Dr. Sahu is a Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore. He received his BE and MTech all in Mechanical Engineering from University College of Engineering Burla (currently VSSUT) and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, respectively. He received his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 2009 and joined IIT Indore in October 2009 as an Assistant Professor; since then he has been serving at Department of Mechanical Engineering, currently as a Professor. He has been a visiting scholar and visiting researcher at Purdue University, USA during 2011 and 2019, respectively. Prior to this, he served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela.
Dr. Sahu’s research group is actively engaged in the development of cutting edge research to cater the cooling needs of next generation high performance thermal systems. His research group works on various areas including rewetting of hot surfaces, quenching of hot stationary and moving surfaces, heat transfer enhancement with nanofluids, heat transfer behavior of gaseous flows in micro devices, pool boiling heat transfer, impinging jets, synthetic jets, heat exchanging equipment, phase change materials and thermal management of electronics.
Dr. Sahu has published over 170 articles including 81 in international journals, 7 book chapters and one patent. He has supervised 10 PhD students, 3 masters students, one post-doctoral fellow and supervising 6 PhD students.
Dr. Sahu has received the prestigious IUSSTF Research Fellowship by Indo-US Science and Technology Forum for Engineering Sciences in 2011. He has served technical programme committee of numerous conferences and is a reviewer of various international journals. He is life member of the ISHMT and member of the ASME.