., “Cold active holocellulase cocktail from Aspergillus niger SH3: Process optimization for production and biomass hydrolysis,” J Taiwan Inst Chem Eng, vol. 56, 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.jtice.2015.04.026.

[18] K. Pandiyan et al., “Optimization of enzymatic saccharification of alkali pretreated Parthenium sp. Using response surface methodology,” Enzyme Research, vol. 2014, 2014, doi: 10.1155/2014/764898.

[19] R. Tiwari et al., “Harnessing the hydrolytic potential of phytopathogenic fungus Phoma exigua ITCC 2049 for saccharification of lignocellulosic biomass,” Bioresource Technology, vol. 150, 2013, doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.10.007.

[20] P. K. S. Nain, S. Sharma, and J. M. Giri, Non-dimensional multi-objective performance optimization of single stage thermoelectric cooler, vol. 6457 LNCS. 2010. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-17298-4_44.

[21] P. K. S. Nain, J. M. Giri, S. Sharma, and K. Deb, Multi-objective performance optimization of thermo-electric coolers using dimensional structural parameters, vol. 6466 LNCS. 2010. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-17563-3_71.

[22] K. Deb and P. K. S. Nain, An evolutionary multi-objective adaptive meta-modeling procedure using artificial neural networks, vol. 51. 2007. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-49774-5_13.

[23] P. K. S. Nain and K. Deb, “Computationally effective search and optimization procedure using coarse to fine approximations,” in 2003 Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2003 - Proceedings, 2003, vol. 3. doi: 10.1109/CEC.2003.1299929.

Peer Recognition

  • Official Reviewer in IEEE Transaction on Evolutionary Computations. 

  • Official Reviewer in Elsevier International Journal of Applied Soft Computing.

  • Official Reviewer in Taylor & Francis International Journal of Green Energy.

  • Official Reviewer in Elsevier Journal of Manufacturing Processes.

  • Member of BOS (Mechanical Engineering) at UPTU from 2007 to 2008.

  • Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education, India (membership no.LM-50082). 

  • Fellow Member of IEI (F-1287113) 

  • Senate Member at Roorkee University Students Association at I.I.T. Roorkee, India during 1990- 1991. 

  • Represented Amity, a Knowledge Partner in SME CEO Series as an expert in Auto and Manufacturing clusters in Chennai and Coimbatore, India, in 2010. 

  • Session Chair at Eighth International Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning (SEAL’ 2010), at IIT Kanpur, India 

  • Guest of Honour at National Conference on “Advances in Mechanical, Automobile & Production Engineering” (AMAPE-2015) at SIET, Greater Noida, India.

Area of Interest

  • Machine Design

  • Thermoelctric Devices

  • Outcome Based Education

  • Evolutionary algorithms

  • Machine Learning

  • Optimization

Other Achievements 

  • University Mentorship Coordinator at Galgotias University, Greater Noida, India from 2019 - Till Date

  • Chief Proctor at Galgotias University, Greater Noida, India from Nov 2021- Till Date

  • Head, Mechanical engineering Department at Galgotias University, Greater Noida, India during Jan 2021 – Till Date

  • Dean, School of Mechanical Engineering at Galgotias University, Greater Noida, India from Aug 14- June’17.

  • Head, Mechanical & Civil Engineering at Galgotias University, Greater Noida, India from Oct’11- Jan’13. 

  • Assistant Examination Superintendent at Galgotias University, Greater Noida, India from Jun 11- June’14. 

  • Deputy COE (coding) as additional responsibility at Galgotias University from April’19 – till Date. 

  • Member of Discipline Committee at Galgotias University from July 2012 – till Date. 

  • Member, Academic Council at Galgotias University from 2016 – 2019.

  • Director at N.I.E.T., Greater NOIDA, India during Aug’08- Oct’09. 

  • Additional Director at N.I.E.T., Greater NOIDA, India during Aug’07- Aug’08. 

  • Dean (R&D) at N.I.E.T., Greater NOIDA, India during Aug’06- Aug’07. 

  • Warden to Lakeview Hostel with H.B.T.I. Kanpur, India from July 97- July’98.

  • Technical Consultant to Department of Excise, Govt. of India, Kanpur (for rolling mills) from July 97- July’98.