Dr. Pradipta Kumar Panigrahi
Mechanical Engg. Dept.,
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
Kanpur-208016, India

Email: panig@iitk.ac.in      Phone: +91-512-2597686      Fax: +91-512-2597408


Prof. P. K. Panigrahi joined IIT Kanpur on Jan 1998 after receiving his Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), M.S. (Mechanical Engineering and Computer science) from LSU, USA. Dr. Panigrahi's research concentrates on development and implementation of various optical techniques for characterization of complex processes involving fluid flow and heat transfer, the elucidation of new physical processes for flow control and optimization of process variables for energy systems. He has implemented several experimental techniques (primarily optical) for investigation and design of energy systems i.e. gas turbine blade cooling, fluid structure interaction, crystal growth, gas hydrate, electro-atomization, jet mixing, synthetic jet, DBD plasma actuator, thermal hydraulics of nuclear power plant, drug delivery system, underwater vehicle etc. Total 19 Ph.D. students and 89 M. Tech. students have graduated from his lab and 35 externally funded projects have been executed in his laboratory. He has published 2 books, 2 monographs, 1 edited book, 6 book chapters, 121 journal papers, 3 popular articles, 4 patents and over 100 conference papers. He was selected as R C Nigam Chair professor in the year 2012. He has been recognized with AICTE Career award, BOYSCAST fellowship, Humboldt fellowship and Swarna jayanti fellowship. He served as head of Center for Lasers and Photonics and Photonics Science and Engineering program of IIT Kanpur from the year 2010-2013 and head of Mechanical Engineering department and Nuclear Engineering Technology Program at IIT Kanpur from the year 2014 - 2017. Presently, he is the Head of Center for Lasers & Photonics and Photonics Science & Engineering Program at IIT Kanpur.
DBD plasma actuator in quiescent air
Electrohydrodynamic atomization, Coaxial Electrohydrodynamic encapsulation.
Synthetic jet
Turbulent Flows
Oscillating Heated Cylinder Vortices
Tunable Micro Dye Laser System
Particle Hologram
Liquid Crystal Thermography Image of ribbed duct
Hydrodynamics of Evaporating Droplet
Optofluidic lab on chip sensor
Protein Crystallization
Flow Through Porous plug inside a Liquid pool
Drying of Droplets
Gas Hydrate
Vapor cloud above micro well
Cyclopentane hydrate growth from droplet
Cyclopentane hydrate growth from droplet

Areas of Interests:

  • Experimental Methods
  • Turbulence
  • Micro-Fluidics
  • Flow control
  • Thermal Syst. Design
  • Optofluidics
  • Gas Hydrates
  • Electrohydrodynamics
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