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Dr. P.N.Kadiresh

Designation : Professor
Nature of Employment : Regular
Qualification : Ph.D
Date of Joining : 17-Jul-14
Phone : +914422759241
Email ID : kadiresh@crescent.education


Educational Background

Programme Specialization Year of Passing University
Ph. D Aerospace Engineering 2010 MIT, Anna University, Chennai
M.E Thermal Sciences 1995 CEG, Anna University, Chennai
B. E Mechanical Engineering 1992 University of Madras, Chennai

Courses Taught

  • Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics
  • Air Breathing Propulsion, Rocket Propulsion, Turbo Machines, Heat Transfer
  • Aircraft Materials, Behaviour of Materials at High Temperatures.


Institution Duration Designation
BSA Crescent Inst. of Sci & Tech, Chennai 2014 – Present Professor,
Dept. of Aerospace Engineering
Arba Minch University, Ethiopia 2013-2014 Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Anna University, Chennai 2009-2013 Professor,
Dept. of Aeronautical Engineering
Sathyabama University, Chennai 2006-2009 Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Aeronautical Engineering
Madha Engineering College, Chennai 1999-2006 Assistant Professor and Head,
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
MNM Jain Engineering College 1995-1999 Lecturer, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Research Experience

Areas Of Research Interest

  • Fuels – Solid / Hybrid Propellants
  • Combustion
  • Piston Engines, etc

Research Publications

  • PhD Research Scholars
  • No. of Scholars completed Ph.D : 02
  • No. of Scholars doing Ph.D : 03

Research Activities (Sponsored Reserach)

S. No Period Title Role Sponsoring Agencies Project Cost in INR Status
1 2017-2020 Development of Hybrid Rocket Motor PI Aeronautical Research & Development Board, DRDO,
New Delh
9.80 Lakhs Ongoing

Professional Affiliation/ MembershipProfessional Affiliation/ Membership

  • Member of Aeronautical Society of India
  • Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India)

Publications(Papers Published)

International / National Journals International / National Conferences No of Citations h – index
12 7 20* 3*




  • Selvakumaran T., Kadiresh P.N, Investigation of Intermittent Oscillations in Composite Propellant, Propellants, Explosives & Pyrotechnics, December 2017, (DOI:10.1002/prep.201700185)
  • Selvakumaran T., Kadiresh P.N., Investigation on parameters influence for intrinsic instability analysis of solid propellant (AP+HTPB+TDI) using computational image-processing technique, Thermal Science, 2017 Online-First (00):103-103 (https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI161119103S).
  • Venkatesan S.P. & Kadiresh P.N, Effects of nano-sized ZnO fuel additive on combustion in a diesel engine, Journal of the Balkan Tribological Association, 22 (1A), pp.916-927, 2016. http://www.scibulcom.net/Contents/Journal of the Balkan Tribological Association/2016).
  • Selvakumaran Thunaipragasam and Kadiresh P.N, Experimental Study on Composite Solid Propellant Material Burning Rate using MATLAB Algorithm, Thermal Science, 2016, Vol. 20, Suppl. 4, pp. S1119-S1125. (http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/img/doi/0354-9836/2016/0354-983616119T.pdf).
  • Venkatesan S.P. & Kadiresh P.N, Influence of an aqueous cerium oxide nanofluid fuel additive on performance and emission characteristics of a compression ignition engine, International Journal of Ambient Energy, 37 (1), pp. 64-67, 2016. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01430750.2014.882863)
  • Venkatesan S.P. & Kadiresh P.N, Effects of Nano-sized metal oxide additive on performance and exhaust emissions of CI Engine, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 766 (1), pp.389-395, 2015. (doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.766-767.389)
  • Venkatesan S.P. & Kadiresh P.N, Experimental Study on Nanofluid Fuel and Its Effects on the Performance of CI Engine, Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 9 (2), pp. 742-745, 2016. (http://www.jchps.com/pastissues.php-S.No 15)
  • Venkatesan S.P. & Kadiresh P.N, Influence of Aluminum Oxide Nanoparticle Additive on Performance and Exhaust Emissions of Diesel Engine, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 10 (3), pp. 5741-5749, 2015. (https://www.ripublication.com/Volume/
  • Venkatesan S.P. & Kadiresh P.N., Experimental investigation of aqueous cerium oxide nanofluid blend in diesel engine, Advanced Materials Research, 938 (1), pp 286-291, 2014. (doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.938.286)
  • Selvakumaran T., Kadiresh P.N., Characterization of AP + HTPB And TDI / IPDI Based Solid Propellant Combustion, An International Journal of Advancements in Research & Technology (ISSN 2278-7763),Volume 2, Issue 3, March 2013.
  • Kadiresh P.N. and Sridhar B.T.N., ‘Experimental Study on Ballistic Behaviour of an Aluminized AP/HTPB Propellant during Accelerated Aging’, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Volume 100, Number 1, April, 2010, pp 331-335.
  • Kadiresh P.N. and Sridhar B.T.N., ‘Experimental Evaluation and Simulation on Aging Characteristics of Aluminized AP-HTPB Composite Solid Propellant’, Material Science and Technology, Apr ‘2008, Vol. 24, Issue. 4, pp. 406-412.


  • Sri Nithya Mahottamananda Jayapal, Rafnaz Mohammed and Kadiresh P.N, Spray Characteristics of Plug Type Swirl Injector, Advances in Engineering Technology & Sciences – Aviation and Space Technology International Conference, Dubai, 6-7 Feb 2018.
  • S.P. Venkatesan and P N Kadiresh, “Performance and emission analysis of blends of nano fuel additive with diesel in a CI engine”, 8th International conference on Science Engineering and Technology (SET), VIT Vellore, May 6-7, 2014.
  • S.P. Venkatesan and P N Kadiresh, Effects of nano fuel additive on performance and exhaust emissions of diesel engine”, National conference on advancement and futuristic trends in mechanical engineering (AFTME 2014), Anna university Trichy, Pp 49-53, April, 2014.
  • Selvakumaran T., Kadiresh P.N., Determination of flame speed by image processing technique”. International Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology at M.G.R. University, ISBN 978-81-908980-6-5, April 2013.
  • Sathish Kumar S, Kadiresh P N and Sridhar B T N, ‘Thermochemical analysis of gas generating propellant’, Presented at International Conference & XX National Conference on I.C. Engines and Combustion, December 6-9, 2007, held at JNTU, Hyderabad.
  • Kadiresh P N and Manish Bhushan, ‘Effect of ellipticity on the surface pressure distribution of elliptical cones: A CFD study’, Presented at National Conference on Recent Advances in Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering, held at MIT, Chennai, Feb’2006.
  • Kadiresh P N and Sridhar BTN, ‘Computation of hypersonic flow over blunt bodies’, Presented at International seminar organized by Aeronautical Society of India, on Indian Aviation-Challenges & Perspectives, held at Kolkata, Jan ’2003.

Guest Lecture Delivered:

  • Key Note address delivered at a National Conference organized by Surya College of Engineering, Villupuram, April 2017
  • A lecture delivered on “Thermodynamic Cycles” at FDP organized by Karpagam University, Ciombatore, June 2015.
  • A guest lecture delivered on “Gas Turbine Power Plants” at Prince Dr. K. Vasudevan College of Engineering & Technology, Chennai, June 2015.
  • A guest lecture delivered on “Hybrid Rocket Propulsion” at Karpagam University, Ciombatore, Dec 2015.

Conferences/Seminars/Short Term Courses Participated:

  • Research & Development Facilitation Meet organized at Tamil Nadu State Centre for Institutions o Engineers, India on 24 Feb, 2015.
  • A three day summer school on Combustion Fundamentals organized by Defense Research Development Laboratory (DRDL) Hyderabad.
  • A three day course on CFD Applications at Annamalai University, Chidambaram in association with National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bangalore.
  • Sixth International High Energy Materials Conference & Exhibit, HEMCE – 07, organized by Tagore Engineering College in association with Sathish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
  • A two day workshop on “Current Status & Emerging Trends of Aircraft Development in India” conducted by Department of Aerospace Engineering, MIT, Anna University, Chennai.
  • A two week short term course on TQM & ISO 9000 conducted by Centre for University – Industry Collaboration, Anna University, Chennai.
  • A QIP short term course (1 week) on “Use of Natural Gas in IC Engines” conducted at I C Engines lab, IITM, Chennai