Dr. Arvind Pattamatta


Office: 104, Heat Transfer and Thermal Power Laboratory
Tel: (O) : +91 44 22574654
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Personal webpage: https://home.iitm.ac.in/arvindp
MTTRL Lab webpage: Multiscale Thermal Transport Research Laboratory


Dr. Arvind Pattamatta received his Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering from SUNY, Buffalo, NY in 2009. He received his masters in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2003) and B.E. in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Madras.

His current research interests include Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, Nanoscale heat transfer, Turbulence modelling and simulation, Numerical Methods and Parallel and Scientific Computing.

Awards and Honors

  1. Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded by Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung to conduct research at TTD, TU Darmstadt, 2013-2014.
  2. Awarded visiting professorship by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to visit TU Braunschweig, June-August 2011.

Selected Publications

  1. A. Pattamatta and C. K. Madnia. “Modeling Heat Transfer in Bi2Te3/Sb2Te3 nanostructures”. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52, 860-869, 2009.
  2. A. Pattamatta . “Modeling Interfacial Thermal Resistance in Carbon  Nanotube  Contacts”.  International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 49, 1485-1492, 2010.
  3. M. Dilawar and A. Pattamatta, “A parametric study of oscillatory two-phase flows in a single turn Pulsating Heat Pipe using a non-isothermal vapor model”, Applied Thermal Engineering, vol. 51, 1328-1338, 2013.
  4. Arvind Pattamatta, Martin Freystein , Peter Stephan., “A parametric study on phase change heat transfer due to Taylor-Bubble coalescence in a square minichannel”,  International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 76, 16-32, 2014.
  5. Chattopadhyay, Ankur, and Arvind Pattamatta. “A Comparative Study of Submicron Phonon Transport Using the Boltzmann Transport Equation and the Lattice Boltzmann Method.” Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals66.4 (2014): 360-379.