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Dr. Ajay Vikram Singh

Assistant Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur - 208016, India.
Email: ajayvs@iitk.ac.in
Phone: +91-512-2592006 (O) 

 

 

 

 About Me

 

My name is Ajay and I'm a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. Over the years I have thoroughly enjoyed working with amazing students and professors on innumerable research projects. My research interests are in advanced propulsion technologies including detonation cycle engines and hybrid turboelectric propulsion, soot formation and oxidation, flame-synthesized functional nanoparticles for renewable energy devices and fire dynamics with applications to both industry and academia. Over the past 10 years, I have worked in gas turbine combustion, experimental fluid dynamics, boundary layer combustion, flame spread, fire dynamics, soot formation and oxidation, detonations and flame synthesis of functional nanoparticles. 

 

Research Interests

 

Combustion and Reacting flows, Futuristic Propulsion Technologies, Combustion Generated Functional Nanoparticles, Soot Formation and Oxidation, Detonations, Flame Spread and Fire Dynamics

 

Education

 

2010 - 2015

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering   

University of Maryland, College Park, USA

 

2006 - 2008

Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Aerospace Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

 

2002 - 2006

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Mechanical Engineering

U.P. Technical University, Lucknow, India

 

Professional Experience

 

  • Postdoctoral Researcher  (2015-2017)

       Department of Mechanical Engineering, High-Temperature Gas Dynamics Laboratory (HTGL)

       Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.  

 

  • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant  (2010-2015)

        Department of Mechanical Engineering

        University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. 

 

  • Research Engineer (2008-2010)

        Powertrain CFD Analysis Group,

        Renault Nissan India Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, TN, India.

 

  • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant (2006-2008)

        Department of Aerospace Engineering

        Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, UP, India. 

 

  • Research Intern (2004)

         Reactor Safety Division (RSD)

         Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Trombay, MH, India.