Anand Krishnan Plappally,

IIT Jodhpur


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I am a faculty in Engineering at IIT, Jodhpur (Indian Institute of Technology). I did a stint from March 2012-March 2014 as Assistant Professor at Center of Excellence in Energy, IITJ. I headed the focus group of Mechanical Engineering in 2014-15 to perform transition from COE Energy to Department of Mechanical Engineering. From 2015 to March 2019 as a Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering. Presently I am an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering.

My teams work did focus in areas of water-energy nexus, water filtration, wetland hydrodynamics, rural technologies, micro-turbo designs, irrigation and horticulture, materials and probabilistic modeling in engineering design.

I was a Post Doctoral Associate at Rohsenow Kendall Heat Transfer Laboratory , in Mechanical Engineering Departmentat MIT, Cambridge, MA. My Advisor was Prof. John Lienhard V. I worked in the area of water-energy nexus and contributed mainly to energy for water and economics of wateruse.

Another Post Doctoral Fellowship is from The Ohio State University at Columbus, OH. I was involved in research on agricultural constructed wetland systems and also in physics of clay ceramics. My advisors were Prof. Larry C Brown and Prof. Alfred B. O. Soboyejo.

I received the PhD (Engineering) under the guidance of Prof Alfred Soboyejo from Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department and I conducted some of my experiments at The Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) at Princeton University.

Previously I received the M.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics under the guidance of Prof. Muhammad Ali R Sharif from the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. I was also co-advised by Prof. Richard C Bradt, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Alabama. Here I worked on numerical modeling of molten steel flows in an industrial tundish.

My Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering is from Madurai Kamaraj University in 2001. I am an alumnus of the Kerala School at Vikas Puri in New Delhi run under the aegis of Kerala Education Society and Government of Delhi.

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