Srinath Somu, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Alumni

Research Interest

​As an experimental researcher, I am developing multi kW scale Thermoacoustic prime mover for electrical power generation. Also, I am exploring Thermoacoustic based cryogenic cooling. 

Previously, I did my doctoral thesis in the field of hypersonic aerothermodynamics and developed an unique thermal sensor based on Large Carbon Cluster. This sensor is the better alternative measurement device to the expensive platinum thin film sensor. In addition the sensor was modified to estimate radiative aerothermodynamic heating on planetary entry vehicles.

Selected Publications

Education

  • PhD, Dept. of Aerospace, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2018
  • ME, Aerospace Engineering, Dept. of Aerospace, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2010
  • ​BE, Mechanical Engineering, Dept. of Aerospace, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2007

Professional Profile

  • ​2019 - 2020: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018 - 2019: Asso. Professor at ACS college of Engineering, Bangalore, India
  • 2005 - 2007: Executive Engineer, Research and Development, GE India Electricals Pvt. Ltd, Puducherry, India
  • 2003 2004: CAD Executive, DSM Soft Pvt. Ltd., Trichirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​Member in American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Member in Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
  • Graduate member in The Aeronautical Society of India
  • Member in Society for Shock Wave Research (India)

Awards

  • ​“Outstanding Paper of the Year 2015” awarded under the category of ‘Sensors and Sensing System’ presented by the journal ‘Measurement Science and Technology’.
  • “Best Poster Award in 4th National Symposium on Shock Waves” held on February 25-26, 2015, Karunya University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Awarded Travel Grant by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India to attend 29th ISSW conference held at USA in the year 2014.
  • Obtained scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Govt. of India during the tenure of M.Sc.-Engg. (Research).
  • Obtained scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Govt. of India during the tenure Doctoral Studies.

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Thermoacoustics Gas Dynamics Thermodynamics Aerodynamics Fluid Dynamics Experimental Methods and Measurement Sciences