CEAS - Mechanical Eng - 0072
Dr. Bellur is an Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering at University of Cincinnati. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering in 2013. He then briefly worked as a hydraulics engineer at The Raymond Corp. in Greene, NY before starting graduate school at Michigan Tech. He received an MS in 2016 and PhD in 2018, both in Mechanical Engineering. He received postdoctoral training at Michigan Tech and University of Michigan. His research is focused on liquid-vapor phase change (evaporation/condensation) and associated interfacial phenomena. He leads the UC Lab for Interfacial Dynamics (UCLID).
Select publications and presentations are shown below. For a more complete list please visit Google Scholar or Personal Website
PhD: Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI, 2018 (Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics)
MS: Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI, 2016 (Mechanical Engineering)
BS: Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee, WI, 2013 (Mechanical Engineering)
Research and Practice Interests
Dr. Bellur's research is focused on liquid-vapor phase change and associated interfacial phenomena. He is primarily interested in multi-scale modeling and visualization of transport phenomena at (1) micro-/nano- scales, (2) cryogenic temperatures, and (3) reduced-gravity. Other interests include, but are not limited to, capillary phenomena, micro-scale thermophysics, cryogenic heat and mass transfer, two-phase flow, optical characterization, interferometry, surface plasmon resonance imaging, image processing, computational fluid dynamics, molecular dynamics, scientific and high performance computing.
Funded Ph.D. positions are currently available. Contact Dr. Bellur (email@example.com) for details.
Grant: #80NSSC19K0160 Investigators:Jeffrey Allen and Kishan Bellur 10-2018 -10-2021 NASA "Testing the Equivalence of Evaporation and Condensation Coefficients using the Constrained Vapor Bubble (CVB) Data from ISS Experiments" Role:Co-I / Postdoc $198,580 Completed Type:Grant Level:National
Investigators:Kishan Bellur 06-2022 -08-2022 UC Office of the Provost "Toward an open-source CFD based evaporation/condensation model without tuning parameters" Role:PI $3500 Active Type:Grant
Investigators:Kishan Bellur 07-2022 -07-2023 UC Office of Research - Research Launch Award Role:PI $2500 Active Type:Grant
Peer Reviewed Publications
Bellur K.; Médici E.F.; Kulshreshtha M.; Konduru V.; Tyrewala D.; Tamilarasan A.; McQuillen J.; Leão J.B.; Hussey D.S.; Jacobson D.L.; Scherschligt J.; Hermanson J.C.; Choi C.K.; Allen J.S. (03-01-2016. ) A new experiment for investigating evaporation and condensation of cryogenic propellants. Cryogenics, , 74 ,131-137 More Information
Bellur K.; Medici E.; Allen J.; Choi C.K.; Hermanson J.; Tamilarasan A.; Hussey D.; Jacobson D.; Leao J.B.; McQuillen J. (01-01-2015. ) Neutron radiography of condensation and evaporation of hydrogen in a cryogenic condition. Journal of Heat Transfer, , 137 (8 ) , More Information
Bellur K.; Konduru V.; Kulshreshtha M.; Tyrewala D.; Medici E.; Allen J.S.; Choi C.K.; Hussey D.S.; Jacobson D.C.; Leão J.B.; McQuillen J.; Hermanson J.; Tamilarasan A. (02-01-2016. ) Contact angle measurement of liquid hydrogen (LH2) in stainless steel and aluminium. Journal of Heat Transfer, , 138 (2 ) , More Information
Bellur K.; Konduru V.; Médici E.F.; Hussey D.S.; Jacobson D.L.; LaManna J.M.; Allen J.S.; Choi C.K. (01-01-2016. ) Visualization of the evaporation and condensation phenomena in cryogenic propellants. Journal of Flow Visualization and Image Processing, , 23 (1-2 ) ,137-156 More Information
Bellur K.; Hussey D.; Jacobson D.; Lamana J.; Medici E.; Hermanson J.; Allen J.S.; Choi C.K. (03-01-2018. ) Neutron attenuation analysis of cryogenic propellants. Journal of Heat Transfer, , 140 (3 ) , More Information
Bellur K.; Médici E.; Hermanson J.; Choi C.; Allen J. (04-01-2018. ) Determining solid-fluid interface temperature distribution during phase change of cryogenic propellants using transient thermal modeling. Cryogenics, , 91 ,103-111 More Information
Narkar A.; Kendrick C.; Bellur K.; Leftwich T.; Zhang Z.; Lee B. (07-10-2019. ) Rapidly responsive smart adhesive-coated micropillars utilizing catechol-boronate complexation chemistry. Soft matter, , 15 (27 ) ,5474-5482 More Information
Ahangar S.B.; Bellur K.; Medici E.; Tajiri K.; Allen J.S.; Choi C.K. (01-01-2019. ) Optical properties and swelling of thin film perfluorinated sulfonic-acid ionomer. ECS Transactions, , 92 (8 ) ,197-204 More Information
Bellur K.; Médici E.F.; Choi C.K.; Hermanson J.C.; Allen J.S. (02-10-2020. ) Multiscale approach to model steady meniscus evaporation in a wetting fluid. Physical Review Fluids, , 5 (2 ) , More Information
Akkus Y.; Gurer A.T.; Bellur K. (01-01-2021. ) Drifting mass accommodation coefficients: in situ measurements from a steady state molecular dynamics setup. Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, , 25 (1 ) ,25-45 More Information
Bellur K.; Médici E.F.; Hussey D.S.; Jacobson D.L.; LaManna J.; Leão J.B.; Scherschligt J.; Hermanson J.C.; Choi C.K.; Allen J.S. (07-01-2022. ) Results from neutron imaging phase change experiments with LH2 and LCH4. Cryogenics, , 125 ,103517 More Information
Bellur K.; Medici E.F.; Hussey D.S.; Jacobson D.L.; LaManna J.; Leao J.B.; Scherschligt J.; Hermanson J.C.; Choi C.K.; Allen J.S. (08-01-2022. ) Data from cryo-neutron phase change experiments with LH2 and LCH4. Data in Brief, , 43 , More Information
Bellur, K. (11-29-2019. ) Neutron Imaging: a non-destructive diagnostic tool for cryogenic propellant investigations . Vijaya College, Bangalore University, Bangalore.
Bellur, K. (08-16-2019. ) Aerospace Engineering 101 . Portage Lake District Library (summer program on space science), Houghton, MI.
Bellur, K. (10-16-2018. ) Grant Writing as a Graduate Student: Practical Tips and Benefits . Materials Science and Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI.
Bellur, K. (09-11-2018. ) Using neutron imaging to investigate cryogenic phase change . Materials Science and Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI.
Bellur, K. (05-25-2018. ) Modeling of liquid-vapor phase change and associated processes . Portland State University, Portland, OR.
Bellur, K. (09-03-2021. ) Liquid-vapor phase change : a cryo/neutron study .Mechanical Engineering Seminar, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
Bellur K.; Medici E. F; Choi C. K.; Allen J. S.; (03-27-2018. ) Multiscale modeling of evaporation in cryogenic propellants . Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) workshop on “Dynamic Contact Lines: Progress and Opportunities”, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. .
Bellur K.; Medici E. F; Hermanson, J; Choi C. K.; Allen J. S.; (12-2020. ) Mass accommodation coefficients of LH2 and LCH4 . NSF Workshop on “New Frontiers of Thermal Transport”, University of Central Florida (virtual meeting). .
Allen J. S.; Bellur K.; Medici E. F; Choi C. K. (11-20-2014. ) A new experiment for determining evaporation and condensation coefficients of cryogenic propellants . Early Stage Innovation Workshop on measuring accommodation coefficients, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH.
Honors and Awards
Best poster award, American Society of Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) annual meeting, 2018
1st place award for best oral presentation, Graduate Research Colloquium, Michigan Tech, 2018.
Dean's award for outstanding scholarship, Michigan Tech, 2018.
Doctoral finishing fellowship, Michigan Tech, 2018.
Winnikow fellowship, Michigan Tech, 2016-2017.
T.H.K. Frederking Space Cryogenics Workshop Student Scholarship, 2017.
American Society of Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) annual meeting travel award, 2017.
2nd place award, 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, Michigan Tech, 2017.
3rd place award for best poster, ACS UPLS Student Research Symposium, 2017.
Multiple travel grant awards from the Graduate Student Government at Michigan Tech, 2016-2017.
Post Graduate Training and Education
2018-2020 Postdoctoral Scholar, Michigan Tech / University of Michigan, , Houghton, MI / Ann Arbor, MI