Laboratory for Hypersonic and Shock wave Research
Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science
Alumni
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Harish Kumar Chakravarty
Title:
Thermal Decomposition of Haloethanols and Ignition of JP-10
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. E. Arunan and Prof. KPJ Reddy, 2011
Current Position:
Post Doctoral Fellow at Shock wave laboratory, RWTH Aachen, Germany C/o Prof Ravi X. Fernandes

Ratan Joarder
Title:
Demonstration of supersonic combustion in a combustion driven shock tunnel
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. G Jagadeesh, 2009
Current Position:
Postdoctoral Scholar, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Stuttgart, Germany

Debabrata Mahapatra
Title:
Investigations of Ramp/Cowl Shock Interaction Processes near a generic SCRAMJET inlet at Hypersonic Mach number
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. G Jagadeesh, 2008
Current Position:
GE India Technology Centre Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India

Satheesh K
Title:
The effect of Energy deposition in Hypersonic blunt body flow field
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. G Jagadeesh, 2007
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, India

Reddeppa P
Title:
Shock tunnel investigations on hypersonic separated flows
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. G Jagadeesh, 2007
Current Position:
Airbus, Bangalore, India

Saravanan S
Title:
Experimental Investigation Of The Effect Of Nose Cavity On The Aerothermodynamics Of The Missile Shaped Bodies Flying At Hypersonic Mach Numbers
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. KPJ Reddy & Prof. G. Jagadeesh, 2007
Current Position:
Senior Scientific Officer, IISc, Bangalore, India

Jayaram V
Title:
Experimental Investigations Of Surface Interactions Of Shock Heated Gases On High Temperature Materials Using High Enthalpy Shock Tubes
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. KPJ Reddy, 2007
Current Position:
Principal Research Scientist, IISc Bangalore, India

Kulkarni Vinayak Narayan
Title:
Investigation of flow modification techniques to reduce drag and heat transfer for large angle blunt cones in high enthalpy flows
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. KPJ Reddy, 2007
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, IIT Guwahati, India

Niranjan Sahoo
Title:
Simultaneous Measurement of Aerodynamic Forces and Convective Surface Heat transfer rates for large angle blunt cones in Hypersonic Shock tunnel
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. KPJ Reddy, 2003
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, IIT Guwahati, India

Viren Menezes
Title:
Investigation of aerospike induced flow field modifications around a large angle blunt cone flying at hypersonic Mach numbers
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. KPJ Reddy, 2003
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay, India

Rajkumar B
Title:
Thermal decomposition of haloethanes and haloethanols: Single pulse shock tube and ab initio studies
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. KPJ Reddy & Prof. E. Arunan, 2002
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, IIT Madras, India

Jagadeesh G
Title:
Experimental investigations of the flowfields around large angle blunt cones flying at hypersonic Mach number
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. NM Reddy & Prof. KPJ Reddy, 1997
Current Position:
Associate Professor, IISc Bangalore, India

Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Hariharan M. S
Title:
Design and development of diaphragmless hypersonic shock tunnel
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. G Jagadeesh, 2009
Current Position:
GE India Technology Centre Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India

Hima Bindu V
Title:
Experimental investigations of aerothermodynamics of a scramjet engine configuration
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. KPJ Reddy, 2009
Current Position:
PhD student, Chiba University, Japan

Tarandeep Singh
Title:
Experimental Investigation Of Hypersonic Boundary Layer Modifications Due To Heat Addition And Enthalpy Variation Over A Cone Cylinder Configuration
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. KPJ Reddy, 2009
Current Position:
PhD student, IISc, Bangalore, India

Srinath S
Title:
Experimental Study Of Large Angle Blunt Cone With Telescopic Aerospike Flying At Hypersonic Mach Numbers
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. KPJ Reddy, 2009
Current Position:
PhD student, IISc, Bangalore, India

Sriram R
Title:
Investigations on film cooling at hypersonic Mach number using forward facing injection from micro-jet array
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. G Jagadeesh, 2008
Current Position:
PhD student, IISc, Bangalore, India

Ratan Joarder
Title:
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Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
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Current Position:
Postdoctoral Scholar, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Stuttgart, Germany

Kulkarni Vinayak Narayan
Title:
Numerical and Experimental investigations of Transpiration cooling in Carbon dioxide atmosphere at Hypersonic Mach numbers
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. KPJ Reddy, 2003
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, IIT Guwahati, India

Master of Engineering (M.E.)
Sembian S
Title:
Design of Solar-Heated Pressure vacuum Hypersonic Wind Tunnel (Part I)
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. KPJ Reddy, 2011
Current Position:
Project Assistant , Department of Aerospace Engineering, IISc, Bangalore, India

Shinde R. B
Title:
Design of Solar-Heated Pressure vacuum Hypersonic Wind Tunnel (Part II)
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. KPJ Reddy, 2011
Current Position:
Project Assistant , Department of Aerospace Engineering, IISc, Bangalore, India

Zore Krishna Chandrakant
Title:
Design Studies on Supersonic Hydrogen Purge Ejector Cum Diffuser
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. G Jagadeesh, 2011
Current Position:
Engineering Trainee, Mahindra Satyam , Bangalore, India

Suparna Pal
Title:
Charaterization of Dielectric Barrier discharge plasma actuator induced flow in quiescent air
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. G Jagadeesh, 2011
Current Position:
Scientist, DRDO, Hyderabad, India

Anand Babu
Title:
Reducing Hypersonic Wave Drag using Flat Aero Disk Spike
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. G Jagadeesh, 2010
Current Position:
Honeywell, Bangalore, India

Darshan Kumar
Title:
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Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. KPJ Reddy, 2010
Current Position:
NTPC, New Delhi, India

Kamalesh A
Title:
Hypersonic Wave Drag Reduction using Counter flow Gas injection
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. G Jagadeesh, 2010
Current Position:
Scientist, DRDO, Hyderabad, India

Sathianarayanan A
Title:
Experimental and numerical investigation of fuel injection induced drag in a scramjet combustor
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. KPJ Reddy, 2010
Current Position:
Scientist, NAL, Bangalore, India

Srisha Rao M V
Title:
Investigations on Supersonic Hydrogen Ejectors
Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. G Jagadeesh, 2008
Current Position:
PhD student, IISc, Bangalore, India

Dr. Kolla Hemanth
Title:
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Thesis Guide and Year of Submission:
Prof. G Jagadeesh
Current Position:
Post doctoral fellow, Los Alamos National laboratory, New Mexico, USA