University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering


Vinod Srinivasan
Richard and Barbara Nelson Assistant Professor

Office: ME 231
Phone: 612-301-1885

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Ph.D. 2007, Mechanical Engineering,
University of Minnesota

M.S. 2000, Mechanical Engineering,
University of Minnesota

B. Tech 1998,
Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay

Research Interests

  • Boiling and evaporation heat transfer
  • Flow instabilities and shear flow control
  • Liquid atomization
  • Heat transfer in particulate flows
  • Gas turbine heat transfer


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Best Paper Award - Indian Ceramics Society

Khivsara, S., V. Srinivasan, and P. Dutta, 2017. Numerical and experimental evaluation of ceramic honeycombs for thermal energy storage. Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society, doi:10.1080/0371750X.2017.1281763

Selected Publications

1. Nampoothiri, K. N., Seshasayee, M. S., Srinivasan, V., Bobji, M. S., & Sen, P. (2018). Direct heating of aqueous droplets using high frequency voltage signals on an EWOD platform. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 273, 862–872.

2. Pal, A, E. Joseph, V. Vadakkumbatt, N. Yadav, V. Srinivasan, H. J. Maris, and A. Ghosh, 2017. Collapse of Vapor-Filled Bubbles in Liquid Helium. Journal of Low Temperature Physics 188, (3-4) : 101-111.

3. Khivsara, S., V. Srinivasan, and P. Dutta, 2016. Radiative heating of supercritical carbon dioxide flowing through tubes. Applied Thermal Engineering, 109, pp. 871-877.

4. Sarkar, D., A. Jain, R. J. Goldstein and V. Srinivasan, 2016. A general approach to corrections for lateral conduction error in steady-state heat transfer measurements. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 109, pp. 413-423.

5. Chen, R.K., M.C. Lu, V. Srinivasan*, Z. Wang, H.H. Cho and A. Majumdar, 2009. Nanowires for enhanced boiling heat transfer. Nano Letters, 9( 2), pp. 548-553.

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