Dr. Harikrishnan S. currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chennai Campus. Before joining Amrita, he was working as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai. His research areas include heat transfer, multiphase flows, indoor air-conditioning, data-driven methods in thermal engineering, etc.
He was awarded the Ph.D. degree by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, in 2019, where he received the IIT Madras Institute Research Award for his Ph.D. thesis. His doctoral research mainly focused on understanding the underlying mechanism of flow and heat transfer due to secondary flows in different corrugated channels using numerical investigations. He completed his MTech in Thermal Power Engineering (2014) and BTech in Mechanical Engineering (2012) from the National Institute of Technology Trichy and Government Engineering College, Thrissur, respectively. He also holds a PG Diploma in Patent Law (2014) from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.
Dr. Harikrishnan received several awards and fellowships such as the Best Paper Presentation Award in the 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Fluid and Thermal Sciences conducted by BITS Pilani, Dubai, and the IIT Madras Institute Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. He has published 8 research articles in SCI-indexed journals and 1 Book Chapter. In addition, he has also presented his research papers at 11 conferences of international repute. Presently, he is an active reviewer of the international journal Physics of Fluids.