Ayyappadas currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chennai. He has more than 3 years of teaching experience, 6 months of industry experience, and more than 7 years of academic research experience.
Ayyappadas graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Calicut, in 2004. He is doing his MS & Ph. D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and pending doctoral thesis submission. He is expecting the award of Ph.D. by the end of 2020.
Ayyappadas is a Fluid Dynamist by training. His doctoral research involved modeling of theoretical and experimentally observed vortex structures in fluid flows. He has studied the dynamics of certain highly vorticial flows representable in closed forms, in cartesian, cylindrical and spherical geometries. His research also focussed on plumes formed in natural convection over horizontal surfaces. A significant part of his research work as well as interest spans topics such as analytical solutions to partial differential equations and techniques in applied mathematics for modeling physical systems. Currently, he has two international conference papers and one national conference paper to his credit. Two journal papers have been communicated to reputed international journals, pending review.
Apart from regular academic research and teaching, Ayyappadas has a wide range of general interests. He has been a consistent winner in English elocution and debate competitions at the state and university levels throughout his academic career. He utilizes his energy in developing innovative pedagogic techniques for engineering education using modern technological tools. He also happens to maintain an infrequently updated blog, apart from being a hobby python programmer and enthusiast of recreational mathematics.