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The most gratifying aspect of my research is that it endeavours to improve and discover new computational methodologies for futuristic combustion systems that can help us in our pursuit of a clean environment. 

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Abhijit Kalbhor is a Doctoral Candidate at the Power and Flow group in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). With increasingly stringent regulations on aircraft emissions, there is an urgent need for accurate and reliable soot models to accelerate the combustor design process. In this regard, Abhijit Kalbhor's research primarily focuses on the development of a computationally efficient modeling strategy for the prediction of soot characteristics in conditions relevant to the aero-engine operation. His research is a part of 'Horizon 2020' project 'ESTiMatE' funded by the European Commission within the 'Clean Sky' research program. 

Academic background

Abhijit Kalbhor completed his Master's studies in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) in 2017 with the major in Propulsion. His thesis concerned Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) studies on reacting and non-reacting jets injected into bluff-body wakes.

Prior to starting PhD at TU/e, Kalbhor worked as Research Associate in the ‘Reactive Flow Physics Laboratory’ at the IISc. At RFPL, he contributed to the collaborative project supported by IISc-ISRO Space Technology Cell (STC). He also extended the in-house developed On-the-Fly Lagrangian Particle Tracking technique for the analysis of turbulent expanding flames.

Kalbhor holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur with a University Gold Medal. He also worked as a Maintenance Engineer for the Govt. of India Maharatna PSU, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited.

Education and Teaching

Teaching Assistant for the course Modeling Combustion (4BM30).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Technology, other, Master, Indian Institute of Science

Award Date: 23 Sep 2017

Mechanical engineering, Bachelor, National Institute of Technology Raipur

Award Date: 12 Dec 2014


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