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Seminar on "Current State of Alternative Fuel Performance in Aviation" - 4 April 2018

Date and Venue Information:
4 April 2018, 10:00 AM, Seminar Room-104, Chemistry Department

Title of Lecture:
"Current State of Alternative Fuel Performance in Aviation" by Bhupendra Khandelwal
 
Brief Profile:
Dr Bhupendra Khandelwal joined The University of Sheffield (Low Carbon Combustion Centre) in June 2012. He is working on combustion, emissions and performance of alternative fuel to be used in gas turbine engines and other combustion sources. He is leading combustion and emissions research areas at Low Carbon Combustion Centre. Dr. Khandelwal is working closely with large range of industries, government organisations and universities including FAA, Siemens, Rolls-Royce, UK MOD and Dstl. Prior to this position, he held a researcher position in Aerospace Engineering at Cranfield University, where he worked on gas turbine combustors. While at Cranfield University, he technically led a team of 11 MSc Researchers for project related to combustors. Dr Khandelwal completed his bachelors from India in 2008 and joined one of India’s top technical institutes, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay as a research/project engineer. He worked there for 2 years on topics related to micro combustion and spray combustion; during this time his work on combustion was widely published for various journals and conferences. While working at The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Dr Khandelwal also completed his MBA in Project Management. In addition to research, presently Dr Khandelwal is also responsible for delivering lectures, supervising MSc and PhD students on Aerospace Propulsion and Combustion in The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Sheffield.
Dr Khandelwal is a American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Member, Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) Member, ASME Combustion, Fuels and Emissions committee Member and AIAA Terrestrial Energy Systems Technical Committee Member. He is also recipient of a Royal Aeronautical Society Centennial Scholar, ASME IGTI Student Scholar for two consecutive years 2011 and 2012 and the IMechE Grant along with 15 national/international scholarships/awards. He has also delivered guest lectures at different conferences including Aero India 2009. Dr Khandelwal serves as the technical area organizer for AIAA conference and as a reviewer for different scientific journals. He has delivered several tutorials at leading conferences including AIAA SciTech.
Dr. Khandelwal has developed three novel ideas for gas turbine combustors and is in process of getting patent granted on them. These combustors would help in decreasing emissions and fuel consumption in a gas turbine engine. His research on fuels, emissions, combustion and combustors is widely published in journals and conferences. He has delivered several invited talks at prestigious conferences and meetings which includes, UK fuels standards committee (Aviation Fuels Committee (AFC 2018)), Aero India, Coordinating Research Council (CRC), British Embassy, AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference. He has also delivered tutorials at international prestigious conferences related to alternative fuels and combustion at AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference and AIAA SciTech 2018.