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Ajay Vikram 

Singh PhD

Bio

Dr. Ajay V. Singh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park (2015), and did postdoctoral research at Stanford University, Stanford (2015-2017).

 

His professional achievements include the Exemplary Performance in Teaching Award (2023 and 2019), two Best Paper Awards in the field of chemically reacting flows at the 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Fluids & Thermal Sciences - iCRAFT2020 (2021), Early Career Research Award (2019), Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Combustion Institute (2018), New Faculty Fellowship (2017-2020), Distinguished Paper Award in the 35th International Symposium for Combustion (2014) and a nomination for the Silver Combustion Medal (2015) which recognizes an outstanding distinguished paper. A distinguished paper selected for this honor exemplifies quality, achievement, and significance to advance the field of combustion science. His academic achievements also include a Future Faculty Fellowship from the University of Maryland College Park (2014-2015), Northrop Grumman Graduate Fellowship in Engineering Education (2014-2015), Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award (2014-2015), and the prestigious Jacob K. Goldhaber travel award (2015).

 

His current research interests are in fire science, fire dynamics, flame spread, high-speed compressible reactive flows, gaseous detonations including deflagration to detonation transition (DDT) in channels and tubes, gaseous explosions, soot formation and oxidation in flames, and flame synthesis of functional nanoparticles. So far, he has published his work in about 95 reputed International Journals and refereed Conference Proceedings. He is also the author of 5 Book Chapters.

 

He is currently a reviewer for several reputed journals including Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, and Combustion and Flame. He has given several invited lectures at Stanford University as a part of the High-Temperature Gas Dynamics Seminar series and has also served as a member of prestigious international award committees. He has also served as a session chair in the 38th International Symposium on Combustion, Adelaide, Australia, 2021, and the 37th International Symposium on Combustion, Dublin, Ireland, 2018.

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 Education and Professional Experience

2022-present

Associate Professor

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

2017-2022

Assistant Professor

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

2015-2017

Postdoctoral Researcher

High-Temperature Gas Dynamics Laboratory (HTGL)

Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
 

2010 - 2015

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mechanical Engineering   

University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

2008-2010

Research Engineer

Renault Nissan

 

2006 - 2008

Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Aerospace Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

 

2002 - 2006

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Mechanical Engineering

U.P. Technical University, Lucknow, India

Employment

Dr. Ajay V. Singh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park (2015), and did postdoctoral research at Stanford University, Stanford (2015-2017). At Stanford, Dr. Singh worked on various research projects related to jet fuel combustion chemistry, soot formation and oxidation in flames, flame synthesis of functional nanoparticles, and detonations. Before venturing for Ph.D., Dr. Singh worked as a research engineer at Renault Nissan where he was a part of the Powertrain CFD analysis group. He was responsible for projects related to numerical combustion, aerodynamics, and coolant flow computations. 

My Academic Family Tree

My academic family tree can be traced back to Dr Forman A. Williams and Dr Ludwig Prandtl.

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