Bio

I am a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering currently working in the Fluids and Computations Laboratory at Montana State University - Bozeman. I develop numerical methods to simulate multiphase flows of electrically charged liquid jets. I’m interested in utilizing computational resources to further the understanding of complex applications of fluid dynamics - whether it may be in my kitchen sink or in high-altitude Jovian clouds. I am passionate about engineering, numerical modeling, solving problems and finding new ones. I also find great value in communicating the stunning display of science and nature around us. In my free time, you can catch me camping in a national park or watch me catching a cutthroat trout.

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Education

  • 2019 - present: Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering

Montana State University - Bozeman, 3.85/4 GPA

  • 2017 - 2019: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Montana State University - Bozeman

  • 2013 - 2017 : Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering

National Institute of Technology - Trichy

Employment

  • 2019 - present: Research Assistant

Fluids and Computations Laboratory, Montana State University

  • Summer 2016: Engineering and Planning Intern

Gulf Spic General Trading and Contracting Company WLL

  • 2018 - 2019: Teaching Assistant for Instrumentation and Control Laboratory (EMEC 360)

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University

  • 2018 - 2019: Teaching Assistant for Fundamentals of Heat Transfer (EMEC 326)

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University

  • 2019 - present: Grader for Computational Fluids Dynamics course (EMEC 436-536)

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University

  • Spring 2018: Graphic Designer

MSU Exponent, Montana State University

  • Fall 2017: Stockroom Manager

Gaines Hall Chemistry Laboratory, Montana State University

Refereed Conference Papers

  • V. Krisshna, and M. Owkes. High-Fidelity Simulation of a Rotary Bell Atomizer with Electrohydrodynamic Effects. ICLASS 15th Triennial International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Edinburgh, Scotland. (2021)

  • V. Krisshna, and M. Owkes. High-fidelity simulations of electrolyte jets in an electric field. ICLASS 15th Triennial International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Chicago, IL. (2021)

  • V. Krisshna, and M. Owkes. High-Fidelity Simulation of a Rotary Bell Atomizer with Electrohydrodynamic Effects. ILASS-Americas 31st Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Madison, WI. (2021)

Leadership Experience

  • 2019 - 2021: President

Indian Student Association, Montana State University

  • 2017 - 2018: Treasurer

Indian Student Association, Montana State University

  • 2016 - 2017: President

Pixelbug Photography and Videography, National Institute of Technology - Trichy

  • 2012 - 2013: Captain

Varsity Table Tennis Team, Indian Educational School​, Kuwait