Aravind Balakrishnan, Ph.D.


Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Study on thermoacoustic instability for the development of a Flame arrester

Selected Publications


  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, 2020
  • MTech, Engineering Design, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, India, 2015
  • BTech, Mechanical Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, 2012

Professional Profile

  • May 2021-Present, Postdoctoral fellow, CCRC, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • March 2021- April 2021, Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, IIT Bombay, India
  • Dec 2020- Feb 2021, Project Research Engineer, IIT Bombay, India
  • Aug 2020- Dec 2020, Project Research Associate, IIT Bombay, India
  • Sept 2015-Dec 2015, Junior Research Fellow (JRF), IIT Bombay, India


  • Naik and Rastogi Award for Excellence in Ph.D. Research 2021 (Aerospace Engineering)
  • ISEES Best PhD Thesis Award 2020, organized by International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
  • Best Poster display Award 2019 for "Development of standalone thermoelectric micro power generator" in International workshop on Energy, Power and Environment held at NIT Kurukshetra 2019
  • Best Innovative Technology Award 2018 for "Innovative design of micro combustors for portable power applications” in MTECS 2018 held at Bhabha Atomic Research Center 2018
  • Secured 2nd rank in MTech Degree (Engineering Design) Examination 2015

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)

  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Micro/Meso combustion Laminar Flame Speed Measurement Combustion Modelling Thermoacoustic