Dr. S. Karthikeyan

Professor & VP-Exams


  • Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering
  • M.E in Thermal Power Engineering
  • A.M.I.E in Mechanical Engineering

Other Details


  • Completed courses on Cad modeling, CNC techniques, FEA & CFD

Research Interests

  • Heat transfer studies and mathematical modeling in thermal storage system
  • Form stabilized Phase Change Materials (PCM)
  • Desalination
  • Solar Thermal Applications and Green Buildings

Selected Publications


  • “Numerical investigation of packed bed storage unit filled with PCM encapsulated spherical containers – a comparison between various mathematical models”, (Published in International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Elsevier publications, Vol.60, pp. 153-160, 2012, Impact factor: 2.742)
  • “Numerical and Experimental Investigation of the Charging and Discharging processes in a Packed bed PCM based Storage unit for Air heating applications”, (Published in European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol.66, Issue 1, pp.105-119, 2011, Impact factor: 0.736)
  • “Experimental Analysis of the transient behavior of packed bed latent heat storage system, (Published in International Journal of Computer applications in Engineering, Technology and sciences”, Vol.4, Issue 1, pp.183-188, 2011)
  • “Air Heating with Latent Heat Storage for Thermal Energy Management of Solar Applications”, (Published in Distributed Generation and Alternative Energy Journal, Taylor and Francis Publications, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 20-35, 2012,            SJR: 0.13)
  • “Sub cooling of PCM due to various effects during solidification in a vertical concentric tube thermal storage unit”, (Published in Applied Thermal Engineering Elsevier publications, Vol.52, pp. 505-511, 2013, Impact factor: 2.488)
  •  “Convective heat transfer characteristics of CNT nanofluids in a tubular heat exchanger of various lengths for energy efficient cooling/heating system”, (Published in International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Elsevier publications, Vol.60, pp. 413-421, 2013, Impact factor: 2.598)
  • “Parametric studies on packed bed storage unit filled with PCM encapsulated spherical containers for low temperature solar air heating applications”, (Published in Energy Conversion and Management, Elsevier publications, Vol.78, pp. 74-80, 2014, Impact factor: 3.075)
  • I.Sureshkannan, S.Karthikeyan, K.Ravikumar“Impact of laser micro textured cutting tool inserts filled with graphite in reducing chip adhesion during the turning process of aluminium alloy AA2025”,(Published in International Journal of Mechanical and production Engineering Research and development, Trans Stellar publications, Vol.08, Issue. 2, pp. 1285-1292, 2018, Scopus indexed Journal, Impact factor(JCC): 7.6197)
  • K.Ravikumar, S.Karthikeyan “Mechanical and Wear Characteristics of Al-Al2O3-SiC Hybrid Metal Matrix Composite Fabricated using Stir casting Process”, (Published in International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Research India Publications, Volume 14, Number 8 , Apr 2019, pp. 1865-1869
  • K.Ravikumar, S.Karthikeyan, I.Sureshkannan “Mechanical Properties and Machinability of Aluminium and Aluminium-Silicon Carbide Composites Processed by Equal Channel Angular Pressing (ECAP)” (Published in Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies, Taylor and Francis Publications, Oct 2020, Scopus indexed Journal)
  • Iyappan, S. K., Karthikeyan, S., Ravikumar, K., Makkar, S., Rutvi Uday, K., & R. V, M. (2020). Mechanical properties and machinability of aluminium and aluminium-silicon Carbide Composites Processed by Equal Channel Angular Pressing (ECAP). Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies, 1-14.
  • Kannan, I. S., Karthikeyan, S., & Ravikumar, K. (2020, September). Lubrication Performance of Castor Oil Blended with Other Vegetable Oils in Grinding of Inconel 625. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Vol. 923, No. 1, p. 012027). IOP Publishing.
  • Ravikumar, K., Ganesan, S., & Karthikeyan, S. (2021). Equal channel angular pressing and mechanical investigation of magnesium composite with aluminium oxide and silicon carbide as reinforcements. Materials Today: Proceedings45, 6103-6107.
  • Karthikeyan, S., Ravikumar, K., Kumaresan, G., & Velraj, R. (2021). Enthalpy based mathematical modelling for thermal energy storage filled with paraffin encapsulated balls as storage material. Materials Today: Proceedings45, 6006-6010.


  • “Experimental Investigation of latent heat storage system for low temperature air heating applications”, (Presented in National Conference on Advances and Innovations in Mechanical Engineering, organized by S K R Engineering College, Chennai, 2011)

Work in progress

  • Synthesis of Form stable Phase Change Material
  • Desalination by HDH method

Academic Experience

  • May’ 2009 – Dec’ 2014, Professor & HoD-Mechanical Engineering, Vice Principal (Academics), Indira Institute of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvallur
  • August’ 2005 – April’ 2009, Assistant Professor – Mechanical Engineering Training & Placement Officer S K R Engineering College, Chennai
  • June’ 2003 -August’ 2005, Senior Lecturer – Mechanical Engineering, HoD i/c, E V P Engineering College, Chennai
  • October’ 1998 – June’2003 Lecturer – Mechanical Engineering, Padalesuwarar Polytechnic college, Cuddalore

Other Professional Experience

  • Worked as CADD Designer

Membership in Professional bodies

  • Indian Society for Technical Education [ISTE] Life Member
  • Indian Institution of Production Engineers[IIPE] Member
  • Institution of Engineers India[IEI] Associate Member
  • Society for Automotive Engineers[SAE] Member