Researcher

My Expertise

  • Flow Physics/Fluid Mechanics (Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering)
  • Insect Flight
  • Flapping-wing micro air vehicles
  • Drag on aircraft wings
  • Aircraft engines/Gas turbines

Biography

Expert in fluid mechanics, vortex dynamics, insect flight aerodynamics and boundary-layer flows.

EMPLOYMENT

Research experience

  • Research Associate (Jan 2022 - Current) - School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW Canberra, Canberra, Australia
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Jan 2020  - Dec 2021) - School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
  • Research Officer (Jun 2018 - Dec 2019) - Department of...view more

Expert in fluid mechanics, vortex dynamics, insect flight aerodynamics and boundary-layer flows.

EMPLOYMENT

Research experience

  • Research Associate (Jan 2022 - Current) - School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW Canberra, Canberra, Australia
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Jan 2020  - Dec 2021) - School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
  • Research Officer (Jun 2018 - Dec 2019) - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Teaching experience

  • Course instructor (Jun 2021 - Dec 2021): Space Vehicle Design - School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
  • Teaching Associate (Aug 2016 - Dec 2019): Aerodynamics, Advanced Dynamics, Orbital Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Transport Phenomena and Numerical Methods, and Professional Practices - Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Professional experience

  • Lead Engineer (Dec 2011 - Aug 2014) - General Electric (Aviation), GE India Technology Centre, Bangalore, India
  • Executive E1 (Jul 2007 - Jul 2009) - Oil and gas special projects, Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Mumbai, India

 

EDUCATION

  • PhD (Oct 2014 - Aug 2018) - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Master of Science (Engineering) (Jul 2009 - Dec 2011) - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • Bachelor of Technology (Jul 2003 - May 2007) - Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering Pune, India

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Insect-wing aerodynamics
  • Fluid mechanics of bio-locomotion
  • Bluff-body flows and vortex dynamics
  • Boundary-layer flows

My Grants

  • Postdoctoral fellowship by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS-2019): ¥ 8,888,000
  • International travel grant (2016) by Monash University
  • Monash Graduate Scholarship and Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2014-2018)

My Awards

  • Fresh Science SA (2021) Finalist
  • Allocation of high-performance computational resources from the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS), project rt14 (2021)
  • Allocation of high-performance computational resources by Pawsey, Australia, under the director's share, project director2168 (2020)
  • Allocation of high-performance computational resources by NCI Australia under the startup scheme, project bm04 (2020)
  • GE's Engineering Excellence Award (2013) for the contribution to the innovative LEAP Engine fuel-nozzle design
  • Best Outgoing Student Award (2007) at the College of Engineering Pune

My Research Activities

  • Research Associate at UNSW Canberra (Jan 2022 - Current) - Investigating dynamics stall and flow-perturbation effects on wings
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Adelaide (Jan 2020 - Dec 2021) - Studied the turbulent boundary-layer flows on flat surfaces and applied micro-cavity arrays to control the flow instabilities to reduce drag
  • Research Officer at Monash University (Jun 2018 - Dec 2019) - Explored novel techniques of optimising wing shapes and motion kinematics for flapping wings of insect-size micro-air vehicles
  • Doctoral Researcher at Monash University (Oct 2014 - Aug 2018) - Studied the aerodynamics of rotating and flapping wings of insects with particular attention to their aspect ratio, Reynolds number and area distribution
  • Masters Researcher at IISc Bangalore (Jul 2009 - Dec 2011) - Investigated the propensity of an isolated turbomachine blade to undergo self-excited oscillations under certain flow conditions   

My Teaching

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Advanced Dynamics
  • Thermofluids
  • Astrodynamics
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