Karthik Sasihithlu

Karthik Sasihithlu

Assistant Professor


Academic Background:

  • M.S 2010; Ph.D 2013; Columbia University, New York
  • B.Tech 2008; NIT Karnataka, Surathkal

Contact Address:

320, Transit Building IIT Powai

(0091 22) - 2576 9347

Research Interest:

  • Heat Transfer Physics, Thermal boundary resistance
  • Thin film solar photovoltaics

Courses Offered:

List of Publications:

  1. Phonon assisted heat transfer across a vacuum gap; J.B. Pendry, K. Sasihithlu, R. Craster; Physical Review B 94, 075414 (2016); http://journals.aps.org/prb/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevB.94.075414
  2. Van der Waals force assisted heat transfer; K. Sasihithlu, J.B. Pendry, R. Craster; Zeitschrift fr Naturforschung A72.2 (2017); https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/zna.2017.72.issue-2/zna-2016-0361/zna-2016-0361.xml
  3. A surface-scattering model satisfying energy conservation and reciprocity; K. Sasihithlu, N. Dahan, J-P Hugonin, J-J Greffet; Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 171, 4-14 (2016); http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022407315300601
  4. Light Trapping in Ultrathin CIGS Solar Cell With Absorber Thickness of 0.1 μm; K. Sasihithlu, N. Dahan, J-J Greffet; IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics (2017); https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8288696/
  5. Near-field radiative transfer between two unequal sized spheres with large size disparities; K. Sasihithlu and A. Naryanaswamy; Optics Express 22 (12), 14473-14492 (2013) https://www.osapublishing.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-22-12-14473
  6. Phonon transport across a vacuum gap; D. P. Sellan, E. S. Landry, K. Sasihithlu, A. Narayanaswamy, A. McGaughey, and C. Amon. Physical Review B, 85, 024118 (2012) http://journals.aps.org/prb/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevB.85.024118
  7. Convergence of vector spherical wave expansion method applied to near-field radiative transfer; K. Sasihithlu and A. Naryanaswamy; Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue S4, pp. A772-A785 (2011); https://www.osapublishing.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-19-S4-A772
  8. Proximity effects in radiative heat transfer; K. Sasihithlu and A. Naryanaswamy; Physical Review B (Rapid communications), 83(16), 161406 (2011); http://journals.aps.org/prb/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevB.83.161406

Work Experiance:

  • Marie Curie Fellow, Imperial College London
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Institut d'Optique, France