M. Thirumaleshwar

M. Thirumaleshwar graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Surathkal in the year 1965. He obtained M.Sc (cryogenis) from University of Southampton, U.K. and Ph.D.(cryogenics) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), and is also a Foundation Fellow of Indian Cryogenics Council. He has worked in India and abroad on large projects in the areas involving heat transfer, fluid flow, vacuum system design, cryopumping etc. He worked as Head of Cryogenics Dept. in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay and Centre for Advanced Tehnology, Indore, from 1966 to 1992. He has experience in the design and execution of large systems for the Department of Space and Department of Atomic Energy, and also in building and motivating a scientific team. He has dealt with Universities, Public sector Industries, and Govt. Departments such as Dept. of Science & Technology, ISRO etc. He worked as Guest Collaborator with Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory of Universities Research Association, in Dallas, USA from 1990 to 1993. He also worked at the Institute of Cryogenics, Southampton, U.K. as a Visiting Research Fellow from 1993 to 1994. Further, he worked as Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering Dept. at Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Vashi, New Bombay for 8 years; there, in addition to teaching Heat and Mass Transfer, Thermodynamics, Internal Combustion Engines etc., he had an opportunity to build the Department from scratch and develop a very good team of staff members and well equipped laboratories. He has more than 50 publications to his credit and has attended many National and International Conferences and Seminars.