Shripad P. Mahulikar, Professor

A. von Humboldt Fellow, DFG-Mercator Fellow, PhD, CEng, M.Tech. by Research, B.Tech.

Office: 205-B, 1st Floor, Dept. of Aerospace Engg. IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 76
Tel: ++91 (022) 25767122 (Off.), 25768122 (Res.); Fax: ++91 (022) 25722602
Email: spm[at]

Signature Research Publications:


§   Mahulikar, S.P., & Pallavi, R., 2016 (Oct), Study of black-hole as dissipative structure using negentropy, Canadian Journal of Physics, Vol. 94, No. 10, pp. 960-966.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., & Kumar, P., 2014 (Sep), Scale-invariant entropy-based theory for dynamic ordering, Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, Vol. 24, No. 3, art. no. 033120, 6-pgs.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., & Herwig, H., 2013 (Jan), Thermodynamic analysis of a Schwarzschild black-hole fed by cosmic microwave background radiation, European Physical Journal C: Particles & Fields, Vol. 73, No. 1, art. no. 2292, 6-pgs.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., & Herwig, H., 2012 (Oct), Exact solution for energy analysis of Schwarzschild black-hole fed by CMBR, Astrophysics & Space Science, Vol. 341, No. 2, pp. 417-420.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., Gulhane, N.P., Pradhan, S.D., Hrisheekesh, K., & Prabhu, S.V., 2012 (Jul-Sep), Pressure drop characteristics in continuum-based laminar compressible micro-convective flow, Nanoscale & Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 181-197.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., Vijay, S., Potnuru, S.K., & Reddam, D.N.S., 2012 (Jul), Aircraft engine`s lock-on envelope due to internal and external sources of infrared signature, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace & Electronic Systems, Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 1914-1923.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., Herwig, H., Zhou, J.W., & Sodhani, Y.M., 2011 (Jan), Surface radiative transfer in gas-to-gas co-current micro heat exchanger, AIChE Journal, Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 40-50.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., Kumar. R., Tripathi, M.S., & Pasari, L.K., 2010 (Dec), A modified dimensionless number and geometric symmetry in annulus convection with viscous dissipation, International Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer, Vol. 53, Nos. 25-26, pp. 5976-5983.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., & Herwig, H., 2009 (Aug), Exact thermodynamic principles for dynamic order existence and evolution in chaos, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 1939-1948.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., Potnuru, S.K., & Rao, G.A., 2009 (Apr), Study of sunshine, skyshine, and earthshine for aircraft infrared detection, Journal of Optics A: Pure & Applied Optics, Vol. 11, No. 4, art. no. 045703, 10-pgs.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., Khurana, S., Dungarwal, R., Shevakari, S.G., Subramanian, J., & Gujarathi, A.V., 2008 (Oct-Dec), Transient aero-thermal mapping of passive thermal protection system for nose-cap of reusable hypersonic vehicle, Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 56, No. 4, pp. 593-619.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., Prasad, H.S.S., & Potnuru, S.K., 2008 (May-Jun), Infrared signature suppression of helicopter engine duct based on `conceal and camouflage`, AIAA Journal of Propulsion & Power, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 613-618.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., & Herwig, H., 2008 (Mar), Fluid friction in incompressible laminar convection: Reynolds` analogy revisited for variable fluid properties, European Physical Journal B: Condensed Matter & Complex Systems, Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 77-86.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., Herwig, H., & Hausner, O., 2007 (Dec), Study of gas micro-convection for synthesis of rarefaction and non-rarefaction effects, IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 1543-1556.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., Sonawane, H.R., & Rao, G.A., 2007 (Oct-Nov), Infrared signature studies of aerospace vehicles, Progress in Aerospace Sciences, Vol. 43, Nos. 7-8, pp. 218-245.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., Potnuru, S.K., & Kolhe, P.S., 2007 (Aug), Analytical estimation of solid angle subtended by complex well-resolved surfaces for infrared detection studies, Applied Optics, Vol. 46, No. 22, pp. 4991-4998.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., & Herwig, H., 2006 (Sep), Physical effects in pure continuum-based laminar micro-convection due to variation of gas properties, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 39, No. 18, pp. 4116-4123.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., & Herwig, H., 2006 (Jul), Physical effects in laminar microconvection due to variations in incompressible fluid properties, Physics of Fluids, Vol. 18, No. 7, art. no. 073601, 12-pgs.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., Rao, G.A., Kolhe, P.S., 2006 (Jan-Feb), Infrared signatures of low flying aircraft and their rear fuselage skin`s emissivity optimisation, AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 226-232.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., 2005 (Nov), Theoretical aerothermal concepts for configuration design of hypersonic vehicles, Aerospace Science & Technology, Vol. 9, No. 8, pp. 681-685.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., & Sane, S.K., 2005 (Sep), Theoretical analysis of experimentally observed perplexing calibration characteristics of ball-in-vortex flow-meter, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 127, No. 5, pp. 1021-1028.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., Kolhe, P.S., & Rao, G.A., 2005 (Jan-Mar), Skin temperature prediction of aircraft rear fuselage with multi-mode thermal model, AIAA Journal of Thermophysics & Heat Transfer, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 114-124.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., & Herwig, H., 2005 (Jan), Theoretical investigation of scaling effects from macro-to-microscale laminar convection due to variations in incompressible fluid properties, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 86, No. 1, art. no. 014105, 3-pgs.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., Herwig, H., Hausner, O., & Kock, F., 2004 (Dec), Laminar gas micro-flow convection characteristics due to steep density gradients, Europhysics Letters, Vol. 68, No. 6, pp. 811-817.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., & Herwig, H., 2004 (Oct), Conceptual investigation of the entropy principle for identification of directives for creation, existence and total destruction of order, Physica Scripta, Vol. 70, No. 4, pp. 212-221.

§   Mahulikar, S.P. & Tso, C.P., 2002 (Mar), A new classification for thermal-development of fluid flow in a circular tube under laminar forced convection, Proceedings of the Royal Society (London) Series A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, Vol. 458, No. 2019, pp. 669-682.

§   Mahulikar, S.P., Sane, S.K., Gaitonde, U.N. & Marathe, A.G., 2001 (Apr), Numerical studies of infrared signature levels of complete aircraft, Aeronautical Journal, Vol. 105, No. 1046, pp. 185-192.



Areas of Research:
Aerospace Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer & Fluid Flow, Heat Transfer in Hypersonics, Infrared Signatures of Aerospace Vehicles, Microchannel Cooling of Gas Turbine Blades

Classroom Teaching:
Aircraft, Rocket & Space Propulsion; Communication & Leadership; Heat Transfer; Heat Transfer in Hypersonics; Spaceflight Mechanics; Thermodynamics