Arvind Kumar

PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering


Research Interest



  • PhD, IISc Bangalore (2008)
  • M.Sc (Engg), IISc Bangalore (2003)
  • B.Tech, NIFFT, Ranchi (2001)



  • A. Kumar and P. Dutta, Modelling of transport phenomena in continuous casting of non-dendriticbillets, Inter. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 48, 2005, pp. 3674-3688.

  • J. Jain, A. Kumar and P. Dutta, Role of plume convection and remelting on the mushy layerstructure during directional solidification, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., 40, 2007, pp. 1150-1160.

  • A. Kumar, H. Tabbara, S. Kamnis and S. Gu, Study of impingement of hollow ZrO2 droplets ontoa substrate, Surface and Coatings Tech., 220, 2013, pp. 164-169.

  • EU-Indo project in the New INDIGO Partnership Programme (NPP) of the European MemberStates and Associated States and the Indian Department of Science and Technology.

  • Paper on DC casting (Coupling macro-segregation and grain structure formation in direct chillcast aluminium alloy ingots, Light Metals, 2011, pp. 699-704.) is featured in a collection of bestresearch papers on aluminium cast shop from years 1971-2011 in the book Essential Readings inLight Metals, Vol 3, Cast Shop for Aluminium Production, J.F. Grandfield, D.G. Eskin (Eds.)


  • Selection in Britain's Young Engineers to present research work in the House of Commons, 2012.

  • Selection in the Young Investigator Meeting - YIM Boston 2011, USA.

  • Marie Curie Fellowship of European Commission FP7 framework (in UK).

  • 2006 Professor V.M. Krishna Sastri Best Paper Award in the International ISHMT-ASME Heatand Mass Transfer Conference held at IIT Guwahati.

  • INAE's national level Innovation Potential of Students Project Award - 2004 for master's thesis.



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