Dr. Kalyan Kumar Srinivasan

  • Associate Professor

Contact Information

  • Office: 3026 SERC
  • Phone: (205) 348-6582

Areas of Research

  • System-Level Modeling of Powertrain Components
  • Thermodynamic Modeling of Power Systems and internal Combustion Engine Processes
  • Energy Recovery from Exhaust Streams
  • Novel Combustion Strategies for Pollution abatement from Internal Combustion Engines
  • Alternative Fuels


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama, 2006
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama, 2002
  • B.Eng, Mechanical Engineering, Bharathidasan University, India, 1998


Dr. Kalyan Kumar Srinivasan has over 15 years’ experience in developing novel combustion strategies with conventional and alternative fuelled internal combustion engines with high efficiency and ultra-low emissions. He engages in numerical and experimental collaborative research with UA faculty colleagues and international researchers to investigate problems at the forefront of combustion research.

He seeks motivated and driven students to join his research group as undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral researchers. Interested students and researchers may email him with a subject: “Seeking Research Opportunities” and a brief resume.


Publications and Patents:

  • Characterization of the Effect of Exhaust Back Pressure on Crank Angle-Resolved Exhaust Exergy in a Diesel Engine, H Mahabadipour, KR Partridge, PR Jha, KK Srinivasan, SR Krishnan, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power 141 (8), 081016
  • Investigation of exhaust flow and exergy fluctuations in a diesel engine, H Mahabadipour, SR Krishnan, KK Srinivasan, Applied Thermal Engineering 147, 856-865
  • Numerical study of combustion characteristics and emissions of a diesel–methane dual-fuel engine for a wide range of injection timings, X Dai, S Singh, SR Krishnan, KK Srinivasan, International Journal of Engine Research, 1468087418783637
  • Natural Gas Engines: For Transportation and Power Generation, KK Srinivasan, AK Agarwal, SR Krishnan, V Mulone, Eds., Springer
  • A second law-based framework to identify high efficiency pathways in dual fuel low temperature combustion, H Mahabadipour, KK Srinivasan, SR Krishnan, Applied Energy 202, 199-212

Honors and Awards:

  • Chair of ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division, 2019-2020
  • Recipient of the Bagley College of Engineering Hearin Faculty Excellence Award, Mississippi State University, 2011.
  • 2010 SAGE Best Paper Award by the Editor and Editorial Board of Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering for the paper, “Krishnan, S. R. and Srinivasan, K. K. (2010) Multi-Zone Modeling of Partially Premixed Low Temperature Combustion in Pilot-Ignited Natural Gas Engines, Proc. Instn. Mech. Engrs.: Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering.”
  • The University of Alabama Award for Best Dissertation by a Doctoral Student, 2007-2008
  • The University of Alabama Award for Excellence in Research by a Doctoral Student, 2005-2006