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A Two-Day Workshop on ‘Thermal Management Techniques: Innovations and Insights’
January 10-11, 2024, ICSR Hall 3 (AMM Hall), IIT Madras
under the Auspices of the Indian Society for Heat & Mass Transfer (ISHMT) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras



"A Two-Day Workshop on 'Thermal Management Techniques: Innovations and Insights' is an immersive and informative event designed to explore cutting-edge strategies for effectively managing thermal challenges in various applications. Over the course of two days, participants will delve into the latest innovations and gain valuable insights into the art and science of thermal management.
This workshop features a diverse lineup of expert speakers, including industry leaders and renowned researchers, who will deliver lectures and hands-on sessions covering a wide range of topics. From advanced cooling solutions to efficient heat dissipation methods, attendees will learn practical techniques to enhance the thermal performance of systems and devices. Whether you're an engineer, researcher, or professional, this workshop promises to equip you with the latest innovations to tackle thermal challenges effectively in your field."


Research scholars (Masters, doctoral students) & faculty members working in the broad area of thermal management & cooling techniques, Practicing Professionals from Industry and from Research labs working in related areas can attend.



Registration is free of charge. However, the organizers will not be providing catering or accommodation services during the event except Coffee/Tea/Snacks.
Number of participants are limited to 60 (First come basis who meet the Eligibility Criteria).

Registration is closed.

Click Here for the Final list of Confirmed Participants


List of Speakers

Registration is free.

Prof. Marco Marengo
University of Pavia


Prof. Tassos Karayiannis
Brunel University, UK


Prof. Dimos Poulikakos
ETH Zurich


Prof. Arvind Pattamatta
IIT Madras

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Prof. Cameron Tropea
TU Darmstadt


Prof. C. Balaji
IIT Madras


Prof. Sarit K Das
IIT Madras

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Prof. Vincent Ayel
University of Poitiers

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Prof. Tim Persoons
Trinity College Dublin

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Prof. Pallab Sinha Mahapatra
IIT Madras


Dr. Venkata Raghavendra


Dr. Srikanth Rangarajan
Binghamton University


Krishnakumar Varadarajan
Intel Technology India Pvt Ltd


Prof. Rishi Raj
IIT Patna


Schedule (in IST)

Registration is free. 

January 10: Forenoon

9 to 9.30 AM - Inauguration

9.30 to 10:15 AM - Overview of Thermal Management Techniques - Prof. Marco Marengo

10:15 to 11 AM - Gas Turbine Combustor Cooling Techniques: Design and Optimization - Prof. Arvind Pattamatta

11 to 11.15 AM - Tea Break

11.15 to 12 PM - Thermal Management of EV Batteries-Prof C. Balaji

12 to 12:45 PM - Thermal management and future challenges in FPGA packages - Krishnakumar Varadarajan

12:45 to 2 PM - Lunch

January 11: Forenoon

9 to 9:45 AM - Thermal Management of Electronic Heat Sinks - Dr. Srikanth Rangarajan (Online)

​9:45 to 10:30 AM - Thermal Management using Heat Pipes - Prof. Marco Marengo

10:30 to 10:45 AM - Tea Break

10:45 to 11:30 AM - Engineering Fluidic Interfaces in Liquid-Vapor Phase Change Heat Transfer for Thermal Management Applications - Prof. Rishi Raj

11.30 to 12:15 PM - Performance of heat transport devices using wettability modifications - Prof. Pallab Sinha Mahapatra

12:15 to 2 PM - Lunch Break

January 10: Afternoon

2 to 2:45 PM - Spray Cooling - Prof. Cameron Tropea 

2:45 to 3:30 PM - Cooling Technologies of Power Electronics for Hybrid Aircraft Applications - Dr. Vincent Ayel (Online)

3:30 to 4:00 PM - Tea Break

4:00 to 4:45 PM - Convection and Flow Control for Electronics Cooling and Energy System Integration​ - Prof. Tim Persoons (Online)

4:45 to 5.30 PM - Pathbreaking sustainable concepts for the cooling of Data Centers - Prof. Dimos Poulikakos (Online)

January 11: Afternoon

2 to 3 PM - Thermal Management of Lunar Missions - Dr. Venkata Raghavendra 

​3 to 3:45 PM - Effective Thermal management using Nano-fluids - Prof. Sarit K Das

3:45 to 4:00 PM - Tea Break

4:00 to 4:45 PM -  Cooling of High Heat Flux Devices Using Flow Boiling in Microchannels - Prof. Tassos Karayiannis (Online)

4:45 to 5:00 PM - Concluding Remarks - Prof. Arvind Pattamatta and Prof. Marco Marengo


Workshop Organizers

Prof. Marco Marengo
University of Pavia
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