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Dr. Pradyumna Ghosh
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering,IIT (BHU)
pghosh.mec@iitbhu.ac.in
9415256256
Area of Interest: 
Heat Transfer, CFD, Nanofluids, Porous media flow & Microgravity fluid physics

Pradyumna Ghosh
Voice: 91-9415256256
Postal Address: Prof. Pradyumna Ghosh, Department of Mechanical Engg, Indian Institute of Technology,
(BHU), Varanasi-221005, UP, India
Work Experience: 20 years+
Which includes Tata Energy Research Institute(TERI), New Delhi, • Graduate Research Assistant,
University of Maryland, College Park, USA, Programmer Analyst, Infosys Technologies Ltd,
Bangalore, India
• Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT, BHU[since 26th Feb, 2016- till date]
[Taught:Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics,
Solar Thermal Energy, Turbom/cs, CFD(In Mechanical Engg as well as Mathematics &
Chemical Engg, Convection heat transfer]
Developed Fluid Mechanics Lab, Heat Transfer Experiments in mini channel with
nanofluids, Plate HX: using Nanofluids, Developed transport phenomenon model
using laser surgery(2015) ]
Research Guidence: 15 M.Tech, [4 Ph.D(Completed) + 4 (Ongoing)]
1 Ph.D student completed on “Numerical Investigation of Cyclone Separators for
Agro-Processing Industry”(Co-Supervisor)
1 Ph.D student completed on “Viscous fingering through porous media in
microgravity”
1 Ph.D student completed on “Performance of plate heat exchanger using various
nanofluids”
1 Ph.D student completed on “Performance improvement of radiator cooling
systems”
Ongoing Research Project:
1. “Quenching behaviour of dry heated rod in Nanofluids”- 37 lakhs, BRNS,
DAE[2014-March, 18]
Research Projects Completed:
• “Development of Intelligent Air-cooling System”- Project Varanasi[15-16]
• Analysis of flow through RHDVP, RHFCU, MECU of a new aircraft fuel management
unit under various aircraft acceleration[DRDO/CEMILAC][2007-08][Hydro-mechanical
circuit has been simulated using Amesim software under various air-craft acceleration]
• Analysis of acceleration (maximum 9g in a single axis) effects on the fluid flow in a
fuel management system newly developed aircraft engine, (HAL, DRDO RCMA(DRDO,
Defence Research and development organization, India FLUENT has been used to
analyze the fuel pump under various acceleration)[2005-06]
• Design and Development of active and passive heat pumping system for Electronic
Cooling in NASA’s ULB Mission, [University of Maryland, USA,1998-2000, as a
Graduate Research Assistant]
• Development of an Advanced Solar-Hybrid Adsorption Cooling System for
Decentralized Storage of Agricultural Products in India, TERI(Tata Energy Research
Institute, New Delhi) and DLR, Stuttgart(German Aerospace Establishment)
collaborative INCO-DC project funded by European Commission, DG XII(1996-97).
Conference/Workshop Organized:
Organized jointly with IIT(B) @ IIT(BHU), National Conference on "Critical Heat Flux & Multiphase Flow: "http://chfic2018.com/
Organized MHRD sponsored GIAN program in IIT(BHU) on “ Volume Averaging
Method for Upscaling in Porous Media”, Jan 2016
Organized Short Term course on “ Computational Thermal and Fluid Science and
its Engineering Application”, 25 th -30 th May, 2009, Department of Mechanical
Engineering, IT-BHU, Varanasi-221005.
Book Published:
Thermal convection in microgravity: LAMBERT Academic publisher: ISBN: 978-3-
659-26974-5
Book Chapter:
“Principles of Temperature Measurement with Temperature Probes in Bioheat Transfer
Applications” in the Book “Theory and Applications of Heat Transfer in Humans”
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, 2018
Some Achievements at a glance:
• Expert committee member DST
• Nominated from India by ISRO for Frank J Malina Astronautics Medal(ASI),
2016
• Visiting Faculty in summer, 2016 @ University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA,
2016
• Distinguished Lectures @ Microgravity Research Center(MRC), ULB, Brussels,
2013
• Chairman of design review committee of HAL, Lucknow for positive displacement
pump for Aerospace Industry since 2012-2017
• Reviewer of JPM(Journal Of Porous Media), ASME Journal Of Heat Transfer,
Journal of Energy, International journal of Thermal Sciences
• Editorial board member of American journal of nanoscience and engineering,
Recent Advances in fluid Mechanics
• Paper [Pradyumna Ghosh, M.K.Ghosh, Streaming Flows in Differentially Heated
Square Porous Cavity under Sinusoidal gjitter, International journal of Thermal
Sciences, 48 (2009), pp. 514-520] has been referred in book DA Nield, A Bejan -
Convection in Porous Media, 2013 Springer
• Paper [Pradyumna Ghosh, M.K.Ghosh, CFD Evaluation of Thermal Convection
inside the DACONConvection Sensor in Actual Space Flight Vol. 3, No. 6, PP.419-
425, Natural Science, 2011] has been placed in Russian Space Station MIRs report,
2012
• Methodology has been developed to judge high aircraft acceleration effect for all
HAL, developed aircraft engine and components.
• Development of an Advanced Solar-Hybrid Adsorption Cooling System for
Decentralized Storage of Agricultural Products in India, TERI(Tata Energy
Research Institute, New Delhi) and DLR, Stuttgart(German Aerospace
Establishment) collaborative INCO-DC project funded by European Commission,
DG XII(1996- 97). Based on this project country programme on solar cooling has
been started across the country.

Selected Papers in International Journal :
1.Arun Kumar Tiwari, Pradyumna Ghosh, Jahar Sarkar; “Heat transfer and pressure
drop characteristics of CeO2/water nanofluid in plate heat exchanger” Volume 57, Issues
1–2, 2013, Pages 24–32, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2013. Impact Factor: 2.488
2. Pradyumna Ghosh, Abhishek Sarkar, Subir Das “Analysis of film Condensation
along a vertical flat plate under sinusoidal g-jitter” Microgravity science and technology,
Vol25, Issue 2, 2013. Impact Factor:0.648
3. K. Vishal, S. Das, S. H. Ong, P. Ghosh “On the Solutions of Fractional Swift
Hohenberg Equation with dispersion" Volume 219, Issue 11, 2013, Pages 5792–5801 ,
Applied Mathematics and Computation, Impact Factor:1.454
4.Arun Kumar Tiwari, Pradyumna Ghosh, Jahar Sarkar , “Performance comparison of
the plate heat exchanger using different nanofluids”, Volume 49, 2013, Pages 141–151,
Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 2013. Impact Factor: 1.777
5.Arun Kumar Tiwari, Pradyumna Ghosh, Jahar Sarkar, “ Investigation Of Thermal
Conductivity and viscosity of nanofluids, Vol 7, No.2, Journal Of Environmental
Research and Development,2012. Impact Factor:0.607
6. Sujeet Kumar Shukla, Prashant Shukla, Pradyumna Ghosh “The effect of modeling
of velocity fluctuations on prediction of collection efficiency of cyclone separators”,
Applied Mathematical Modeling, 2012. Impact Factor:1.674
7. Pradyumna Ghosh, M.K.Ghosh, “CFD Evaluation of Thermal Convection inside the
DACON
Convection Sensor in Actual Space Flight” Vol. 3, No. 6, PP.419-425, Natural Science,
2011.Impact Factor:0.61
8..S.Das, P.K.Gupta, P.Ghosh, “An approximate solution of nonlinear fractional
diffusion-reaction equation” Applied Mathematical Modelling, 35 (2011) 4071–4076.
Impact Factor: 1.674
9. Sujeet Kumar Shukla, Prashant Shukla, Pradyumna Ghosh, “ Evaluation of
numerical schemes using different simulation methods for the continuous phase modeling
of cyclone separators” Advanced Powder Technology, Volume 22, Issue 2, Pages 209-
219, 2011. Impact Factor: 1.510
10. Sujeet Kumar Shukla, Prashant Shukla, Pradyumna Ghosh, “ Evaluation of
Numerical Schemes
for discrete phase modeling of Cyclone Separators” Vol 5, No.2.pp-235-246, Engineering
Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, 2011. Impact Factor:1.144
11. Pradyumna Ghosh, M.K.Ghosh, “Streaming Flows in Differentially Heated Square
Porous Cavity under Sinusoidal g-jitter”, International journal of Thermal Sciences, 48
(2009), pp. 514-520. Impact Factor:2.742; It has been referred in book DA Nield, A
Bejan - Convection in Porous Media, 2013 Springer
12.Pradyumna Ghosh, M.K.Ghosh, “Thermal convection in square porous cavity under
transverse oscillatory micro gravity field” Microgravity science and technology.
Vol.XIX, Issue 1, pp 25-32,2007. Impact Factor: 0. 648: It has been referred in book
DA Nield, A Bejan - Convection in Porous Media, 2017 Springer
13. Raisul Hasan, Pradyumna Ghosh, R.S.Singh, “Viscous fingering through two
dimensional porous layer in microgravity environment”2013;1(1), 1-6, International
Journal of Astrophysics and Space Science
14. Arun Kumar Tiwari, Pradyumna Ghosh, Jahar Sarkar, “SOLAR WATER
HEATING USING NANOFLUIDS - A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW AND
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ANALYSIS” International Journal of Emerging
Technology and Advanced Engineering Volume 3, Special Issue: ICERTSD 2013, Feb
2013
15. Arun Kumar Tiwari, Pradyumna Ghosh, Jahar Sarkar, “Combined energy and
exergy analysis of a corrugated plate heat exchanger and experimental investigation”
Accepted in International journal of Exergy, 2014
16. Arjumand Adil, Sonam Gupta, and Pradyumna Ghosh, “Numerical Prediction of
Heat Transfer Characteristics of Nanofluids in a Minichannel Flow”, Journal Of Energy,
2014
17. Arun Kumar Tiwari, Pradyumna Ghosh, Jahar Sarkar, Jigar Parekh, Harshit Dahiya,
“Numerical investigation of heat transfer and fluid flow in plate heat exchanger using
nanofluids”, 85 (2014) 93-103, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Impact
Factor 2.724
18. Jahar Sarkar, Pradyumna Ghosh, Arjuman Adil; A review on hybrid nanofluids:
Recent research, development and applications; Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Reviews 43, 164-177, 2014, Impact Factor 6.796
19. Arun Kumar Tiwari, Pradyumna Ghosh, Jahar Sarkar,; “Particle concentration
levels of various nanofluids in plate heat exchanger for best performance, International
Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 89, 1110-1118, 2015, Impact Factor 2.809
20. Rashmi Rekha Sahoo,Pradyumna Ghosh, Jahar Sarkar Performance Enhancement
for Wavy Fin Automotive Radiator Using Optimum PG Brine Based Nanofluids, Heat
Transfer - Asian Research, 46 (6),pp., 585-597, 2017.
21. Nirupama Patra, Vivek Gupta, Eswar Pradyumna, Ravi Singh, Pradyumna Ghosh,
RS Singh, Arun Nayak, “Delay in DNB for flow boiling of diluted oxide based
nanofluids”, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 89(2017),211-218. Impact Factor
3.25
22. P Goel, AK Nayak, P Ghosh, JB Joshi;” Experimental study of bubble departure
characteristics in forced convective subcooled nucleate boiling” Experimental Heat
Transfer, 1-25,2017
23. A Bhattad, J Sarkar, P Ghosh; “Improving the performance of refrigeration systems
by using nanofluids: A comprehensive review” Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Reviews, 2017 Impact Factor 6.796
24. RR Sahoo, P Ghosh, J Sarkar; “Energy and exergy comparisons of water based
optimum brines as coolants for rectangular fin automotive radiator”; International Journal
of Heat and Mass Transfer 105, 690-696, 2017 Impact Factor 2.809
25. N Patra, V Gupta, R Singh, RS Singh, P Ghosh, A Nayak; “An experimental analysis
of quenching of continuously heated vertical rod with aqueous Al 2 O 3 nanofluid”;
Resource-Efficient Technologies, 2017
26.Experimental study of bubble departure characteristics in forced convective subcooled nucleate boiling, Experimental Heat Transfer, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 194–218, 2018.
27. Energy-Economic Analysis of Plate Evaporator using Brine-based Hybrid Nanofluids as Secondary Refrigerant, International Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. , 2018.
28. Discrete phase numerical model and experimental study of hybrid nanofluid heat transfer and pressure drop in plate heat exchanger, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 91, pp. 262–273, 2018.
29. Improving the performance of refrigeration systems by using nanofluids: A comprehensive review, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 82, pp. 3656–3669, 2018.
30. An experimental study of CHF and power transients in flow boiling at low-pressure low-flow conditions, Experimental Heat Transfer, pp. , 2018.
31. A Novel Method for Permeability Estimation from Micro-tomographic Images, Transport in Porous Media, pp. , 2018.

Selected Paper in National/International Conference:
K.oertel, U.Sprengel, S.Mande, P.Ghosh ,V.V.N.Kishore., “Development of an
Advanced Solar-Hybrid Adsorption Cooling System for Decentralized Storage of
Agricultural Products in India”., CLIMA, Brussels, Aug20-Sep2, 1997
Pradyumna Ghosh.,” Solar-hybrid cooling system-issues and concerns”, International
congress on renewable Energy,pp-101, ICORE-2005, Pune.
Pradyumna Ghosh and Prof. M.K.Ghosh,” Transient Analysis of thermal convection in
square porous cavity under transverse sinusoidal micro gravity field” Paper No: G-033,
ISHMT-ASME-Conference, Jan 2006, IIT-Guwahati
Pradyumna Ghosh , M.K.Ghosh, Kamesh Goyal, “Analysis of flow through engine low
pressure filter under various aircraft acceleration”, Eighth National Conference on Air
Breathing Engines and Aerospace Propulsion[NCABE-2006], DIAT Pune, December 12-
14, 2006, pp 129 -135
Pradyumna Ghosh , Pankaj Saha,” Thermal Convection along Hot Isothermal Vertical
Flat Plate embedded in porous media under g-jitter” Paper No: PHT-2, ISHMT-ASMEConference
2008, JNTU, Hyderabad
Pradyumna Ghosh, M.K.Ghosh, “CFD Evaluation of Thermal Convection inside the
DACON Convection Sensor in Actual Space Flight” Proceedings of 2nd National
Conference on CFD Applications in Power & Industry sectors held at Corp. R&D,
BHEL,Hyderabad, 28-29th January 2009
Pradyumna Ghosh, Abhishek Chandan Sarkar, S.S.Mondal “Analytical solution for
laminar film condensation along a vertical flat plate under sinusoidal g-jitter”
Proceedings of the 20th National and 9th International ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass
Transfer Conference, January 4-6, 2010, Mumbai, India
Tuteja.S,Ghosh.P.,Natural convection in an anisotropic Non-darcy porous medium
(ISHMT_IND_08_015),21st National & 10TH
ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, December 27-30, 2011,
IIT Madras, India.
Tiwari AK, Ghosh P, Sarkar J. Modeling of Thermal Conductivity of
Al2O3/water Nanofluid using Neural Network, National Conference on
Artificial Intelligence and Agents Theory & Applications (AIATA-2011),
IT-BHU, Varanasi, 9th -11th December 2011, p. 427-430.
Tiwari AK, Mangal S, Ghosh P, Sarkar J. A critical review on the
investigations of thermal conductivity and viscosity of nanofluids,
4th International Congress of Environmental Research, Sardar
Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat, India,
15th-17th,December2011,pp.248.
P.Ghosh, Viscous fingering in two dimensional porous layer under g-jitter
39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly 39, 612, 2012 has been placed in NASA
ASTROPHYSICS DATA SYSTEM(ADS)