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Chennu Ranganayakulu

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Phone: 9844503774
1) F111 - Thermodynamics
2) ME G536 - Thermal Equipment Design
3) ME F220- Heat Transfer 
4) ME G533 - Conduction and Radiation 
5) ME F217 - Applied Thermodynamics 
 About the Faculty:
         Dr. Chennu Ranganayakulu, Formerly Scientist H/Outstanding Scientist, Technology Director (General Systems) & Director (Materials Management), Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Bangalore has spear headed with a team of scientists and Engineers towards design and development of Environmental Control System (ECS), different types of Compact Heat Exchangers (CHEs) and Valves for Tejas Aircraft through 33 years of during his service in HAL and ADA. As part of these activities, he has involved in establishment of world class ECS test rig and Qualification Test Facility at GTRE and Heat Exchangers test facilities at NAL, Bangalore and BHEL, Vizag. He established Compact Heat Exchanger development in India for first time which resulted in spin-off of CHEs for various Aircraft programs. Further, he had taken initiative for development of All Electric ECS and characterized Compact Condensers & Evaporators for Vapor Cycle System. 

          Dr. Ranganayakulu is graduated from Andhra University, M.E from Bharathiar University, Ph.D from IIT (Madras), Chennai, Fellow of National Academy of Engineers and Alexander von Humboldt fellow from Germany and he was a re-visiting researcher at Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg and presently re-visiting Scholar at Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany and Visiting Researcher at UNISA, Johannesburg, South Africa. He published about 100 peer reviewed papers in International/National journals/conferences, which logged more than 1000 citations. He is reviewer for various Research Journals. Guided 6 Ph.D projects and supervising 5 more Ph.D topics in BITS and other institutions. He is the Chair person and member of various committees at ADE, DARE, NAL, HAL, ADA - Bangalore and NIOT-Chennai.

   1) Sir C.V Raman Young Scientist Karnataka State Award -2002
   2) ADA-DRDO excellency award for Design, Development and Testing of Environmental Control Systems - 1999
   1) Fellow of National Academy of Engineers FNAE, 2016  \
   2) Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt, Germany, 2001
1) Indian Society of Heat and Mass transfer, ISHMT 
2) Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning. ISHRAE
3) Aeronautical Society of India
 Vice President of ISHMT - Between 2013-2017 

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