Advaith Sankar

Assistant Professor

206-A, Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Laboratory Building

PhD from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India



  • Dr. Advaith Sankar received his PhD from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore in 2020. He graduated with a B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati in 2013. Subsequently, he was with Hero Motocorp Ltd., Gurgaon, India. He was a postdoctoral researcher at University of Nottingham, UK before joining IIT Madras in May 2022.
  • His current research interests include renewable energy storage systems, machine learning applications towards energy systems and fluid flow, heat transfer and fluid flow diagnostics.

  • Outstanding Paper Award in 14th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Wicklow, Ireland, July 2019.
  • United Nations (UN) Youth Delegate in 21st session of the Youth Assembly held at the UN headquarters, New York, organized on the theme of ‘Innovation and Collaboration for a Sustainable World’ with a focus ‘Affordable and Clean Energy for everyone (SDG 7)’, February 2018.
  • Best Oral Presentation Award in 2nd international conference on sustainable energy and environmental challenges, IISc Bangalore, India, January 2018

  1. S Advaith, KT Aswathi, and S Basu. On the generation and evolution of heated vortex rings in viscous fluids. European Journal of Mechanics-B/Fluids, 91:107–120, 2022.
  2. DR Parida, S Advaith, N Dani, and S Basu. Assessing the impact of a novel hemispherical diffuser on a single-tank sensible thermal energy storage system. Renewable Energy, 183:202–218, 2022.
  3. S Advaith, DR Parida, KT Aswathi, N Dani, UK Chetia, K Chattopadhyay, and S Basu. Experimental investigation on single-medium stratified thermal energy storage system. Renewable Energy, 164:146–155, 2021.
  4. A Tinaikar, S Advaith, and S Basu. Understanding evolution of vortex rings in viscous fluids. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 836:873–909, 2018.
  5. S Advaith, KV Manu, A Tinaikar, UK Chetia, and S Basu. Interaction of vortex ring with a stratified finite thickness interface. Physics of Fluids, 29(9):093602, 2017.
  6. A Tinaikar, S Advaith, UK Chetia, KV Manu, and S Basu. Spatio-temporal disruption of thermocline by successive laminar vortex pairs in a single tank thermal energy storage. Applied Thermal Engineering, 109:924–935, 2016.
  7. S Hatte, C Mira-Hernandez, S Advaith, A Tinaikar, UK Chetia, KV Manu, Kamanio Chattopadhyay, Justin A Weibel, Suresh V Garimella, Vinod Srinivasan, and Saptarshi Basu. Short and long-term sensitivity of lab-scale thermocline based thermal storage to flow disturbances. Applied Thermal Engineering, 109:936–948, 2016.