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Thermal Systems Laboratory (TheSLa) aims to design, develop, and assess thermal sub-systems using experiments and computations. The laboratory will be addressing challenges that are India-specific and globally relevant. Some examples are, (a) dust deposition on solar reflector/concentrators and solar PV panels, (b) heat transfer fluids for solar thermal sub-systems, (c) innovative applications like solar convective furnace, compressed air heater, etc. (d) bubble-induced heat transfer augmentation in nuclear reactors, (e) simulation and modeling of turbulent fluid flow, (f) battery thermal management system, and (g) development of sub-systems for solar and other thermal energy systems. The developed technologies and know-how will enable the implementation of energy-efficient sustainable solutions, in a long run.

Dr. Laltu Chandra

Faculty In-charge


Ph. D. (2002 - 2005) from the University of Karlsruhe and Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany (now KIT Germany)
Visiting Scientist ( 2005 - 2006) at the IGCAR Kalpakkam, India
ANR Post Doctoral Fellow (2007 - 2008 ) at the ENSHMG (CNRS laboratory), National Polytechnic Institute (INP) Grenoble, France
Scientific Consultant (2008 - 2010) at the NRG Petten, The Netherlands
Assistant Professor (2010 - May 2018) at the IIT Jodhpur, India
Associate Professor (2018 - March 2022) at the IIT (BHU) Varanasi, India