Dr. Mishra’s expertise is in system level modeling of engineering ecosystems and driving technology innovation in corporate environment with a focus on thermal-fluid systems. During 15 years of industry and research experience, Dr. Mishra has developed a deep knowledge of thermal fluids systems, consumer electronics and spacecraft engineering. Columbia presently works in space and thermal environments designing spacecrafts, specifically NASA’s Artemis Mission to the Moon, which will land the first woman and next man on the Moon and establish a permanent human presence in Lunar orbit.

Prior to the space industry, Dr. Mishra worked as a Senior Thermal Engineer and in computational photolithography at Intel Corporation.  At Intel she focused on semiconductor thermals and consumer electronic system modeling with an emphasis on high volume manufacturing. Dr. Mishra’s research interests are in thermal-fluids systems with focus on radiative transport, thermal-power management, energy storage, phase change materials. Dr. Mishra’s doctorate in Mechanical Engineering focused in thermal-fluids systems specializing in nanoscale thermal transport.  

Throughout her career she has worked in varied capacities in diverse technology sectors, including for Apple Inc. in California, Stress Engineering Services in Texas, Makino Asia in Singapore, and Tata Motors in India. Dr. Mishra’s research has been published in journals such as Nature Materials, Journal of Fluid Mechanics and has been cited over a thousand times. She holds 5 patents pending, 1 granted for her work in thermal architecture and innovation in electronic systems.




Mishra, C. Ruiz, J, Hermerding, S. Soe, N. Singh, H. Cao, “Apparatus and Methods for Thermal Management of Electronic User Devices”, Filed Dec 30, 2019; Patent issuer and number US AC6412-US

Paavola, M. Makinen, C. Mishra, M. Carbone, “Torsional Heat Pipe”; Patent issuer and number: US PCT/16/370,918, Granted

Chattopadhyay, B. Qiu, C. Mishra, C. Ruiz, S. Potluri, J. Zhu, D. Kirubakaran, M. Gallina, A. Rallabandi, O. Zhu, R. Thomas, J. Hermerding, Dynamic scheduling of compute, AC 6089, US AC6089; Filing: April 2020

Paavola, M. Makinen, C. Mishra, R. Cardenas, Light and small passive active combination cooling for low power devices, US AC7758; Filing: April, 2020

Paavola, C. Mishra, J. Huttula, M. Carbone, Cavity Surface Heat Pipe Design for Improved Thermal Performance in Cold Plate Interface, US AD2844-US, December, 2020


Number of Citations – 1418

Doctoral Dissertation: Volume Averaged Phonon Boltzmann Transport Equation for Simulation of Heat Transport in Composites. Advisor: Prof. Jayathi Y. Murthy

Master’s thesis: Efficient Analysis of General Creeping Motion of a Sphere inside a Cylinder. Advisor: Prof. S. Bhattacharya

Mishra, D. Pidwerbecki, D. West, M. Coakley, “Falcon Lake Optimization, Journey to Customer Adoption”, Intel Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Summit (IMTES), 2019

Mishra, J. Loy, S. R. Mathur, J. Y. Murthy, “Volume Averaged Phonon Boltzmann Transport Equation for Non-Gray Heat Transport in Nanoporous Composites”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2016

Mishra, J. Loy, S. R. Mathur, J. Y. Murthy, “Volume Averaged Phonon Boltzmann Transport Equation for Heat Transport”, ASME 2016 HT/FE/ICNMM Heat Transfer, Fluids Engineering, & Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels Conferences, 2016

Chen, Q. Wu, C. Mishra, J. Kang, H. Zhang, K. Cho, W. Cai, A.A. Balandin, R.S. Ruoff , “Thermal Conductivity of Isotopically Modified Graphene”, Nature Materials, 11, 203-207, 2012

Heltzel, C. Mishra, R.S. Ruoff, A Fleming, “Analysis of an Ultrathin Graphite-based Compact Heat Exchanger”, Heat Transfer Engineering, Vol. 33, 11, 2012

Chen, A.L Moore, W. Cai, J.W. Suk, J. An, C. Mishra, C. Amos, C.W. Magnuson, J. Kang, L. Shi, R.S. Ruoff “Raman Measurements of Thermal Transport in Suspended Monolayer Graphene of Variable Sizes”, ACS Nano, 5, 321–328, 2011

Bhattacharya, C. Mishra, S. Bhattacharya, “Analysis of General Creeping Motion of a Sphere inside a Cylinder”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics Vol. 642:295–328, 2009

Heltzel, C. Mishra, R.S. Ruoff, A Fleming, “Analysis of a Graphene/Ultrathin Graphite Heat Exchanger for Aerospace Thermal Management “, ASME/JSME 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference 2011

Bhattacharya, C. Mishra, “Detailed Dynamics of Suspended Particles In a Pressure-driven Flow through a Bio-Conduit”, AIChE Annual Meeting, 2007

B Kundu, Mishra, B Gayen, “Performance Analysis of Fins with Uniform Thickness for a Flat Primary Surface Subject to Combined Heat and Mass Transfer” 7th ISHMT–ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, 2006

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