N. Gnanasekaran


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Professional Experience: 

1. Lecturer SASTRA University 28/06/2006 17/12/2007
2. Senior Project Officer, Centre for industrial consultancy and sponsored research, IIT Madras 21/12/2011 31/03/2012
3. Associate Professor, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai 14/07/2012 12/08/2013
4. Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal 21/08/2013 Till now

Contact Details




+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3674


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Academic Background

B.E (Mechanical) - Bharathidasan University, Trichy
M.E (Thermal Engineering) - Government College of Technology, Coimbatore
PhD., (Heat Transfer) - IIT Madras
Postdoctoral fellowship - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Areas of Interest

Inverse Heat Transfer, Heat Transfer in Metal Foams, Microchannel Heat Transfer, Optimization

Significant Projects

Analytical and numerical investigations of mixed convection through wire mesh porous structure filled in a channel”, funded by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), 2019. Rs. 21,74,500/-
PIV Set up, MHRD Funding, Rs. 3.8 Crore (Sanctioned)

Supervision of Ph.D

Completed: 4

1. Harsha Kumar M K - 2018, Inverse Techniques for the Estimation of Multiple Parameters using Steady State Heat Transfer Experiments
2. Banjara Kotresha - 2019, Computational Modelling of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Through Metal Foam and Wire Mesh
3. Vishweshwara PS - 2020, Inverse Estimation of Multi-parameters using Bayesian Framework Combined with Evolutionary Algorithms for Heat Transfer Problems
4. Palanikumar - 2022, Effect of Sliding Speed and Rise in Temperature at the Contact Interface on Coefficient of Friction During Full Sliding of SS304.

Thesis submitted - 1

Ongoing - 6

Significant Publications

1. Vishweshwara P S, N Gnanasekaran and Arun M, 2020, Inverse Approach using Bio-Inspired algorithm within Bayesian Framework for the Estimation of Heat Transfer Coefficients during Solidification of Al-4.5wt%Cu Alloy, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer [SCIE-Impact factor 1.602].doi.org/10.1115/1.4045134.
2. Nakate, P., Kotresha, B. and Gnanasekaran, N., 2019. Inexpensive Computations Using Computational Fluid Dynamics Combined With Asymptotics Applied to Laminar Mixed Convection in a Vertical Channel. Journal of Heat Transfer, 141(12). [SCIE-Impact factor 1.602].doi.org/10.1115/1.4044698.
3. Vishweshwara, P.S., Harsha Kumar, M.K., Gnanasekaran, N. and Arun, M., 2019. 3D coupled conduction-convection problem using in-house heat transfer experiments in conjunction with hybrid inverse approach. Engineering Computations. https://doi.org/10.1108/EC-11-2018-0496. [SCIE- Impact factor: 1.246].
4. Narendran, G., Gnanasekaran, N. and Perumal, D.A., 2019. Thermodynamic irreversibility and conjugate effects of integrated microchannel cooling device using TiO 2 nanofluid. Heat and Mass Transfer, pp.1-17.[SCI-Impact factor 1.551]https://doi.org/10.1007/s00231-019-02704-z
5. Narendran, G., Gnanasekaran, N. and Arumuga Perumal, D., 2019. Experimental Investigation on Heat Spreader Integrated Microchannel Using Graphene Oxide Nanofluid. Heat Transfer Engineering, pp.1-23. [SCI-Impact factor 1.216]. https://doi.org/10.1080/01457632.2019.1637136
6. Vishweshwara, P.S., Gnanasekaran, N. and Arun, M., 2019. Simultaneous estimation of unknown parameters using a-priori knowledge for the estimation of interfacial heat transfer coefficient during solidification of Sn–5wt% Pb alloy—an ANN-driven Bayesian approach. Sādhanā, 44(4),p.100., https://doi.org/10.1007/s12046-019-1076-2 , 2018. [SCIE- Impact factor: 0.769]
7. Kotresha, Banjara, and N. Gnanasekaran. "Determination of interfacial heat transfer coefficient for the flow assisted mixed convection through brass wire mesh." International Journal of Thermal Sciences 138 (2019): 98-108.[SCI-Impact factor 3.7] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2018.12.043
8. Kotresha, B., Gnanasekaran, N. and Balaji, C., 2019. Numerical Simulations of Flow-Assisted Mixed Convection in a Vertical Channel Filled with High Porosity Metal Foams. Heat Transfer Engineering, pp.1-12.doi.org/10.1080/01457632.2018.1564208
9. Kotresha, Banjara, and N. Gnanasekaran. "A Synergistic Combination of Thermal Models for Optimal Temperature Distribution of Discrete Sources Through Metal Foams in a Vertical Channel." Journal of Heat Transfer 141.2 (2019): 022004. [SCIE-Impact factor 1.602] doi:10.1115/1.4041955.
10. Kotresha, Banjara, and N. Gnanasekaran. "Numerical Simulations of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer through Aluminum and Copper Metal Foam Heat Exchanger–A Comparative Study." Heat Transfer Engineering accepted (2018): 1-13. [SCI-Impact factor 1.216] https://doi.org/10.1080/01457632.2018.1546969.
11. Harsha Kumar, M.K., Vishweshwara, P.S., Gnanasekaran, N. and Balaji, C., 2018. A combined ANN-GA and experimental based technique for the estimation of the unknown heat flux for a conjugate heat transfer problem.Heat and Mass Transfer,54(11),pp.3185-3197. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00231-018-2341-3, [SCI, Impact factor 1.551].
12. Kotresha, B. and Gnanasekaran, N., 2018. Investigation of Mixed Convection Heat Transfer Through Metal Foams Partially Filled in a Vertical Channel by Using Computational Fluid Dynamics. Journal of Heat Transfer, 140(11), p.112501. [SCIE-Impact factor 1.602] doi: 10.1115/1.4040614.


1. MHRD scholarship for pursuing Ph.D (IIT Madras) 2008-2012.
2. 2012 Senior Research Fellow (CSIR) IIT Madras & CSIR
3. Editorial Board Member in International Journal of Scientific Research and Mechanical Engineering.
4. Best paper award for the project titled “Numerical Estimation of Wall Heat Flux in a One Dimensional Rectangular Fin by Conjugate Gradient Method”, International Conference on Systems, Energy and Environment held at Government College of Engineering Kannur during 5-6 August 2016.


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Department of Mechanical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
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Karnataka, India.

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