Dr. Chakravarthy Balaji

Institute Chair ProfessorCbalaji

Office:Room No 205, Heat Transfer and Thermal Power Laboratory
Tel: (O) : +91 44 2257 4689
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Personal webpage: https://mech.iitm.ac.in/Facul`ty/CB/home.php


Dr. C. Balaji received his PhD from IIT Madras in 1995.

His research interests include Computational Heat transfer, Computational Radiation, Optimization in Thermal Sciences, Inverse Heat Transfer, Satellite Meteorology, Numerical Weather Prediction etc. He has authored more than 160  journal publications and  over 60 conference publications. He is also the author of  four books, which include 2 graduate level text books on thermal system design and optimization and radiation heat transfer.

Awards & Honors

  1. Swarna Jayanthi Fellowship, Govt of India, (Earth and atmospheric science), 2008.
  2. Tamilnadu Scientist Award, Govt of Tamilnadu, 2010. .
  3. Elected Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2012.
  4. Humboldt Fellowship- 2005-2006
  5. Humboldt Fellowship -Renewed Research stay for experienced researchers, Germany, 2012.
  6. Marti Gurunath Award for Excellence in Teaching, awarded by IIT Madras, 2013.
  7. Mid career research award, IIT Madras, 2015
  8. Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Thermal Sciences (Elsevier Ltd., Oxford), 2016 –