Propulsion & Energy Conversion Laboratory
Professor Swetaprovo Chaudhuri
Professor Chaudhuri is an expert in turbulent reacting flows and propulsion and known for his original contributions on turbulent flame stabilization, propagation and structure using experiments, theory and computations. After his Bachelors from Jadavpur University (2006), he earned his PhD from University of Connecticut in 2010. He worked at Princeton University as a research staff (2010-13) and then at Indian Institute of Science, as an Assistant/Associate Professor. In 2019, he joined University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies as a tenured Associate Professor. Prof. Chaudhuri has authored/co-authored over hundred articles in top journals, conferences and books, and has been honored by ASME, UConn, INSA, IAS, UTIAS. He is an elected Associate Fellow of AIAA and a member of its Propellants and Combustion technical committee. He also served as a member of the Ontario Covid-19 Modeling Consensus Table.
|Kartikeya Akojwar - PhD student||Developing a low-carbon combustor|
|Yazdan Naderzadeh - PhD student||Flame stabilization and propagation in a fuel-flex combustor|
- PhD student
|Aerosol dispersion and disease dynamics|
|Yuvraj - PhD student||Enhancement of flame speeds of premixed flames in turbulence|
|Scott Watson - MASc student||Hydrogen-air flame dynamics|
|Saifullah - PhD student||DNS of hydrogen-air turbulent premixed flames|
|Matthew He - UG thesis student||Microturbine component design and analysis|
|Akhil Ambardekar - UG research student||Methane pyrolysis simulations|
Post-doctoral research fellows
|Dr. Amitesh Roy||Contrail in a lab: experiments and microphysical modeling|
|Dr. Samadhan Pawar||Thermoacoustic instability in swirling flames|
|Ankit Dutta||PhD 2023||Thesis title: Investigating
instability mitigation through flame oscillator synchronization
Post-Doc at IISc
|Gopakumar R.||PhD 2020||Thesis title: Dynamics of actuated and interacting swirl premixed flames in model gas turbine combustors.
Post-Doc at Sandia National Laboratories
|Prasenjit Kabi||PhD 2020||Thesis title: Evaporation of Sessile Nanoparticle Laden Droplets.
Post-Doc at University College London
|Himanshu Dave||PhD 2019||Thesis title: Structure and Propagation of Premixed Flames in Turbulence.
Post-Doc at Université libre de Bruxelles
|Harsha Uranakara||PhD 2018||Thesis title: Flame Particle Tracking Analysis of Turbulence-Premixed Flame Interaction
Post-Doc at KAUST
|Vishal Singh||MSc 2021||Thesis title: Experiments in an Effervescent Atomizer.
Research Associate at IISc
|Abinesh Mohan||MSc 2018||Thesis title: Lagrangian Flame Element Analysis of Turbulence-Premixed Flame Interactions.
Engineer at Airbus
|Mallikarjuna Tilak||MSc 2019||Thesis title: Analysis of interacting swirling flows.
Engineer at Tata Advanced Systems