Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc), Bangalore, India (2008)
MSc. Engg. Mechanical Engineering, IISc, Bangalore, India (2001)
BE Mechanical Engineering, Goa University, Goa, India (1997)
Academic and Industry Experience:
July 2018 - Present: Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, IISc, Bangalore, INDIA.
January 2012 - June 2018: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIsc, Bangalore, INDIA.
Oct 2008 – Dec 2011: Post Doctoral Fellow / Senior Research Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA.
April 2001- July 2002: Senior Engineer, Research & Development, Engine Design, TATA MOTORS, Pune, INDIA.
Aug 1997 – Oct 1998: Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Government Engineering College, Goa, INDIA.
Current Research Interests:
Waste heat recovery systems, Novel cooling methodologies for high current density electric machines, Electromagnetic stirrers and pumps for liquid metals for semi-solid processing, Sustainable thermal systems, Concentrated solar thermal power generation, Heat Transfer and fluid transport in large systems such as data center facilities, buildings etc., High-Speed Switched Reluctance Generators (SRG), s-CO2 Turbomachinery systems, PCHE heat exchangers, Heat pipes for Space application
Book co-author: 1 (ISBN-13: 978-1441971234, Edition: 2012, Published by Springer New York)
1. A Device for Non-intrusive Detection of Liquid Metals/Alloys and a Method Thereof. (Indian Patent No. 01074/CHE/2007; Issue Date: 9/3/2012)
2. A Method for Casting Billets with Non Dendritic Globular Microstructure. (Indian Patent No.257202; Issue Date: 11/09/2013)
3. Switched Reluctance Device (Indian Patent No. TEMP/E-1/45453/2017- CHE; Filing Date: 11/12/2017) Application number: 201741044551
4. Laser Based System for Studying Adsorption Kinetics of Adsorbent and Adsorbate Pair (Indian Patent No. TEMP/E-1/46072/2017- CHE; Filing Date: 15/12/2017) Application number: 201741045155
1. National Instruments Graphical Design Award: Development of a NI-PXIe controlled Solar/Waste Heat driven Adsorption Desalination and Cooling (ADC) System
2. DARPA/ONR (RevCon) Challenge, USA, 2012: Field-Reversible Thermal Connector: “Lowest Resistance” design award
3. Intel IDF Award 2009: “Intel Data Center Efficiency Challenge Award” in the Enterprise Category.
4. Best PhD thesis award: Gold medal for the year 2007-2008 Indian Institute of Science.
Yogendra Joshi (Georgia Tech.USA), Matthew Orosz ( MIT, USA), Cliff Ho (Sandia National Labs, USA)
Chapter in book:
P. Dutta and P. Kumar, "Supercritical Carbon Dioxide-based Power Cycles", in Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies, ed. Martin Abraham, Elsevier Publications, 2017.
1. S. Mitra, P. Kumar, K. Srinivasan, P. Dutta, “Development of two-stage silica gel + water adsorption system: Mechanical design”, International Journal of Refrigeration, (in press). (doi: 10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2015.10.028)
2. S. Mitra, K. Srinivasan, P. Kumar, P. Dutta, “Water + silica gel adsorber chiller and desalination system: a transient heat transfer study”, ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, (2015) (in press). (doi: 10.1115/1.4032007)
3. S. Mitra, P. Kumar, K. Srinivasan, P. Dutta, “Instrumentation and control of a two-stage 4-bed silica gel + water adsorption cooling cum desalination system”, Measurement, 79(2016), pp. 29–43. (doi: 10.1016/j.measurement.2015.10.014)
4. S. Mitra, P. Kumar, K. Srinivasan, P. Dutta, “Performance evaluation of a two-stage silica gel
+ water adsorption based cooling-cum-desalination system”, International Journal of Refrigeration, 58(2015), pp. 186–198. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2015.06.018)
5. S. Mitra, P. Kumar, K.Srinivasan, P. Dutta, “Solar driven adsorption desalination system”, Energy Procedia, 49(2014), pp. 2261–2269. (Special issue based on Conference proceedings of Solar PACES, September 17-20, 2013, Las Vegas, USA.)
6. S. Mitra, P. Kumar, K.Srinivasan, P. Dutta, “Simulation study of a two-stage adsorber system”,
Applied Thermal Engineering, 72-2 (2014), pp.283–288.
7. Pardeep Garg, Kumar P., Srinivasan K., Dutta P., “Evaluation of isopentane, R-245fa and their mixtures as working fluids for organic Rankine cycles”, Applied Thermal Engineering, Volume 51, Issue 1–2, March 2013, pp 292-300
8. Pardeep Garg, Kumar P., Srinivasan K., Dutta P., “Evaluation of carbondioxide blends with isopentane and propane as working fluids for organic Rankine cycles”, Applied Thermal Engineering, Volume 52, Issue 2, 15 April 2013, pp 439-448.
9. Pardeep Garg, Kumar P., Srinivasan K., “Supercritical carbon dioxide Brayton cycle for concentrated solar power”, Journal of Supercritical Fluids, Volume 76, April 2013, pp 54-60
10. Pardeep Garg, Kumar P., Srinivasan K., A Trade-off between Maxima in Efficiency and Specific Work Output of Super-and Trans-critical CO2 Brayton Cycles, Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 2015, 98, 11
11. Kumar P., P. Dutta, K. Srinivasan, S.S Murthy, “Solar Driven CO2 Brayton Cycle Power Generation with Thermal Compression”, Applied Thermal Engineering, ISSN 1359-4311, Volume 109, Part B, 25 October 2016, Pages 854-860
12. Ho CK, Carlson M, Garg P, Kumar P. “Techno-economic Analysis of Alternative Solarized s-CO2 Brayton Cycle Configurations”. ASME. J. Sol. Energy Eng. 2016; doi:10.1115/1.4033573
1. S. Satish, Kumar P., Namburi A Gopi P, Carlson M, Ho C, “Optimization of Operating Parameters of a Recompression sCO 2 Cycle for Maximum Efficiency” Paper No. GT2017-64625 ASME Turbo-Expo2017, Charlotte, NC USA, June 26–30, 2017 DOI: 10.1115/GT2017-6462
2. E. Dhar, S. Srivatsa, Kumar P., “Feasibility of a Direct Coupled Turbine-Compressor Power Block for S-CO2 Brayton Cycles” Paper No. GT2016-56847 ASME Turbo-Expo2016, Seoul, S. Korea, June 13–17, 2016 (Citations: 2)
Ph.D. students (completed):
1. Pardeep Garg, Thesis title: Thermodynamics of Distributed Solar Thermal Power Systems with Storage, Defended on June 6, 2016.
2. Prosenjit Das (jointly with Prof. P. Dutta), Thesis title: Rheo Processing of Al Alloys using Cooling Slope Technique, Defended December 2016.
Ph.D. students (ongoing):
1. Jyothsna K. Moorty, Thesis title: Analytical and Computational Studies on Electromagnetic stirrers for material processing applications.
2. Kundan Kumar, Thesis title: Performance of a Hybrid VCRS-VERS T-CO2 Refrigeration system.
3. Vivek Pandey, Thesis title: I Performance of PCHE’s for S-CO2 applications.
4. Venkat Raghavendra (jointly with Prof. P. Dutta), Thesis title: Thermal evaluation of a PCM coupled Heat Pipe for Spacecraft Cooling
5. Venu Madhav
6. Ashutosh Patel
7. Adip Gupta
Currently In Campus
Broad Research Area
Thermal Science and Fluid Mechanics
Permanent Email ID
pramod_k24 [at] yahoo.com
Department Email ID
pramod [at] iisc.ac.in
Room No: 402, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, C.V.Raman Road, Bengaluru 560012, Karnataka, INDIA
Supercritical CO2 lab, Interdisciplinary Center for Energy Research, Indian Institute of Science, C.V.Raman Road, Bengaluru 560012, Karnataka, INDIA