D Chaitanya Kumar Rao

PhD (IIT Kharagpur, 2018)

Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering


Research Interests



  • Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering), IIT Kharagpur, 2018
  • M.E. (Rocket Propulsion), BIT Mesra, 2014
  • B.Tech. (Aeronautical Engineering), Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, 2012



  • D. Chaitanya Kumar Rao, V. S. Mooss, Y. N. Mishra, and D. Hanstorp, Controlling bubble generation by femtosecond laser-induced filamentation, Scientific Reports 12, 15742, 2022.

  • D. Chaitanya Kumar Rao, A.P. Singh, and S. Basu, Laser-induced deformation and fragmentation of droplets in an array. International Journal of Multiphase Flow 148, 103925, 2022.

  • D. Chaitanya Kumar Rao and S. Basu, Atomization modes for levitating emulsified droplets undergoing phase change. Experiments in Fluids 61, 41, 2020.

  • D. Chaitanya Kumar Rao, S. Karmakar, S. Basu, Bubble dynamics and atomization mechanisms in burning multi-component droplets. Physics of Fluids 30, 067101, 2018.

  • D. Chaitanya Kumar Rao, S. Karmakar, S. Basu, Atomization characteristics and instabilities in the combustion of multi-component fuel droplets with high volatility differential. Scientific Reports 7, 8925, 2017.

  • Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Physics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (March 2021-July 2022)

  • Postdoctoral researcher at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India (August 2018-March 2021)




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