Professor C. Balaji

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras

Areas of Interest:

heat transfer, thermal optimization, inverse problems in thermal sciences, electronic cooling, satellite meteorology, numerical weather prediction, radiative transfer in the atmosphere.


Computational heat transfer, thermal optimization, satellite meteorology, numerical weather prediction

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Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), Consultancy Firms

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Professional Experience:

  • 2009 - Professor, IIT Madras
  • 2004-2009 - Associate Professor, IIT Madras
  • 1998-2004 - Assistant Professor, IIT Madras
  • 1996-1998 - Senior Project Manager, NIOT, Chennai
  • 1994-1996 - Lecturer, NIT, Trichy


Heat transfer, optimization, atmospheric science, weather forecasting, satellite meteorology, electronic cooling.


Contact Information


Prof. C. Balaji
Dept of Mechanical Engineering
IIT Madras, Chennaii 600 036.

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  • B.E. (Mech), Guindy Engineering College, 1990
  • M.Tech (Heat Transfer), IIT Madras, 1992
  • Ph.D (Heat Transfer), IIT Madras, 1995


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Humboldt Fellowship, Humboldt foundation Germany, 2005 -2006.
  • Young Faculty Recognition Award for excellence in Teaching and Research, IIT Madras, 2007.
  • Prof.K.N.Seetharamu Medal and Prize for excellence in research, Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer, 2008.
  • Swarna Jayanthi Fellowship, Govt of India, (Earth and atmospheric science), 2008.
  • Tamilnadu Scientist Award, Govt of Tamilnadu, 2010.
  • Elected Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2012.
  • Humboldt Fellowship- Renewed Research stay for experienced researchers, Germany, 2012.
  • Marti Gurunath Award for Excellence in Teaching, awarded by IIT Madras, 2013.
  • Mid Career Research Award, awarded by IIT Madras, 2015.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated III: Mechanical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2102

Year of Birth: 1968