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Assistant Professor

Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Mechanical Engineering

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  • B.E., Mechatronics, Sardar Patel University, India, 2011
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, 2017


Krishna Shah, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alabama. His research is focused on sustainable energy systems, including comprehensive research in electrochemical energy storage systems (Li-ion and Beyond Li-ion Batteries) and thermal-fluid transport in energy systems. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas, Arlington. While pursuing his Ph.D., he visited Lawrence Berkeley National Lab as a visiting researcher. Prior to joining University of Alabama, he was a postdoctoral scholar in the Texas Materials Institute (TMI) at the University of Texas, Austin. He had also worked as a postdoctoral scholar and lecturer at University of California, Merced. He has authored/co-authored 20 articles published in peer reviewed journals.

Honors and Awards

  • The Rising Stars in Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2020
  • The Industrial Electrochemistry & Electrochemical Engineering (IE&EE) Division Early Career Travel Grant, The Electrochemical Society, 2020
  • Dissertation Fellowship, University of Texas at Arlington, 2017
  • Rajeshwar and Krishnan Endowed Fellowship in Energy and Sustainability, University of Texas at Arlington, 2016
  • I-Engage Fellowship, University of Texas at Arlington, 2014

Latest Publications

  • Shah, K., Subramaniam, A., Mishra, L., Jang, T., Bazant, M. Z., Braatz, R. D., & Subramanian, V. R., ‘Editors’ Choice—Perspective—Challenges in Moving to Multiscale Battery Models: Where Electrochemistry Meets and Demands More from Math,’ Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 167(13), 133501, 2020
  • Shah, K., Drake, S.J., Wetz, D.A., Ostanek, J.K., Miller, S.P., Heinzel, J.M., Jain, A., ‘Experimentally validated transient model for cylindrical Li- ion Cells’, Journal of Power Sources, 271, pp. 262-268, 2014
  • Shah, K., McKee, C., Chalise, D., Jain, A., ‘Experimental and numerical investigation of core cooling of Li- ion cells using heat pipes,’ Energy, 113, pp. 852-860, 2016
  • Shah, K., Chalise, D., Jain, A., ‘Experimental and theoretical analysis of a method to predict thermal runaway in Li- ion cells,’ Journal of Power Sources, 330, pp. 167-174, 2016
  • Mishra, L., Subramaniam, A., Jang, T., Shah, K., Uppaluri, M., Roberts, S. A., Subramanian, V. R., ‘Perspective – Mass conservation in models for electrodeposition/stripping in lithium metal batteries,’ Journal of Electrochemical Society, 168(9), 092502, 2021