- Postdoctoral Scholar, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
- PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
- MS, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
- BS, Mechanical Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Kishan Bellur received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering in 2013. He then briefly worked as a hydraulics engineer at The Raymond Corp. in Greene, NY before starting graduate school at Michigan Tech. He received an MS in 2016 and PhD in August 2018, both in Mechanical Engineering. His research is focused on liquid-vapor phase change and investigations into the kinetic theory models describing the same. In addition to interfacial transport, he is interested in modeling and visualization of fluid physics phenomena at (1) micro-/nano- scales, (2) cryogenic temperatures and (3) reduced-gravity. His other research interests lie in investigation of water transport through ionomer membranes in PEM fuel cells and development of novel visualization/characterization techniques (neutron imaging, interferometry, SANS, SPR microscopy and ellipsometry). He was the recipient of a $200K graduate student grant funded by NASA that aims to analyze microgravity fluid physics experimental data and investigate fundamental assumptions made in kinetic theory. He has given numerous conference presentations, authored 7 publications and has many fellowships and awards to his credit. He is also passionate about teaching emphasizing on "hands-on" active learning, data analysis and communication and integrated thermo-fluid sciences. In his spare time, he likes to sample new cuisines and explore the outdoors.
- Micro-scale Thermophysics
- Interfacial Transport
- Capillary Phenomena
- Neutron Imaging
- Computational Fluid Dynamics and Scientific Computing
K. Bellur, E. F. Médici, J. Hermanson, C. K. Choi and J. S. Allen, “Determining solid-fluid interface temperature distribution during phase change of cryogenic propellants using transient thermal modeling”, Cryogenics, Vol 91, pp. 103-111, 2018.
K. Bellur, D. S. Hussey, D. L. Jacobson, J. M. LaManna, E. F. Médici, J. Hermanson, J. S. Allen, and C. K. Choi.“ Neutron attenuation analysis of cryogenic propellants”, Journal of Heat Transfer, 140(3), 2018.
K. Bellur, V. Konduru, E. F. Médici, D. S. Hussey, D. L. Jacobson, J. M. LaManna, J. S. Allen, and C. K. Choi.“ Visualization of the Evaporation/Condensation Phenomena in Cryogenic Propellants”, Journal of Flow Visualization and Image Processing, 23(1-2), pp. 137-156, 2017.
V. Konduru, K. Bellur, E. F. Médici, J. S. Allen, C.K Choi, D. S. Hussey, D. L. Jacobson, J. Leão, J. McQuillen, J. Hermanson, A. Tamilarasan, “Examining Liquid Hydrogen Wettability using Neutron Imaging”, Journal of Heat Transfer, 138(8), 2016.
K. Bellur, E. F. Médici, M. Kulshreshtha, V. Konduru, D. Tyrewala, A. Tamilarasan, J. McQuillen, J. Leão, D. S. Hussey, D. L. Jacobson, J. Scherschligt, J. Hermanson, C. K. Choi, J. S. Allen, “A new experiment for investigating evaporation and condensation of cryogenic propellants”, Cryogenics, Vol 74, pp. 131-137, 2016.
K. Bellur, V. Konduru, M. Kulshreshta, D. Tyrewala, E. F. Médici, J. S. Allen, C.K. Choi, D. S. Hussey, D. L. Jacobson, J. Leão, J. McQuillen, J. Hermanson and A. Tamilarasan, “Contact Angle Measurement of Liquid Hydrogen (LH2) in Stainless Steel and Aluminum Cells”, Journal of Heat Transfer, 138(2), 2016.
- K. Bellur, E. F. Médici, J. S. Allen, C.K. Choi, J. Hermanson, A. Tamilarasan, D. S. Hussey, D. L. Jacobson, J. Leão, and J. McQuillen, “Neutron Radiography of Condensation and Evaporation of Hydrogen in a Cryogenic Condition”, Journal of Heat Transfer, 137(8), 2015.
K. Bellur and J. S. Allen, “Testing the equivalence of evaporation and condensation coefficients using the Constrained Vapor Bubble (CVB) data from ISS experiments”, NASA Physical Sciences Informatics. Two year budget (2018-2020) : $197,580
Summer Youth Program Instructor at Michigan Tech
Developed and taught a 1 week “hands-on” course on rocket propulsion
Instructor at Michigan Tech
01/2019 – Present
Primary instructor for a 4 credit, 3 rd year undergraduate class on “internal flow”, combining concepts from both fluid mechanics (control volume theory) and heat transfer (conduction and convection).