Dr. I. K. Puri

Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering

McMaster University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L7

Office: JHE 261
Email: deaneng@mcmaster.ca
Voice: (905) 525-9140 Ext. 24900
Twitter: @ikpuri
Website: http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/about/about_puri.html
  • B.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering) University of Delhi, 1982
    M.S. (Applied Mechanics) University of California San Diego, 1984
    Ph.D. (Applied Mechanics) University of California San Diego, 1987

Brief Bio

Dr. Puri is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In 2013, he helped found and mentor of Nanospin, a startup that developed a cooling system for computers and electronic devices using a liquid dispersion of magnetic nanoparticles to dissipate waste heat. He is the author of several books and numerous archival papers.

Research Interests

Dr. Puri's research covers the diverse fields of transport phenomena, heat transfer, energy storage, fluid mechanics, various aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology including self assembly and nanostructure synthesis, combustion and pollutant airborne emissions, mathematical biology, and bioinspired computational biology.

Specific Research Acitivities

  • Thermal fluid science
  • Nanoscale heat transfer
  • Magnetic fluids and magnetic nanoparticles
  • Atomistic simulations including molecular dynamics
  • Mathematical biology of disease


Selected Publications

See: Google Scholar - Puri


Books

Annamalai, K., Puri, I. K., and Jog, M. A. "Advanced Thermodynamics Engineering, Second Edition," Computational Mechanics and Applied Analysis Series, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 2011. 1,142 pages. ISBN No. 9781439805725; Annamalai, K., and Puri, I. K., "Advanced Thermodynamics Engineering," Computational Mechanics Series, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 2001. 818 pages. ISBN No. 0-8493-2553-6.

Annamalai, K., and Puri, I. K., "Combustion Science and Engineering," CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 2007. 1,121 pages. ISBN No. 0-8493-2071-2.

Puri, I. K., Editor, "Environmental Implications of Combustion Processes," CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 1993. 313 pages. ISBN No. 0-8493-4423-9.