GIAN Course: Advances and Opportunities in Micro and Miniature Technologies



Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) Course
at IIT Indore in the area of Thermal Science and Engineering

Advances and Opportunities in Micro and Miniature Technologies for Thermal and Energy Systems 

January 9-13, 2017

Prof. Amir Faghri

University of Connecticut, USA

 Status: Completed

Course Coordinator:  Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran, Associate Professor, The Center for Fluid Dynamics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Indore, Indore, M.P - 453 552
Website: | Phone: +91-9111 74 9191 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Teaching Faculty 
:  Prof. Amir Faghri, University of Connecticut, USA

Course Details

Contents of this page
1  Course Title
2  Event Type
3  Course Schedule
4  Lecture Duration
5  Course Credits
6  Location and Venue
7  Who should attend
8  Course overview
9  Course Contents
10  Objectives
11  Teaching Faculty
12  Course Coordinator
13  Credit Course and Examination
14  Registration Fee
15  How to Register?
16  Accommodation details
17  Food
18  About Indore
19  About IIT Inodre
20  Map
21  Travel Information
22  FAQ Section 
23  Comments Section

1. Course Title  
    Advances and Opportunities in Micro and Miniature Technologies for Thermal and Energy Systems
2. Event Type: 
    International - Both national and international participants are welcome.

3. Course schedule: 
     Janyary 8-13, 2017 (5 days) - Monday to Friday 

4. Lecture duration

    Total duration of lecture : 10 - 12 hours  

5. Course Credits
      No. of Credits: 1

6. Location & Venue
    Country : INDIA
    City       : Indore
    Venue    : IIT Indore

 7. Who should attend?
  • UG/PG Students with background in Mechanical Engineering and other relevant branches
  • Research Scholars and faculty members in the above-mentioned Engineering branches
  • Scientists and Practicing Thermal Science Engineers
  • Executives, engineers and researchers in the broad area of energy from manufacturing, service and government organizations including R&D laboratories

11. Teaching Faculty:
Dr. Faghri is presently a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Faghri joined the University of Connecticut in 1994 and served as Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department from 1994-1998, and the Dean of the School of Engineering from 1998-2006. Dr. Faghri has authored four books, more than 300 archival technical publications (including 220 journal papers), and ten U.S. patents.



12. Course Coordinator
  • Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Indore, India. He received his Ph.D. in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer from IIT Kharagpur, India in 2008. He had worked as a post-doctoral researcher at University of Pau, France; University of Minho, Portugal; University of Porto, Portugal, and University of Valenciennes, France before joining IIT Indore as an Assistant Professor in 2012. Dr. Dhinakaran is also an adjunct faculty in the Department of Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering, IIT Indore. He is the coordinator of The Centre for Fluid Dynamics at IIT Indore. Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, Porous media, Nanofluids and Cardiovascular diseases are his research areas.

13. Credit Course and Examination
  • This is a one credit course. An examination will be conducted on the last day of the course.
  • Grade sheet will be sent to the participants after the course.

  • Students (UG & PG)  : Rs.    7,500 
  • Research Scholars     : Rs.  10,000  
  • Faculty members       : Rs. 15,000  
  • Foreigners                 : USD 1000
  • Industry, R&D organisations and others   : Rs. 35,000 
 Fee concession may be given to few eligible participants based on availability of seats up on request. Contact the coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Step 1: Contact the course coordinator expressing your interest to attend the course (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and wait for the confirmation.
 Step 2: Once you receive the confirmation, you may pay the relevant fee through bank transfer or through DD 
  • Bank details for online transfer (NEFT bank transfer)
  • Name of A/c holder: IIT Indore Project & Consultancy A/c  
  • Bank: Canara Bank
  • Branch: Indore Navlakha Branch
  • A/c No. 1476101027440    |  MICR Code: 452015003   |  IFSC Code: CNRB0001476    

  • Demand Draft:  Please draw the DD in favor of 'Registrar, IIT Indore' and post the same to the course coordinator.
  • Cash (Allowed only for last minute registration with prior approval of the course coordinator, if seats are available)

  • Accommodation will be provided on the first-come-first-serve basis on payment basis in Institute Guest House/Hostel based on availability.

17.  FOOD

  • Participants can have their breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner in institute mess on payment basis (Total costs is around Rs. 170 per day)


  • Indore is located in Central India, 190 km from the state capital Bhopal. It is an education hub of the state and houses both IIT as well as IIM.  It is well connected by road, rail and air. The nearest airport is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport and the nearest railway station is Indore Junction. Indore falls under Tier 2 cities in India and has a land area of 530 km2. Tincha falls, Patalpani, Choral Dam, Mandu, Maheshwar, Ujjain Mahakaleswar temple and Omkareshwar temple are some of the tourist attractions. The language spoken here is Hindi. 

  • Indian Institute of Technology Indore is one of the premier institutions established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India at Indore in 2009. The institute is functioning in the permanent campus at Simrol. IIT Indore offers B. Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc and Ph.D. programs in engineering, science and humanities stream. For more information about the institute, please visit

20. Map:
  View (IIT Indore)


> General information 
IIT Indore is well connected by road, rail and air.
Nearest Airport: Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, Indore (Code: IDR)
Nearest railway station: Indore Junction (INDB)

> Distance between Airport and IIT Indore 
40 km

> Distance between Indore Railway Station and IIT Indore 
30 km

> Taxi Services from Airport to IIT Indore
Pre-paid taxis are readily available in the Indore Airport.
Taxi charges from Airport : Around INR 700
Taxi Services from Indore City: Around INR 500

For Foreign visitors

: Please visit the website of Indian Embassy in your country to apply for the visa
Invitation letter: Please write to the course coordinator to get an invitation letter. 
Booking flight tickets: Participants may directly book their tickets from their location to Indore directly. They may also try to book their tickets from their location to Delhi (NDL)/Mumbai (BOM) and then separately book the tickets from NDL/BOM to IDR.

>For Indian nationals:
- Rail 
Participants can book their train tickets in from their City to BHOPAL (BHOPAL JN - BPL) 

Participants may get down in Bhopal (BHOPAL JN - BPL) and take the Chartered Bus (http://charteredbus.inVolvo Air conditioned) to Indore. This bus service is available every 30 minutes. Travel time from Bhopal Junction to Indore (Geeta Bhavan) is around 4 hours. From Geeta Bhavan, take an auto/taxi to Silver Springs Township, Indore (if you are given an accommodation in IIT Indore hostel).

Participants from other states:
Bus services are also available from other states to Indore (For example: SRS Travels from Bangalore to Indore)

Residents near Bhopal: Please check this website for more information Drop location: Atal Indore City bus station, Geeta Bhavan. From Geeta Bhavan, take an auto/taxi to IIT Indore in Simrol

Please do not hesitate to contact the course coordinator in case you need any assistance (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +91- 9111 74 9191)

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