Dr. Rajaram Lakkaraju

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal-721302, India

Phone: +91-3222-282908


Complex air-sea interactions and turbulence. Image credit to WHOI.

Dr Rajaram Lakkaraju is an Assistant Professor at Department of mechanical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur-India. He has obtained PhD for the work on boiling turbulent Rayliegh-Benard convection using HPC simulations from Physics of Fluids Group-University of Twente, The Netherlands in 2013 . Prior to that he has obtained MS in fluid dynamics for the work on Buoyancy induced shear flows from Engineering Mechanics Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)-Bangalore, India in 2007.

His research interests include

  • Multi-phase flows
    HPC simulations of turbulent multi-phase flows with applications relevant for nature inspired and industrial reactors. Mainly, simulations for
    Boiling, Cavitation, Drops and Particles using Eulerian, Lagrangian, Lattice-Boltzmann, SPH and Population balance techniques.
  • Transition and Turbulent flows
    Fundamental understanding of laminar and turbulent flow transition and thermal convection using CPUs and GPUs
  • Modeling in geophysical flows
    Upper ocean surface dynamics, gas exchange, oil spill dispersion, methane plume dispersion, pollutant transport in atmosphere, high-order computation of nonlinear ocean waves
  • Machine learning of complex systems