Dr. Mallikarjuna, J. M.


Office:Room No 205, Internal Combustion Engines Lab
Tel: (O) : +91 44 2257 4698
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Personal webpage: https://mech.iitm.ac.in/Faculty/jmm/home.php 


Dr. Mallikarjuna received his PhD from IIT Madras in 1999. He worked as Assistant Professor and Lecturer at Dr. AIT, Bangalore and MCE Hassan for 16 years from 1988 to 2003 before joining IIT Madras.

His research interest includes optical diagnostics in IC Engines. He works on advanced engines technologies like HCCI and GDI, simulation of engine processes, engine design, CFD studies in IC engines, alternate fuels

Awards & Honors

  1. Best Paper Award for “Thermo-Kinetic Model to Predict Start of Combustion in Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Engine” by Harshit Gupta and Mallikarjuna, J M, International Conference on Mechanical, Production and Automobile Engineering (ICMPAE-2011), held at Pattaya, Thailand, on Dec 17-18, 2011.
  2. Best Paper Award “Performance, Emission and Combustion Characteristics of a Hydrogen Fuelled SI engine – An Experimental Study” Subramanian, V., J. M. Mallikarjuna and A. Ramesh, International Mobility Engineering Congress and Expo-2005, SAEINDIA, Chennai, SAEINDIA Paper No. 2005-26-349, Oct 23-25, 2005.
  3. Best Paper Award for “Effect of Intake Charge and Coolant Temperature on Combustion and Emissions of a HCCI Engine – An Experimental Study”, Swami Nathan, S., J. M. Mallikarjuna and A. Ramesh, 1st International conference and 20th National Conference on IC Engines and Combustion (ICONICE 2007), JNTU, Hyderabad, India, Dec 6-9, 2007.
  4. 4th Rank holder for Mysore University in under graduate level in 1986.


Selected Publications

  1. Murali Krishna, B and J. M. Mallikarjuna, Comparative Study of In-Cylinder Tumble Flows in an Internal Combustion Engine Using Different Piston Shapes − An Insight Using Particle Image Velocimetry, Experiments in Fluids, Vol 48, Issue 5, Page 863, 2010.
  2. G.L. Samuel and Seung-Han Yang, (2005) Determination and Mapping of Measurement and Design Coordinate systems using Computation Geometric Techniques, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 26, No. 7-8, 819-824.
  3. Sudheesh, K and J. M. Mallikarjuna, Diethyl Ether as an Ignition Improver for Acetylene Fuelled HCCI Operation – An Experimental Investigation, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Publication, Aug, 2013.
  4. Murali Krishna, B and J. M. Mallikarjuna, Effect of Manifold Orientation on Non-Reacting In-Cylinder Tumble Flows in an IC Engine with Pentroof Piston – An Investigation using PIV, SAE Transactions, USA, 2010-010-0956, SP-2295, April 2010