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Dr. Jignesh Thaker

Deputy Dean (Academics) and Associate Professor

Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)
M.Tech. (Turbo Machines - Gold Medal)
B.E. (Mechanical Engineering)

Dr. Jignesh Thaker is Deputy Dean (Academics) at Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Technology (FEST), Adani University. He is working with the institute since July 2017. In addition, Dr. Jignesh is handling the major roles and responsibilities as a technical lead/expert/mentor at Adani University Innovation Hub (AUIH), First Year Coordinator of FEST- B.Tech and Chief Mentor in Center of Human Values at Adani University.

Dr. Jignesh is passionate teacher & researcher. He is leading the effort to maximize students’ potential, skill, and knowledge to create/build a robust leadership pipeline of young leaders, entrepreneurs, and employees to accomplish the vision and goals in line with its values and culture, and to drive the growth and sustainability of all its existing and new businesses.

Dr. Jignesh has obtained his M. Tech (Mechanical Engineering) and Ph.D degrees from Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat. He has been awarded a Gold Medal for securing the 1 st rank in post-graduation study at SVNIT, Surat. He has been awarded Rashtriya Vidya Gaurav Puraskar at New Delhi for outstanding achievements and remarkable role in the field of education. He was awarded ITS under Young Scientist Scheme of Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India. More recently, Dr. Jignesh has been awarded Pedagogical Innovation Award (PIA) from Gujarat Technological University on 11 th GTU Innovation Sankul Awards 2022.

Dr. Jignesh has more than 15 years of industrial, research and academic experience in the field of Fluid-Thermal Engineering. He has published more than 25 research articles in reputed journals, books and conferences at International & National platforms. He is endorsed PhD supervisor and guiding two doctoral students in the field of Fluid-Thermal Engineering. In addition to that, Dr. Jignesh is continuously associated with Adani Group industries in terms of various consultancy projects, industrial training and internships for students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and industry practitioners.

Energy, Advanced Fluid Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Two-Phase Gas-Liquid Flows, Measurement and Instrumentation, Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Robotics & Automation Technology.

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Specialization in Fluid-Thermal Engineering), Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), 2017.
  • M.Tech. (Gold Medalist) in Mechanical Engineering (Specialization in Turbomachines), Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), 2012.
  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, 2007.

Academic/Research Experience

  • Associate Professor at Adani University (March 2023- continue)
  • Assistant Professor at Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering (July 2017- February 2023).
  • Research Fellow at Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (July 2012 – June 2017).
  • Assistant Professor at Shankersinh Vaghela Bapu Institute of Technology (July 2009 – June 2012).
  • Lecturer at Laljibhai Chaturbhai Institute of Technology (January 2009 – June 2009).
  • Lecturer at Ahmedabad Institute of Aeronautical Engineering and Information Technology (August 2008 – December 2008).


Industry Experience

  • Project Engineer at Kankariya Textile Industries Private Limited (December 2007 – August 2008).
  • Trainee Engineer at Jindal World Wide Limited (July 2007 – November 2007).

Dr. Jignesh has contributed his research work in the form of 28 research publications in various International/National Journals and Conferences. One of his research articles received 6000 reads on ResearchGate platform. He is a life member of National Society of Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power. Dr. Jignesh is potential reviewer in International Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering and International Journal of Multiphase Flow. He was National Advisory Board Member in International Conference on Applications of Fluid Dynamics.

Dr. Jignesh has been associated with two research projects (funded by Government of India) during his doctoral study. These projects details are:

Project Title: Experimental Analysis of Slug Regime in Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow through Pipes.
Governing Body: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India.
Approved Fund for Project: Rs. 25,18,400.
Sanction Letter No.: SB/S3/MMER/0111/2013.

Project Title: Water Resources and Flood Management.
Governing Body: TEQIP-II, Ministry of Human Research and Development (MHRD), Government of India.
Approved Fund for Project: Rs. 5,00,00,000.
Sanction Letter No.: NPIU/TEQIP-II/FIN/47 dated 21–06-2013.
Find out more details about his research publications on Research Profile