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Dr Arvind Pattamatta


Arvind Pattamatta is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He received his Ph.D. from SUNY, Buffalo, NY in 2009. He is the recipient of Alexander von Humboldt fellowship for the year 2013, INAE Young Engineer Award for the year 2015 and JSPS invitational fellowship for the year 2017. His research interests are in the area microscale energy transport and thermal management of devices. He has authored more than 130 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.



Praveen D

Co-Guide: Prof. Pallab Sinha Mahapatra

Research area: Thermal management of electronics

Praveen has completed B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Trichy. His research interests are thermal management and multi-scale cooling techniques. As a Prime Minister's Research Fellow(PMRF), he is working on the performance enhancement of a flat thermosyphon by improving condensation and pool boiling heat transfer through surface wettability and minichannels, respectively.

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Hemanth D

Co-Guide: Prof. Pallab Sinha Mahapatra

Research area: Thermal management of batteries

Hemant completed his bachelor’s from TKM College of Engineering, Kollam affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala in 2019. As a Prime Minister's Research Fellow(PMRF), his research involves Battery Thermal Management System(BTMS) to maintain the battery, especially Li-ion battery , within the desired temperature range. His research aims to develop an efficient battery thermal management system using phase-change techniques like heat pipes, flow boiling etc.

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MD Moitur Rahman

Co-Guide: Prof. Sarit K. Das

Research area:  Flow boiling in microchannels

Moitur  has competed MTech from Jadavpur University and as a Prime Minister's Research Fellow(PMRF), he is currently studying flow boiling in parallel microchannel evaporators using IR cameras. He is specifically looking at the application of the same in spacecraft electronoics cooling.

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Viraj Dusane

Research area: Spray Cooling


Shuchi Chaurasia


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Monu Kumar

Research area: Droplet dynamics

He is interested in dynamics inside the droplets on subcooled substrates under static conditions. He is currently studying the convective current inside a sessile drop on a subcooled substrate in a controlled environment with the help of PIV, LASER, and IR cameras.

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Mohd. Zahid

Guide: Prof. Pallab Sinha Mahapatra

Co-guide: Prof. Arvind Pattamatta

Research area: Condensation, Droplet frequency on surfaces 



Rahul Sharma

Research area: Droplet dynamics

Rahul completed his bachelor's from Government  Engineering College Mainpuri, U.P and currently pursuing in thermal Engineering. He is now working on Simulations of drop impacts on a heated and non-heated mesh using VOF method.


Harikrishnan K

Research area: Microchannels

He has completed B.E in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University in 2020 and currently pursuing M.Tech. His work focusses on designing parallel microchannel evaporator based on flow and temperature maldistribution by numerical study.


Indrajit Mahadev Patil

Research area: Battery thermal management

Indrajit is currently pursuing an M.Tech in Thermal Engineering, having completed a B.Tech degree from Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai. His current focus is on studying the Thermal Management of batteries using phase change materials.

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Davis T Vempeny

Research area: Pulsating heat pipes

Davis is currently pursuing B.Tech+M.Tech degree in the mechanical department of IIT Madras. He is  now studying the thermal performance enhancement of flat plate pulsating heat pipes by changing the working fluid, by wettability modification, and for different filling ratios and orientations.


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M. Surendra Kumar 


Assistant Professor
NIT, Warangal 

Assistant Professor
NIT, Warangal 

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