Professor Subhash Chandra Mishra

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Areas of Interest:

Radiation, Participating Medium, Porous Media Combustion, Heat Transfer through Insulation Systems, Atmospheric Radiation, Medical Diagnostics (Transient Radiation) - Bio Heat Transfer, Conjugate Mode Heat Transfer - radiation, conduction and/or convection heat transfer; Radiative Transfer Methods: Discrete Ordinate Method, Discrete Transfer Method, Finite Volume Method; Lattice Boltzmann Method; Inverse Analysis..


Treatment of volumetric thermal radiation in heat transfer problems, Porous medium combustion

Consultancy Areas:

Thermal radiation.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

A fellow of INAE and ASME, and a recipient of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and JSPS invitation fellowships, Prof. Mishra is an outstanding academician with a strong passion for research. An expert of thermal radiation, his work is acknowledged worldwide as benchmark on radiation and/or conduction heat transfer. His seminal work on lattice Boltzmann method in analyzing a wide range of heat transfer problems involving thermal radiation is highly appreciated and cited. He has also lead the development of LPG and kerosene cooking stoves with porous radiant burners whose thermal efficiencies are much higher and CO and NOx emissions are much lower than the conventional stoves available in market.

Professional Experience:

  • Professor - Higher Academic Grade: 01 November 2010
  • Professor: 14 October 2004
  • Associate Professor: 24 May 2000
  • Assistant Professor: 26 April 1997
  • Senior Lecturer: 26 December 1996


Thermal radiation, Heat transfer, Numerical radiative transfer methods - discrete transfer method, discrete ordinate method, finite volume method, lattice Boltzmann method, Bio-heat transfer.


Contact Information


Dr. Subhash Chandra Mishra
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati - 781039, India
Tel: +91-361-2582660 (O)
Fax: +91-361-2690762

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  • B.Sc. Engg.-BIT Sindri, Dhanbad (1985-1989) - Mechanical Engineering
  • MTech - IIT Kanpur (1990-1991) - Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD - IIT Kanpur (1992-1996) - Mechanical Engineering


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Visiting Professor ​
  • Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • DAAD Research Ambassador: 14 November 2014
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Thermal Biology: 22 July 2014
  • INAE Chair Professor: 1 April 2014
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers: July 2012
  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering: January 2011
  • Visiting Professor - Department of Energetics, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy: April 2009 - July 2009
  • Invitation Fellowship: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: August 2008 - March 2009
  • Honorary DAAD Advisor: January 2006 - December 2008
  • Research Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany: February 2002 - April 2003, May 2004 - June 2004
  • Dean of Alumni Affairs and External Relations, IIT Guwahati, April 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
  • Dean of Academic Affairs, IIT Guwahati: March 31, 2006- July 6, 2008

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section III: Mechanical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2011

Year of Birth: 15-12-1965