Sivakumar Santhanakrishnan

Sivakumar S. Krishnan
a.k.a. Sivakumar Santhanakrishnan

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI
723 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
Room: SL 260H

Phone: (317) 274-9711
Fax: (317) 274-9744

Dr. Krishnan is an experienced engineering educator and researcher with extensive teaching experience in the thermal fluids curriculum including laboratory courses. He has won a campus-wide Trustees Teaching and Recognition Award (TERA) award as well as an ASEE (American Society of Engineering Education) Honorable Mention recently.  He actively contributed to the ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) review and accreditation process through in-depth assessment of courses that he taught.

He has been successful in attracting industry and federal funding for laboratory development for teaching and research.  He has mentored more than 30 undergraduate students and 4 MS and 2 PhD students in projects that involved the development of teaching and research laboratories, energy use in buildings, waste heat recovery and microgravity combustion. He has more than 30 journal & conference publications as well as about 10 patents & technical reports in the areas of thermal-fluid sciences, combustion & engineering education. He has consulted for a startup, participated in entrepreneurial competitions, performed patent searches and reviewed business plans.  He is interested in the undergraduate and graduate research in the areas of energy use in buildings, energy efficiency as well as microgravity experiments as well as research in engineering education.

He is a member of ASEE (American Society of Engineering Education), AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) and USGBC (US Green Building Council).

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Last Updated: 12/15/2009 10:54 PM