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Overview

  • Education:
  • 2009: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India (Advisor: Prof. Babu Viswanathan).

  • 2006: M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India.

  • 2001: B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, Madurai Kamaraj University, India.

  • Research Interests (applications):
  • Alternative - Low GWP working fluids (Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning, ORC, Waste-Heat Recovery).

  • Alternative fuels (Aviation, Biofuels).

  • Multiphase Thermo-fluid characteristics.

  • Spray (Cooling, Healthcare, Gas turbines).

  • Combustion diagnostics.

  • Nanoscale additives (Energy enhancers).

  • Supersonic / Hypersonic – Flow, Mixing, Combustion (High-speed transport).

  • Research Grants:
  • 2019-2021: “Multiphase flow visualization of alternative refrigerant mixtures”, Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF), Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

  • 2018-2019: “Hydrocarbon-CO2 blends: An Environmentally-Benign Alternative Refrigerants”, Qatar Shell Research and Technology Center, Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

  • 2018-2019: “Effect of Nanoparticles on Alternative Fuel Sprays at High-Pressure Conditions”, QNRF, Role: Principal Investigator.

  • 2015-2018: “In-depth Characterization of Spray and Combustion Performance of Alternative Jet Fuels at Gas Turbine Combustor Conditions”, QNRF, Role: Principal Investigator.

  • Experience:
  • 2021-present: Associate Professor, Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology, China.

  • 2018-2020: Visiting Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University (Qatar Campus).

  • 2013-2020: Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University (Qatar Campus).

  • 2010-2013: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University (Qatar Campus).

  • 2009-2010: Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.

  • Honours:
  • 2020 – Second place, 12th Undergraduate Research Conference, QNRF.

  • 2016 – Second place, Best Representative Image Outcome of research, QNRF.

  • 2010 – Postdoctoral Research Associate, Qatar Science and Technology.

     Membership:

  • ASME – Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

  • AIAA – Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Research Interests

  • Alternative fuels;
  • Alternative refrigerants;
  • Multiphase Thermo-fluid characteristics;
  • Spray and Combustion diagnostics;
  • Nanoscale additives;
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics: Supersonic/Hypersonic mixing and combustion studies

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