Dr. S. Suresh



Dr S. Suresh, is one of the earliest pioneers in developing hybrid Nanofluids and energy storage systems. High-citation research papers on nanofluids have driven the establishment and development of the Nanotechnology Research Laboratory at the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. Being an investigator, successfully completed several projects funded by different agencies such as ISRO, DST, SERB, SERI, DST UKIERI, BHEL and CSIR. Have won several awards from the institute for the number of sponsored projects, publications and citations in the institute. With research publications of more than 150 research papers in peer-reviewed journals. At present, leading a large team of scholars working in phase change materials and thermal energy storage systems.

Educational Qualifications

Degree Discipline University

Bachelor's Degree

B.E - Mechanical Engineering

Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India

Master's Degree

M.Tech - Energy Engineering

Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli, India

Ph.D Degree

Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India


Details of PG / Ph.D Thesis

Degree Title of the thesis


Heat Transfer Augmentation studies in a Circular Tube fitted with Helical Screw Inserts


Professional Experience

Teaching & Research Experience: 22 years

Organization Designation From To

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.


September  2022

Till date

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.

Associate Professor

March 2018

September  2022

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.

Assistant Professor

April  2007

March 2018

Syed AmmalEngineering College, Ramanathapuram.

Assistant Professor

June 2005

April 2007

Mohamed Sathak Engineering College, Kilakakrai.


Feb. 2000

Aug. 2004



  • Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Nano-fluids, Latant Heat Energy Storage Systems


Subjects of Interest

    Heat and Mass Transfer ; Thermal Power Cycles ; Thermal Energy Storage systems;Nano-fluids; Pool boiling heat transfer ; Flow boiling heat transfer ; Surface coating ; Solar thermal energy and desalination of water ; Vacuum Insulation Pannels ; Thermal management of electronics packaging ; Mist cooling in gas turbine blades


Professional Affiliation

Organization Year of Induction Grade of Membership

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)



Indian Engineering Design Forum (IEDF)





Research Guidance 

Sponsored Projects

Consultancy Projects

Short Term Courses Organised And Attended

Administrative Experience

Awards and Achievements

  • The paper titled “Experimental Investigation and theoretical determination of thermal conductivity and viscosity of Al2O3/Water Nanofluid” [Exp. Therm. Fluid Sci 34 (2) 210-216, 2010] is highly cited 150 times.

  • The paper titled “Flow Boiling Heat Transfer Enhancement Using Carbon Nanotube Coatings”  [Applied Thermal Engg. 65 (1), 166-175, 2014] has been downloaded or viewed 736 times.

  • Paper published in the Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology titled “Heat transfer characteristics in latent heat storage system using paraffin wax”, has been selected for the JMST award for Most Cited Paper of Year 2014.

Contact Address


Department Mechanical Engineering

National Institute of Technology

Tiruchirappalli – 620 015

Tamilnadu, India.



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 Last Updated : November. 2022