Bikram Bhatia

Asst Professor

Bikram Bhatia is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Principal Investigator of the Pyro Energy Research Laboratory at the University of Louisville. His research focuses on heat transfer, nanotechnology, advanced materials, and energy systems.

Prior to joining UofL in 2019, he was a research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he worked on opto-thermal systems for concentrated solar power and radiative cooling applications. During his graduate studies, he investigated waste heat harvesting in nanoscale pyroelectric films. Bikram received his B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in 2008, and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in 2014.


  • BTECH in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Inst Tech Guwahati, 2008
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2010
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2014


High power density pyroelectric energy conversion in nanometer-thick BaTiO<sub>3</sub> films- 2016
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