I am a staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Physics (P-23) division. I obtained my Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign working with Prof. Ronald Adrian at the Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Flows. Prior to that, I was at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, where I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.
I am passionate about Engineering, and especially interested in the areas of computational and experimental fluid dynamics: from subsonic turbulent flows to supersonic/multiphase combusting flows. I also pursue embedded systems design in my spare time.
IV/PLIF Measurements in Richtmyer-Meshkov Flows
Particle Image Velocimetry and Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence measurements are used to observe the evolution of a gas curtain upon shock by a Mach 1.2 shock wave. Such experiments are critical to better understand instabilities in Inertial Confinement Fusion.
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olid Rocket Motors
Particle-Image Velocity measurements were performed in the exhaust of small solid rocket motors to measure velocities of upto 600 m/s at temperatures of more than 3000 C.
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A battle-field deployable, expendable radiation detection network is designed using COTS components. This cutting edge technology could be deployed by troops passing across hostile territory to monitor enemy movements and nuclear material transport.