Janardhanraj Subburaj, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist

Research Interests

My research broadly focuses on understanding fundamental shockwave phenomena and realizing novel interdisciplinary applications of shockwaves. Specifically, my current research investigates supersonic flows in miniature-scales through extensive experiments and computational efforts to develop new miniature shock tubes. I am also exploring non-conventional uses of large-scale shock tubes in material synthesis/modification. My research involves implementing advanced flow diagnostic techniques and innovative experimental test rigs to give insights into flow physics.

Selected Publications


  • Ph.D. & M.Sc. (Dual Degree), Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, India, 2016
  • B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India, 2008

Professional Profile


  • Awarded Travel Grant by Indian Institute of Science to attend 30th International Symposium on Shock Waves held in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 2015.
  • Obtained scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Govt. of India for Ph.D. & M.Sc. (Dual Degree).

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)

  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Experimental fluid dynamics Shockwave applications Miniature shock tubes High-speed flow visualization Numerical modeling Detonation dynamics