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Udayraj


Assistant Professor
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Bhilai
Tel: +91 7048971450 (O)
E-mail: udayraj@iitbhilai.ac.in


Research Interest


  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Building Energy Efficiency
  • Thermal Energy Storage and Management
  • Personal Cooling/Heating Systems
  • Thermal Protection and Protective Clothing
  • Bio-heat Transfer and Skin Burn Injuries
  • Heat Stress Mitigation
  • Inverse Heat Transfer
  • Continuous Casting
  • Heat Transfer through Fabrics and Clothing-Environment Interaction
  • Nature-inspired Optimization Algorithms
  • Convection/Radiation Heat Transfer in Porous Mediums

Education


  • Ph.D., 2017, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India
  • M.Tech., 2012, National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kerala, India
  • B.Tech., 2010, G B Pant Engineering College, Pauri-Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

Professional Experience


  • Jun 2018 - till date: Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai, CG, India
  • May 2021 - July 2021: Visiting Professor, School of Design, Jiangnan University, China
  • Jun 2017 - Jun 2018: Post doctoral Research Associate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Courses Taught


  • ME 212: Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 213: Heat and Mass Transfer
  • ME 230: Fluid Mechanics-II
  • ME 512: Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 513: Convective Heat Transfer
  • ME 673: Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
  • ME 372: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (Fluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer)
  • ME 798: Computational Fluid Dynamics (Independent Study)
  • ME 798: Building Environment and Energy Conservation (Independent Study)
  • ME 798: Human Body Thermoregulation & Bio-heat Transfer (Independent Study)

Sponsered/Consultancy Projects


  • 1. Funding Agency: IIT Bhilai, Research Initiation Grant; Duration: October 2019 - October 2022; Area: Personal Cooling Clothing (Principal Investigator)
  • 2. Funding Agency: Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP); Duration: February 2020 - December 2021; Area: Building Energy Efficiency (Principal Investigator)
  • 3. Funding Agency: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Startup Research Grant; Duration: December 2020 - December 2022; Area: Heat Stress Mitigation & Thermal Comfort (Principal Investigator)
  • 4. Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST), Technology Development & Transfer; Duration: March 2021 - March 2024; Area: Thermal Protective Clothing (Co-Investigator; PI: Prof. Apurba Das, IIT Delhi)


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