Vikram Menon

Vikram Menon

  • Ph. D. student (2011-2015)
  • Daimler AG, Japan


Education / Degrees:

Since 16/05/2011 Ph.D. Student at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry - Karlsruhe, Germany. Helmholtz Research School Member (Energy Related Catalysis)
Thesis: A Model-based Understanding of Reversible Oxide-ion-conducting and Proton-conducting Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs).

Sept'09 - Feb'11

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at COLUMBIA University, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science - New York, USA. GPA: 3.87/4.00

July'05 - May'09

Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering at SASTRA University, School of Mechanical Engineering - Tanjore, India. GPA: 9.42/10.00. Award: DEAN'S LIST SCHOLARSHIP (top 2%)

Research Experience

Research Assistant
Sept 2009 - Dec 2010 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, PI – Dr. Pejman Akbari (Adjunct Assistant Professor), Skills – Computational methods for analysis of Pulse detonation engines
Research Intern, Sensors Division Sept 2008 - Jan 2009 BERNSTEIN AG, R&D, Germany, PI – Dr. Dieter Moennicke (Manager, R&D), Skills – Product design, heat transfer analysis of sensor materials

Current Research

Modeling and Simulation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Academic Achievements & Awards

  • DEAN'S LIST SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT (top 2%) during the academic years – 2005-2008
  • SUBJECT TOPPER in engineering chemistry, basic electronics engineering, mathematics – IV, thermal engineering, microprocessor & its applications, manufacturing technology – I, kinematics of machinery, manufacturing technology – II, gas dynamics & aerospace propulsion
  • DEPARTMENT TOPPER during the 1st, 2nd & 5th semester. Overall department rank – II