EDUCATION

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, 2013
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2009
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

B.E. (Sandwich), Production Engineering, 2007
PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India

WORK EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, December 2015-present
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2015
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

Graduate Research Assistant, 2009-2013
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, US

Graduate Research Assistant, Summer and Fall 2008
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fall 2007 and Spring 2008
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Heat Transfer, Combustion and Propulsion, Energetic Materials, Multiphase flows

JOURNAL REVIEW SERVICES

Combustion and Flame
Combustion Science and Technology
Combustion Theory and Modelling
Journal of Propulsion and Power
Journal of Applied Physics
Computational Materials Science
Fuel Processing Technology

HONORS AND AWARDS
Outstanding Reviewer, Combustion and Flame, 2016
International Travel Support, Science and Engineering Research Board, 2016
David Weaver Best Paper Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2016
Excellence in Research Fellowship, IIT Gandhinagar, 2015-present
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, The Pennsylvania State University, 2007-2008
Academic Proficiency Award, PSG College of Technology, 2005-2007

INVITED LECTURES/TALKS and WORKSHOPS
TEQIP (III) STTP on Combustion Concepts and Applications, SV National Institute of Technology, Surat, Nov-Dec 2020
12th International High Energy Materials Conference and Exhibit, IIT Madras, Dec 2019
GATET workshop on "High Density (JP 10) High Energy (Boron Based) Slurry Fuel for Gas Turbine Engine", Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), August 2017
9th International Symposium on "Combustion and Plasma Chemistry", Almaty, Kazakhstan, September 2017
Joint IX International Symposium on "The Physics and Chemistry of Carbon Materials/Nanoengineering" and Conference on "Nanoenergetic Materials and Nanoenergetics", Almaty, Kazhakstan, September 2016