Having joined IIT Delhi
as a faculty of Mechanical Engineering
in May 2011, I
am currently a Professor and
NTPC Chair in the
my current appointment, I was
a post-doctoral research fellow at the GM/UM Advanced Battery Coalition for Drivetrains (ABCD), University of
Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor
between 2009 and 2011. I received my M.S.and Ph.D.at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2007 and 2009 respectively, and B.Tech. from IIT Delhi in 2004.
As a Research Fellow at UM (May 2009-April 2011), I was a project leader for the work-stream on 'Micro to cell-based electrode modeling and optimization' and
involved in collaboration with GM R&D and University of Colorado on aspects of Li-ion cell modeling and optimization. During this time I also began the development of lattice Boltzmann based solvers for
analysis of unsteady aerodynamics of flapping wings towards design of Micro-Air Vehicles (MAV).
As a graduate research assistant at UCF (Sept 2004 - May 2009), I pursued the development of a framework to simulate multiphase flows using lattice Boltzmann
method, in particular for droplet formation in T-junction microfluidic devices, and examined
bubble rise and coalescence in high pressure systems. My Ph.D and M.S.thesis are titled "Droplet Flows in Microchannels using Lattice Boltzmann Method" and "Lattice Boltzmann Simulation to
Study Single and Multi Bubble Dynamics" respectively. In April 2010, the University of Central Florida, FL, USA conferred me with "The College of Engineering and Computer Science Award for Outstanding Dissertation".
I have been a reviewer for the following journals: Physics of Fluids, Physical Review Fluids, Chaos, Physical Review E, Nature-Scientific Reports, Computers and Fluids, Journal
of Heat Transfer,
Journal of the Electrochemical Society, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Chemical Engineering Science, Materials Research Bulletin, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Applied Surface Science,
Ionics, Communications in Computational Physics and International Journal of Molecular Sciences.
I am also a member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Electrochemical Society (ECS).
I have served in various administrative positions at IIT Delhi. I have been the Head of Educational Technology Services Centre
(ETSC) since September 2019. I was the Vice-President of Board for Student Welfare (BSW) during 2012-2014, the convenor of Deparment
Research Committee (DRC) from 2016-2018, and programme coordinator for Ph.D. and M.S.(R) from 2016-2018.
I was a recepient of the Mrs. Veena Arora Early Career Award
given by IIT Delhi in February 2021.
My broad research interests are in Energy Storage, Microfluidics and Flapping Wing Aerodynamics.
A) One post-doctoral position is
available in our group in the area of
thermoelectrochemical testing and standardization of
B) Multiple PhD positions are available in our group in the
1) Thermochemical modeling of Lithium-ion
2) Computational modeling of insect wing
Interested candidates may wish to send their
CV by email to
For PhD positions, applicants will have to qualify through the department
selection process to be eligible.