Abhijit Kushari

PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Research Interest



  • PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2000
  • M.S. (Aerospace Engineering), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 1995
  • B.Tech (Aerospace Engineering), IIT Kharagpur, 1994



  • A. N. Rao, A. Kushari and A. C. Mandal, Screech characteristics of under-expanded high aspect ratio elliptic jet, Physics of Fluids, 2020, Vol. 32, Issue 7, Article number 076106

  • Tushar Sikroria and Abhijit Kushari, “Experimental Analysis and Phenomenological Model for Liquid Jet Breakup in Swirling Flow of Air” ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbine and Power, 2019, Vol. 141(9), pp. 091015-1 – 091015-12.

  • Ramraj H Sundararaj, Roshan Dinesh Kumar, Anoop Kumar Raut, Chandra sekar T, Vivek Pandey, Abhijit Kushari and S.K. Puri, “Combustion and Emission Characteristics from Biojet Fuel Blends in a Gas Turbine Combustor”, Energy, 2019, Vol. 182, pp. 689-705.

  • M. C. Keerthi and Abhijit Kushari, “Experimental study of aerodynamic damping of an annular compressor cascade with large mean incidences”, Journal of Turbomachinery - Transactions of ASME, 2019, Vol. 141, 061002-1 – 061002-17

  • T Chandra sekar, Ravindra Agarwal, Alakesh Mandal, and Abhijit Kushari, “Behavior of an Aeroelastic System beyond Critical Point of Instability”, Physics of Fluids, Vol. 29, Issue 11, 2017, Article no. 114103.

  • T. Chandra Sekar, A. Kushari, B. Mody, B. Uthup, “Fluidic Thrust Vectoring using Transverse Jet Injection in a Converging Nozzle with aft-deck”, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 86, 2017, pp. 189-203.

  • S. M. Ananth and A. Kushari, “Quasi Steady Prediction of Coupled Bending - Torsion Flutter of Turbo-machinery blades under Classic Surge”, Journal of Applied Mechanics – Transaction ASME, Vol. 80, 2013, 051010-1 - 051010-15.

  • An Arrangement for jet engine to reduce noise: Patent Application No: 3603/DEL/2011 Dated: 12-12-2011 (A. Kushari, MukulAtri (Student,AE), SriramGanesan (Student, AE))

  • Combustion Science and Technology, Recent Advances, Eds. A. K. Agarwal, A. Kushari, S. K. Aggarwal and A. K. Runchal, 2009, Narosa Publications, New Delhi.

  • M. Madanmohan, A. Kushari and K. Ramamurthi, "Thermo-Fluidic Instabilities in Cone Stabilized Non-premixed Combustor", Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 31, 2011, pp. 3206-3213.

  • Development of Test Facility for Fire Propagation and Associated Thermal Hydraulic Aspects in Multiple Compartments (Project funded by DAE under 11th Five Year Plan)

  • Design and Modeling of Mist Generators (for CFEES, DRDO) to be used in firefighting in submarines and ships

  • Consulting Fellow – World Innovation Foundation

  • Batch of 1970 Research Fellow, IIT Kanpur (Oct. 2009 – September 2012)

  • Member Editorial Board, Scientific Reports, Nature Group.

  • Member Editorial Board, Journal of Rotating Machinery

  • Member Review Editorial Board of Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Physics

  • Member Editorial Board: Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering, Bentham Publications


Office Phone: 0512-259-7126 (O) / 0512-259-8536 (R)

Fax: 0512-259-7561 / 7626

Email: akushari[AT]iitk.ac.in


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