Personal Information
Full Name: Prof. V. Menezes
Room No: 201-D, Aero Main
Phone: 25767130
Email: viren[at]

Specialization: Aerodynamics

Awards & Fellowships

    IROAST Visiting Professor, Kumamoto University, Japan (Oct. 1, 2016 to March 31, 2018).

    Hotchand Lala Award for Teaching Excellence, 2016, IIT Bombay.


1. N. Battula, V. Menezes and H. Hosseini, A miniature shock wave driven micro- jet injector for needle-free vaccine/drug delivery. Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2016), Vol. 113, No. 11, pp.2507-2512.

2. J. Sura, S. Kumar and V. Menezes, Thermal and inertial parameters of the flow field of a scramjet engine. Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology (2015), Vol. 29, No. 11, pp.4943-4950.

3. V. Menezes, H. Hosseini, S. Moosavi-Nejad, K. J. Irimpan and H. Akiyama, Motion of free-surface of shock-compressed water on emergence of rarefaction. Applied Physics Letters (2015), 107, Article ID 143701, pp.1-5.

4. P. Singh, V. Menezes, K. J. Irimpan and H. Hosseini, Impulse force balance for ultra-short duration hypersonic test facilities. Shock and Vibration (2015), Article ID 803253, pp.1-8.

5. Fluid Injection Device-Version 5. United States Patent No. 9289228, dated 22/03/2016. Inventors: Takeshi Seto, Kazuyoshi Takayama, Atsuhiro Nakagawa and Viren Ivor Menezes. Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation, Tokyo, Japan.

R&D Areas/Projects: 

    1. Experimental hypersonic aerothermodynamics.

    2. Hypersonic test facilities and measurement techniques.

    3. Medical applications of shock waves.

    4. Drug delivery devices.

PhD TA Topics: 

    1. Effect of surface roughness on the heating rates of hypersonic blunt bodies.

    2. Development of a shock-wave-driven, needle-free, liquid-vaccine injector.

    3. Design of a scramjet intake.

    4. Effect of surface roughness on hypersonic shock-boundary layer-interactions.

    5. Control of hypersonic buzz on large angled, spiked, blunt cones.

    6. Analyses of skin friction and heat transfer under hypersonic shock-boundary layer-interactions.

Courses Taught: 

AE 153M: Introduction to Aerospace Engineering.

AE 236: Compressible Fluid Mechanics.

AE 312: Aerodynamics Laboratory.

AE 611: Aerodynamics Laboratory.

AE 624: Hypersonic Flow Theory.

AE 705: Introduction to Flight.