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Dr. Krishna Sesha Giri
Assistant Professor
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My major interests are in teaching and research activities centered broadly in Fluid-thermal area. I am an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Palakkad. I offer theory courses and few lab experiments to students across various semesters. My research involves understanding combustion and general fluid phenomena through laser diagnostic techniques. I have a keen interest in developing novel techniques for laser based measurements as well


My research work is on studying combustion through simple experiments and laser diagnostic techniques. Building flame database for validation of combustion models is an important aspect of the research. Practical burners for gas turbine engine combustors are developed and studied using laser diagnostic and conventional techniques to gain insight into the operational challenges whilst controlling pollutant emissions. 


August semester

ME 3020 Heat and mass transfer

ME 2010 Foundations of Fluid Mechanics

ME 4502 Aerospace Propulsion


January semester

ME 1100 Engineering Thermodynamics

ME 2240 Measurements Instrumentation and Control

Research Group

PhD candidates

Mr. Navaneethakrishnan


Soot measurement and modeling in opposed jet diffusion flames


MS candidate

Mr. Amit Makhija

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Soot modeling in laminar diffusion flames

Project staff

Mr. Siva Kumar

Experimental and numerical studies in turbulent diffusion flames

Research Area
Combustion and laser diagnostics
Combustion modeling
Novel laser and optical diagnostic techniques
Additional Information

Recent Publications

Saumitra Saxena, Krishna Shesha Giri, John McIntosh, Ziad Dawood, Andrew Maloney, Ronan Carolan, Hatsari Mitsudharmadi, Aiping Chen, William L. Roberts, Bassam Mohammad, Paul Glaser, Jeffrey Goldmeer
ASME TurboExpo Proceedings Volume 3: Coal, Biomass, Hydrogen, and Alternative Fuels; Cycle Innovations; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration; Organic Rankine Cycle Power Systems (2019)
Deanna A. Lacoste, Byeong Jun Lee, Aman Satija, Krishna S., Scott A. Steinmetz, Issam Alkhesho, Omar Alhazzaa, Robert P. Lucht, Min Suk Cha, and William L. Roberts
Combustion Science and Technology 189 (11) (2017)
Krishna S., and Ravikrishna R. V.
ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power 139 (11) (2017)
Krishna S., and Ravikrishna R. V.
Combustion Science and Technology 187 (11) 1661- 1682 (2015)