Dr Chennu Ranganayakulu

Scientist ‘H’/Outstanding Scientist (OS) and Group Director (ECS), Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Bangalore

Areas of Interest:

Thermal Engineering/Heat Transfer, Environmental control systems, Compact Heat Exchangers for Aircraft applications, FEM Analysis, CFD analysis, Boiling and Condensation, Refrigeration and Air-condition, Nano-fluid heat transfer and Environmental control system components..


Thermal Engineering/Heat Transfer-Compact Heat Exchangers, Aircraft Environmental Control Systems, Boiling and Condensation, Refrigeration and Air-condition, Environmental Control System components,

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

Dr. Ranganayakulu has contributed significantly in areas of Design, research projects and new advanced technology development such as Design of Environmental Control System (ECS) for Indian Light Combat Aircraft (TEJAS) and its variants as LCA Trainer, LCA Navy and LCA Mk-II. His expertise is leading to Development of Compact Heat Exchangers, Cold Air Unit and various ECS components for LCA. His research and project activities are well recognized by getting Sir CV Raman “Young Scientist Award”, Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and ADA Excellence Award. His knowledge facilitated to growth in R&D leading to generation of heat transfer ‘j’ and pressure drop ‘f’ data and development of Compact Heat Exchangers first-time in India. Guided 5 PhD projects and guiding another 2 PhD projects. Published 80 peer reviewed papers in national/international journals/conferences..

Professional Experience:

  • Designation From To Company
    Engineer (Aero) June 1986 June 1995 Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Bangalore
  • Sc. H/Outstanding Scientist, Group Director(ECS) July 1995 Till date Aeronautical Development Agency, Bangalore


Environmental Control System, Thermal Engineering/Heat Transfer, Compact Heat Exchangers, Boiling and Condensation .


Contact Information


Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA),
PB No.1718, Vimanpura Post,
Bangalore-560 017,
Phone: 080-25087242
Mobile: 9844503774
Ph.(Res): 080-28475590
Fax: 080-25087670

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  • B. E, Mechanical Engineering, 1985, Andhra University, Vizag
  • M.E, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, 1987, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
  • Ph.D, Mechanical (Computer Heat Exchangers), 1995, IIT Chennai
  • Post-Doc, Alexander von Humboldt, 2002, University of Paderborn, Germany


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Visiting Researcher: University of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2016
  • Alexander von Humboldt foundation, Germany grated Post Doctoral Fellowship in 2001 and re-visit research programs in 2007 &2011.
  • Recipient of Prestigious “Sir CV Raman Young Scientist Karnataka State Award” in 2004 for contribution to Aerospace Science.
  • “ADA Excellence Award” for Design, Development and Ground Testing of ECS for year 1999.
  • Vice President Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated III: Mechanical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2016

Year of Birth: 1960