Nilesh D. Pawar

Assistant Professor, Gr-I

Multiphase heat transfer, Lattice Boltzmann modelling, Computational Fluid Dynamics
E-210, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, Goa



  1. Pawar, N. D., & Narhe, R. D. (2023). Growth dynamics of breath figures on phase change materials: a numerical study. The European Physical Journal Special Topics, 1-7 (pdf).
  2. Narhe, R. D., Pawar, N. D., Khandkar, M. D., Banpurkar, A. G., & Limaye, A. V. (2021). Numerical simulations of growth dynamics of breath figures on phase change materials: The effect of accelerated coalescence due to droplet motion. EPL (Europhysics Letters) (pdf).
  3. Pawar, N. D., Bahga, S. S., Kale, S. R.,  & Kondaraju, S. (2021), Numerical investigation of multiple droplet growth dynamics on a solid surface using three-dimensional lattice Boltzmann simulations, AIP Advances, 11(4), 045116 (pdf).
  4. Pawar, N. D., Bahga, S. S., Kale, S. R., & Kondaraju, S. (2019). Symmetric and asymmetric coalescence of droplets on a solid surface in the inertia-dominated regime. Physics of Fluids, 31(9), 092106 (pdf).
  5. Pawar, N. D., Kale, S. R., Bahga, S. S., Farhat, H., & Kondaraju, S. (2019). Study of microdroplet growth on homogeneous and patterned surfaces using lattice Boltzmann modeling. Journal of Heat Transfer, 141(6) (pdf).
  6. Singh, M., Pawar, N. D., , Kondaraju, S., & Bahga, S. S. (2019). Modeling and simulation of dropwise condensation: a review. Journal of the Indian Institute of Science,99(1), 157-171 (pdf).

Book Chapter

  1. Mangave, P. P., Patil, V. V., Pawar, N. D., & Patil, R. S. (2022, December). Experimental Investigations on Emissions and Performance of Spark Ignition Engine Fuelled with Butanol–Pentane–Gasoline Blends. In Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (pp. 241-251). Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore.


  1. Naik, B. N., Pawar, N. D., Dadge, M. S., Shaha, S. V., Zope, Y. S., Kendale, S. S., & Virkar, S. S. (2023, September). A simulation to predict the behavior of wet cooling tower in a steam power plant. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 2863, No. 1). AIP Publishing.
  2. N. D. Pawar, S. Bahga, S. R. Kale, and S. Kondaraju, Inertial coalescence of droplets on a solid substrate using lattice Boltzmann modeling, CSME-CFDSC Congress 2019, Ontario, Canada 2019.
  3. N. D. Pawar, S. R. Kale, S. Bahga, and S. Kondaraju, A three-dimensional lattice Boltzmann modeling for single and multiple droplet growth dynamics during condensation, 10th International Conference on Boiling and Condensation Heat Transfer, Japan 2018.
  4. N. D. Pawar and S. Kondaraju, Effect of surface wettability on dropwise condensation, ASME 5th Micro/Nanoscale Heat Transfer International Conference, Biopolis, Singapore, 2016.
  5. N. D. Pawar and S. Kondaraju, Micro-droplet growth during condensation on mix-wettability surfaces, 23rd National and 1st International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Trivandrum, Kerala, India, 2015.