Dr. Anand K Plappally is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IITJ), India. He completed his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University (2001) and his M.S. in Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (2006). He also completed his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Department of Food Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University, Columbus (2010).