Dr Krishnendu Puzhukkil

Dr Krishnendu Puzhukkil

FlexWave Research Fellow in ORE Hydrodynamics

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)



Krishnendu is a research fellow in ORE hydrodynamics in the COAST Engineering Research Group, School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics.

She is currently working on the FlexWave project funded by EPSRC, which aims at using flexible responsive systems in wave energy. This will offer opportunities to reduce costs on the existing wave energy devices, paving the way for niche and grid scale applications. The hydrodynamic performance of different flexible wave energy converter designs will be assessed through numerical modelling and wave basin experiments. During her PhD research at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, she developed an integrated wave energy breakwater system suitable for regions with medium wave energy potential.


Ph.D. Civil Engineering | Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India | 2020
Thesis Title: A dual-purpose wave energy breakwater system

M.TECH. Ocean Technology | Cochin University of Science and Technology, India | 2014
Thesis Title: Study of wave reflection and transmission characteristics over a perforated inclined plate

B.E. Civil Engineering | Avinashilingam University, India | 2011
Thesis Title: A comparative study on the effect of stabilisation on clay using quarry dust and fly-ash as admixtures



Research interests

  • Offshore renewable energy
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Coastal engineering
  • Physical and numerical modelling

Research groups




Krishnendu P and Balaji R. (2021) An experimental study on interaction of regular waves with steep inclined perforated plates.  Experimental Techniques. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40799-021-00463-3

Krishnendu P and Balaji R. (2021) Integration of a heaving type wave energy converter in a chambered breakwater system. Marine Systems and Ocean Technology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40868-020-00090-4

Krishnendu P and Balaji R. (2020) Performance analysis of dual sphere wave energy converter integrated with a chambered breakwater system. Applied Ocean Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apor.2020.102279

Krishnendu P and Balaji R. (2020) Hydrodynamic performance analysis of an integrated wave energy absorption system. Ocean Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.106499

Conference Papers

Krishnendu P and Balaji R. (2019) Investigation on utilizing the seasonally varying wave power along Indian coastline using an integrated wave energy absorption system, 16th Annual meeting Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS), 28 Jul to 02 Aug, Singapore.

Krishnendu P and Balaji R. (2018) Verification of hydrodynamic response of a heaving plate model using WEC-Sim. 7th International and 45th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (FMFP), 10-12 Dec, Mumbai, India.

Krishnendu P and Balaji R. (2016) Study on utilisation of the amplified wave height inside a perforated chamber by a heaving plate model. International Conference on Offshore Renewable Energy (CORE), 12-14 Sept, Glasgow, UK.

Krishnendu P, Mukul Pol and Balaji R. (2016) Motion response of a floating pontoon breakwater through numerical investigation. IX PIANC – COPEDEC 2016, 16-21 Oct, Rio-de Janeiro, Brazil.

Krishnendu P and Balaji R. (2014) Experimental investigation on performance of inclined perforated plates as wave energy absorbers. 19th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources, Coastal Environmental Engineering, 18-20 Dec, NIT, Bhopal, India.


Indian Patent No. 201721021992 filed for invention