Dr Vinod Kumar Viswanadhan

Dr Vinod Kumar Viswanadhan

Dr Vinod Kumar Viswanadhan

Assistant Professor
Phone: +968 26850100 Extn:122
Location: Barka building

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Vinod Kumar is an assistant professor and Program coordinator of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at Sohar University, Oman since 2009. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Nagpur University, India, and Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He has more than 20 years of academic experience at the university level and has published several research articles in internationally reputed journals. He also served as a reviewer for various international journals. His research interests are in the areas of Passive Cooling, Energy Conservation and Renewable energy technologies.


  • Ph.D. In Mechanical Engineering, Nagpur University, India, 2017
  • M.Tech. In Cryogenic Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India, 2006
  • B-TECH in Mechanical Engineering, Kerala University, India,1999​

Teaching Interest

  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
  • Nondestructive testing Methods and Metrology
  • Mechanical Drawing and Machine Design
  • Strength of Materials
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Refrigeration and Heat Engines

Research Interest

  • Energy efficient buildings
  • Passive cool systems
  • Cryogenics

Journal Articles