Current Group Members

Principal Investigator

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Professor Ajay V. Singh

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park, USA (2015)

  • M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2008)

  • B.Tech., U.P. Technical University, Lucknow, India (2006)

Research Group

Number of Ph.D. Students = 5
Number of MS By Research Students = 3
Number of M.Tech. Students = 19
Number of B.Tech. Students = 3

Current Ph.D. Students

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Ashok Mavji Patel

Education:

  • JRF, Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, (2021-22)

  • MTech, Mechanical Engineering, Sardar Patel College of Engineering (2020)

  • BE, Mechanical Engineering, K J Somaiya College of Engineering (2016)

Research Interest: Multi Phase Flow, Melting and Solidification, Combustion

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.

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Chandan Kumar Yadav

Education:

  • Master of Engineering (M.E.) in Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (2022)

  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (2013)

Research Interest: Thermo-fluidic phenomena, Nano-fluids, Combustion and Propulsion, Turbomachinery, Compressible/High speed flows & CFD

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.

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Alankrit Srivastava

Education:

  • M.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India (2021)

  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra,
    J&K, India (2018)

Research Interest: Fire Science, Fire Dynamics, Combustion and Reacting Flows

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.

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Ashlesh Dahake

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2021)

  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, SGGS Institute of Technology, Nanded, India (2019)

Research Interest: Detonation-based Engines, Detonations, Combustion and Reacting Flows, Jet Fuel Combustion Chemistry

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.

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Ranjay Kumar Singh

Education:

  • M.E., Space Engineering and Rocketry, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India (2017)

  • B.Tech., Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautical Society of India, New Delhi, India (2014)

Research Interest: Detonation-based Engines, High-Speed Propulsion Systems, Futuristic Propulsion Systems, Detonations, Jet Fuel Combustion Chemistry

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.

Current M.S. by Research (MS-R) Students

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Bhadabhagni Venkata Sandeep

Education:

  • MS-R, Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2024)

  • B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, Andhra Pradesh (2020)

Research Interest: Detonation-based engines, Detonations and Explosions, Combustion and Reacting Flows

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Anil S. Karthik

Education:

  • MS-R, Aerospace engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2024)

  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering Trivandrum, Kerala, India (2021)

Research Interest: Detonation-based Engines, Swirl Combustion, Boundary Layer Combustion

Current M.Tech. Students

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Sai Rohith Thaviti

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2024)

  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering), Osmania University, Hyderabad, India (2022)

Research Interest: Combustion and Reacting Flows, Detonation and Explosion Physics, Boundary Layer Combustion

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Sai Rohith Thaviti

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2024)

  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering), Osmania University, Hyderabad, India (2022)

Research Interest: Combustion and Reacting Flows, Detonation and Explosion Physics, Boundary Layer Combustion

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Pushkar Chaudhary

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2023)

  • B.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, R.V. College of Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Bengaluru, India (2021)

Research Interest: Detonation-based Engines, Swirl Combustion, Boundary Layer Combustion

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Aswin S H

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2023)

  • B.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum,  India (2018)

Research Interest: Combustion and Reacting Flows, Boundary-Layer Combustion, Flame Spread, Fire Dynamics

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Mukesh Goklani

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2023)

  • B.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Rajasthan Technical University, Kota, India (2020)

Research Interest: Combustion and Reacting Flows, Aircraft Propulsion

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Naraboina Srinivas

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2023)

  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad, India (2021)

Research Interest: Combustion and Reacting Flows, Aircraft Propulsion

Former Group Members

MS by Research (MS-R) Students

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Abhinandan Singh

Education:

  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2020)

  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Thapar University, Patiala, India (2016)

Research Interest: Boundary Layer Combustion, Fire Science, Flame Spread, Combustion and Reacting Flows

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachussets, USA.

M. Tech. Students

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Ashlesh Dahake

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2021)

  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, SGGS Institute of Technology, Nanded, India (2019)

Research Interest: Detonation-based Engines, Detonations, Combustion and Reacting Flows, Jet Fuel Combustion Chemistry

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.

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Shweta Sanjay Patil

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2022)

  • B.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Priyadarshini College of Engineering, Nagpur,  India (2018)

Research Interest: Combustion and Reacting Flows, Soot Formation and Oxidation, Gas Turbine Emissions, Flame Synthesis

Current Position: Research Engineer, CNH Industrial (American-Italian multinational corporation )

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Ayush Verma

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2022)

  • B.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University,
    Lucknow,  India (2018)

Research Interest: Fire Science, Fire Dynamics, Boundary-Layer Diffusion Flames

Current Position: Senior Executive Engineer, Tata Advanced Systems Limited

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Abhisekh Patro

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2022)

  • B.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Amity University, Noida,  India (2018)

Research Interest: Soot Formation and Oxidation, Gas Turbine Emissions

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Jenishkumar Pareshbhai Kodinariya

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2022)

  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad,  India (2019)

Research Interest: Detonations and Explosion Physics, High-speed Propulsion Systems

Current Position: Analyst, HSBC Holdings plc

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Saurav Kumar 

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2021)

  • B.Tech., School of Aeronautics, Neemrana (Rajasthan), India (2018)

Research Interest: Fire Science, Boundary-Layer Combustion, Fire Dynamics

Current Position: Scientific Officer B, DRDO, India.

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M.S. Karthikeyan Iyer

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2021)

  • B.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Sastra University, Thanjavur,  India (2019)

Research Interest: Detonation-based Engines, Detonations, Combustion and Reacting Flows, Jet Fuel Combustion Chemistry

Current Position: Product Engineer, Eaton Corporation plc

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Khurshid Ahmad (Joint Supervision with Dr. Vaibhav Arghode)

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2021)

  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India (2018)

Research Interest: Colorless Distributed Combustion, Gas Turbine Engines

Current Position: Product Engineer, Eaton Corporation plc

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Amit Deo Pandey

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2021)

  • B.Tech., NIT Jamshedpur, Mechanical Engineering, India (2016)

Research Interest: Soot Diagnostics, Soot Formation and Oxidation

Current Position: DMS (Depot Material Superintendent), Indian Railways

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D Santosh Kumar

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2020)

  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering, Tirupati, India (2010)

Research Interest: Detonations, Detonation-based Engines, Combustion and Reacting Flows

Current Position: Squadron Leader, Indian Air Force

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Kiran Ivin

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2020)

  • B.Tech., Aeronautical Engineering, Infant Jesus College of Engineering, Anna University, India (2009)

Research Interest: Detonations, Detonation-based Engines, Combustion and Reacting Flows

Current Position: Squadron Leader, Indian Air Force

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Akash J. Malaviya

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2020)

  • B.Tech., Aeronautical Engineering, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad (Gujarat), India (2017)

Research Interest: Turbulent Boundary Layer Combustion, Fire Dynamics, Combustion and Reacting Flows

Current Position: Research Engineer, Rolls Royce plc

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Shubham Onave

Education:

  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2019)

Research Interest: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fire Dynamics, Combustion and Reacting Flows

Current Position: Working in his own  startup

B.Tech. Students

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Tarundeep Singh Gill

Education:​​

  • B.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2019)

 

Research Interest: Detonation-based Engines, Detonations, Combustion and Reacting Flows

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Rishabh Chaturvedi

Education:​​

  • B.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2019)

 

Research Interest: Detonation-based Engines, Detonations, Combustion and Reacting Flows

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Aditya Katara

Education:​​

  • B.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2019)

 

Research Interest: Stagnation Flames, Soot Formation and Oxidation, Gas Turbine Engine Emissions

Students Recognition

Students Recognition

  • Mr. Alankrit Srivastava, a Ph.D. student in our research group received the prestigious Prime Ministers' Research Fellowship (PMRF) for a period of four years from MHRD, New Delhi, India.

  • Mr. D. Santosh Kumar, a past M.Tech. student won the Best Paper Presentation Award at the 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Fluid and Thermal Sciences (iCRAFT 2020) that was held from 19-21 March 2021 in Dubai, UAE.​

  • Mr. Abhinandan Singh, a past MS by Research (MSR) student won the Best Paper Presentation Award at the 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Fluid and Thermal Sciences (iCRAFT 2020) that was held from 19-21 March 2021 in Dubai, UAE.

  • Mr. Abhinandan Singh, a past Ph.D. student, received the prestigious Prime Ministers' Research Fellowship (PMRF) for a period of five years from MHRD, New Delhi, India.

 

  • ​Mr. D. Santosh Kumar, a past M.Tech. student, received the Academic Excellence Award in Aerospace Engineering for the year 2018-2019, IIT Kanpur, India.

  • Mr. D. Santosh Kumar, a past M.Tech. student, received the Academic Excellence Award in Aerospace Engineering for the year 2019-2020, IIT Kanpur, India.

  • Mr. M. S. Karthikeyan Iyer, a past M.Tech. student, received the Academic Excellence Award in Aerospace Engineering for the year 2019-2020, IIT Kanpur, India.

  • Mr. Abhinandan Singh, a past MS by Research (MSR) student, got nominated for the SIIC Student Innovation Award (SSIA) and the Cadence Gold Medal, IIT Kanpur, India.

  • Mr. D. Santosh Kumar, a past M.Tech. student got nominated for the SIIC Student Innovation Award (SSIA) and the Cadence Gold Medal, IIT Kanpur, India.