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Dr. Krishnadas Narayanan Nampoothiri

Assistant Professor

Qualification: B-Tech, M.Tech, Ph.D
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Research Interest: Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Microfluidics and Lab-on-chip, Nanoengineered Surfaces, Thermal Management

Bio

Dr. Krishnadas Narayanan Nampoothiri currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chennai Campus. 

 He has two years of teaching and more than two years of research Experience. He has published 6 Research Articles (+3 are under review) in Peer-reviewed International Journals (SCI, SCIE, and Scopus indexed journal) with the highest Impact Factor of 9.2 and presented his work in various highly reputed international conferences across U.S.A and Europe. Presently, he is an Active Reviewer for Journal of Physics D Applied Physics (IOP) and Cold Regions Science and Technology (Elsevier). He is the recipient of National Postdoctoral Fellowship (NPDF 2021) and has international postdoctoral experience at Kansas State University, U.S.A. He has been awarded Gold Medal for his academic credentials during his M.Tech. at National Institute of Technology Calicut.   

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2022

PDMS membrane-based flexible bi-layer microfluidic device for blood oxygenation

Cite this Research Publication : N. Ganesan, Sazid Hoque, Niladri S Satpathi, K. N. Nampoothiri and Ashis K Sen, “PDMS membrane-based flexible bi-layer microfluidic device for blood oxygenation”, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, July 2022, Accepted, Article in Press.

Publisher : Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering

Year : 2021

Motion of generated dumbbell-shaped satellite droplets during liquid dielectrophoresis

Cite this Research Publication : K. N. Nampoothiri and P.Sen, “Motion of generated dumbbell-shaped satellite droplets during liquid dielectrophoresis”, Journalof Micromechanics and Microengineering, Volume 31, Pg. no. 095006, August 2021.

Publisher : Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering

Year : 2020

De-icing Device with Self- Adjusting Power Consumption and Ice Sensing Capabilities

Cite this Research Publication : K. N. Nampoothiri, M.S. Bobji and P. Sen, “De-icing Device with Self- Adjusting Power Consumption and Ice Sensing Capabilities” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems 29 (4), 562-570, 2020, June 2020.

Publisher : Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems

Year : 2020

Enhanced electrocatalytic activity of palladium nanocoral structures with platinum incorporation

Cite this Research Publication : T. Radhakrishnan, K. N. Nampoothiri and N. Sandhyarani, “Enhanced electrocatalytic activity of palladium nanocoral structures with platinum incorporation”, Electrochimica Acta, 340, 135840, 2020, April 2020.

Publisher : Electrochimica Acta

Year : 2019

Generation of micron-sized droplet streams by high frequency electric felds

Cite this Research Publication : K. N. Nampoothiri, M.S. Bobji and P. Sen, “Generation of micron-sized droplet streams by high frequency electric felds”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 145C, 118709, 2019, September 2019

Publisher : International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

Year : 2018

Direct heating of aqueous droplets using high frequency voltage signals on an EWOD platform

Cite this Research Publication : K. N. Nampoothiri, M.S. Seshayee, V. Srinivasan, M.S. Bobji and P. Sen, “Direct heating of aqueous droplets using high frequency voltage signals on an EWOD platform”, Sensors and Actuators B, 273, 862-872, 2018, June 2018.

Publisher : Sensors and Actuators B

Conference Paper

Year : 2021

Generation and transfer of polydisperse droplets using low power surface acoustic waves

Cite this Research Publication : K. N. Nampoothiri, N.S. Satpathi and A.K. Sen, “Generation and transfer of polydisperse droplets using low power surface acoustic waves”, Acoustofluidics Virtual Conference, August 2021.

Publisher : Acoustofluidics Virtual Conference

Year : 2019

High voltage liquid dielectrophoresis as a heating technique for generation of droplet streams

Cite this Research Publication : K. N. Nampoothiri, M.S. Bobji and P. Sen, “High voltage liquid dielectrophoresis as a heating technique for generation of droplet streams”, 4th Indian Conference on Applied Mechanics , Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India, June 2019.

Publisher : Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

Year : 2018

Formation of Droplet Jet by Enhanced Condensation of a Heated Drop Subjected to AC Electric Field

Cite this Research Publication : K. N. Nampoothiri, M.S. Bobji and P. Sen, “Formation of Droplet Jet by Enhanced Condensation of a Heated Drop Subjected to AC Electric Field”, Electrowetting, University of Twente, The Netherlands, June 2018.

Publisher : Electrowetting, University of Twente

Year : 2017

Direct Heating of Droplets for Chemical and Biological Reactions on Lab-On-Chip Devices using High Frequency AC Voltage

Cite this Research Publication : K. N. Nampoothiri, M.S. Seshayee, V. Srinivasan, M.S. Bobji and P. Sen, “Direct Heating of Droplets for Chemical and Biological Reactions on Lab-On-Chip Devices using High Frequency AC Voltage” The 21st International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS), Savannah, U.S.A, October 2017.

Publisher : MicroTAS

Year : 2013

Graphene supported metal nanoparticles as anode material for direct methanol fuel cell

Cite this Research Publication : K. N. Nampoothiri, and N. Sandhyarani, “Graphene supported metal nanoparticles as anode material for direct methanol fuel cell”, 1st Indo-Israel Meeting, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India, January 2013.

Publisher : Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2017

A Novel SubPicoliter Monodispersed Droplet Generation Device based on Liquid Dielectrophoresis

Cite this Research Publication : K. N. Nampoothiri, V. Srinivasan, M.S. Bobji and P. Sen, “A Novel SubPicoliter Monodispersed Droplet Generation Device based on Liquid Dielectrophoresis” 30th IEEE Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Las Vegas, U.S.A, January 2017.

Publisher : MEMS

Year : 2016

Active Thermal Cooling Using Liquid Dielectrophoresis

Cite this Research Publication : K. N. Nampoothiri, V. Srinivasan, M.S. Bobji and P. Sen, “Active Thermal Cooling Using Liquid Dielectrophoresis” 3rd International Conference on Emerging Electronics (ICEE), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India, December 2016

Publisher : ICEE

Book Chapter

Year : 2022

“Applications of Microfluidics” accepted in Microfluidics and Multi Organs on Chip

Cite this Research Publication : N. S. Satpathi , S. Z. Hoque, K. N. Nampoothiri, L. Malik, K. Mirkale, H. Desu, G. Narendran and A. K. Sen, “Applications of Microfluidics” accepted in Microfluidics and Multi Organs on Chip, Springer Nature, July 2022, Accepted, Article in Press.

Publisher : Springer Nature

Academic Qualifications
2014 – 2020  Ph.D. 

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore 

Dissertation Title: Investigations on Joule heating and associated effects during liquid dielectrophoresis of aqueous droplets 

2013 – 2015  M. Tech. (Nano Science and Technology) –  

National Institute of Technology Calicut. 

2009 – 2013  B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) 

Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam, KErala 

Professional Appointments
July 2022 to Present  Assistant Professor, Amrita School of Engineering, Chennai Campus 
July 2013 – July 2014   Assistant Professor, Amrita School of Engineering, Kollam Campus, Kerala 
June 2010 – July 2011  Lecturer, Mangalam College of Engineering, Kottayam, Kerala 
Industrial Experience
March 2010 to May 2010  Graduate Supervisor, K.P.A Constructions, Surat 
Septmeber 2009 to December 2009  Graduate Apprentice, Apollo Tyres, Perambra, Kerala 
Postdoctoral Experience
February 2022 to June 2022  NPDF, Indian Institute of Technology Madras 
March 2021 to January 2022  Research Associate, Indian Institute of Technology Madras 
September 2020 to January 2021  Fellow Postdoc, Kansas State University, U.S.A 
August 2019 to July 2020  Research Associate, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore 
Awards & Recognitions
  • Gold Medalist in M.Tech. Nanotechnology, 2013 
  • Vice-Chairman, IEEE NC SC Council, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, 2016 
  • IEEE NC and SC member, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, 2015-2018 
  • Science and Engineering Research Board National Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021 
  • Transducers Research Foundation Travel Grant 2017 
  • Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society Travel Grant 2017 
  • Council of Scientifc Industrial Research Travel Grant 2017 
  • Ministry of Education Fellowships for M.Tech. and Ph.D. 
  • Qualifed Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Exams, 2011 and 2012  
Technical Skills
  • Micro/Nano Fabrication 
  • Micro/Nano Characterization 
  • Experimental Techniques 
  • COMSOL 
  • MATHLAB 
  • ImageJ 
  • LTSPICE 
Courses Taught
  1. Mechanics of Solids 
  2. Nanotechnology 
  3. MEMS 
  4. Microscale Heat Transfer 
Technical Society Membership

Member Fellow 

  1. IEEE 

Active Reviewer 

  1. Cold Regions Science and Technology, Elsevier 
  2. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 
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