Keynote speaker - Plenary session

Srinath Ekkad is currently Associate Vice-president for Research, Commonwealth Professor of Aerospace Propulsion Systems; Director of Commonwealth Center for Aerospace Propulsion Systems (CCAPS); and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. His research areas include experimental heat transfer methods, enhanced heat transfer for turbine blade cooling, external surface heat transfer and film cooling for turbine blades, blade tip leakage flow and heat transfer, micro air vehicles, micro-channel heat exchangers, electronic cooling, and clean coal energy.