Current Students

New Student Orientation, October 2020 Online Semester

A warm welcome to the new students joining the department in the Oct. 2020 semester. This is an online semester and it will be a while before you come to our campus. In these exceptional circumstances, we will try our best to make you feel at home (while you are at home) with things that you need to do for your course work and other academic activities. 

We begin with the department orientation programme on Sep. 29th and 30th. The schedule is as follows.

Sep29th, 2020
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10:00 AM: DCC meets the new students to explain the course requirements

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11:00 AM: “What is research?” a talk by Prof. M. S. Bobji
12:00 PM: “Research ethics” a talk by Prof. Saptarshi Basu
02:30 PM: A session with the Department Wellness Committee, Prof. V. R. Sonti
03:00 PM: Interaction of the new students with the TAs and DCC student members
 
Sep. 30th, 2020
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09:30 AM: Welcome to the new students by Prof. G. K. Ananthasuresh

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09:45 AM: Introduction of the new students, TAs, and faculty
10:15 AM: Q & A
10:30 AM: 15-min faculty presentations begin and continue through the rest of the day
 

Research Orientation Programme on 30th September 2020 

Research Orientation Programme on 1st October 2020 

 

Thesis Colloquium

Past Thesis Colloquia

2020

    1. MTech (Research) Thesis Colloquium: “A phenomenological one-dimensional model for elastic ribbons” on October 9, 2020, 12:00 PM, Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Mr. Anindya Karmakar, M.Tech(R) Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IISc
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker 
    2. PhD Thesis Colloquium: “Topological derivative-based optimization of Fiber-reinforced Structures, Coupled Thermoelastic Structures and Compliant Mechanisms” on September 23, 2020, 11:00 AM, Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Mr. Akashay Desai, PhD, IISc
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker 
    3. MTech (Research) Thesis Colloquium: “Stick-Slip, Detachment Waves and Interface Fracture” on August 24, 2020, 11:30 AM, Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Mr. Mohd. Aaquib Ansari, IISc
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker 
    4. PhD Thesis Colloquium:  Analysis and Modelling of Small Scale Organic Rankine Cycle System with Scroll Expanderon July 30, 2020, 10:00 AM, Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Mr. Avinash Dash
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    5. MSc(Engg) Thesis Colloquium:  Fundamental Studies on Adsorption of Water Vapor by Silica Gel” on July 28, 2020, 11:00 AM, Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Mr. Chaudhari Gitesh Dilip [use the link for joining the Colloquium]
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    6. PhD Thesis Colloquium:  Vibration Mitigation in Spacecraft Components Using Stewart Platform and Particle Impact Dampingon July 15, 2020, 11:00 AM, Online through Microsoft Teams [use the link for joining the Colloquium]
      Speaker: Mr. Nazeer Ahmad
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    7. PhD Thesis Colloquium:  Development of PCM Coupled Heat Pipe for Space Applicationon June 11, 2020, 11:00 AM, Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Mr. Venkata Raghavendra
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    8. PhD Thesis Colloquium:  Thermal Turbomachinery Design for Closed Thermal Cycles and Multiple Fluidson May 26, 2020, 11:00 AM, Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Mr. Vijayaraj Kunniyoor
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker

Thesis Defense

PhD Thesis Defense:  ‘Thermal Turbomachinery Design for Closed Thermal Cycles and Multiple Fluids’ on October 16, 2020, 9:30 AM, Online through Microsoft Teams, [use the link for joining the Thesis Defense] 
Student Name: Mr. Prem Prakash Singh, PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering, IISc
Abstract and Biography of the Speaker

 

Past Thesis Defenses

2020

    1. PhD Thesis Defense:  ‘Fabrication and Characterization of Optomechanical Devices’ on September 25, 2020, 3:30 PM, Online through Microsoft Teams
      Student Name: Mr. Prem Prakash Singh, PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering, IISc
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    2. PhD Thesis Defense:  ‘Torque Transport, Mean Velocity Profiles and Turbulent Statistics of a Wide-Gap Taylor-Couette Flow’ on August 18, 2020, 10:30 AM, Online through Microsoft Teams
      Student Name: Mr. Akhilesh M. Prabhu
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    3. M.Tech (Res) Thesis Defense:  ‘Gust Rejection in Insect Flight’ on July 23, 2020, 11:00 AM, Online through Microsoft Teams
      Student Name: Mr. Dipendra Gupta
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    4. PhD Thesis Defense:  ‘Heat Transfer and Visualization Students in the Evaporator of a Flat Loop Heat Pipe’ on July 9, 2020, 3:30 PM, Online through Microsoft Teams
      Student Name: Mr. Mulla Saleem Basha (ERP)
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker