ABOUT ME

I graduated from Jadavpur University, India with Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in April 2010. I came to the United States in July 2010 to pursue Master’s degree at The University of Connecticut. My Master's research was to investigate bluff-body flame stabilization inside a gas turbine combustor under acoustic perturbation. Two years later I received my Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Thermal and Fluid Sciences. In July 2012, I joined School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University to pursue a doctoral degree. I worked as a research assistant for five years in Maurice J. Zucrow Propulsion Laboratories. My research at Purdue was aimed to develop advanced clean combustion technologies for automotive and gas turbine applications. I explored ultra-lean ignition dynamics of hydrogen and natural gas using a pre-chamber generated hot turbulent jet.  After doctoral studies, I started postdoctoral research at Sandia National Laboratories in the field of energy science, engine combustion, and advanced laser diagnostics.

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My future research plans are focused on advanced clean combustion technologies for automotive and gas turbine applications such as pollutant reduction, micro-scale power generation, laser, and plasma ignition. I would like to investigate active and passive control of combustion instability in lean combustion engines fueled by natural gas and hydrogen. I am also interested in studying high-pressure combustion and propulsion phenomena using X-ray diagnostic techniques.

My academic training and experience working in combustion and propulsion area have prepared me to be a productive researcher. Having an academic background in Aerospace Engineering as well as Mechanical Engineering contribute to my ability to think critically from varying perspectives.


Besides research, I enjoy teaching and mentoring tremendously. I have almost seven years of experience in teaching and mentoring. For excellence in teaching, twice I received prestigious Magoon Award from College of Engineering, Purdue University. I have directly worked with more than ten undergraduates as a research mentor. My extensive experience in teaching various courses related to energy sciences would undoubtedly help to develop a strong curriculum for undergraduate students.

HOBBIES

Flying Airplane

Airplanes I fly
Cessna, Piper Warrior, Piper Seneca

Model Roketry

Motors I use
Class G and H
I am a member of National Association of Rocketry (NAR)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Asha for Education - Purdue chapter

Volunteer, 2012 - 2014

Chief Editor
Annual Magazine UTSAV,
West Lafayette Durga Puja, 2013

 

Boiler Out Volunteer Program
Purdue University, 2013 - 2014

 

Photographer
Indian Graduate Student's at Purdue (IGraSP), 2012 - 2014