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The 1   International Conference in Fluid, Thermal and Energy Systems


9-11 June 2022

National Institute of Technology Calicut

In association with

Indian institute of Chemical Engineers
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Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer
Asian Union of Thermal Science and Engineering
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Publication Partners

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Technical Collaborator

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Dept. of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engg. Stellenbosch University



About the conference...

The main objective of ICFTES'22 is to create a platform for the scientific community to share and update the advancements in Chemical and Mechanical Engineering, particularly in the areas of thermal science, fluid flow, and energy science. It will act as a single conglomerate of the global research community, teachers, practicing engineers, and research scholars with a platform to share their knowledge. The keynote presentation and invited talks will be delivered by speakers from leading Indian and International universities with extensive expertise in thermo-fluids and energy systems.


The Speakers


IIT Kharagpur, India

Research Interest

Microfluidics, miniaturization and micro/nano scale transport processes 


Advancements in Functional Liquid Infused Slippery Surfaces

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Plenary Speaker


Plenary Speaker

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IISc Bengaluru, India

Research interests

Solar thermal technologies: receivers, storage, power generation, Advanced cooling technologies (adsorption cooling, loop heat pipes, phase change materials), Solidification, and Materials processing


Sorption based Heating and Cooling Systems

Kyushu University, Japan

Research Interests

Development of sustainable adsorption cooling cycles, Characterization of promising adsorbent/adsorbates, Thermophysical properties of next gen refrigerants, and Carbon neutral energy conversion systems


Energy Systems

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Plenary Speaker


Plenary Speaker

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Director, Satya International Limited, USA

Research interests

Solar thermal power generation and other renewable energy applications, Water-less cooling technologies, Energy efficient appliances and refrigeration systems, Separate sensible and latent cooling systems, HVAC&R systems that limit Refrigerant charge lost through leakage, Environmentally friendly refrigerants, Alternative technologies etc.


Energy Systems


Keynote Speaker

Prof. G Biswas.jfif

IIT Kanpur, India


Research Interests

Computational Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Free Surface Flows, Turbulence and Microfluidics


Falling drops/rising bubbles

KAIST, South Korea

Research Interests

Phase change heat transfer, Renewable/Intelligent thermal solutions, Thermal materials


Tailoring vapor-liquid condensation phenomena: challenges and opportunities

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Keynote Speaker


Keynote Speaker


National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Research Interests
Enhancement of phase-change heat transfer, anti-icing and deicing, and thermal energy transfer and storage using micro/nanostructures


Enhanced Condensation Heat Transfer Using Micro/Nanostructured Surfaces

IISc Bengaluru, India

Research Interests

Multiphase transport processes. Atomization and sprays, Micro-nanoscale transport in droplets, Combustion

Sprays in Gas Turbines



Keynote Speaker


Keynote Speaker

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IIT Madras, India

Research Interests

Fundamental and applied studies on renewable energy technologies - solar energy, energy and environment analyses, fossil & renewable power plant engineering and thermal property characterization of two-phase materials.


Solar Energy Technologies for decarbonization

New Mexico State University, USA

Research Interests

Single-phase and phase change heat transfer; particulate flows in natural and built environments; surface micro/nano-manufacturing; energy systems and thermal management; health; space transportation

Passive Heat Transfer Enhancement and Friction Reduction in Single Phase Flows



Keynote Speaker


Keynote Speaker

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IIT Roorkee, India

Research Interests

Two phase flow, Gas-liquid and liquid-liquid flow, Microfluidics, Filtration, Saliva flow, Boiling and condensation, Augmentation of boiling heat transfer coefficient, Bubble and drop dynamics, wettability gradient and electrowetting, Lattice Boltzmann and Smoothed particle hydrodynamics


Separation of buoyant and non-buoyant particles using inertial microfluidics: A numerical perspective

IIT Guwahati, India

Research Interests

Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, Multiphase Flows, Structured Grid Techniques in Curvilinear Coordinates, Finite Volume Methods and Unstructured Grid Techniques, Natural and Mixed Convection Flows, and Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage


Experimental fluid flow

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Keynote Speaker


Keynote Speaker

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IIT Patna, India

Research Interests

Energy, Boiling, Condensation, Micro-/Nano-Scale Thermal and Fluidic Transport, Colloids and Interface Science, and Microgravity Science


Decoding the Sound of Boiling for Advance Prediction of Boiling Crisis

University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Research Interests

Solar thermal energy
Dispersed two-phase flow, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer & Fluid Mechanics, Stochastic Optimization


Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop in Rock Bed Thermal Energy Systems

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Keynote Speaker


Keynote Speaker

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IIT Kharagpur, India

Research Interests

Droplet and Spray Combustion, Flameless Combustion, High pressure combustion, Swirl combustion, Chemical Kinetics


Flameless/MILD combustion with liquid fuels: Its benefits and challenges

IIT Hyderabad, India

Research Interests
Mineral Processing, CFD, Multiphase Flows, Fluidization, and Particulate Technology



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Keynote Speaker


Keynote Speaker

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IIT Bombay, India

Research Interests

Heat Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Renewable energy and energy storage, Multiphase flow


Dr. V Ashok

Deputy Director, Aeronautics Entity,
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

Research Interests
Aerodynamics, CFD code development and applications


Aerodynamics and Aerothermal problems in
Launch vehicle missions



Keynote Speaker


Keynote Speaker

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Dr. S. Sunil Kumar

Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, ISRO

Research Interests

Cryogenic heat transfer, Two phase flows, Electric propulsion, Film cooling, Thermal contact conductance, Atomization and mixing

Thermal Challenges in Cryogenic Rocketry

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Important Dates


The Venue

National Institute of Technology, Calicut, 
Kerala, India - 673601

National Institute of Technology Calicut, formerly Regional Engineering College Calicut, is a public technical university and an institute of national importance governed by the NIT Act passed by the Parliament of India.







Chief Patron 

Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director, NIT Calicut



Prof. P. S. Sathidevi, Deputy Director, NIT Calicut

Prof. C. Muraleedharan, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Calicut

Dr. Aparna K, Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Calicut

Dr. Soney Varghese, Head, School of Materials Science and Engineering, NIT Calicut



Dr. Sudev Das, Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Calicut

Dr. Teja Reddy Vakamalla, Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Calicut

Dr. Sujith Kumar C. S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Calicut

Dr. Shijo Thomas, School of Materials Science and Engineering, NIT Calicut


Prof. Sivasubramanian, Chemical Engineering Department, NIT Calicut

Prof. Lity Alen Varghese, Chemical Engineering Department, NIT Calicut

Prof. Sobhan C. B., School of Materials Science and Engineering, NIT Calicut

Prof. Swapan Bhowmik, Mechanical Engineering Department, NIT Agartala

Dr. Arun P., Mechanical Engineering Department, NIT Calicut

Dr. T J Sarvoththama Jothi, Mechanical Engineering Department, NIT Calicut

Dr. Sajith V., School of Materials Science and Engineering, NIT Calicut

Dr. Narasimha Mangadoddy, Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Hyderabad

Dr. Anand Mohan, Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Hyderabad

Dr. Praveen Meduri, Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Hyderabad

Dr. Japp Hoffmann, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering Department, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Dr. Michael Owen, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering Department, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Dr. S. Suresh, Mechanical Engineering Department, NIT Trichy

Dr. Aneesh Prabhakar, Centre for Energy & Environment, MNIT Jaipur

Dr. Deepu M, IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.

Dr. Shine S R, IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.

Dr. Pradeep Kumar P, IIST, Thiruvananthapuram.

Dr. Bijukumar K S, Group Head EFAG (C&SC), LPSC, ISRO

Dr. Praveen Nair, Head AATD, AERO ENTITY, VSSC, ISRO

Dr. Deepak Agarwal, DDH, Heat Transfer Division, PRSE, LPSC, ISRO


Prof. Debjyoti Banerjee, Texas A & M University (USA)
Prof. Bidyut Baran Saha, Kyushu University (Japan)
Prof. Helcio R. B. Orlande, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Prof. Ming-Chang Lu, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
Prof. Afshin J. Ghajar, Oklahoma State University (USA)
Prof. Oronzio Manca, Università degli Studi della Campania (Italy)
Prof. Soteris Kalogirou, Cyprus University of Technology (Cyprus)
Prof. Youngsuk Nam, KAIST (South Korea)
Prof. Poulikakos Dimos, Institute of Energy and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
Prof. Ji Hwan Jeong, Pusan National University (South Korea)
Dr. Nenad Miljkovic, University of Illinois(UC), (USA)
Dr. Harjeeth Singh, Brunel University London (UK)
Dr. Imre Miklós Szilágyi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary)


Prof. Gautam Biswas, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur
Prof. Suman Chakraborty, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Sarit Kumar Das, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Madras
Prof. Saptarshi Basu, Mechanical Engineering Department, IISc Bangalore
Prof. K. Srinivas Reddy, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Madras
Prof. Ashutosh Sarkar, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
Prof. P K Vijayan, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Jammu
Prof. Vinod Janardhanan, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad
Dr. T. Sreenivas, AMD, BARC, Hyderabad
Dr. S Sunil Kumar, Deputy Director, LPSC, ISRO - Thiruvananthapuram
Dr. Arup Kumar Das, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, IIT Roorkee
Dr. Sandip Kumar Saha, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay
Dr. Rishi Raj, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Patna
Dr. Mihir Kumar Das, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Bhubaneswar
Dr. Mahendra Reddy V, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Kharagpur
Dr. S. Praveen, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Jodhpur

Dr. Soumyadip Sett, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Gandhinagar

Dr. Ravi K Gujjula, CGM (Technical), Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation


Conference Themes

Topics for ICFTE'22 include three different themes, but are not limited, to the following:


Thermal Science



  • Modes of heat transfer

  • Phase change heat transfer

  • Mass Transfer

  • Micro and nanoscale heat transfer

  • Porous media

  • Solidification

  • Thermodynamic Process

  • Wetting and Capillarity


  • Machine Learning / AI Techniques

  • Single Phase/Two-Phase/Multiphase Flows

  • Inverse Problems

  • Turbulent heat transfer

  • Biological heat transfer

Application of Thermal Science

  • Battery Thermal Management

  • Cooling Techniques Nanotechnology

  • Refrigeration and Cryogenics

  • Advanced Energy Systems

  • Advanced Environmental Systems

  • Aerospace and Automotive Technology

  • Material Processing

  • Fire Technology and safety

  • Heat exchangers

  • Microelectromechanical systems

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Fluid Flow


  • Flow measurements using PIV, PDA/PDPA, LDV, HWA, Holography etc

  • Flow visualization and Image Processing

  • Microfluidics

  • Vortex dynamics

  • Boundary-layer flows

  • Separated flows

  • Pulsating flows

  • Supersonic, hypersonic flows


  • Studies using FDM, FVM, FEM, LBM, IBM techniques etc.

  • Studies using Mesh-free approaches (DEM, SPH etc.)

  • Turbulence and Multiphase modelling

  • Instability, Transition and Turbulence

  • Fluid-structure Interaction

  • AI/ML​


  • Biological flows

  • MHD and EHD flows

  • Granular flows

  • Mineral processing

  • Nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics

  • Fluidized bed technology

  • Aerodynamics

  • Turbomachinery

  • Propulsion and Power

  • Sensors development


Energy Science

  • Modelling and analysis of multimodal and cross-sectoral energy systems

  • Distributed energy resources, including energy storage and renewable resources

  • Understanding user behavior in energy systems

  • Green buildings

  • HVAC

  • Thermal energy Storage Systems

  • Solar Energy Equipment and Processes

  • Fuel Cells

  • Heat Pipes

  • Heat Pumps and Refrigeration


ICFTES'22 invites faculty, researchers, industrial participants and students to submit their original research work in Fluid, Thermal and Energy systems. The paper should be restricted to 6 pages (minimum 4 pages) with an abstract of maximum 250 words and 5 keywords. Authors are requested to limit the similarity index to 20%. The received manuscripts will be reviewed by a technical committee. The revised papers accepted in time will be provided as an electronic copy during the conference. Efforts are being made to publish the papers as Scopus indexed book proceedings. The technical committee recommended papers only will be allowed to submit full-length articles for special issues in reputed journals (SCI/SCIE/ESCI/Scopus/Web of Science) as per the journal policy. At least one of the authors must register per full-length paper.

The submission to the conference is facilitated through

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Special Issues / Conference Proceedings

Selected papers with related theme will be published in Applied Thermal Engineering

Elsevier Journal (The Impact Factor of this journal is 5.295, ranking it 13 out of 135 in Mechanics, Online ISSN:1359-4311

Selected papers with related theme will also be published in Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Springer Journal (Impact Factor: 4.626 (2020), H - index: 92), Online ISSN:13886150, 15882926

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Selected papers with related theme will also be published in Heat Transfer Engineering, Taylor & Francis Online (Impact Factor: 2.172, 2020 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics), Online ISSN:01457632, 15210537

Selected papers with related theme will be published in Chemical Engineering & Technology, Wiley Online Library Journal (Impact Factor: 1.728, 2020 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics): 98/143 (Engineering, Chemical), Online ISSN:1521-4125

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Selected papers with related theme will also be published in a special issue of Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, Elsevier Journal (CiteScore-5.7, 2020), Online ISSN:2451-9049

Selected papers will be published in Scopus indexed procedure book volume of Springer Nature

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