Heat Transfer Lab

My area of interest broadly encompasses engineering applications involving macro-scale multi-phase multi-component systems. Understanding transport phenomena of mass, momentum, energy and species is crucial to describe phase-change dynamics as well as micro/macro structure of phases. The focus of our research is on developing theoretical and numerical models to predict solidification dynamics and micro-structure that goes hand-in-hand with experimental studies to validate model predictions. The applications include manufacturing processes such as casting and welding, thermal energy storage, cyclic cooling device and thermal comfort in buildings and apparels. In particular, my current research topics are as follows,

  • Latent heat based storage device for moderate and high temperature applications
  • Alloy solidification process
  • Vapor adsorption refrigeration systems
  • Electronic cooling
  • Rapid cooling with flash evaporation process
  • PCM based cool and warm vest for extreme climatic conditions

  • Prodyut Ranjan Chakraborty
    Associate Professor
    Room 226, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    IIT Jodhpur, Karwad
    Jodhpur, 342037
    eMail: pchakraborty@iitj.ac.in
    Phone: (91 291) 244 9058


    • "Binary alloy solidification and freckle formation: Effect of shrinkage induced flow on solutal instability and macro-segregation", Aniket D. Monde, Amit Shrivastava, Amman Jakhar and Prodyut R. Chakraborty, Physics of Fluids, Vol.33, Issue 3, 2021, DOI: 10.1063/5.0039003.
    • Aniket has submitted his thesis and joined Whirlpool as a research analyst. Congratulations Aniket!