Dr Ajay V. Singh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur since November 2017. He received a PhD 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 Early Career Research Award (2019), Exemplary Performance in Teaching Award (2018), Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Combustion Institute (2018), 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 honour exemplifies quality, achievement, and significance to advance a field of combustion science. His academic achievements also include 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 prestigious Jacob K. Goldhaber travel award (2015).
His current research interests are in high-speed compressible reactive flows, detonations and explosions including deflagration to detonation transition (DDT) in channels and tubes, soot formation and oxidation, flame synthesis of functional nanoparticles, and fire dynamics. So far, he has published his work in about 44 reputed International Journals and refereed Conference Proceedings.
He is currently a reviewer for several reputed journals including the Progress in Energy and Combustion Science (PECS' impact factor tops 25; it ranks first among Elsevier's energy journals), 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 37th International Symposium on Combustion, Dublin, Ireland, 2018.
Education and Professional Experience
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
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
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
Dr Ajay V. Singh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur since November 2017. He received a PhD 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 PhD, 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.