N.K. Anand

James M. and Ada Sutton Forsyth Professor

Regents Professor

Executive Associate Dean of Engineering

Associate Director, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

N.K. Anand

Office: MEOB 305
Phone: 979.845.5633
Fax: 979.845.3081
Email: nkanand@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

Condensation Heat Transfer, Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, Numerical Techniques, Heat Exchangers, Porous media, and aerosols.

Awards & Honors

  • Regents Professor, Texas A&M University System, November 2014
  • Inducted to Kansas State University Engineering Hall of Fame, Manhattan, Kansas, March 2011
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, March 2009, The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • Distinguished Alumni, B. M. S. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India, December 2008
  • James and Ada Forsyth Professorship, 2007
  • Charles W. Crawford Service Award, 2006
  • The Association of Former Students Texas A&M University Faculty Distinguished Achievement in Teaching Award, 2001
  • TEES Fellow, 99-00, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • TEES Fellow, 98-99, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University


  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University 1983
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Kansas State University 1979
  • B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Bangalore University, India 1978

Selected Publications

Pratanu, Roy, N. K. Anand, and Diego Donzis, “A Parallel Multigrid Finite Volume Solver in Collocated Grid for Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations,” Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B, Fundamentals:, Vol. 67, pp. 376-409, 2015, DOI 10.1080/10407790.2014.985980

Kyle L. McVay, Jae-Hyung Park, Saya Lee, Yassin A. Hassan, N. K. Anand. “Preliminary Tests of Particle Image Velocimetry for the Upper Plenum of a Scaled Model of a Very High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor.” Progress in Nuclear Energy, Vol. 83, pp. 305-307,2015, DOI10.1016/j.pnucene.2015.04.004

Jae Hyung Park, Kyle McVay, Saya Lee, Y. A. Hassan and N. K. Anand, 'An Experimental Study of Coolant Flow Mixing within Scaled Model of the Upper Plenum of VHTR,' The 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Thermal-Hydraulics, Operation and Safety (NUTHOS-10), Dec. 14-18, 2014, Okinawa, Japan.

Jae Hyung Park, Anas Alwafi, Saya Lee, Yassin A. Hassan, N. K. Anand. “Particle Image Velocimetry on a Single Buoyant Plume of the Very High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor,” 2015 the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, November 8-12, 2015.

Anas Alwafi, Jae Hyung Park, Saya Lee, Carlos Estrada-Perez, N. K. Anand, Yassin A. Hassan. “Study of the Flow at the Upper Plenum of a Scaled VHTR using PTV,” 17th International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems (ICENES) 2015, Istanbul, Turkey, October 4-8, 2015.