Professor and Head
- Engineering Building III (EB3) 3114
I arrived in NC State September 2017 as Department Head. I was previously Rolls-Royce Professor for Aerospace Systems at Virginia where I was also the Associate VP for Research Programs and Director for the Rolls-Royce University Technology Center for Advanced System Diagnostics. My background is in the fundamental thermal-fluid science with emphasis on experimental methods. My area of application expertise is in gas turbine and thermal management of systems. I have worked extensively on various projects dealing with cooling and heat transfer technology relating to turbine engines, automotive systems, energy harvesting, power plant systems.
In my free-time, I play tennis, ping pong, and sometimes golf, and hang out with my family. We go on hikes a lot especially in the Appalachian mountains. We hope to discover NC trails and hikes soon.
Texas A&M University
Arizona State University
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India
My research focuses on primarily thermal management, energy concepts, propulsion, advanced diagnostics funded by NSF, DOE, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, GE, Solar Turbines, Chromalloy, Honeywell, Elliot Turbo, Toyota, among others.
Honors and Awards
- VT Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising, 2014
- VT Dean of Engineering Award – Research Excellence, 2012
- ASME Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer, 2004