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Department of Aerospace Engineering
Pradeep Kumar P., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

  • Ph.D. IIT Bombay
  • M.E. College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai
  • B.E. Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore

  • Post Doctoral – had a brief working period in  Microfluidics at Microfluidics lab, Mechanical Engineering and Centre of Excellence in Nano electronics, IIT Bombay, during the period  February to April  2011
  • Doctoral thesis was directed towards aspects of critical heat flux prediction, start-up issues and prediction of two-phase instabilities in a high pressure two-phase natural circulation scaled facility at Thermal Hydraulic Test Facility, IIT Bombay during the period July 2004 to Dec 2009. The work was part of a BARC funded project for studies relating to Advance Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) that was being designed and developed by BARC.
  • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, July2018 onwards
  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Dec2012-June2018
  • Assistant Professor, IIT Jodhpur, Rajasthan, June 2011-Dec 2012.
  • Assistant Professor, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, Jan 2010- May 2011.
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay, Jan 2004 – Jan 2008.
  • Lecturer, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, May 2001- Dec 2003.
PositionPeriodOrganisationNature of Work
Senior EngineerNov 1997-July 1999Goa Shipyard LimitedGovt. of India undertaking (Defence PSU)Installation and commissioning of Machineries, Systems (steering, pumping etc), Engines etc on Board new Naval and Coast Guard ship/War boat, ship performance sea trials.
Graduate Engineer TraineeNov 1996-Nov 1997
Junior EngineerMarch 1996-Nov 1996Instrumentation limited Palakkad-  Govt. of. India undertakingSelection and Sizing of Control valves for power plants, turbine feed line etc
Graduate Engineer Trainee- (Through campus recruitment)July 1995- Oct  1995Larsen & Toubro Ltd.Site planning engineer  at FACT- Ammonia Project at cochin -Kerala

Research Work / Area

Two-phase fluid flow and heat transfer, thermal hydraulics, microfluidics, electronic cooling

  • V.M.K Sastri best student paper award from ISHMT (Indian society for heat and Mass Transfer) during 20th National and 9th International ISHMT- ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, January 4-6, 2010, Mumbai, India.
  • Served as student branch president of the Anna university ASHRAE (American Society for Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers) student branch- Guindy campus, Chennai,    India during the November 2000  to June 2001
Professional Activities:
  • Reviewer (International Journal):Heat Transfer Research, Begell house, US
  1. Pradeep, K.P., Khardekar, A.V., Iyer K.N.,2012. Experimental and Numerical investigation on a two phase natural circulation test facility. Heat Transfer engineering. 33 (9), 212,775-785
  2. Lakshmanan, S.P., Pandey, M., Pradeep, K.P., Iyer, K.N., 2010. “Study of startup transients and power ramping of natural circulation boiling systems”. Nuclear Engineering and Design. 239, 1076-1083.
  3. Pradeep, K.P., Mohan Lal, D., Renganarayanan, S., Kalanidhi, A., 2001. “Analysis of Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in a Cryogenic Heat Pipe-An FEM Approach”. Journal of Energy Heat and Mass Transfer. 23, 1-21.
  4. Pradeep, K.P., Balaji, S.R., Mohan Lal, D., Kalanidhi, A., 2001. “Energy Optimisation Studies in a Diary Industry Ice Bank Tank”. International Journal of Ambient Energy. 22, 181-188.
  1. Rakesh Sarma., Piyush Sharma., Digpal Kumar., Chandra, L., Pradeep, K.P., Rajiv Shekhar.,   2012. “On the application of heat and fluid flow for designing solar thermal sub-systems”. International congress on Renewable Energy (ICORE), Grid Power for Renewables, Gujarat.
  2.  Pradeep, K.P., Khardekar, A.V., Parulekar, G., Iyer K.N., 2008. “Stability experiments on a scaled natural circulation test facility”. In: Proceedings of IAEA- International conference, Mumbai, 263-266.
  3.  Pradeep, K.P., Khardekar, A.V., Parulekar, G., Iyer K.N., 2008. “CHF experiments using R-11 in a scaled forced flow test loop”. In: Proceedings of IAEA- International conference, Mumbai, 121-124.
  4.  Lakshmanan, S.P., Pradeep, K.P., Pandey, M., Iyer, K.N., 2008. “Simulations for startup transients in a natural circulation boiling loop”. In: Proceedings of the ASME international conference on Nuclear Engineering, Orlando, FL, USA, ICONE16-48406.
  5.  Iyer K.N., Pradeep, K.P., Khardekar, A.V., 2010. “Stability behaviour of Natural circulation systems”. In: Proceedings of the International workshop on New Horizons in Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics and Safety, Mumbai.