• B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1983
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 1985
  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 1994


Combustion; unsteady compressible gasdynamics; energy conversion; combustion engines; energy efficiency; computational fluid mechanics; heat transfer; thermodynamics; aircraft and space propulsion; biofluid mechanics; engineering education; graduate education, research administration


Pollution control; innovative powerplants; wave rotors; combustion and turbulence modeling; ignition processes; design methodology and optimization; unsteady biofluid flow; biomedical engineering; aerospace education