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Srikanth Rangarajan

Research Professor

Mechanical Engineering


Srikanth Rangarajan is a research professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He joined Binghamton University in 2018 as a post-doctoral research associate with Prof. Bahgat Sammakia. He earned his BE in mechanical engineering (2007-2011) from Sri Sairam Engineering College affiliated under Anna University. He began his career as Graduate Engineering Trainee at Wabco India (2011-2012). He joined the master’s program (MS) in thermal engineering at IIT Madras (2012). He then upgraded to doctoral studies at IIT Madras in 2013, in heat transfer, specifically in the thermal management and optimization of phase change material based heat sinks under the guidance of Prof. C. Balaji.

Rangarajan is the inventor of the rotatable heat sink, with a recent patent awarded by the government of India. He has 12 papers published in international journals. He has also presented 6 papers in international conferences. He has authored a book titled “Phase Change Material-Based Heat Sinks – A Multi-Objective Perspective,” His recent research work includes liquid cooling in data centers, three-dimensional integrated circuits, and associated optimization.

Google Scholar:


  • BE Mechanical Engineering – Anna University (Chennai), 2011
  • PhD Heat transfer - Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2017
  • MS Thermal Engineering – Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2017

Research Interests

  • Phase change material based heat sinks
  • Energy efficient data centers through optimal thermal management,
  • Advanced thermal management of heterogeneously integrated electronics
  • Predictive modelling of the rate of spread and transmission of virus (COVID 19)
  • Battery thermal management

Teaching Interests

  • Rangarajan has taught the following courses at Binghamton University:

    • Introduction to basics of optimization
    • Modelling and optimization of cold plates with multi-chip modules
    • Fundamentals of phase change material based heat sink
    • Artificial Neural Network - fundamentals and application
    • Cooling of portable electronics using PCMs embedded on to the chip
    Teaching interest also include:
    • Heat and mass transfer
    • Thermodynamics


  • Awarded the patent for invention “Rotatable heat sink” by Government of India
  • Awarded the Institute Post-Doctoral fellowship for submission of MS+PhD thesis within 60 months, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2017
  • Awarded the Research associate position at Divecha Centre for climate change by the Indian Institute of Science 2017
  • Awarded the Half-Time Research Assistantship (HTRA) by the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) as a scholarship to pursue doctoral thesis in Mechanical Engineering, 2013
  • Awarded the Half-Time Research Assistantship (HTRA) by the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) as a scholarship to pursue Masters in Mechanical Engineering, 2012

More Info

Srikanth’s recent research interest is on modeling the spread of contagious virus like COVID 19 for example, employing the evolutionary principle. Srikanth was the first to come up with a novel method Virus spread Genetic Algorithm. The research article is under review at Journal of Healthcare Informatics. The preprint of this research is available at 10.21203/rs.3.rs-107714/v1

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