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A Two-Day Workshop on ‘Multiphase Flows and Applications to Heat Transfer’
January 6-7, 2025, ICSR Hall 2, IIT Madras
under the Auspices of the Indian Society for Heat & Mass Transfer (ISHMT) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras

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"A Two-Day Workshop on 'Multiphase Flows and Applications to Heat Transfer' is an immersive and informative event designed to explore cutting-edge research on multiphase flow and heat transfer. Over the course of two days, participants will delve into the latest innovations and gain valuable insights into the multiphase flows and heat transfer.
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. Whether you're an engineer, researcher, or professional, this workshop promises to equip you with the latest innovations and research trends in multiphase flows and heat transfer."


Research scholars (masters, doctoral students) & faculty members working in the broad area of multiphase flows and heat transfer, practicing professionals from industry and from research labs working in related areas can attend.



Registration fee is Rs. 2000 /-. Lunch and Coffee/Tea/Snacks will be provided.
Number of participants are limited to 60 (First come basis who meet the Eligibility Criteria).

Click here to register.


List of Speakers

Registration is free.

Prof. Marco Marengo
University of Pavia


Prof. Peter Stephan
TU Darmstadt

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Prof. Gary Rosengarten
RMIT, Australia


Prof. Arvind Pattamatta
IIT Madras

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Prof. Cameron Tropea
TU Darmstadt


Prof. Atul Sharma
IIT Bombay

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Prof. Sanjeev chandra
University of Toronto

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Dr. Vishwanath Ganesan
University of Illinois-UC

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Dr. Axel Sielaff
TU Darmstadt

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Johannes Kind
TU Darmstadt


Dr. Simhachala Rao Chikkala


Dr. Susmita Dash
IISc, Bangalore

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Dr. Soumyadip Sett

IIT Gandhinagar


Prof. Rishi Raj
IIT Patna


Schedule (in IST)

Registration is free. 

January 6: Forenoon

9 to 9.30 AM - Welcome Reception/Inauguration

9.30 to 10:15 AM - The Critical Role of Surfaces on Droplet and Sprays: From Impact Dynamics to Heat Transfer- Prof. Gary Rosengarten

10:15 to 11 AM - Microlayer Formation and Local Heat Transfer during Nucleate Boiling - Prof. Peter Stephan

11 to 11.15 AM - Tea Break

11.15 to 12 PM - Influence of Surface Wettability and Patterning on Phase Change Heat Transport in Passive Cooling Systems - Prof Arvind Pattamatta

12 to 12:45 PM - Droplet Dynamics on Heated Surfaces in Different Boiling Regimes - Nucleate, Transition, and Film- Dr. Susmita Dash

12:45 to 2 PM - Lunch

January 7: Forenoon

9 to 9:45 AM - Experimental, Theoretical, and Computational Investigation of Two-Phase Flow Boiling Heat Transfer Enhancement on Structured Surfaces - Dr. Vishwanath Ganesan

​9:45 to 10:30 AM - Pulsating Heat Pipe Technology for Cooling of Rotating Systems - Prof. Marco Marengo

10:30 to 10:45 AM - Tea Break

10:45 to 11:30 AM - Unraveling the Physics of Sound Generation in Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer Applications - Prof. Rishi Raj

11.30 to 12:15 PM - Two-Phase Heat Transport Devices for Electronics Thermal Management - Dr. Simhachala Rao Chikkala

12:15 to 2 PM - Lunch Break

January 6: Afternoon

2 to 2:45 PM - An Improved Pressure-Interfacial Force Coupling-based Level Set Method for 2D/3D Multiphase Flow Simulations - Prof. Atul Sharma

2:45 to 3:30 PM - Spray Cooling: Intelligent Design - Prof. Cameron Tropea

3:30 to 4:00 PM - Tea Break

4:00 to 4:45 PM - Nanoengineered Surfaces for Enhanced Condensation in Energy Applications - Dr. Soumyadip Sett

4:45 to 5.30 PM - Two-Phase Flow in Liquid Cooled Heat Sinks made by Additive Manufacturing - Prof. Sanjeev Chandra

January 7: Afternoon

2 to 3 PM - How Experimental Advances in Boiling Heat Transfer Led to the Multiscale Boiling Experiment onboard the ISS - Dr. Axel Sielaff 

​3 to 3:45 PM - Multiphase and multiregion simulations with phase change in OpenFOAM: Fundamentals - Johannes Kind

3:45 to 4:00 PM - Tea Break

4:00 to 4:45 PM -  Multiphase and multiregion simulations with phase change in OpenFOAM: Application & Hands-on - Johannes Kind 

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


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