Santanu De

PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering


Research Interest



  • PhD, Aerospace Engineering, IISc, Bangalore
    Thesis Title: Modeling and Computation of Turbulent Nonreacting and Reacting Sprays
    Supervisor: Prof. K. N. Lakshmisha, (Aerospace Engineering, IISc Bangalore)
  • M. Tech, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur
  • B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering, Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering College, North Bengal University, W.B.



  • Combustion, Advanced Combustion, Turbomachinery

  • Santanu De, S.H. Kim. Large eddy simulation of dilute reacting sprays: droplet evaporation and scalar mixing, Combustion and Flame, 2013, 160(10), 2048-2066.

  • Santanu De, K.N. Lakshmisha, R.W. Bilger. Modeling of nonreacting and reacting turbulent spray jets using a fully stochastic separated flow approach. Combustion and Flame, 2011, 158(10), 1992-2008.

  • Santanu De, K.N. Lakshmisha. Simulations of evaporating spray jet in a uniform co-flowing turbulent air stream. Int J. Spray and Combustion Dynamics, 2009, 1(2), 169-198.

  • S. S. Patwardhan, Santanu De, K. N. Lakshmisha and B. N. Raghunandan. CMC simulations of lifted turbulent jet flame in a vitiated coflow. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2009, 32, 1705-1712.

  • Santanu De, K. Nagendra, K.N. Lakshmisha. Simulation of laminar flow in a three-dimensional lid-driven cavity by lattice Boltzmann method. Int. J. Numer. Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, 2009, 19(6), 790-815.

  • Effects of SGS scalar fluctuations on droplet evaporation and subsequent scalar mixing processes are investigated using Large Eddy Simulation (LES), where the gas-phase combustion is modeled following Flamelet Progress Variable (FPV) approach. The present approach may be used to investigate complex turbulence-spray-combustion interaction phenomena in industrial problems. Accompanying figure shows the contours of OH mass fractions for different jet Reynolds numbers.


  • PhD Candidate: Sanjeev Kumar Ghai, Eshan Sharma

  • M.S. (Research) Candidate: Mukesh Adlak

  • M.Tech. Candidate: Sudhakar Singh

  • Assistant Professor (Dec 2014 - present): Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

  • Research Associate (Nov 2013 - Dec 2014): Institute for Combustion Technology (ITV), University of Stuttgart, Germany

  • Research Associate (Aug 2011 - Jul 2013): Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University, USA

  • Scientist/Engineer SC (Jul 2004 - Jul 2005), Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Indian Space Research Organization, Valiamala, Trivandrum, Kerala, INDIA.

  • Life Member, International Society for Energy Environment and Sustainability (ISEES)


NL 302 (Northern Laboratory),
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-6478 (O)

Residence Phone: 0512-259-8709 (R)



CFD Laboratory,
NL 302 (Northern Laboratory),
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
IIT Kanpur, Kanpur
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-7655

Fax no: 0512-259-7408


  • Combustion, Turbulence, Turbulent Combustion, Spray Combustion, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer


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