Srinath Ekkad

Professor and Department Head

Dr. Srinath Ekkad arrived in NC State September 2017 as Department Head. He was previously the Rolls-Royce Professor for Aerospace Systems at Virginia where he was also the Associate VP for Research Programs and Director for the Rolls-Royce University Technology Center for Advanced System Diagnostics. His background is in fundamental thermal-fluid science with an emphasis on experimental methods. My

In his free time, Dr. Ekkad plays tennis, ping pong, and sometimes golf, and hangs out with his family. They go on hikes a lot, especially in the Appalachian mountains. He and his family hope to discover NC trails and hikes soon.

Research Interests

Dr. Ekkad’s area of application expertise is in gas turbine and thermal management of systems. He has worked extensively on various projects on cooling and heat transfer technology relating to turbine engines, automotive systems, energy harvesting, and power plant systems.



Effects of Variable Pressure Outlets for Array Jet Impingement Cooling With a Bidirectional Exit Air Scheme
Bonds Jr, M., Iyer, G. S., & Ekkad, S. V. (2023), ASME JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, 145(11).
Numerical study of heat transfer enhancement over a rotating surface. Part I: Effect of pin-fin shapes
Bhansali, P. S., & Ekkad, S. V. (2023), Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, 5, 1–20.
Recent advancements in single-phase liquid-based heat transfer in microchannels
Ekkad, S. V., & Singh, P. (2023), In J. P. Abraham, J. M. Gorman, & W. J. Minkowycz (Eds.), Advances in Heat Transfer (Vol. 55, pp. 239–293).
A new technique using background oriented schlieren for temperature reconstruction of an axisymmetric open reactive flow
Wahls, B. H., & Ekkad, S. V. (2022), MEASUREMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 33(5).
Effect of Pin Fins on Jet Impingement Heat Transfer Over a Rotating Disk
Bhansali, P. S., Ramakrishnan, K. R., & Ekkad, S. V. (2022), Journal of Heat Transfer, 144(4).
Effect of Rotation on Heat Transfer in AR = 2:1 and AR = 4:1 Channels Connected by a Series of Crossover Jets
Madhavan, S., Singh, P., & Ekkad, S. (2022), Journal of Turbomachinery, 144(6).
Effect of Spanwise Hole-to-Hole Spacing on Overall Cooling Effectiveness of Effusion Cooled Combustor Liners for a Swirl-Stabilized Can Combustor
Ahmed, S., Wahls, B. H., Ekkad, S. V., Lee, H., & Ho, Y.-H. (2022), Journal of Turbomachinery, 144(7).
Temperature reconstruction of an axisymmetric enclosed reactive flow using simultaneous background oriented schlieren and infrared thermography
Wahls, B. H., & Ekkad, S. V. (2022), MEASUREMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 33(11).
A Modern Review on Jet Impingement Heat Transfer Methods
Ekkad, S. V., & Singh, P. (2021), Journal of Heat Transfer, 143(6).
A numerical parametric study to enhance thermal hydraulic performance of a novel alternating offset oblique microchannel
Panse, S. S., & Ekkad, S. V. (2021), Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, 79(7), 489–512.

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Srinath Ekkad