Satyanarayanan Seshadri

Associate Professor, Applied Mechanics

Phone: +91 44 2257 4078


  • Mar 2021 – till date: Associate Professor
  • 2021 -present: Faculty Incharge, The Energy Consortium, IIT Madras
  • 2018-present: Co-founder at Thermelgy
  • Jun 2017 – March 2022: Faculty Incharge Nirmaan
  • Jan 2016 – March 2021: Assistant Professor

Research Areas

  • Aerosol Mechanics
  • Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Air pollution monitoring and control technologies
  • Industrial Energy Use Assessment

Selected Journal Publications

Energy System Design

  • Design and performance analysis of a novel Transcritical Regenerative Series Two stage Organic Rankine Cycle for dual source waste heat recovery, Anandu Surendran, S Seshadri, Energy: Volume 203, 15 July 2020, 117800
  • Performance investigation of two stage Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) architectures using induction turbine layouts in dual source waste heat recovery, Anandu Surendran, S Seshadri, Energy Conversion and Management: X, 1 April 2020, 100029
  • Phase Doppler Particle Analyser (PDPA) Characterization and Modeling of Sprays from Orthogonally Interacting Water and Air Jets, AK Mallik, TP Sarma, A Roy, MV Panchagnula, S Seshadri, Journal of Flow Visualization and Image Processing 27 (2)


  • A polarization-resolved light scattering method for eliminating the interference of water aerosol in industrial stack PM measurement, V Dogra, S Seshadri, Aerosol Science and Technology 54 (6), 729-738
  • Effect of ambiance on the coal characterization using laser‑induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) H Rajavelu, NJ Vasa, S Seshadri, Applied Physics A 126, 395  

Research Projects

  • IOE projects
    • Advanced Gas Turbine Technologies
    • Micro Grid Technologies
  • Energy Systems
    • Design of labyrinth seal
    • Heat Transfer in spray cooling
    • Redox flow battery
    • Magnetic refrigeration system
    • Behavior of material under ultra supercritical steam conditions
    • Wankel expander
    • Next-Generation Organic Rankine cycle
    • Heat Exchanger Models
  •  Measurement
    • Steam quality measurement using optical scattering and absorption spectroscopy

Patent Details

  • Controlling admission volume of inlet gas for fixed RPM operation of a rotary or reciprocating expander , Satyanarayanan Seshadri, Vipin V. Gopal, Patent No: WO2020075182A1 Published 16th April 2020
  • Compressed Air Recuperated Energy Storage (CARES), Satyanarayanan Seshadri, Vipin Venugopal, Patent no: IN201841037155A, Published: 3rd April 2020
  • Advanced regenerative two stage Organic Rankine Cycle architectures for dual/multi source heat recovery,Anandu Surendran, Satyanarayanan Seshadri, Provisional patent: No. 202041008106
  • Electrostatic Screen Device and Method for EMsssion ControlUS 8,721,767 · Issued May 13, 2014
  • Method for manufacturing fluid handling discs with porous mesh plates for use in ultrasonic mesh nebulizers US US9303330 B2 · Issued Jun 7, 2013
  • In-line Virtual Impactor, US 08104362 · Issued Jan 31, 2012
  • Nebulizer systems and methods, US US 20140352689 A1 · Filed May 29, 2013

Awards & Recognitions

  • Domain Coordinator, Energy for the center for Technology and Policy (CTaP)
  • Faculty advisor for the Nirmaan pre-incubation center at IIT Madras
  • Principal investigator of the Energy and Emissions Research Group (EnERG) at IITM