Dr. Manish K Rathod is serving as Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat. He has been working in the area of thermal energy storage, heat exchanger design, exergy analysis of thermal systems. His research is major focusing on a latent heat storage system using phase change material (PCM) for solar application. He has also worked on thermal performance enhancement strategies in latent heat energy storage unit with the use of longitudinal and spiral fins, metal matrix, nanoparticles, different shaped macro-capsules, etc. Further, Dr. Rathod is also working on the use of PCM on various other applications like solar stills, thermal battery management systems, building envelop. He has also published a book chapter in a book named Phase Change Materials and Their Applications by IntechOpen. He published about 50 research papers in reputed international journals and conferences.