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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 and also practical courses 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

2003-2007 - B. Tech Mechanical Engineering, NIT Trichy

2009-2015 - PhD (Mechanical Engineering), IISc, Bangalore

2015-2017 - Post Doctoral Research Fellow, CCRC, KAUST

2017- Present - Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Palakkad


My research work is on focused on studying combustion through simple experiments and laser diagnostic techniques. Currently our group works on soot modeling in laminar jet diffusion flames and laminar opposed jet diffusiona flames. Research work is also centred around using optical techniques to study flames and to obtain information on flame stabilisation, fuel flexibility in gas turbine combustors. 


Undergraduate Teaching

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

ME 3020 Applied Thermofluids Engineering

ME 2040 Machine Drawing Practice

Postgraduate Teaching

ME 5613 Combustion 

Research Group

PhD candidates

Mr. Navaneethakrishnan


Soot measurement and modeling in opposed jet diffusion flames


MS candidates

Mr. Abdul Khalad

Flame stabilisation in gas turbine engine combustors


Mr. Amit Makhija (Graduated)

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Soot modeling in laminar diffusion flames


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

Recent Publications

Amit Makhija and Krishna Sesha Giri
8th International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer CHT-21, ICHMT (2021)
Amit Makhija and Krishna Sesha Giri
ASME TurboExpo GT2021-58896 (2021)
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)