Dr. S. A. Mohan Krishna

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Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysore, India

  • Name: Dr S A Mohan Krishna
  • Date of birth: 06-10-1980
  • Residence: Mysuru, Karanataka, India
  • Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=lDSmT70AAAAJ&hl=en
  • Research ID: https://publons.com/researcher/AAT-9601-2020/
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-9877-7189
  • Email: mohankrishnasa@vvce.ac.in
  • Phone: +91 9632376757
Dr S A Mohan Krishna, is an Indian based academician, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysuru, India. He has been awarded with numerous state, national and international awards for engineering education, science popularization and communication. He has been in the editorial board for many prolific national and international journals. He is known for his works in the thermal engineering, science popularization and astronomy.

Education

2003

Bachelor of Engineering

Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering (VVCE)
2010

M. Tech in Energy Systems

Sri Jayachamarajedra College of Engineering (SJCE)
2017

Ph. D

The National Institute of Engineering (NIE)

Experience

2005

Lecturer

Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering (VVCE)
2010

Senior Lecturer

Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering (VVCE)
2011 – 2014

Assistant Professor

Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering (VVCE)
2014 - till date

Associate Professor

Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering (VVCE)

Early Life

He was born to Sri S K Ananda Thirtha and Smt. S Anasuya on October 6, 1980 at Mysore. Both of his parents are teachers. His early ambition was to become a cricketer and later he could excel as a successful academician.

Research Acquaintance

Dr Mohan Krishna completed his doctoral degree in 2017 in the areas of Thermal Engineering and Computational Materials Science and the title of his doctoral thesis is ‘Thermal Characterization of Al 6061- SiC – Graphite Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites’. His research work includes theoretical, experimental and computational approaches. He established extremely good contacts with some of the research oriented organizations like National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Hindusthan Aeronautics Laboratory (HAL), National Physical Laboratory (NPL), National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML), National Materials Laboratory (NML), National University of Singapore (NUS), and Nanyang Technological University while carrying out his research work. His area of interest in both teaching and research is mainly Thermal Engineering. Special topics include Computational Fluid Dynamics, Cyrogenics, Alternate & Biofuels, Automotive Mechanics, Experimental Heat Transfer, Renewable Sources, Thermal Management of Electronic Equipment, Energy Conservation and Management, Gas Dynamics, Jet and Rocket Propulsion, Nanofluids, Heat Exchangers, Heat Sinks, Space Science & Technology, Materials Processing and Characterization, Universal Human Values and Thermal Characterization Techniques.

Recognition & Affiliations

Dr. Mohan Krishna has published over 100 papers in peer reviewed international journals and has presented papers at Qatar (ICAMR), Bangkok and Singapore (ICMAT) in international conferences and also national conferences in various parts of India. Few of his papers have very good citation and have been indexed in many international indexing agencies. He is in the editorial and reviewer board for over 200 reputed referred national and international journals including the most prominent namely Scopus, Thomson Reuters, Taylor & Francis, ASME, ASM International, Science Citation Index, Web of Science, Elsevier and Springer. Very important international journals include Journal of Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry, Journal of Thermal Engineering & Applications, Journal of Thermodynamics, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Journal of Thermal Engineering, Experimental Heat Transfer, Journal of Refrigeration, Cryogenics, Journal of Thermal Science, Journal of Materials Science, Journal of Composites, Journal of Solar Energy and many more national and international journals. Earlier, he had authored his three books in the stream of engineering with the titles, ‘A Text Book on Cryogenics’, ‘A Book on Illustrative Problems in Engineering Thermodynamics’ and ‘A Book for Competitive Examinations in Mechanical Engineering’. A book on ‘Computational Fluid Dynamics’ is in pipeline. He was also in the technical advisory committee for the international conferences held at Taiwan, South Korea, Vancouver and New Delhi. He has international affiliations, association and collaboration with nations namely USA, Budapest (Hungary), Johannesburg (South Africa), France, Germany, Iran, United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, South Korea, Virginia, Singapore and Malaysia. He is also a research supervisor and is currently guiding two research scholars. Project proposals, consultancy, outreach, research publications, book chapters and patent have been hot favorites of him. He has a credit in completing over 1800 online courses in a record time, wherein courses have been done form Coursera, Open Learn, Udemy, Harappa, Udacity, Khan’s academy and so on. One book chapter to his credit. He is a life member, honorary member & fellow for American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Thermal & Fluid Engineers, South Asia Institute for Science & Engineering, Hong Kong, International Association of Engineers, USA, International Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, USA, Senior Member of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Institute for Engineering Research & Publication, Communication Institute, Greece, National Society of Professional Engineers, Global Scientific Innovative Research, Malaysia, International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences, Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer, National Society for Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), REST Society for Research International, Institution of Engineers (IoE), Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Aeronautical Society of India, International Association for Engineering & Technology, IET, Confederation of Indian Industries, The Indus Entrepreneurs, Quality Circle Forum of India, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI),The Indus Entrepreneurs, Confederation of Indian Industries, Quality Circle Forum of India, International Scientific Research Organization for Science, Engineering & Research, International Institute of Organized Research, and Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE). He is also associated with Indian Cryogenic Council, Indoor Air Comfort Society and Association of Ammonia Refrigeration. Apart from the profession, he is a recognized amateur astronomer and freelance science writer & journalist.

Collaborations

Earlier, he was a good sportsman and had represented national level cricket in U-19 tournaments. Additionally, he is a science promoter, communicator and popularizer. Dr. Mohan Krishna has been a BoE (Board of Examiners) member for a few academic institutions. He is an educational consultant too. He has taken up a few engineering consultancy projects in the field of energy conservation and thermal engineering. He has the credit in getting published a patent under the title, ‘Development of an automated ploughing tiller’ in 2019 and Agricultural Mulching Machine in 2020 & the other two patents have been published. He has been responsible for making the students to take up innovative engineering projects and few of the projects have been highly appreciated and have been greatly recognized. He is also the part of Institution Innovation Council. He has initiated science and astronomy related initiatives and activities in Mysuru and has been instrumental in starting Mysore Astronomical Society and EUREKA Science Motivators. He has taken a few additional responsibilities in the institution and has taken initiatives. He has organized many national level faculty development programmes, student workshops, international conferences and international webinar exhaustively. He has been extremely active with Rotary club, Society of Energy Engineers & Managers, Indian Society of Heat & Mass Transfer, Indian Cryogenic Council, IEEE, IMPARC, SASS, IIM, IIF, Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power Society, Combustion Institute, and many more international professional bodies. He has been an executive committee member for various professional bodies relating to education, engineering, science and astronomy. He is also a recognized motivational and international speaker.

Other Science Based Associations

At the age of 6 (1986), his interest towards Astronomy evinced by seeing to the most resplendent and effulgent comet, ‘Halley’. He has been keenly associated with Mysore Astronomical Society, International Astronomical Union, Paris, Astronomical Society of India, Breakthrough Science Society, Karnataka Rajya Vignana Parishat (KRVP), Mysore Science Foundation, Gravity Science Foundation, Indian Academy of Sciences, Materials Research Society of India, Green Building Association, Bangalore Association of Science Education (BASE), Bangalore Astronomical Society, Numismatics Society, Rotary International Foundation, Computer Society of India and various other science and astronomical societies and service oriented associations in popularizing and communicating Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Cosmology, Has been Honorary Rosalind Member for London Journal Press and Universal Association for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers, New York, USA based on the credit given to his paper, "Significance Practicality Authenticity Opulence of Observational Astronomy Leading to Various Extraordinary Applications in Engineering." His hobbies include astrophotography, numismatics, outreach activities, observational astronomy, and science communication & popularization.

Astronomy & Science Popularization

Dr Mohan Krishna has been strongly committed and involved in popularization of Science and astronomy since 1995. He has organized many student workshop, short-term programmes and outreach activities. His interest towards Astronomy, Cosmology, Astrophysics and Space Science have been amazing.

Awards, Honours & Accolades

Dr Krishna is the recipient of NIE Gold Medal, Dr. Raj Achievement Technology Award, Bharataratna Sir M Visveshvaraya Achievement Award, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Achievement Award, Dr. S Radhakrishnan Education Award, Dr. Satish Dhawan Excellence Achievement award, Sir C V Raman Lifetime Achievement award, ISHRAE Chapter Service award, Dr. Raja Ramanna award, Dr. U R Rao Achievement International Excellence award, Dr. M G K Menon International Excellence award, Outstanding Performance Award, IARE award, International Teachers’ Excellence Achievement award, Professional Excellence International award, Best Teacher award, National Eminent Educator award, Dedicated Educator award, IABE award, Outstanding Researcher award, Sir J C Bose International Excellence award, RSRI Researcher award, Best Teacher and Researcher award and many more which have been conferred to him in the field of science, education, engineering, astronomy, and technology by various prestigious and premier associations and professional bodies. Very recently he has been awarded ‘Outstanding Faculty in Mechanical Engineering’ from Venus International Foundation in an Annual Science and Technology Meet, VISTA 2021. He has been awarded state, national and international awards with recognition to his achievements in Science, Engineering, Education, and Astronomy. He has been given three honorary doctorates by three vocational varsities. Since 1997, he started delivering lectures when he was an engineering student. He has given over 170 programmes in television and radio too and has delivered over 900 talks in Science, Education, Engineering, Astronomy and general topics. Contributed over 2300 science, technology and astronomy articles in popular newspapers, magazines and periodicals and is comprehensively aiming to reach greater heights.

Achievements

He is a life member and member for American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Thermal & Fluid Engineers, Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer, National Society for Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Institution of Engineers (IoE), Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Aeronautical Society of India, and Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE). He is also associated with Indian Cryogenic Council, Indoor Air Comfort Society and Association of Ammonia Refrigeration. Apart from the profession, he is a recognized amateur astronomer and freelance science writer & journalist. At the age of 6 (1986), his interest towards Astronomy evinced by seeing to the most resplendent and effulgent comet, ‘Halley’. He has been keenly associated with Mysore Astronomical Society, International Astronomical Union, Paris, Astronomical Society of India, Breakthrough Science Society, Karnataka Rajya Vignana Parishat (KRVP), Mysore Science Foundation, Gravity Science Foundation, Indian Academy of Sciences, Materials Research Society of India, Combustion Institute, Green Building Association, Bangalore Association of Science Education (BASE), Bangalore Astronomical Society, Numismatics Society, Rotary International Foundation, SEEM, Computer Society of India and various other science and astronomical societies and service oriented associations in popularizing and communicating Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Cosmology, Has been Honorary Rosalind Member for London Journal Press and Universal Association for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers, New York, USA based on the credit given to his paper, "Significance Practicality Authenticity Opulence of Observational Astronomy Leading to Various Extraordinary Applications in Engineering." He is presently one of the board of directors for Rotary West Mysore and a bulletin editor. His hobbies include astrophotography, numismatics, outreach activities, observational astronomy, and science communication & popularization.

  • Has been over 30 state, national and international awards in the field of science, engineering, technology, and astronomy till date.
  • Has been the Reviewer and Editorial Board Member for over 100 reputed national and international journals.
  • Has been an advisory committee member for 4 international conferences.
  • Executive Council Member (CWC) and Secretary for ISHRAE Mysore Chapter (2020-21).
  • Life Member for over 75 professional bodies.
  • Taking the initiative to start a center of excellence in the department (Center for Automotive Technology) and has been instrumental in promoting industry-academic relation for the institution.
  • Has organized 6 FDP, over 80 students workshop and has helped for arranging many invited talks.
  • Has started consultancy and projects for Rachana Ener Care, Murhopye Scientific Company and Bharuka Extrusions.
  • Has authored three books viz., A Text Book on Cryogenics, A Book on Illustrative Problems on Engineering Thermodynamics and A Book for Competitive Examinations in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Has presented/published over 85 papers in international conferences and journals.
  • Has initiated ISHRAE Students Chapter, Astronomy & Space Science club and Rotaract club in the institution.
  • Approved Research Supervisor from VTU.

Earlier, he was a good sportsman and had represented national level cricket in U-19 tournaments. Additionally, he is a science promoter, communicator and popularize. Dr. Mohan Krishna has been a BoE (Board of Examiners) member for few academic institutions. He is an educational consultant too. He has taken up a few engineering consultancy projects in the field of energy conservation and thermal engineering. He has the credit in getting published a patent under the title, ‘Development of an automated ploughing tiller’ in 2019 and the other has been communicated. He has been responsible for making the students to take up innovative engineering projects and few of the projects have been highly appreciated and have been greatly recognized. He is also the part of Institution Innovation Council. He has initiated science and astronomy related initiatives and activities in Mysuru and has been instrumental in starting Mysore Astronomical Society and EUREKA Science Motivators. In the college level, he has been responsible for initiating Astronomy & Space Science club, ISHRAE Students Chapter and Rotaract club. He has taken a few additional responsibilities in the institution and has taken initiatives. He has organized many faculty development programmes, student workshops, conferences and webinar for the institution. He has been extremely active with ISHRAE, Rotary club, SEEM, ISHMT, ICC, Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power Society, Indian Nuclear Society and many more professional bodies. He has been an executive committee member for various professional bodies relating to education, engineering, science and astronomy. He is also a recognized motivational and international speaker.

Dr Krishna is the recipient of NIE Gold Medal, Dr. Raj Achievement Technology Award, Bharataratna Sir M Visveshvaraya Achievement Award, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Achievement Award, Dr. S Radhakrishnan Education Award, Dr. Satish Dhawan Excellence Achievement award, Sir C V Raman Lifetime Achievement award, Dr. Raja Ramanna award, Dr. U R Rao Achievement International Excellence award, Dr. M G K Menon International Excellence award, Outstanding Performance Award, IARE award, International Teachers’ Excellence Achievement award, Professional Excellence International award, Best Teacher award, National Eminent Educator award, Dedicated Educator award and many more which have been conferred to him in the field of science, education, engineering, astronomy, and technology by various prestigious and premier associations and professional bodies. He has been awarded state, national and international awards with recognition to his achievements in Science, Engineering, Education, and Astronomy. He has been given three honorary doctorates by three vocational varsities. He has many national and international recognitions, distinctions and affiliations also. Since 1997, he started delivering lectures when he was an engineering student. He has given over 150 programmes in television and radio too and has delivered over 750 talks in Science, Education, Engineering, Astronomy and general topics. Contributed over 2000 science, technology and astronomy articles in popular newspapers, magazines and periodicals and is comprehensively aiming to reach greater heights.

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Significant publications

S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “An Investigative Review on Thermal Characterization of Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites”, International Journal of Modern Engineering Research, ISSN: 2249 – 6645, Vol. 4, Issue 8, 2014, pp. 53-62.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “Thermal Expansivity Behaviour and Determination of Density of Al 6061-SiC-Gr Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites”, International Journal of Modern Engineering Research, ISSN: 2249 – 6645, Vol. 4, Issue 8, 2014, pp. 8-13.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “A Comprehensive Experimental Investigation on Thermal Properties and Characterization of Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites”, International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, ISSN: 0976 – 3031, Vol. 5, Issue 9, 2014, pp. 1589-1594.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “An Experimental Investigation on Specific Heat Capacity and Enthalpy of Al 6061-SiC-Gr Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites using Differential Scanning Calorimetry”, Advanced Materials Research Journal, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, Vol. 1105, 2015, pp. 208-214.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “Research Significance, Applications and Fabrication of Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites”, International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering and Technology, ISSN: 2348 – 7968, Vol. 2, Issue 5, 2015, pp. 227-237.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “Importance, Need and Scope of Thermal Analysis and Characterization of Composite Materials”, Global Journal of Engineering Science and Researches, ISSN: 2248 – 8034, 2015, pp. 8-16.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “Theoretical Validation of Thermo-Elastic Models for the Evaluation of Thermal Expansivity and Thermal Conductivity Behavior of Al 6061-SiC-Gr Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites”, International Journal of Innovative Trends in Engineering, ISSN: 2395 – 2946, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2015, pp. 1-11.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “Computational Investigation on Thermal Conductivity Behavior of Al 6061-SiC-Gr Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites”, International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Engineering, Imperial College Press, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2015, pp. 1-24.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “Computational Investigation on Thermal Expansivity Behavior of Al 6061-SiC-Gr Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites”, International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Engineering, Imperial College Press, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2015, pp. 1-21.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “Evaluation and Examination of Volume Fraction, Porosity, Microstructure and Computational Modeling of Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites to Reveal Heat Flow Distribution Characteristics”, International Journal for Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 231-243.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “Experimental Investigations on Thermal Analysis and Thermal Characterization of Al 6061-SiC-Gr Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites”, International Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2015, pp. 54-66.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “Significance and Need of Computational Analysis and Finite Element Modeling for the Investigation of Thermal Behavior of Composite Materials”, International Journal of Computational Engineering Research, ISSN: 2250 – 3005, Vol. 6, Issue. 2, 2015, pp. 1-5.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “An Experimental Investigation and Validation of Empirical Models on Thermal Conductivity Behavior of Al 6061-Silicon Carbide-Graphite Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites”, International Journal of Scientific Research Engineering & Technology, ISSN: 2278 – 0882, Vol. 5, Issue 6, 2016.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “Microstructural Characterization and Investigation on Thermal Conductivity Behavior of Al 6061-SiC-Gr Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites”, Indian Journal of Materials Engineering and Science, 2016 (This paper has been accepted and will be published in the edition of October or November).
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “Experimental and Computational Approaches to Investigate the Effect of Graphite on Thermal and Mechanical Behavior in Aluminium-Silicon Carbide-Graphite Composites”, International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2016.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “Characterization and Analysis of Thermomechanical and Thermoelastic Properties for Aluminium-Silicon Carbide-Graphite Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites”, International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Management Research, ISSN: 2349 – 6193, Vol. 3, Issue 2, 2016.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “Computational Modeling and Mesh Independence Studies for the Investigation of Thermal Conductivity Behaviour for Aluminium Matrix Composites”, Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 14-31, 2016.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “Computational Modeling and Relevance of Numerical Convergence for the Investigation of Thermal Expansion Behaviour for Aluminium Hybrid Composites”, International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2016, pp. 1-29.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “Investigation of Heat Flow, Thermal Shock Resistance and Electrical Conductivity of Al 6061-Silicon Carbide-Graphite Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites”, International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, ISSN: 2320 – 9356, Vol. 4, Issue 6, pp. 48 – 55, 2016.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, Dr. T. N. Shridhar and Dr. L. Krishnamurthy, “Utility of Aluminium-Silicon Carbide-Graphite Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites to Investigate Thermal Properties for Engineering Applications”, International Journal for Research in Emerging Science and Technology, ISSN: 2349 – 761, Vol. 3, Issue 7, 2016.
S.A. Mohan Krishna, “An Investigative Study on Thermal Characteristics of the Existing Boiler and Energy Auditing of the cogeneration Plant”, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, ISSN: 2278 – 0149, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2014.

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