B. K. VENKANNA is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Sri Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot, Karnataka. He obtained his B.E. (Mechanical) degree from K.U.D., Karnataka in 1984 and M.E. (Thermal Sciences) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 1987. He is in teaching profession since 1984. He is actively engaged in research work in thermal sciences (I.C. engines, alternative fuels, combustion, heat transfer and solar energy) and has published/presented 19 research papers in various national/international journals/conferences. He has guided over 40 sponsored projects and some of them have been adjudged superlative work.
SWATI B. V. is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot, Karnataka. She obtained her B.E. (Mechanical) degree from K.U.D., Karnataka in 1989 and M.Tech. from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka. She is in teaching profession since 1989. She has presented/published six research papers in various national/international journals/conferences. She has guided over 20 sponsored projects. She has authored three books including Applied Thermodynamics.