KAUST Research ConferenceCombustion in Extreme ConditionsMarch 5-8, 2018
Professor Ajay K. Agrawal is Robert F. Barfield Endowed Chair Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama (UA). After receiving PhD from University of Miami in 1988, Prof. Agrawal worked at Michigan Tech University, Clemson University, and University of Oklahoma before joining UA in 2005. His research focuses on low-emission combustion systems for power generation and propulsion, biofuels and alternative fuels, control of combustion noise and thermo-acoustic instability, and rotating detonation combustion. Professor Agrawal pioneered the Quantitative Rainbow Schlieren Deflectometry technique for scalar measurements in reacting and non-reacting flows. His research has been supported by DOE, NASA, Army, Navy, Air Force, NSF, US Department of Education, among others. He holds 2 patents and has authored over 250 referred and conference publications. He has supervised 17 PhD graduates, and 9 PhD and 3 MS students are currently working under him. Professor Agrawal is Chair of ASME Turbo Expo Coal, Biomass, and Alternative Fuels (CBAF) Committee, and past Chair of US Sections of the Combustion Institute. He is associate Editor of ASME Journal of Gas Turbines for Engineering and Power, Fellow of ASME, and Associate Fellow of AIAA.
Ajay Agrawal, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL, USA
14:00 - 14:30