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  • 3026 SERC
  • Phone (205) 348-6582
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Dr. Kalyan Kumar Srinivasan

Professor, Departmental Graduate Program Director


  • 3026 SERC
  • phone (205) 348-6582
  • Email


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama, 2006
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama, 2002
  • B.Eng, Mechanical Engineering, Bharathidasan University, India, 1998

Dr. Kalyan Kumar Srinivasan has over 15 years’ experience in developing novel combustion strategies with conventional and alternative fuelled internal combustion engines with high efficiency and ultra-low emissions. He engages in numerical and experimental collaborative research with UA faculty colleagues and international researchers to investigate problems at the forefront of combustion research.

He seeks motivated and driven students to join his research group as undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral researchers. Interested students and researchers may email him with a subject: “Seeking Research Opportunities” and a brief resume.


Affiliated Areas
Mechanical Engineering

Selected Publications

  • Characterization of the Effect of Exhaust Back Pressure on Crank Angle-Resolved Exhaust Exergy in a Diesel Engine, H Mahabadipour, KR Partridge, PR Jha, KK Srinivasan, SR Krishnan, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power 141 (8), 081016
  • Investigation of exhaust flow and exergy fluctuations in a diesel engine, H Mahabadipour, SR Krishnan, KK Srinivasan, Applied Thermal Engineering 147, 856-865
  • Numerical study of combustion characteristics and emissions of a diesel–methane dual-fuel engine for a wide range of injection timings, X Dai, S Singh, SR Krishnan, KK Srinivasan, International Journal of Engine Research, 1468087418783637
  • Natural Gas Engines: For Transportation and Power Generation, KK Srinivasan, AK Agarwal, SR Krishnan, V Mulone, Eds., Springer
  • A second law-based framework to identify high efficiency pathways in dual fuel low temperature combustion, H Mahabadipour, KK Srinivasan, SR Krishnan, Applied Energy 202, 199-212

Awards and Honors

  • Chair of ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division, 2019-2020
  • Hearin Faculty Excellence Award, Bagley College of Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2011
  • 2010 SAGE Best Paper Award by the Editor and Editorial Board of Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering for the paper, “Krishnan, S. R. and Srinivasan, K. K. (2010) Multi-Zone Modeling of Partially Premixed Low Temperature Combustion in Pilot-Ignited Natural Gas Engines, Proc. Instn. Mech. Engrs.: Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering.”
  • The University of Alabama Award for Best Dissertation by a Doctoral Student, 2007-2008
  • The University of Alabama Award for Excellence in Research by a Doctoral Student, 2005-2006

Dr. Srinivasan's Impact

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Drive to Succeed at Home and Abroad

Austin Pearson did not speak German when he came to The University of Alabama, but now has lived, learned and worked as an engineering student and intern in Germany as...

UA Researchers Recognized for First Awards

More than 80 members of the faculty and staff were honored for receiving their first externally funded research award at The University of Alabama during the past academic year.

Thermodynamic Characterization Of Engine Exhaust Flows For Recovering Waste Exhaust Energy (Exergy)

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