Chirag Kharangate, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Case School of Engineering

Dr. Chirag Kharangate is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the Case School of Engineering. Dr. Kharangate received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 2016 and has multiple years of research and industry experience working on projects dealing with thermal management technologies utilizing single-phase and two-phase flows for automotive, computer, defense, and aerospace applications. He has extensive expertise testing and modeling flow boiling, flow condensation and evaporation phase change schemes. His research interests also include understanding the effect of gravity, from microgravity to hyper gravity, on phase change technologies. His recent work with NASA’s Glenn Research Center is laying the ground-work for implementation of two-phase thermal management systems in future space missions. He complements his experimental and theoretical work with CFD analysis of phase change phenomena in turbulent multiphase flows and development of novel machine learning modeling tools for predicting two-phase flow performance parameters.