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New Paper Published in the Fire Safety Journal

Our paper titled "Inhibition of Hydrogen-Oxygen/Air Gaseous Detonations using CF3I, H2O, and CO2" recently got published in the Fire Safety Journal (FISJ). Fire Safety Journal is the top-most scientific journal in the field of fire science. Dated: 30th June 2021.

 

Best Paper Award in the 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Fluid and Thermal Sciences (iCRAFT 2020)

I am pleased to announce that our paper titled "RP2-1 and RP2-2 Propellants Powered Rotating Detonation Waves for Applications in Rocket Motors" has won the best paper award in 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. Dated: 22nd March 2021.

Best Paper Award in the 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Fluid and Thermal Sciences (iCRAFT 2020)

I am pleased to announce that our paper titled "Local Burning Behavior of Wind-Driven Flames Under Turbulent Airflow Conditions" has won the best paper award in 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. Dated: 22nd March 2021.

New Paper Published in the Fire Safety Journal

Our paper titled "Burning Behavior of Mixed-Convection Wind-Driven Flames Under Varying Freestream Conditions" recently got published in the Fire Safety Journal (FISJ). Fire Safety Journal is the top-most scientific journal in the field of fire science. Dated: 12th March 2021.

Abhinandan Singh Receives the Prestigious Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF)

I am pleased to announce that Abhinandan Singh, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering has received the prestigious Prime Ministers' Research Fellowship (PMRF) for a period of five years. He is currently doing his Ph.D. thesis under my supervision on topics related to Fire Science. The PMRF Fellowship is a highly competitive Fellowship scheme where the students are selected through a rigorous selection process. Each Fellow under this scheme receives a Fellowship ranging from Rs 70,000-80,000 per month. Apart from this, each Fellow would be eligible for a research grant of Rs. 2 Lakhs per year (total of Rs 10 Lakhs for five years).  I wish him all the success in his future endeavors!!  Dated: 23rd December 2020.

New Paper Published in the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute

Our paper "Sensitizing Gaseous Detonations for Hydrogen/ Ethylene-Air Mixtures using Ozone and H2O2 as dopants for Application in Rotating Detonation Engines" recently got published in the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (PROCI). Proceedings of the Combustion Institute is the top-most scientific journal in the field of combustion science. Dated: 10th October, 2020.

D Santosh Kumar Receives the Academic Excellence Award in Aerospace Engineering for the year 2019-2020

D Santosh Kumar, an M.Tech sponsored candidate from Indian Air Force has received the prestigious Academic Excellence Award in Aerospace Engineering for the year 2019-2020. Santosh has received this award for the second time in a row. He has recently defended his M.Tech. thesis under my supervision on Detonation-based Engines. I wish him all the success for his future endeavours !! Dated: 15th March, 2019.

M. S. Karthikeyan Iyer Receives the Academic Excellence Award in Aerospace Engineering for the year 2019-2020

M.S. Karthikeyan Iyer, an M.Tech student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering has received the prestigious Academic Excellence Award in Aerospace Engineering for the year 2019-2020. He is currently doing his M.Tech. thesis under my supervision on Detonation-based Engines. I wish him all the success for his future endeavours !! Dated: 15th March, 2019.

D Santosh Kumar got Nominated for the Cadence Gold Medal and the SIIC Student Innovation Award (SSIA)

D Santosh Kumar, an M.Tech. student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering has been nominated for the Cadence Gold Medal and the SIIC Student Innovation Award (SSIA). D Santosh Kumar has completed his M.Tech. thesis under my guidance on Detonation-based engines. I wish him all the success for his future endeavours! Dated 1st October 2020.

Abhinandan Singh got Nominated for the SIIC Student Innovation Award (SSIA) and the Cadence Gold Medal

Abhinandan Singh, an M.S. by Research student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering has been nominated for the SIIC Student Innovation Award (SSIA) and the Cadence Gold Medal. Abhinandan has completed his M.S. by Research thesis under my guidance on turbulent boundary layer diffusion flames. I wish him all the success for his future endeavours! Dated 1st October 2020.

D Santosh Kumar successfully defends his M.Tech. Thesis

D Santosh Kumar, an M.Tech. student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering has successfully defended his thesis "On Exploring and Enhancing the Detonability Limits of Detonation-based Combustors Using Hydrogen and JP-8 as Target Fuels"  on August 20 2020. Mr. Kumar's masters' thesis addressed the issue of the operation of detonation-based engines at leaner mixtures while maintaining the stable detonation wave. In contrast to the above application-based scenario, Mr. Kumar's thesis also deals with the understanding of the detonation phenomena in terms of initiation, sustenance, and propagation of detonation waves in enclosures, which is essential for detonation inhibition in case of accidental explosions. I wish him all the success for his future endeavours! Dated 20th August 2020.

Kiran Ivin successfully defends his M.Tech. Thesis

Kiran Ivin, an M.Tech. student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering has successfully defended his thesis "Numerical Prediction of Critical Parameters in Gaseous Detonations Using Ethylene and JP-10 as Target Fuels"  on August 12 2020.  Mr. Ivin's thesis deals with the use of ignition promoters for the stabilisation and sustainment of detonation waves for applications in detonation-based engines. I wish him all the success for his future endeavours! Dated 12th August 2020.

Abhinandan Singh successfully defends his MS by Research Thesis

Abhinandan Singh, an M.S. by Research student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering has successfully defended his thesis "Experimental Investigation of Turbulent Wind-Driven Flames Under Varying Freestream Conditions"  on August 7 2020. His thesis includes new experimental data on wind-driven turbulent fires that would be extremely useful and significant for wildland fire spread modeling and other wind-driven turbulent fires. Mr. Singh’s MSR thesis was sent for an external review where his research work received outstanding remarks from the external reviewer. I want to quote the comments of an external reviewer as it is “The thesis was found to have a very good technical content with high-quality experimental data on turbulent wind-driven flames that led to the formulation of the useful power-law relationship between mean and local mass burning rate and a non-dimensional parameter that incorporates Reynolds number, Grashof number and the turbulence intensity of the flow.” I wish him all the success for his future endeavours! Dated 7th August 2020.

Akash J. Malaviya successfully defends his M.Tech. Project Report

Akash J. Malaviya, an M.Tech. student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering has successfully defended his M.tech. project report "Experimental and Numerical Investigation of a Turbulent Boundary Layer Diffusion Flame in a Free Convective Environment" on July 27 2020. I wish him all the success for his future endeavours! Dated 27th July 2020.

New Paper Accepted for Presentation at the 38th International Symposium on Combustion, Adelaide, Australia

Our paper "Sensitizing Gaseous Detonations for Hydrogen/ Ethylene-Air Mixtures using Ozone and H2O2 as dopants for Application in Rotating Detonation Engines" recently got accepted for presentation at the 38th International Symposium on Combustion. The papers accepted for presentation are published in the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (PROCI). Proceedings of the Combustion Institute is the top-most scientific journal in the field of combustion science. Dated: 6th March, 2020.

Abhinandan Singh got a Ph.D. Offer from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Sydney

Abhinandan Singh, an M.S. by Research Student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering has received a PhD job offer from the University of California Berkeley and the University of Sydney. Abhinandan is currently doing his M.S. by Research thesis under my guidance on turbulent boundary layer diffusion flames. I wish him all the success for his future endeavours !! Dated 5th March 2020.

Akash Malaviya got a job offer from Rolls-Royce plc

Akash Malaviya an M.Tech Student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering has received a prestigious job offer from Rolls-Royce plc. Akash is currently doing his M.Tech. thesis under my guidance on free convection turbulent boundary layer diffusion flames. I wish him all the success for his future endeavours !! Dated 10th December 2019.

New Paper Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

Our paper "Flame-formed carbon nanoparticles exhibit quantum dot behaviors" recently got published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), USA. PNAS is the second-most cited scientific journal. The online version of the aforementioned article can be found at the following link: https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/06/04/1900205116. Dated : 10th June, 2019.

D Santosh Kumar Receives the Academic Excellence Award in Aerospace Engineering for the year 2018-2019

D Santosh Kumar, an M.Tech sponsored candidate from Indian Air Force has received the prestigious Academic Excellence Award in Aerospace Engineering for the year 2018-2019. He is currently carrying out his research work under my supervision on Detonation Cycle Engines. I wish him all the success for his future endeavours !! Dated: 15th March, 2019.

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