Sathyabhama A


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Professional Experience: 

Total 21 years,and at NITK 6 years

Contact Details


bhama72 [at], sathyabhama [at]




Academic Background

PhD – 2012 NITK Surathkal
M.Tech – 1998 KREC Surathkal
B.E - 1994 PESCE Mandya

Areas of Interest

Heat transfer, Refrigeration & Air-conditioning, Energy sources, Energy Audit

Significant Projects

• Principal investigator of project titled “Investigation of enhanced pool boiling methods for cooling of micro-electronic devices” sponsored by DST
• Principal investigator of project titled “Visualization of boiling heat transfer on grooved surface” sponsored by CSIR
Principal investigator of project titled “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of effect of leading edge protuberances on the performance of wind turbine blade” sponsored by SERB DST

Supervision of Ph.D

Completed 01, Ongoing 05

Significant Publications

1.Avdhoot Walunj A. Sathyabhama,”Bubble dynamics and enhanced heat transfer during high pressure pool boiling on rough surface”, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, available online
2. Walunj A, Sathyabhama A, Transient CHF enhancement in High Pressure Pool Boiling on Rough Surface, Chemical Engineering and Processing, 127, (2018) 145-158
3. B. K. Sreejith, A. Sathyabhama, “Numerical study on effect of boundary layer trips on aerodynamic performance of E216 airfoil”, Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal, 21 (2018) 77–88
4. Avdhoot Walunj, A. Sathyabhama, “Comparative Study of Pool Boiling Heat Transfer from Various Microchannel Geometries” Applied Thermal Engineering, 128 (2018) 672-683
5. Suhas B.G, Sathyabhama A, “Experimental study on forced convective and subcooled flow boiling heat transfer coefficient of water-ethanol mixtures: an application in cooling of heat dissipative devices”, Heat Mass Transfer, 54 (2018) 277-290
6. A Sathyabhama, Athul Dinesh, “Effect of compound enhancement technique on pool boiling heat transfer coefficient”, Heat Pipe Science and Technology, 7(3−4) 251−264 (2016)
7. Suhas B.G, Sathyabhama A, “Heat transfer and force balance approaches in bubble dynamic study during subcooled flow boiling of water-ethanol mixture” Experimental Heat Transfer A Journal of Thermal Energy Generation, Transport, Storage, and Conversion 31(1), (2018), 1-21
8. A Sathyabhama, Athul Dinesh, “Augmentation of heat transfer coefficient in pool boiling using compound enhancement techniques”, Applied Thermal Engineering, Elsevier Publication, 119 (2017) 176–188
9. Suhas B.G, Sathyabhama A , “Experimental investigation of heat transfer coefficient and correlation development for subcooled flow boiling of water-ethanol mixture in conventional channel”, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, ASME, 9(2017) 041003-1- 041003-11
10. Suhas B.G, Sathyabhama A , “Bubble dynamics of water-ethanol mixture during subcooled flow boiling in a conventional channel”, Applied Thermal Engineering, Elsevier publication Volume 113, 25 February 2017, Pages 1596–1609
11. Sathyabhama A, “Effect of boiling surface vibration on heat transfer” Heat Mass Transfer, Springer-link publication, 53, pp: 73-79, 2017
12. Sathyabhama A, “Nucleate pool boiling heat transfer from a flat-plate grooved surface”, Journal of Enhanced heat transfer, Begell house publication 22(3), 2015, pp: 247-265


• Distinguished Women in Engineering, 2017, by Venus International foundation, Chennai.
• Award for research publication (ARP) by VGST Karnataka for the year 2017-18
• Certified energy manager from BEE, India


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Department of Mechanical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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