Prasad Pokkunuri Associate Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Prasad Pokkunuri is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Mahindra École Centrale College of Engineering. He is a strongly motivated academician with a unique blend of industrial and academic research, and teaching experience, covering a range of domains.

Prasad was an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management before joining MEC.

  • Education
    • University of California, Riverside - PhD, Mechanical Engineering
    • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - B.Tech (Hons.), Mechanical Engineering
  • Publications
    • Goel N, Romero M, Prasad P, Steinfeld A, Goswami D Y, and Stefanakos E 2013 “Absorber for Concentrated Solar Power System”, Patent Application WO/2013/021397.
    • Prasad P, Nissenson P, and Dabdub D 2010 “Impact of the Knudsen number and mass transfer expression on multi-phase kinetic modelling”, Atmospheric Environment, 44, pp. 153 – 163.
    • Prasad P, Nissenson P, Finlayson-Pitts B, and Dabdub D 2009 “Importance of interface reactions with varying particle size”, presented at AirUCI’s 5th Annual Workshop, Laguna Beach, California, USA.
    • Nissenson P, Prasad P, Jimenez-Aranda A, and Dabdub D 2008 “Modelling mass transfer and interfacial reactions of chemical species at aerosol surfaces”, presented at AirUCI’s 4th Annual Workshop, Newport Beach, California, USA.
    • Prasad P, and Mahalingam S 2007 “Exhaust gas recirculation effects on hydrogen-air combustion”, Combustion Science and Technology, 179:6, pp. 1131 – 1157.
    • Prasad P, Zhou X Y, and Mahalingam S 2005 “Large eddy simulation of turbulent reacting mixing layers, presented as Paper #05F-69 at the Fall Meeting of Western States Section of the Combustion Institute.
    • Prasad P, Zhou X Y, and Mahalingam S 2004 “Large eddy simulation of a turbulent hydrogen jet flame using the filtered density function approach”, presented at the Tenth International Conference on Numerical Combustion of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
    • Prasad P and Mahalingam S 2003. “An examination of time scale effects on the combustion of hydrogen in air”, presented as Paper #03F-46 at the Fall Meeting of Western States of the Combustion Institute.
  • Experience

    Academic Experience

    • Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research, and Management
    • Visiting Faculty at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies

    Industry Experience

    • Scientist in ABB India Corporate Research Centre, Bangalore
    • Lead R&D Engineer at SunBorne Energy Technologies, Gurgaon
    • Assistant Manager at Maruti Udyog Limited, Gurgaon

    Doctoral and Postdoctoral Experience

    • Postdoctoral Researcher at University of California, Irvine
    • Graduate Student Researcher at University of California, Riverside
    • Teaching Assistant at University of California, Riverside