Professor Hanasoge S. Mukunda

Professor (retired), IISc and Jain University

Areas of Interest:

  • Combustion science and practice on solids including reactive ones, liquids and gases.
  • Fire science, aerospace combustion systems.


Combustion science interpreted in the broadest sense

Consultancy Areas:

design of clean combustion systems for solid fuels including biomass, rocket engines, gas turbine combustion systems, special fuels like Boron, fire extinction strategies


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

He has supervised over twenty doctoral theses, about three dozen Masters theses and developed several courses in Aerospace Engineering. He has written three books – Understanding Combustion, Understanding Aerospace Chemical Propulsion, and Understanding Energy and Fuels from Biomass.
He has participated in the development process of major launch vehicles of ISRO and missiles of DRDO through review committees and trouble-shooting several technical glitches.

Over the last 25 years he provided leadership in the modern technologies of solid fuels including biofuels. The technology for converting the solid fuels into clean gaseous fuels for use in reciprocating engines has been researched, developed and systematically perfected. The applications include gasifier stoves for cooking and semi-industrial applications, thermal and electrical applications over a wide power range; These technologies have been licensed to manufacturers in India and overseas. The applications including rural energy supply, institutional and industrial electric and thermal needs and have global relevance and of immediate importance to all oil importing countries.

Professional Experience:

  • Chairman of Aerspace Engg.
  • Center for Scientific Industrial and Consultancy.
  • Center for Schemes and Sponsored Projects.
  • Hon. Secretary.
  • Karnataka State council for Science and Technology.


Combustion aerodynamics, Combustion science, Practical combustion systems, Aerospace combustion


Contact Information


40, 2nd cross, Gruhalakshmi stage 2, Kamalanagar, Bangalore 560 079;
Phone: +91 98455 98200; 080 23235014

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  • BE (Mech Engg.)
  • ME (Aerospace Engg.)
  • PhD (Engineering Sciences)


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • A fellow of Indian Academy Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering.
  • Aeronautical Society of India, Om Prakash Bhasin award for energy (1994).
  • Excellence in Research in Engineering (1994).
  • Distinguished Alumnus award (2006) of Indian Institute of Science.
  • The awards from Government of Karnataka, the Rajyotsava award (2005).
  • Visweswariah Science and Technology award (2007).

Link to Website

  • Homepage

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section VII: Aerospace Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship:

Year of Birth: 20 - 05 - 1943