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I want to understand plasma so that it no longer only be used as an ignition source in combustion, but it can be optimized to stabilize clean combustion.

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Ravi Patel is a Doctoral candidate at the Elementary Processes in Gas Discharges Group in the Applied Physics Department and the Power and Flow Group in Mechanical Engineering Department of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He researches on plasma-assisted combustion. Almost 80 % of the world’s energy is produced from fossil fuel combustion even today. Increasing risk of global warming due to nasty emissions from fossil fuel combustion demands for cleaner combustion methods. Plasma has the potential to facilitate combustion in low-temperature conditions which makes it clean. In this regard, Ravi’s research focus is on non-equilibrium plasma applications for combustion enhancement. He works with optical diagnostics to investigate the coupling of non-equilibrium plasma chemistry with combustion chemistry.

Academic background

Ravi Patel obtained his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at L. D. College of Engineering, India in 2015. Afterward, he received his master’s in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India in 2018 with the major in Propulsion. His thesis concerned plasma-assisted ignition. Prior to starting his Ph.D. at TU/e, Ravi worked as Research Assistant in the same department at the IISc. He contributed to the collaborative project on the experimental investigation of thermoacoustic instability in swirl stabilized combustion. In March 2019, he joined the Elementary Processes in Gas Discharges Group and Power & Flow group at TU/e as a Doctoral candidate.


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