• Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • James J. Cain ’51 Professor III
  • Regents Professor
  • Vice President for Faculty Affairs, Texas A&M University
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 — 1978

Research Interests

    • Numerical heat transfer and fluid flow
    • Numerical techniques
    • Aerosols
    • Condensation heat transfer.

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

  • Reddy, J.N., Anand, N.K., and Roy, P., “Finite Element and Finite Volume Methods for Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics,” Cambridge University Press, Hardback Publication Date : January 30, 2023, ISBN: 9781009275484; Digital Publication Date: September 29, 2022, ISBN: 9781009275453
  • R. Muyshondt, N. K. Anand, Y. A. Hassan, and T. Nguyen, “Flow and Heat Transfer in the Wake of a Triangular Arrangement of Spheres.” Physics of Fluids, Vol. 33, 115127-22, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0072283.
  • Byung-Hee Choi, Daniel Orea, Reynaldo Chavez, N. K. Anand, and Piyush Sabharwall, “Numerical Study of Multi-Component Flow and Mixing in a Scaled Fission Product Venting System,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, 391, 111714, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nucengdes.2022.111714
  • Anas Alwafi, Thien Nguyen, Yassin Hassan, and N. K. Anand, “Experimental Analysis of non-Isothermal Confined Impinging Single Plume using Time-resolved Particle Image Velocimetry and Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence Measurements,” International journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 193, 122952, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2022.122952
  • Byung-Hee Choi, N. K. Anand, Yassin A. Hassan, and Piyush Sabharwall, “Large eddy simulation of flow through an axisymmetric sudden expansion,” Physics of Fluids Vol. 34, 065117 (1-13), 2022 , https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0095569, Selected as the Featured Article.