Babu Namboothiri K. currently serves as Assistant Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus. His areas of research include Thermodynamics and Power Plant Engineering.

Professional Summary

Highly-motivated mechanical researcher with over eight years of experience in design, development, analysis, experimentation and testing. Demonstrated competence in multiple academic and industrial projects. Strong background in thermal energy systems and its components. Seeking career advancement opportunity that rewards innovation and creative problem solving.


  1. 2013 - M. Tech Mechanical Engineering : Thermal Engineering
    IIT madras- Chennai, TN, India
    CGPA: 7.32/10
  2. 2012-2013 : M. Tech Thesis:Thermal modeling and analysis of Sodium Alanate based hydrogen storage systems.
    Teaching assistant for two years in various thermal laboratories Hostel secretary of the Krishna hostel, IIT madras.
  3. 2007 : B.Tech Mechanical Engineering : Mechanical Engineering
    ST.Gits College of Engineering/Mahatma Gandhi University- Kottayam, Kerala 
    First Class:73.21% -Top 2 % of class
    B.Tech Thesis: Design and analysis of Hydraulic Unscrewer
    Undergone training in modern automobile technologies at Amana Toyota, Calicut, Kerala,India.
    Training in various process of white cement production at Travancore Cements, Kottayam, and Kerala, India.
    Training in engine overhauling and power transmission systems at KSRTC Central Works Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
    Active participation in annual Technical events


  • PCB electronics: Thermal management, Cooling and Derating –Udemy online education platform.
  • CFD analysis of Turbo machinery: Centrifugal fan using Ansys fluent- Udemy online education platform.
  • Industrial oriented program on structural analysis using Ansys:-Udemy online education platform.
  • Summer school 2019 on Internet of Things (IOT) was conducted by ICFOSS at Trivandrum , Govt. of Kerala from dated 21/5/2019 to  31/5/2019.
  • One week workshop on Modeling Energy Systems using CFD: Theory and Practice in June 2017 at IIT Varanasi(B.H.U), U.P, India.
  • "Education Development Program on Solar Energy"the national institute for entrepreneurship and small      business development, ministry of skill development    and entrepreneurship on December 10 &11, 2016, GOVT.OF INDIA, License OCP/6047/16-17/0119/10.
  • Workshop on Engineering Mechanics, under the National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Govt. of India) and conducted by IIT Bombay from dated 26/11/14 to 6/12/2014. Course on Comsol Multiphysics Version 4.3a held on 20th and 21st September 2012 at Chennai, India.
  • Workshop on Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD), under  the National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Govt. of India) and conducted by IIT Bombay from dated 12/06/12 to 22/06/2012.
  • Workshop on Heat Transfer, under the National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD,  Govt. of India) and conducted by IIT Bombay from dated 29/11/2011 to 10/12/2011 in Anna University, Chennai,  Tamilnadu.
  • Workshop on Thermodynamics, under the National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Govt. of India) and conducted by IIT Bombay from dated 14/06/2011 to 23/06/2011 in NIT Calicut, Kerala, India.
  • Faculty Development Program for Research Scholars (FDP-RS 2011) is organized by the Centre for Continuing Education, IIT madras from 20th to August 21, 2011.


  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Adsorption and Absorption
  • Heat transfer
  • Refrigeration and Cryogenics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Renewable energy
  • Photo voltaic module design
  • Thermal heat storage
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Auto CAD 2012
  • ComsolMultiphysics 4.3a
  • Ansys Fluent
  • Star-CCM+
  • C programming
  • MS Office
  • Physics/Chemistry
  • Hydrogen storage

Teaching Skills

  • Teaching and Project Guidance
  • Auto CAD
  • Fluid mechanics and Turbo machinery
  • Adsorption and Absorption systems
  • Comsol Multiphysics 4.3a
  • Solar thermal systems
  • Heat transfer
  • Ansys Fluent
  • Refrigeration and Cryogenics
  • Ansys CFX
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Star CCM+
  • HyperMesh
  • Thermodynamics
  • C programming
  • Thermal heat management
  • MS Office
  • Engineering Mechanics

Professional Appointments

Year Affiliation
July 2013 - Present Assistant Professor
Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham UniversityCoimbatore, Tamilnadu
Instrumental in  developing an experimental setup of Vertical Axis Water Turbines. Developed an experimental setup for finding Liquid Jet Breakup Characteristics of non-circular Orifice with One-Dimensional micro-grooves.
Designed and analyzed thermal concepts of high horsepower containerized generator with Cummins Generator Technologies India Pvt. Limited.
Guided undergraduate and postgraduate students in academic and industrial research projects. Active member of project review committee.
March 2008 - July 2011 Lecturer
Vimal Jyothi Engineering College, Kannur University Kannur, Kerala Supervised students' laboratory experimental work.
Guided students in academic and industrial research projects. Active participation in students' admission process.
Chief finance officer of Technical fest “AAVEGHA 2011” Assistant placement officer 2009-2010


  • Design and coupled analysis of piston and piston rod configuration in internal combustion engines using Ansys
  • CFD analysis of an aerofoil NACA0012 using Ansys Fluent.
  • CFD analysis of triple wedge using Ansys Fluent.
  • Thermal analysis of heat storage tanks for solar thermal applications using CFD software Ansys Fluent


Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Title


Babu Namboothiri K., Snehal Sunil Ahire, and Ulhas Deutkar, “Design concept and thermal analysis of high horsepower containerised generator”, in 3rd -ICCI-SEM-17, Bangalore, Karnataka,India which was organized by IIRAJ Researchers Forum (WPE Trust) in association with IRP, 2017.

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title


Sandeep Kuriakose, Anil Varghese Mangalan, Babu Namboothiri K., and Amitava Ray, “Micro machining process selection: an integrated theory”, Procedia Technology, vol. 25, pp. 862–868, 2016.[Abstract]

Selection of most apposite machining method is very crucial in precision machining of micro parts. Micro machining has wide
applications in the fabrication of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), micro- fluidics and precision surgical instruments.
The machining processes for these diverse applications have to be selected based on different accuracy attributes combined with
least operating cost. So formulation of an appropriate selection methodology is very decisive. The aim of this paper is to develop
a methodology for machining process selection by comparing the various attributes. An integrated approach combining technique
for order preference by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS) & analytic hierarchy process (AHP) have been proposed. A case
study has been presented to select from the major nontraditional machining processes for the purpose of micro drilling of fuel
injector nozzle hole of specific diameter ranges by comparing their various attributes. The research shows that the methodology
TOPSIS integrated with AHP is a very effective technique in selection of machining process based on applications by
considering different attributes.

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Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Title


Babu Namboothiri K. and Dr. Ratna Kishore V., “Effect of Solidity and airfoil on performance of Vertical Axis Water Turbine”, Proceedings International Conference on Energy and Sustainability in Engineering Systems (ICESES 2014). CIT, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, pp. 49-54, 2014.


Babu Namboothiri K. and K., D. Dinesh, “Experimental analysis of particle deposition from natural convection flow through parallel plate channel”, Proceedings national Conference on Emerging Technologies in Mechanical Engineering (ETME 2011). Pet Engineering College, Vallioor, Tamil nadu, pp. 65-68, 2011.

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