Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering Department


Address: Academic Bloack A, F-2


Areas of Research
Characterization of aerosol and colloidal nanoparticles, Brownian dynamics based modeling of analytical ultracentrifugation, Electrical mobility based characterization of nanoparticles, Population balance modeling, Monte Carlo methods.
Educational Qualifications

  • Ph D. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA. December 2013. Advisor: Dr. Christopher J Hogan Jr.
  • M Tech. Department of Mechanical Engineering (Thermal- Heat & Mass Transfer), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. May 2008.
  • B Tech. Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India. May 2006.

Professional Appointments

    Post-doctoral Researcher (Alexander von Humboldt research fellow): Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany. Advisor: Prof. Wolfgang Peukert. January, 2014 to April, 2018.

Representative Publications
  • Thajudeen T*., Walter J., Srikantharajah R., Luebbert C., Peukert W*. (2017) Determination of the length and diameter of nanorods by a combination of analytical ultracentrifugation and scanning mobility particle sizer. Nanoscale Horizons. 2, pp 253-260.
  • Thajudeen T*., Walter J., Uttinger M., Peukert W*. (2016) A comprehensive Brownian Dynamics based forward model for Analytical (Ultra)Centrifugation. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 34, pp 1600229.
  • Thajudeen T., Jeon S., Hogan C.J. (2015) The mobility of flame synthesized aggregates/agglomerates in the transition regime. Journal of Aerosol Science. 80: pp. 45-57.
  • Zhang C., Thajudeen T., Larriba C., Schwartzentruber T., Hogan C. J. The scalar friction factor for non-spherical particles and aggregates across the entire Knudsen number range from dimensional analysis and Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) (2012) Aerosol Science & Technology. 46:10 pp. 1065-1078.
  • Thajudeen T., Gopalakrishnan R., Hogan C.J., The collision rate of non-spherical particles and aggregates across all diffusive Knudsen numbers (2012). Aerosol Science & Technology. 46:11 pp. 1174- 1186.
Recognition and Awards

  • Post-doctoral fellowship from Alexander von Humboldt foundation. March, 2015- February, 2017