Professor Sudarshan Kumar

Professor, IIT Bombay

Areas of Interest:

Combustion, Propulsion, Energy, clean combustion technologies, Pollution, emissions.


Combustion, Propulsion, Aerospace Engineering

Consultancy Areas:

Combustion, Emissions, pollution, emission reduction, clean combustion technologies, Computational fluid flow and heat transfer, aerospace engineering, propulsion, combustion instabilities and their control, rocket engines, missile propulsion systems.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

Developed new techniques for flame speed measurement at higher temperatures, development of flameless combustion technique, Micro power generators with micro combustors.

Professional Experience:

  • 2015- onwards: Professor, Aerospace Engineering IIT Bombay
  • 2015-2016: Visiting Professor, College of Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2011-2015: Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay
  • 2006-2011: Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay.


Flameless combustion, flame speed measurement, new fuel development, NOx emission reduction, combustion modeling, aerospace propulsion, gas turbine combustion.


Contact Information


Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay Powai, Mumbai 400076 India
Phone: +91-22-2576-7124, +91-98331-61200

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  • PhD: Aerospace Engineering, IISc Bangalore (2004)
  • ME: Aerospace Engineering, IISc Bangalore (2000)
  • BE: Mechanical Engineering, Dr B A M U Aurangabad, Maharashtra


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • 2013: INAE Young Associate (2013).
  • 2012: Young Investigator award, IIT Bombay
  • 2011: INAE Young Engineer Award
  • 2008: First prize winner of SAFRAN-French Embassy awards (2007) for PhD thesis in Aerospace Engineering field
  • 2002: Dr. Bernard Lewis Fellowship (2002). This award is conferred to selected bright young combustion scientists by The Combustion Institute, USA biennially.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated III: Mechanical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship:

Year of Birth: 1977