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Elected as the Chairperson of the


Committee of International Heat Pipe Conferences and Symposia


September 2022

Ankush Kumar Jaiswal defends his Ph.D. thesis


Drop-on-drop Impact on a Dry Substrate: Hydrodynamics and Heat Transfer

August 12, 2022

Ramkrishna Sha defends his doctoral thesis titled

Single-phase and Two-phase Convective Transport Phenomena in Ferrofluids

March 03, 2022

Prem Kumar defends his doctoral thesis titled


Design and Development of Loop Heat Pipes for Terrestrial and Avionic Applications


August 12, 2021

Attended the organizational meeting of the joint committee on

International Heat Pipe Conferences and International Heat Pipe Symposium

 at Moscow, during February 28-29, 2020.


Appointed as Head of the Department (Mechanical Engineering)
with effect from 01 February 2020

Maneesh Punetha defends his doctoral thesis titled


Containment Thermal Hydraulic Studies Towards Understanding
Post-Severe Nuclear Accident Scenarios


October 22, 2021

Elected as a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE),

with effect from November 01, 2019


Mahesh Kumar Yadav to defend his Ph.D. thesis on March 25, 2019


Praveen Somvanshi proceeds for his post-doctoral assignment at
Institute of Thermo-physics, Novosibirsk, March 19, 2019



Delivered a Plenary Lecture at iCraft2018, Bits Pilani, Dubai Campus on December 05, 2018


Mahesh Yadav, PhD Student also delivered a talk at the Conference


Mahesh K. Yadav submits his doctoral thesis


Steam Condensation Studies Towards Understanding Post-Severe Nuclear Accident Scenarios


September 13, 2018


Vyas Srinivasan defends his PhD thesis on August 31, 2018


Thermo-hydrodynamics of Isolated Taylor Liquid Plugs


! Congratulations !


Proceeding to INSA Lyon, France for Post-Doctoral Studies

starting October 2018



Development of Solar Mobile Refrigeration System


Maj. Akhil Singh Charak, post-graduate student from Indian Army, has recently developed a mobile solar power based refrigeration cart,
as part of his M.Tech. dissertation.


Prof. Sameer Khandekar (left), Maj. Akhil Singh Charak (center) and Mr. C. S. Goswami-TS (right)

with the developed prototype of the mobile solar powered cart


The print media has extensively reported the development:

Media Report #1 | Media Report #2 |Media Report #3


You can view the demonstration/report on you tube channels also:

You Tube Video #1 | You Tube Video #2 | You Tube Video #3 | You Tube Video #4 |




Praveen M. Somvanshi submits his doctoral thesis


Coalescence Characteristics of Liquid Drops on a Hydrophobic Surface with Application to Dropwise Condensation

(in association with Dr. K. Muralidhar)


July 27, 2018


Vyas Srinivasan has submitted his PhD thesis titled


Thermo-hydrodynamics of Isolated Taylor Liquid Plugs


Thesis under review as on April 18, 2018


Best Poster Award

at the

24th National and 2nd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference


BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, December 27-30, 2017.


Paper titled




Authors: Ramkrishna Shah, Md. Asfer and Sameer Khandekar



Book Published


Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship

(Case Studies from IIT Kanpur)


Our story - from SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Center - IIT Kanpur!!



published by Springer

(ISBN 978-981-10-3333-9)


Springer Link


Proceedings of the


17th International Heat Pipe Conference





Table of Contents





Phase-Change Thermal Systems


Successfully conducted.


Brief Report on the event


November 29-December 01, 2016

Khajuraho (MP)


B. Tech. Project titled

Internal Nano-Polishing of Micro-Tubes using Ferrofluids

is judged as the best project for the year 2015-2016.


!!Congratulations to the team!!


Piyush Jain

Navneet Singh

Varun Rai


Vyas Srinivasan receives the best poster award at the International Symposium on

Interfacial Phenomena and Heat Transfer, Novosibirsk, Russia during March 02-04, 2016




Manoj Rao Defends his doctoral thesis at CEHTIL, INSA-Lyon, France
on 18th September, 2015.


His received fellowship from IFCPAR/CEFIPRA, New Delhi

(Indo-French Center for Promotion of Advanced Research)



Associate Dean (Innovation and Incubation), w.e.f. September 01, 2015

SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Center, IIT Kanpur


Returned back from CETHIL, INSA-Lyon, France, after a two-week research visit sponsored by

Indo-French Center for Promotion of Advanced Research

June 2015


Recently concluded joint INDO-FRENCH research project on
Taylor Bubble Flows and Heat Transfer

 has been mentioned in

ENSEMBLE, the newsletter of CEFIPRA/IFPCAR, May 2015 edition

(Indo-French Center for Promotion of Advanced Research)


New book (edited volume, in association with Prof. Y. M. Joshi), coming soon by Springer

Microscale and Nanoscale Phenomena: Fundamentals and Applications

ISBN 978-81-322-2288-0


Delivered an invited talk at the recently concluded Indo-German Workshop
Modeling and  Measurements Techniques for Microscale Flows

at IIT Madras

(February 24-26, 2015)

Group Photo


Balkrishna Mehta (recently graduated doctoral student) has been selected
as a faculty member at IIT Guwahati



Chandra Shekhar Goswami awarded the Institute Merit Award for the year 2014-2015

He will receive the award during the Republic Day Function on 26th January !



Balkrishna Mehta defends his doctoral thesis!

(June 27, 2014)

Book Chapter Published

April, 2014




Balkrishna Mehta submits his doctoral thesis titled

Local Convective Thermal Transport in Single-/Two Phase Non-Pulsating
and Pulsating Flows in Square Minichannels

March 12, 2014

Successful visit to KAIST, Korea, to deliver lectures on Pulsating Heat Pipes
February 18-23, 2014


First Book Published

Dropwise Condensation on Inclined Textured Surfaces

October, 2013

Balkrishna Mehta delivers open seminar on his doctoral research work

September 16, 2013

Nathan Bouamrane, senior diploma student of the

Department of Energy and Environmental Engineering,

INSA Lyon, France

completes five months of internship (April 2013 -August 2013)

Three day workshop for Technician Training at Central Workshop

July 26 - 29, 2013

Mauro Mameli wins the Best Doctoral Thesis Award

from Italian Thermodynamics Union

Rohan M. Nemade is proceeding to attend the

ASME 2013 Summer Heat Transfer Conference,

Minneapolis, USA

July 14-19, 2013

(Paper: HT2013-17668 Phase-change Heat Transfer of Ethanol-Water Mixtures: Towards Development of a Distributed Hydrogen Generator)

Attended the

1st International Workshop on Wetting and Evaporation

Marseilles, France, June 17-20, 2013

Vyas Srinivasan is proceeding to CETHIL, INSA-Lyon, France

for a one month research fellowship (CEFIPRA) on June 20th, 2013.

Basant Singh Sikarwar defended his doctoral thesis

'Modeling Dropwise Condensation Underneath Inclined Textured Surfaces'

April 05, 2013

Attended a two day workshop titled ' Advanced Materials and Delivery Devices"

organized by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India

February 25-26, 2013

Manoj Kumar Moharana defended his doctoral thesis titled

'Thermo-hydrodynamics of Convective Flows in Mini-/ Micro Channels'
December 20, 2012

Attended the 39th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power

Organized by SVNIT, Surat, India
December 13-15, 2012

Collaboration between IIT Kanpur and University of Bergamo-Italy,
for the development of pulsating heat pipes, goes one step further:

News Item #1

News Item #2

Attended the 16th International Heat Pipe Conference at Lyon, France, May 20-24, 2012

Attended the 8th International Conference on Boiling and Condensation at Lausanne, Switzerland, June 3-7, 2012

(Please refer to the Publications Section for details of the papers presented)

Visitied the Center for Thermal Sciences (CETHIL), INSA-Lyon, France,

as an Invited Research Professor at for two months

May 08, 2012 - July 07, 2012 (08 weeks).

Successfully Concluded

Two-Day Workshop on
Deployment and use of courses developed under the

'National Program for Technology Enhanced Learning'
March 30-31, 2012

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing

Jabalpur (MP) India

Successfully Concluded

Two-Day Workshop on 'Phase-Change Thermal Systems'

March 19-20, 2012 at IIT Kanpur

Successfully conducted a
One-Day Workshop
Virtual Laboratories

February 04, 2012
in association with Dr. Kantesh Balani

Participated in the
21st National and 10th ASME-ISHMT

International Heat and Mass Transfer Conference
IIT Madras
December 27-30, 2011

Four technical papers presentation
Session Chairman: Phase-Change Heat Transfer

Link to the papers presented at this conference

Participated in USID-IITK-Gurukul-2011 as a Mentor (Guru)

Partner Mentor: Dr. Amaresh Chakravarti, IISc Bangalore

!! Mentored Team Won the First Prize !!

Congratulations to Sagar, Saumya, Paritosh, Prangal, Sonal and Levi

What is USID Foundation?

December 2011

Appointed as Head, Central Workshop

IIT Kanpur

October 2011

Delivered a Keynote Lecture at the
8th Minsk International Seminar
Minsk, Belarus
September 12-15, 2011

Attended the 7th International Conference on Computational Heat and Mass Transfer
Istanbul, Turkey
July 18-22, 2011

(See papers presented at the conference)

Received the DAAD Research Fellowship to visit
Institute of Technical Thermodynamics
Technical University, Darmstadt

during May-June, 2011

(March 2011)

Invited to become a member of the Academic Senate of
Government Engineering College, Amravati (MS)

(February 2011)

Delivered an invited talk at
Gyan Ganga Institute of Technology
Jabalpur (MP), India

National Conference: ENERGIZE 2011

February 18, 2011

Short Term Course

Transport Phenomena in Phase-change and Reacting Systems
January 10-14, 2011

Successfully Completed

(Group Photo)

Mr. Mauro Mameli, Ph.D. Student from University of Bergamo, Italy,
joined the laboratory for short term research visit from
 07 January, 2011 - 15 May, 2011

Delivered an invited talk at the
21st International Symposium on Transport Phenomena
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

November 02-05, 2010

(View Publication)

New Research Project Sanctioned
Thermo-hydrodynamics of phase-change induced oscillating Taylor bubble flow
Indo-French Center for Promotion of Advanced Research

(in association with CETHIL, INSA-Lyon, France)

(October, 2010)

Doctoral students Balkrishna Mehta and Basant Sikarwar attended the
14th International Heat Transfer Conference at Washington DC USA
August 08-14, 2010

See their publications

@ IIT Kanpur

June 01-06, 2010


Nominated as member of the Editorial Board of

Fundamentals of Heat Pipe Science and Technology: An International Journal

published by Begell House Inc., USA


Frontiers in Heat Pipes, published by Global Digital Center, USA.

IITK Golden Jubilee Open House Event
8th February 2010


Received "Prof. K. N. Seetharamu Young Researcher Medal and Prize"
from the Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer, January 2010

Delivered a Keynote Lecture titled "Dropwise Condensation on Textured Surfaces: Issues and Prospects" at
the 9th ISHMT-ASME International Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, January 4-6, 2010, Mumbai, India

Received P. K. Kelkar Research Fellowship from IIT Kanpur for a period of three years.
(October 2009 - September 2012)

Getting started with Internet Based Experiments

(under construction)

!! Promotion !!
Associate Professor w. e. f. May 19, 2009


Listen to songs by Pravah

These songs were learned and sung by him in Campus School, IIT Kanpur

Song #1: Wo Din Hai Kitna Door

 Song #2: Chalo Chalen Chiddiyon Ke Gaon

 Song #3: Baso More Nainan Mein Nandalal

 Song #4: Tu Hee Ram Hai

 Song #5: Ram Hee Ram Pranam


Accompanying artists

Devanand Pathak (Violin)   
Arvind Shrivastav (Tabla)   
Ravi (Synthesizer)

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Use NEXT Button on the player to play the next song

Delivered a Keynote Lecture at the 9th International Heat Pipe Symposium
Monash University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 17-20 2008.

Delivered a Keynote Lecture at the 7th Minsk International Seminar
(Heat Pipes, Heat Pumps, Refrigerators and Power Systems)
Minsk, Belarus, September 2008.

Invited research professor at Center for Thermal Sciences (CETHIL)
at INSA-Lyon, France, May-July 2008 (10 weeks).

Received the
George Grover Young Scientist Medal from
International Heat Pipe Committee
Florianopolis, Brazil, April 26, 2007

(View Citation)

(View Medal)


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