Mechanical Engineering Department

Email: agshaligram@mes.ac.in


  • M.Tech.
    1983: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in Mechanical Engineering (specialization Heat, Power and Refrigeration Engineering)
  • B.E.
    1981: College of Engineering, Pune in Mechanical Engineering

Research and Consultancy

  • Nucleate pool boiling of low-GWP refrigerants on enhanced, structured surfaces (ongoing Ph.D. at I.I.T., Bombay)


Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Heat Transfer, R & AC System Design, Mechanical Engineering Measurements

Important Publications

  • Avinash Shaligram, Sandip Kumar Saha, “Application of Dynamic Bubble Departure Model for new, low-GWP Refrigerants on Enhanced, Structured Surfaces”; presented at ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2017, Tampa, FL. November 2017
  • Avinash Shaligram, Vinayak Khatawate, Divya Padmanabhan, “Reaffirming Core Technical Knowledge of Fresh Mechanical Engineers : Need of the Hour” Paper presented at Fourth International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education; held at Manipal University, Jaipur from 10th – 11th January, 2017
  • ISHRAE Position Paper on Refrigerants for Indian Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industries: Challenges and Responsibilities by ISHRAE Refrigerant Committee, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Journal September – October 2015more…
  • Avinash Shaligram, Rajesh Deshpande “HVAC Sustainability Research Park” ASME International Conference on energy Sustainability, July 2013 Minneapolis, MN, USA more…
  • Avinash Shaligram “Solar Thermal Power for Large Chillers: A Feasibility Study” Paper published in ASME International Conference on “Energy Sustainability” June 2007 California, USA more…

Awards and Recognitions

  • President of ISHRAE Thane Chapter (2013-14)
  • Member of Chapter Working Committee (CWC) from 2009 to 2014
  • Member of ISHRAE National Refrigerants Committee
  • ISHRAE Chapter Service Award
  • Member of ASME, Institution of Engineers (I), ISTE
  • Guest speaker at Industry Seminar(s)
  • Faculty Advisor for ISHRAE Students Chapter