Ongoing Research Projects

Research Projects

1. Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition Studies in a Detonation Tube Facility          

     Role: PI

     Agency: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), India

     Duration: 3 years

     Grant:  30 lacs (USD 43,000)

     Status: Submitted (8-07-2021)

2. Sensitizing Fuel-Oxidizer-Diluent Mixtures for Detonation Cycle Engines         

     Role: PI

     Agency: Aeronautical Research and Development Board (ARDB), India

     Duration: 3 years

     Grant: 88 lacs (USD 125,000)

     Status: Approved and Sanctioned (13-07-2021)

3. Turbulent Boundary Layer Combustion for Propulsion and Fire Science Applications: Theoretical, Experimental,

     and Computational Studies        

     Role: PI

     Agency: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), India

     Duration: 2 years

     Grant: 30 lacs (USD 43,000)

     Status: Ongoing

4. Sooting Characteristics of Conventional and Alternative Jet Fuels

    Role: PI

    Agency: DoRD, IIT Kanpur, India

    Duration: 3 years

    Grant: 25 lacs (USD 36,000)

    Status: Ongoing

5. Lithium-Air Solid State Batteries with High Energy Density         

     Role: Co-PI

     Agency: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), India

     Duration: 3 years

     Grant: SERB-NPDF Fellowship Support for up to 3 years

     Status: Submitted and under review (10-06-2021)

6. Investigation of Combustion Characteristics of Carbon Coated Aluminum Nanoparticles  

    Role: Co-PI

    Agency: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), India

    Duration: 3 years

    Grant: 25 lacs (USD 36,000)

    Status: Ongoing

 

7. Development of Detonation and Combustion Models for Metal Infused Explosives  

    Role: Co-PI

    Agency: Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL), DRDO, India

    Duration: 3 years

    Grant: 35 lacs (USD 50,000)

    Status: Ongoing

 

8. Development of an Axial Flow Turbine Test Rig  

    Role: Co-PI

    Agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST), India

    Duration: 2 years

    Grant: 24 lacs (USD 35,000)

    Status: Ongoing

Outreach

Reviewing Activities


Reviewer for Journals


Progress in Energy and Combustion Science (2015-present)
Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (2017-present)
Journal of Fire Sciences (2017-present)
Fire Technology (2014-present)
International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems (2014-present)
Combustion and Flame (2018-present)
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2018-present)
Fire Safety Journal (2018-present)
Fuel (2018-present)
International Association For Fire Safety Science (2019-present)

ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications (2020-present)
 
Services / Peer Recognition

 

Session Chair, 38th International Symposium on Combustion, Adelaide, Australia, 2021

International Advisory Committee, 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Fluid and Thermal Sciences, Dubai, UAE, 2020

Member, Proulx and Magnusson Early Career Awards Committee, 13th IAFSS Symposium, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2020
Session Chair, 37th International Symposium on Combustion, Dublin, Ireland, 2018
Member, Faculty Search Committee, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur, 2018-2020

 

Outreach Activities


Outreach to Women in Engineering and other groups
Location: College Park, MD
Description: Conducted laboratory tours, presentations on fire research, discussions on college education and more to women in engineering and other groups at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA, 2013-2014.

Professional Memberships

 Professional Memberships

  • The Combustion Institute, Member

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Member

  • International Association of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS), Member

  • International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF), Member

  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Member

Thesis Oral Board Committee

 M.Tech. Thesis Oral Board Committee Member

[1] Mr. Gaurav Seth (14807242), “Prediction Of Post Detonation Evolution Of Flow Parameters For Non-Ideal Explosives.” 2019.


[2] Mr. Parneeth Lokini (16101024), “Study of Emissions in an Atmospheric Pressure Gas Turbine Combustor Rig.” 2018.


[3] Pooja Nema (16101027), “Investigation of Stagnation Point Reverse Flow Slinger Combustor." 2018.


[4] Boomadevi (16101007), “Investigation Analysis of Infrared Signature from the aircraft plume for various Nozzle Configurations.” 2018.