Sameer Khandekar

PhD (University of Stuttgart)

Professor , Department of Mechanical Engineering


Research Interest



  • PhD, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, 2004.
  • M.Tech. (Thermo-fluid Sciences) - Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, 2000.
  • B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) Government Engineering College, Jabalpur (MP), India, 1993.



  • Book published: Khandekar S. and K. Muralidhar, Dropwise Condensation on Inclined TexturedSurfaces, to be published by Springer, ISBN 978-1-4614-8446-2, Thermal Briefs Series, 2013.

  • Keynote lecture: Dropwise Condensation on Textured Surfaces: Issues and Prospects, Proc. 9thInternational ASME-ISHMT Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Mumbai, India January, 2010.

  • Sponsored project: Development of pulsating heat pipe passive heat exchangers for nuclear engineeringapplications, Sponsoring Agency: Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Government of India,Time schedule: 2009-2012; Term - 3 years, Role: Principal investigator, Summary of work: Developmentof efficient compact heat exchangers is a vital need in view of the ever increasing energycrisis. In this work, novel and unique generic designs of compact heat exchangers were proposed,especially for use in nuclear safety applications, which were based on a Pulsating Heat Pipe (PHP)concept. Comprehensive thermal characterization of the new compact heat exchangers was undertaken.

  • International publication: Singh S. K., Khandekar S., Pratap D. and Ramakrishna S.A., WettingDynamics and Evaporation of Sessile Droplets on Nano-porous Alumina Surfaces, Colloids andSurfaces - A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Vol. 432, pp. 71-81, 2013.

  • International publication: Khandekar S., Joshi Y. and Mehta B., Thermal Performance of ClosedTwo-Phase Thermosyphon using Nanofluids, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 47,Issue 6, pp. 659-667, 2008.


  • P. K. Kelkar Research Fellowship from IIT Kanpur (October 2009 - September 2012).

  • Prof. K. N. Seetharamu Young Researcher Medal and Prize from the Indian Heat and MassTransfer Society, 2010 and George Grover Young Scientist Medal from International Heat PipeCommittee, 2007.

  • Young Scientist Award by the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, 2005.

  • Doctoral dissertation grade 1 on a scale of 4 (Highest possible grade; "Summa Cum Laude"), 2004.

  • Member of the academic senate of Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and ManufacturingJabalpur (MP) during June 2009 – May 2012.

  • INSA Invited Professor, Lyon, France, 2012

  • DAAD Research Fellowship, 2011



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