Faculty

A. K. Ghosh, PhD (IIT Kanpur)

Professor

Research Interests: Flight Mechanics, Parameter Estimation from flight data, Neural modeling Design of Air Borne stores: Aircraft Bombs, Artillery shells and Rockets Design of Control law of guided missiles

Email: akg[AT]iitk.ac.in

 Ph: +91-512-2597716 (O) / +91-512-2598221 (R)

Website: http://www.iitk.ac.in/aero/akg 

Abhijit Kushari, PhD (Georgia Tech)

Professor

Research Interests: Rocket and Gas Turbine Propulsion, Instrumentation in Combustion and Fluid Mechanics, Liquid Atomization and Liquid Combustion, Active Flow Control, Combustion Instability, Experimental Fluid Mechanics, High Speed Flows

Email: akushari[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-2597126+91-512-2597126 (O) / +91-512-2598536+91-512-2598536 (R)

Website: http://www.iitk.ac.in/aero/faculty/akushari

Abhishek, PhD (University of Maryland, College Park)

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Rotary Wing Aeromechanics, Hover Capable Micro Air Vehicles,  Multibody Dynamics, Inverse Flight Dynamics Simulation for Helicopters, CFD/CSD Coupled Analysis, Helicopter Design

Email:
 abhish[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-259-7515 (O)

Website: http://www.iitk.ac.in/aero/abhishek/

Alakesh Chandra Mandal, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Experimental aerodynamics, Flow instability and transition, Turbulent shear flows

Email: alakeshm[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-259-7062 (O)

Website:

Ashish Tewari, PhD (Missouri-Rolla)

Professor

Research Interests: Flight Mechanics, Control, Aeroservoelasticity, Unsteady Aerodynamics, Space Dynamics

Email: ashtew[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-2597868 (O) / +91-512-2598499 (R)

Webpage: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~ashtew

Ashoke De, PhD (Louisiana State University)

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: CFD, Turbulent combustion, Turbulent flows in Gas turbines, Hydrogen  combustion, Stochastic PDF based combustion modeling, High speed aerodynamics, High performance computing

Email: ashoke[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-259-7863 (O) / +91-512-2598301 (R)

Website: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~ashoke

C. S. Upadhyay, PhD (Texas A&M)

Professor

Research Interests: Solid Mechanics, Adaptive Finite Element Methods, Structural Optimization

Email: shekhar[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-2597936 (O) / +91-512-2598745 (R)

Website: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~shekhar

C. Venkatesan, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Professor & Former Head

Research Interests: Helicopter Dynamics and Aeroelasticity

Email: cven[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-2597284 (O) / +91-512-2598466 (R)

Webpage: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~cven

D. P. Mishra, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Professor

Research Interests: Combustion, CFD of Chemically Reacting Flows, Propulsion, Heat Transfer

Email: mishra[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-2597125 (O) / +91-512-2598695 (R)

Website: http://www.iitk.ac.in/aero/dpm/index.htm 

D. Yadav, PhD (IIT Kanpur)

Visiting Professor

Research Interests: Structural Dynamics, Stochastic Processes, Optimization

Email: dy[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-2597951 (O) / +91-512-2598369 (R)

Debopam Das, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Professor

Research Interests: Theoretical and Experimental Fluid Dynamics, Aeroacoustics, Instability & transition, Vortex Dynamics. Unsteady Aerodynamics, Bird's and Insect's Flight

Email: das[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-259-7227 (O) / +91-512-2598578 (R)

Website: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~das

E. Rathakrishnan, PhD (IIT Madras)

Professor

Research Interests: Fluid Mechanics, Gas Dynamics, Applied Gas Dynamics, Experimental Techniques in Fluid Mechanics

Email: erath[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-2597847 (O) / +91-512-2598522(R)

Webpage: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~erath

Kamal Poddar, PhD (UC, Sandiego)

Professor

Research Interests: Aerodynamics, Turbulence, Low and High Speed Flows

Email: kamal[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-2597293, 2597843 (O) / +91-512-2598723 (R)

 

Mangal Kothari, PhD (University of Leicester)

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Optimal Control, Nonlinear and Adaptive Control, Flight Vehicle Guidance and Control, State Estimation, Motion Planning and Cooperative Control

Email: mangal[AT]iitk.ac.in

 Ph: 0512-259-6104 (O)
       
0512-259-5623 (H)

Website: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~mangal

P. M. Mohite, PhD (IIT Kanpur)

Assistant Professor 

Research Interests: Damage Mechanics of Laminated Composites, Composites, Finite Element Analysis

Email: mohite[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-259-6024 (O) / +91-512-259-6024

Website: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~mohite

Rajesh Kitey, PhD (Auburn University)

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Solid Mechanics, Fracture Mechanics, Experimental Stress Analysis, Optical Metrology, Mechanics of Thin Films, Composite Materials, Finite Element and Boundary Element Methods

E-mail: kitey[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-259-7060 (O) / +91-512-259-7853 (L) / +91-512-259-8898 (R)

Website: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~kitey

 

Rakesh Kumar, PhD (Penn State)

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Hypersonics, Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Microfluidics, Molecular Dynamics, Heat Transfer & Thermal Design

Email: rkm[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-259-6301 (O) / +91-512-2595524 (R)

Website: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~rkm

S. Kamle, PhD (Purdue)

Professor & Former Head

Research Interests: Experimental Stress Analysis, Smart Materials

Email: kamle[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-2597689 (O) / +91-512-2598619 (R)

Website: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~kamle

Sanjay Mittal, PhD (Minnesota)

Professor & Head

Research Interests: Aerodynamics, CFD, FEM

Email: smittal[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-2597906, 2596603 (O) / +91-512-2598702, 2591132 (R)

Webpage: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~smittal

Sathesh Mariappan, PhD (IIT Madras)

Assistant Professor

Research Interests:  Fundamentals of thermoacoustic interactions, Application of dynamical systems' theory to thermo fluid systems, Optical flow diagnostics, Acoustic measurements

Email: sathesh[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-259-6331 (O)

Website: http://www.iitk.ac.in/aero/sathesh/

Sivasambu Mahesh, PhD (Cornell University)

Associate Professor (On leave)

Research Interests: Solid Mechanics, Processes Stochastic Fracture Mechanics, Polycrystal Plasticity, Material Modeling, Composite Materials and Manufacturing

Email: smahesh[AT]iitk.ac.in 

Ph: +91-512-259-7060(O) / +91-512-259-6087 (L)

Website: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~smahesh

Tapan K. Sengupta, PhD (Georgia Tech)

Professor

Research Interests: Transition and Turbulence, CFD, Aerodynamics

Email: tksen[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-2597945, 2597253 (O) / +91-512-2598482 (R)

Webpage: http://spectral.iitk.ac.in/hpcl/

Vaibhav Arghode, PhD (University of Maryland, College Park)

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Combustion, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Experimental Methods, Computational Fluid Dynamics

Email:
varghode[AT]iitk.ac.in

Ph: +91-512-259-6294 (O)

Website: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Rsgsi4EAAAAJ&hl=en