Poovanna Cheppudira Thimmaiah

Graduate Research Assistant – MODAL Research Group

  • PhD Candidate – Mechatronic System Engineering – Simon Fraser University

Email: pthimmai@sfu.ca

Poovanna Cheppudira Thimmaiah


Poovanna Cheppudira Thimmaiah is a doctoral student in laboratory of alternative energy conversion. Poovanna has held position senior engineer in Robert Bosch (2008-2013) in Germany and India. His PhD research is on development of compact heat exchangers for green sustainable air-conditioning and refrigeration systems for hybrid and electric vehicles. He received his Master of Science from Coventry University and Bachelor of Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India.


Date Degree Program University
2013- ABD Ph.D. Mechatronic System Engineering Simon Fraser University
2004-2006 M.Sc. Master of Science Coventry University
2000-2004 Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) Mechanical Engineering Visveswaraiah Technological University

Work Experience

Date Position Company Place
2010-2013 Senior Engineer Robert Bosch Germany
2008-2010 Engineer Robert Bosch India
2007-2008 Project Engineer M. S. Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies India
2004 Research Intern General Electric (GE) India

Achievements and Honours

  • Service Recognition Award, Robert Bosch (February 2013)
  • Performance award, Robert Bosch (2009)
  • Professional Scholarship, Coorg TATA foundation (2009)
  • Publication in International Journal of CFD cases studies, NAFEMS, Scotland (December 2009)

Social Positions

  • Project Director, Project Move, Registered NGO, Building Elementary School on People Public Partnership for the rural students of India, www.projectmove.in
  • Founding Member, Smayate Foundation, Registered NGO, Encouraging poor students for education, www.smayate.org


  • Travelling
  • Reading issues related to public policies
  • Rural development