Dr. Shashikant Pawar

Assistant Professor, Plaksha University

Area of Expertise

Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer.

Research Interests

  • Buoyancy driven (environmental) turbulent flows
  • Fluid dynamics and heat transfer of Bio-inspired systems
  • Light propagation in turbulent media
  • Engineering Education


PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Past Associations

  • Faculty member, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
  • Research Associate, Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, IISc, Bangalore.
  • Executive Engineer, Heavy Engineering Division, Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Mumbai.

Dr Shashikant Pawar obtained his PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore specializing in turbulent flows. He studied buoyancy driven turbulent flows which are ubiquitous in nature, atmospheric and oceanic flows, mantle convection in the planets and convection in the stars are some examples. He explored the so called ‘Ultimate regime of convection’ and have reported some new results. He has also studied the effect of turbulence on the propagation of light. A commonly observed phenomenon of ‘twinkling of star’ is an example of this effect.

He is interested in the studies of Pollution dispersion, Bio-inspired energy efficient and sustainable design, Light propagation through turbulent media, Engineering education and STEM for students with visual impairments. He has had a stint of about a year in the High Performance Computing Laboratory, IIT Kanpur, during his M.Tech (specializing in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer). His experience in industry comes in handy in building the experimental setups.