भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान गोवा

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering Department


Address: Admin Block, IIT Goa


Areas of Research
Characterization of aerosol and colloidal nanoparticles, Brownian dynamics based modeling of analytical ultracentrifugation, Electrical mobility based characterization of nanoparticles, Population balance modeling, Monte Carlo methods.
Educational Qualifications

  • Ph D. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA. December 2013. Advisor: Dr. Christopher J Hogan Jr.
  • M Tech. Department of Mechanical Engineering (Thermal- Heat & Mass Transfer), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. May 2008.
  • B Tech. Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India. May 2006.

Professional Appointments

    Post-doctoral Researcher (Alexander von Humboldt research fellow): Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany. Advisor: Prof. Wolfgang Peukert. January, 2014 to April, 2018.

Representative Publications
  • Thajudeen T*., Walter J., Srikantharajah R., Luebbert C., Peukert W*. (2017) Determination of the length and diameter of nanorods by a combination of analytical ultracentrifugation and scanning mobility particle sizer. Nanoscale Horizons. 2, pp 253-260.
  • Thajudeen T*., Walter J., Uttinger M., Peukert W*. (2016) A comprehensive Brownian Dynamics based forward model for Analytical (Ultra)Centrifugation. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 34, pp 1600229.
  • Thajudeen T., Jeon S., Hogan C.J. (2015) The mobility of flame synthesized aggregates/agglomerates in the transition regime. Journal of Aerosol Science. 80: pp. 45-57.
  • Zhang C., Thajudeen T., Larriba C., Schwartzentruber T., Hogan C. J. The scalar friction factor for non-spherical particles and aggregates across the entire Knudsen number range from dimensional analysis and Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) (2012) Aerosol Science & Technology. 46:10 pp. 1065-1078.
  • Thajudeen T., Gopalakrishnan R., Hogan C.J., The collision rate of non-spherical particles and aggregates across all diffusive Knudsen numbers (2012). Aerosol Science & Technology. 46:11 pp. 1174- 1186.
Recognition and Awards

  • Post-doctoral fellowship from Alexander von Humboldt foundation. March, 2015- February, 2017