Vinod Srinivasan

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Vinod Srinivasan

Richard and Barbara Nelson Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering
Room 231
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Ph.D. 2007, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
M.S. 2000, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota 
B. Tech 1998, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay

Professional Background

University of Minnesota, 2016-present
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2013-2015
General Electric Global Research, 2012
Post-doc, University of California-Berkeley, 2008-2011 

Scientific & Professional Societies
American Physical Society (APS)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Vinod Srinivasan is interested in fluid and heat transport phenomena, particularly as applied to renewable energy systems. He is interested in novel ways to integrate research into teaching, as well as fostering diversity and inclusivity into the undergraduate research experience.

ME Research Areas
Fluid Mechanics
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

ME Impact Areas
Energy Transition
Environment and Sustainability 


Research Interests
  • Boiling and evaporation heat transfer
  • Flow instabilities and shear flow control
  • Liquid atomization
  • Heat transfer in particulate flows
  • Gas turbine heat transfer

Research Group

Name: Location:
Multiphase Transport Phenomena Laboratory ME 473


Teaching Subjects
ME 3332: Fluid Mechanics
ME 4031W: Basic Mechanical Measurements Laboratory
Honors and Awards
  • Best Paper Award - Indian Ceramics Society
Selected Publications
  • Nampoothiri, K. N., Seshasayee, M. S., Srinivasan, V., Bobji, M. S., & Sen, P. (2018). Direct heating of aqueous droplets using high frequency voltage signals on an EWOD platform. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 273, 862–872.
  • Pal, A, E. Joseph, V. Vadakkumbatt, N. Yadav, V. Srinivasan, H. J. Maris, and A. Ghosh, 2017. Collapse of Vapor-Filled Bubbles in Liquid Helium. Journal of Low Temperature Physics 188, (3-4) : 101-111.
  • Khivsara, S., V. Srinivasan, and P. Dutta, 2016. Radiative heating of supercritical carbon dioxide flowing through tubes. Applied Thermal Engineering, 109, pp. 871-877.
  • Sarkar, D., A. Jain, R. J. Goldstein and V. Srinivasan, 2016. A general approach to corrections for lateral conduction error in steady-state heat transfer measurements. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 109, pp. 413-423.
  • Chen, R.K., M.C. Lu, V. Srinivasan*, Z. Wang, H.H. Cho and A. Majumdar, 2009. Nanowires for enhanced boiling heat transfer. Nano Letters, 9( 2), pp. 548-553.

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