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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.


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Revulagadda Ananda Prasanna

Research area: Gas turbine combustor liner cooling tecchnology.

Co-Guide: Prof. C. Balaji

To increase the efficiency of a gas turbine, temperature and pressure in the combustor should be increased. The metal surface of the combustor cannot withstand at elevated temperatures. The surface of the combustor has to be cooled to withstand at high temperatures. One of the cooling techniques is film-cooling in which cooling air (secondary air) passed as a film in between the hot gases and the surface. So, the cooling film will protect the metal surface from hot gases by keeping at low temperatures. On the other hand, the future Aero engines will work on lean mixtures. The amount of air in the combustor will increase significantly because of the film cooling air which affects the combustion and reduces the efficiency of the gas turbine engine. Since the air available for cooling is limited and overcooling is also not suggested. so, an optimized flow condition and cooling hole geometrical configuration is required.

In the present study, the effect operating parameters such as blowing ratio (BR), density ratio (DR), Reynolds number of coolant and geometrical parameters on the film cooling effectiveness and Nusselt number is analysed.


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: Thermal management of batteries

Moitur  has competed MTech from Jadavpur University and as a research scholar he is currently looking at battery thermal management using Liquid cooling and Thermoelectric cooling to operate Li-ion batteries within  20-40°C range and he is also trying to prevent thermal runway, improve battery efficiency.

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Viraj Dusane

Research area: Spray Cooling


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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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Gokul Radhakrishnan

Co-Guide: Prof. Balaji Srinivasan

Research area: Machine learning in multiphase flows

His research focuses on solving multiphase flows using distributed physics informed neural networks. This  method makes use of information about fluid interface position in predicting flow variables.

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Mohd. Zahid

Guide: Prof. Pallab Sinha Mahapatra

Co-guide: Prof. Arvind Pattamatta

Research area: Condensation, Droplet frequency on surfaces 

Dual Degree

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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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