Dr Anand Krishnasamy received his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India in 2010. He worked as Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Engine Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA from 2010 to 2013 before joining IIT Madras. He worked on research projects sponsored by Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Tennessee, Ford Motors, Detroit, Reaction Design, California, John Deere, Illinois and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Houston, USA.
His broader research interest is in developing high-efficiency and clean-combustion modes for diesel engines for several applications, including on-road automotive and off-road stationary engines used in power generation and agricultural water pumping. Towards this, his research group works on engine design, fuel design and combustion process modifications. The research group has developed a patented flexible low-temperature combustion engine that is combustion mode and fuel flexible. The engine can be operated in any of the high-efficiency and clean combustion modes such as HCCI, PCCI, and RCCI which results in near-zero oxides of nitrogen and particulate emissions with high thermal efficiency than conventional diesel combustion.
University First Rank in Masters in Engineering; Awarded by Bharathidasan University, Tamilnadu, 2001.
K. Anand, R. D. Reitz, W. Willems and E. Kurtz, Modeling Fuel and EGR Effects under Conventional and Low Temperature Combustion, Energy & Fuels, Vol. 27, p. 7827-7842, 2013.
K. Anand, Y. Ra, R. D. Reitz and B. Bunting, Combustion Simulation of the Fuels for Advanced Combustion Engines in a Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Engine, International Journal of Engine Research, Vol. 0(0), p. 1-18, 2012.
K. Anand, R. P. Sharma and P. S. Mehta, Experimental Investigations on Combustion, Performance and Emissions Characteristics of Neat Karanji Biodiesel and its Methanol Blend in a Diesel Engine, Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 35 (1), p. 533-541, 2011.