Dr. Arvind Kumar
Dr. Arvind Kumar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Kanpur since 2012. Dr. Kumar received his bachelor's degree (2001) in Manufacturing Engineering from NIFFT, Ranchi, master's degree (2003) and Ph.D. (2008) from IISc Bangalore. After graduation, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Ecole des Mines de Nancy, France. He has worked in France for about three years before moving to the UK as a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Southampton.
His research work focuses on solid-liquid phase change (melting/solidification) involving theoretical work, computational heat transfer and fluid flow modeling (CFD) and experiments. His research typically is in the interdisciplinary area of fluid, thermal and manufacturing sciences. In the past, Dr. Kumar has worked in academic-industry R&D environments where he has performed applied and industry-centric research. Currently, his group focuses on additive manufacturing, casting, welding, coating and energy storage, where the work involve developing through process, CFD models, and experiments. The issues of transport phenomena, multiphase convection and solidification heat transfer are studied with an aim towards development of improved and new manufacturing and materials processes.
His group is also involved in technology development in the areas of 3D printing, thermal spray surface coating, and phase change based energy storage and utilization.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur - 208 016, Uttar Pradesh, India
(Office - Manufacturing Science Lab)
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