Research Interests

​Interests include application of low grade fuels (i.e. naphtha) for advanced combustion engines by developing detailed fundamental understanding of fuel and combustion chemistry. Investigation involves laminar burning speed measurements, auto-ignition studies under engine conditions and chemical kinetic studies for surrogate fuels.

Selected Publications

Education Profile

  • Master of Technology-Thermal and Fluid Sciences-Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)-2010
  • Bachelor of Engineering-Mechanical Engineering-Bhilai Institute of Technology Durg (India)-2008

Professional Profile

  • 2010-2013: Development Manager –Engines Development Center,  Engineering Research Center, Tata Motors Ltd, India

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)


  • MHRD scholarships for Postgraduate studies

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)