• 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

Educational Background

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

Research Interests

  • Dr. Anand's research focuses on the development and application of computational techniques to study turbulent flows and particle transport in nuclear power applications.

Awards & Honors

  • 2020 ASME James Harry Potter Gold Medal
  • The Association of Former Students Texas A&M University, University Level Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award for Administration, 2018
  • 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

Selected Publications

  • M. Delgado, S. Lee, Y. A. Hassan, and N. K. Anand, “Flow Visualization Study at the Interface of Alternating Pitch Tube Bundles in a Model Helical Coil Steam Generator using Particle Image Velocimetry “, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 122, pp. 614-628, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.02.014
  • Han Li, N.K. Anand, Yassin A. Hassan, and Thien Nguyen, “Large Eddy Simulations of the Turbulent Flows of Twin Parallel Jets,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 129, pp. 1263-1273, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.10.069
  • M. Delgado, Y. A. Hassan, and N. K. Anand, “Experimental flow visualization study using particle image velocimetry in a helical coil steam generator with changing lateral pitch geometry,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 133, pp. 756-768, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.12.152
  • Thien Nguyen, Robert Muyshondt, Y. Hassan, and N. K. Anand "Experimental investigation of cross flow mixing in a randomly packed bed and streamwise vortex characteristics using particle image velocimetry and proper orthogonal decomposition analysis" Physics of Fluids, Vol. 31, 025101-025, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5079303
  • Anas Alwafi, Thien Nguyen, Yassin Hassan, and N. K. Anand, “Time-resolved particle image velocimetry measurements of a single impinging jet in the upper plenum of a scaled facility of high temperature gas-cooled reactors,” International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 76, pp. 113-129, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2019.02.003