Dr. Senthil Kumar Arumugam
Vice Chancellor (I/c)
Dr. Senthil Kumar Arumugam has been serving at VIT Vellore since 1992. He has taught a range of subjects from Thermodynamics, Thermal Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, CFD, Cryogenics to Renewable Energy at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. He received ‘Best Teacher Award’ twice at VIT. He also served at Gannon University, USA as a visiting faculty during 2014-15.
Having received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University, Dr. Senthil Kumar Arumugam did his master’s in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning at Coimbatore Institute of Technology. He obtained his doctoral degree from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and carried out his post-doctoral research in the field of Sub-millimeter gravitational force at Washington University in St. Louis, USA.
His research interests include Cryogenic Heat Pipes, CFD analysis of Steam Turbine Exhaust-hood, Transcritical CO2 Refrigeration, and Solid Hydrogen Extrusion. He has successfully handled three funded research projects and six consultancy projects. He is currently carrying out four funded projects as Co-PI. He has successfully guided seven doctoral students and two MS-by-Research students. He has published over fifty research papers in International Journals and Conferences. He has set-up two research Centres -Automotive Research Centre and Material Processing Centre at VIT with the funding from DST under FIST Scheme.
Dr. Senthil Kumar Arumugam held various positions – Division Leader of Thermal and Automotive Division, Dean of School of Mechanical and Building Sciences, and Director of CO2 Research and Green Technologies Centre at VIT,Vellore. During these stints, he exhibited his administrative acumen and leadership skills. He played a key role in getting much coveted ABET (USA) accreditation for their B.Tech Mechanical Engineering programme. He was instrumental in developing three industries collaborative academic programmes in Automotive Engineering. As the director of CO2 Research Centre, he spearheaded a team carrying out translational research to convert Carbon-di-oxide into useful products. He is a fellow of Institution of Engineers and a member in different professional bodies and boards of studies.