DRDO Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Associate Faculty, Interdisciplinary Center for Energy Research
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Fellow Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)
Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry [RSC]
Fellow Royal Aeronautical Society, UK [RAeS]
Fellow West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (WAST)
Associate Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Fellow Institute of Physics, UK (IOP)
Fellow Institution of Engineers (IE)
Ex-Swarnajayanti Fellow in Engineering Sciences, DST-Government of India
Ex-Founder Director, BNG Spray Solutions Private Limited [2018-2019]
Chartered Engineer (India)

Detailed C.V


Combustion Instability, Optical Diagnostics in Fuel cells, Plasma Processing of Nano-ceramics, Flame-Vortex Interactions, Heat Transfer in Multiphase Systems, Thin Film Energetic Materials, Biofuels, Droplet Dynamics in Plasma and Combustion Flame, Radiative Heating of Droplets, Acoustic Levitation of Functional Droplets, Atomization and Sprays, Boiling, Droplet Drying



I have set up a state-of-the-art Experimental Facility in IISc for combustion and thermo-fluids research at IISc. In late May 2010, after quitting my tenure track position in the USA (Florida was a great place), I joined IISc. It has been a good journey in which I could do my little research in an academically free environment. IISc has been good to me and has provided me with quality infrastructure, tonnes of good students. I also have the benefit of working with some great colleagues at IISc and elsewhere. I am a headstrong person who does research only when it appeals intellectually. IISc, fortunately, offers that option with no strings attached.