Subject Areas:

  • Thermal Management of Datacenters 
  • Phase-Change Cooling
  • Heat Transfer Enhancement
  • Jet Impingement 
  • Pool Boiling on Micro-Structured Surface
  • Convective Boiling 
  • Spacecraft Thermal Management 
  • Condensate Mobility
  • Renewable Energy
  • Heat Transfer in Microchannels
Past Affiliations

Associate Department Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Alumni Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Power Generation Engineer, Tata Electric Companies, Bombay

Graduate Assistant, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Graduate Assistant, Iowa State University

Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
PhD, Iowa State University, Mechanical Engineering, 1987
MS, Indian Institute of Technology, India, Mechanical Engineering, 1979
BS, Bangalore University, India, Mechanical Engineering, 1977
engineering education microelectronics mechanical engineering fluid mechanics heat transfer electronics cooling interferometry solar energy

Best Paper Award for paper titled 'Teaching Cross-Disciplinary Teaming Through Design: Challenges and Lessons', Seventh Annual International Conference on Work Teams, Dallas, September 18-20, 1996

Government of India Scholarship, 1977-79

1999 ASME Curriculum Innovation Award for work titled, 'The Classroom of the Future: An Internet-Delivered National Course on Thermal Management of Electronics,' presented at the 1999 ASME IMECE, Nashville, November 1999 (Auburn University's first live in

Curriculum Innovation Award, Honorable Mention , for paper titled 'Cross-Disciplinary Teaming: A Bridge Between College and the Work Place', Innovations in Mechanical Enginering Curricula for the 1990s, 1996 ASME IMECE, Atlanta, November 17-22, 1996

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies, 2000-present

General Chairman, Sixth Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena on Electronic Systems (ITherm-98), May 1998, Seattle, sponsored by ASME, IEEE, and NIST; also Program Chairman, ITherm-96, Orlando; Program Vice-Chairman, ITherm-94,

Executive Committee Member and Awards Committee Chairman, ITherm Conference, 1998-present

Appointed Awards Chairman, ASME INTERpack Conference, Maui, Hawaii, July 6-10, 2003

General Chairman, Workshop on Added Value Reclamation of Solid Waste, July 22-23, 1997, Auburn, AL, sponsored by the National Science Foundation

Member, ASME-Heat Transfer Division K-16 Committee on Heat Transfer in Electronics Cooling

Outstanding Faculty Member, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1998-99

Student Government Assoc. College of Engineering Faculty Member of the Year, 1995

Fred H. Pumphrey Teaching Award, 1995

Outstanding Faculty Member, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1994-95

Birdsong Merit Teaching Award, College of Engineering, 1992

Favorite Educator Award, Mortar Board, University-wide Selection, 1991

Best Research Paper Award (Runner-up), for paper titled 'Two_Phase Flow Characterization of an Expandable Polystyrene Injector for use in the Lost Foam Casting Process,' ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, New Orleans, Novem

Best Research Paper Award, for paper titled 'Re-entrant Cavity Heat Sinks Formed by Anisotropic Etching and Silicon Direct Wafer Bonding', Eighth Annual IEEE Semiconductor Thermal Measurement and Management Symposium, Austin, February 3-5, 1992

Best Research Paper Award, for paper titled 'Thermal Performance Comparison and Metallurgy of Direct Copper Bonded AlN, Al2O3 and BeO Assemblies', International Symposium on Microelectronics, San Francisco, October 19-21, 1992

National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award, 1991

Indumati Lalbhai Patel Gold Medal (awarded to the best graduating student), Bachelor of Engineering, Bangalore University, 1977

Seven scholarship honoraria (University top-ten ranks) for academic achievements, Bangalore University, Bachelor of Engineering 1972-77

Alumni Professorship, Auburn University, 2003-2008

Fellow, American Societyof Mechanical Engineers, 2003

William F. Walker Superior Teaching Award, Auburn University College of Engineering, 2001

American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Bioengineering Division
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pi Tau Sigma
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society