About the Authors
Late Dr Sadhu Singh retired as Director (Colleges), Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. He had attained his B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (Honours) from Punjab University, Chandigarh, M.Sc. (Mechanical Design and Production Engineering) and Ph.D. from Kurukshetra University. His teaching experience spans 15 years at Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra (now NIT Kurukshetra) and 19 years at Pantnagar University. He had been Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering Department and Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology at G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar.
Sukumar Patis currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Silchar, India. Prior to joining at NIT Silchar, he worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow for almost one year at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur after completion of his Ph.D. from Mechanical Engineering Department of the same Institute. He was awarded a medal for attaining the second rank in B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Bengal. He has a teaching and research experience of more than seventeen years.
Dr Pati has authored a textbook titled A Textbook on Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines, and is the co-author of the textbooks like Engineering Mechanics and Engineering Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. He has published several research papers in peer-reviewed international journals, including papers in top-ranked prestigious journals such as International Journal of Thermal Sciences, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Physical Review E, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Energy, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering and Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering. His field of expertise is thermal science and engineering, and in particular, evaporation and condensation, micro-scale fluid flow and heat transfer, natural and mixed convection, computational fluid dynamics and non-Newtonian fluid mechanics.