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Conference Themes



Important Dates

Virtual Conference Portal

The virtual portal can be accessed using your registered email id. The Portal cannot be accessed without registration. The Portal will be activated only on 16th December.

Special Issues

Selected high quality papers will be considered for publication as Special Issues in the following Begell House Journals:

International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research
Computational Thermal Sciences: An International Journal
International Journal of Energy for a Clean Environment

Note: The selected papers must be revised, updated, expanded, title changed from the conference paper before submitting to the special issues.

Plenary Speakers

Name Title of the talk Profile
Prof. P K Das, IIT Kharagpur, India Flash Evaporation and Propagation of Flashing Front: the Level of Understanding and the Gray Areas
Dr. Narayanan, LPSC, ISRO, India Thermal and Fluid Flow Challenges in Space Programme
Prof. Dimos Poulikakos, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Exploring interfacial physics to inspire disrupting technologies in water condensation
Prof. Rajat Mittal, Johns Hopkins University, USA Immersed Boundary Methods - Translating Concepts into Simulations
Prof. George Em Karniadakis, Brown University, USA Physics-Informed Neural Networks (PINNs) for Inverse Heat Transfer Problems
Prof. N. T. Nguyen, Griffith University, Australia Micro Elastofluidics for Efficient Microscale Liquid Handling

Keynote Speakers

Name Title of the talk Profile
Prof. Atul Srivastava, IIT Bombay, India Mapping the primary growth mechnisms of vapor bubble(s) and heat transfer of nano-coated surfaces of varying Wettability
Prof. Srinivas Reddy, IIT Madras, India Integrated Renewable Energy Technologies with Energy Storage for Standalone Power Generation
Prof. Karen Thole, Penn State University, USA Exploring Additive Manufacturing for Cooling Channel Designs
Dr. Arup K Das, IIT Roorkee, India Multiscale modelling of contact line dynamics using combined Volume of Fluid - Molecular Dynamics simulation
Prof. Peter Stephan, TU Darmstadt, Germany Interactions between evaporative heat transfer phenomena and wetting phenomena : generic experiments and numerical simulation
Dr. Gaurav Tomar, IISc Bangalore, India Dynamics of cluster of soft-membrane capsules in a channel flow
Prof. Pamela Norris, University of Virginia, USA Designing interfaces to enhance interfacial thermal transport at the nanoscale
Prof. Kripa Varanasi, MIT, USA Interfacial Engineering Across Scales : A Ubiquitous Paradigm for Energy innovation
Prof. Michaël Baudoin, Université Lille, France Extraordinary interfacial dynamics induced by partially wetting microparticles : from inverse Saffman-Taylor instability to everlasting bubbles
Prof. John Bischof, University of Minnesota, USA Bioheat Transfer and Biopreservation
Prof. Van P. Carey, University of California, Berkeley, USA Machine Learning as a Tool to Explore and Model the Thermophysics of Heat Transfer with Phase Change
Prof. Marco Marengo, University of Brighton, UK Diffuse Interface modeling coupled with Fluctuating Hydrodynamics Theory for simulation of vapour nucleation
Prof. Prashant Valluri, University of Edinburgh, UK Multiphase Flows Speak the Language of Instabilities!
Prof. Nilanjan Chakraborty, Newcastle University, UK Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) based analysis of premixed flame-wall interaction and heat transfer characteristics in turbulent boundary layers
Prof. Ming-Chang Lu, National Taiwan University Heat Transfer in Semicrystalline Polymer Nanofibres
Prof. Atsuki Komiya, Tohoku University Evaluation of the possibility to control mass diffusion process by a membrane with macropore patterning
Prof. Evelyn N Wang, MIT, USA Nanoengineering Evaporating Devices for Energy and Water Applications
Prof. Gary Rosengarten, RMIT, Australia From single droplet impingement to sprays: the effect of ‘enhanced’ surfaces on heat transfer
Prof. Ravi Prasher, UC Berkeley Dynamic and Tunable Thermal Storage and Transport

Sponsor Talks

Name Title of the talk Profile
Dr. Florian Menter, Ansys Germany GmbH Trends in Industrial Turbulence Modeling
Dr. Nicholas Huc, COMSOL Multiphysics Simulation for Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Applications


A maximum of two papers can be presented with a single registration.



National Advisory Committee International Advisory Committee
Dr. Gautam Biswas (IIT Kanpur) Dr. Yong X.Tao, Cleveland State University, President (ASTFE)
Dr. K Muralidhar (IIT Kanpur) Dr. Devesh Ranjan, George Tech (ASTFE)
Dr. M Ramgopal (IIT Kharagpur) Dr. Debjyoti Banerjee, Texas A & M University (ASTFE)
Dr. Pramod K. Jain (IIT BHU) Dr. Vinod Srinivasan, University of Minnesota (ASTFE)
Dr. P K Das (IIT Kharagpur) Dr. Sandip Mazumdar, Ohio State University (ASTFE)
Dr. P K Vijayan (IIT Jammu) Dr. Yogesh Jaluria, Rutgers University, (ASTFE)
Dr. R P Vedula (IIT Bombay) Dr. Sripad T Revankar, Purdue University, USA
Dr. Sarit Kumar Das (IIT Madras) Dr. Srinivas Garimella, Georgia Tech, USA
Dr. Souvik Bhattacharya (BITS Pilani) Dr. Vishwas Wadekar, PSZE Institute, France
Dr. S R Chakravarthy (IIT Madras) Dr. P Nithiarasu, Swansea University, UK
Dr. Srinivas Jayanti (IIT Madras) Prof. Yasuyuki Takata, Kyushu University, Japan
Dr. Sunil Kumar (ISRO)  
Dr. S V Prabhu (IIT Bombay)  
Dr. V Eswaran (IIT Hyderabad)