Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Assistant Professor
Phone: (216) 368-2029
Office Location: Glennan 459 B




Chirag Kharangate is leading the Two-Phase Thermal Management Laboratory in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). 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, 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. 



Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2016

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2011

B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology-Allahabad, India, 2009

Research Lab: Glennan 209 Y

Two-Phase Thermal Management Laboratory

Research Areas:

  • Thermal Management
  • Two-Phase Flows
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Microgravity

Selected Research Publications:

  • Kharangate, C., Jung, K., Jung, S., Kong, D., Schaadt, J., Lee, H., Asheghi, M., Goodson, K., “Experimental investigation of embedded micro-pin-fins for single-phase heat transfer and pressure drop,” ASME Journal of Electronics Packaging, in press.
  • Kharangate, C., Mudawar, I., “Review of computational studies on boiling and condensation,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 108, pp. 1164-1196, 2017.
  • Kharangate, C., Konishi, C., Mudawar, I., “Consolidated methodology to predicting flow boiling critical heat flux for inclined channels in Earth gravity and for microgravity,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 92, pp. 467-482, 2016.
  • Kharangate, C., O’Neill, L., Mudawar, I., Hasan, M., Nahra, H., Balasubramaniam, R., Hall, N., Macner, A., Mackey, J., “Flow boiling and critical heat flux in horizontal channel with one-sided and double-sided heating,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 90, pp. 323-338, 2015.
  • Lee, H., Kharangate, C., Mascharehnas, N., Park, I., Mudawar, I., “Experimental and computational investigation of vertical downflow condensation,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 85, pp. 865-879, 2015.