Research experience

Assistant Professor, 2022 onwards (Aerospace Engg., Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India)


Research Fellow, 2020-2022 (Aero. & Astro. Engg. University of Southampton, U. K.)

Topic: Transonic buffet on airfoils (simulations, flow control, stability, resolvent analysis)

Supervisor: Prof. Neil D. Sandham

Ph. D., 2012-2019 (Aerospace Engg., Indian Institute of Science, India)    

Thesis title: Bubble and conical forms of vortex breakdown in swirling jets (link)

Supervisor: Prof. Joseph Mathew

M. Sc., 2008-2012 (Aerospace Engg., Indian Institute of Science, India)

Thesis title: Experimental study of plasma actuators characteristics and optimization of configuration

Supervisors: Prof. Joseph Mathew, Dr. Kartik Venkatraman and Dr. Joy Thomas

B. Tech., 2004-2008 (Mechanical Engg., National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India)

Teaching and mentoring experience

1. Course instructor, Aerodynamics II (AE612A) PG course at IIT Kanpur, 2023 Jan

2. Course instructor (with Dr. Arun Kumar Perumal), Compressible aerodynamics (AE311A), UG summer course, IIT Kanpur, 2023

3. Course instructor (with Prof. Ashoke De) Computational methods (AE703A), PG course, IIT Kanpur, 2023 Aug.

4. Course instructor (with others) Practical Ethics (ETH111), UG course, IIT Kanpur, 2023 Aug.

5. Special lecture (2021), “Proper orthogonal decomposition for modal analysis of large datasets” in the undergraduate course, SESA6082 Computational aerodynamics, offered by Prof. Neil D. Sandham, Dept. of Aero. and Astro. Engg., University of Southampton, UK

6. Co-supervision of MSc project, “Low-rank reconstruction of unsteady flow over aerofoils.”, with Prof. Neil D. Sandham, University of Southampton, UK, 2022 

7. Tutorial, “Spectral POD: the time has come”, AACE Lunchtime Tutorials, Dept. of Aero. and Astro. Engg., University of Southampton, UK, 2021

8. Tutorial, “Vorticity and vortices”, Fluid Mechanics Discussion Forum, Dept. of Mechanical Engg., Indian Institute of Science, 2019

9. Teaching assistant for the graduate-level course, AE203 Fluid dynamics, offered by Dr. Arnab Samanta, Dept. of Aerospace Engg., Indian Institute of Science, 2014

Peer-review experience

AIAA Journal, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physics of Fluids, Aerospace, Sadhana

Grants and awards

1. UKTC Grand challenge, 2021 (co-investigator): “The role of shock waves in transonic buffet”,  research proposal for computational resources on UK National supercomputing service ARCHER2 (awarded: 24 million core-hours; notional costs: £38,400)

2. EPSRC HPC Top-up grant, 2021 (co-investigator): Research proposal for additional computational resources on ARCHER2 for grant EP/R037167/1 "Extending the buffet envelope: step change in data quantity and quality of analysis" (awarded: 25 million core-hours; notional costs: £39,936) 

3. UKTC 6th call, 2020 (co-investigator): "Examining the impact of shock control bumps on transonic buffet using Large Eddy Simulation", research proposal for computational resources on ARCHER (awarded: 1.6 million core-hours; notional costs: £13,315)

4. Best presentation prize: Journal of Fluid Mechanics Symposium: from fundamentals to applied fluid mechanics, India, (Selected student talks), 2017

5. Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Doctoral Scholarship, 2012-2018

6. MHRD Postgraduate Scholarship for national level Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) scholars, 2008-2011

7. All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) national rank-holder, 2004