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S.K. Aggarwal

B.S., Aeronautical Engineering
Panjab Engineering College

M.S., Aeronautical Engineering
Indian Institute of Science

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

  • UIC-Teaching Excellence Award (UIC-TRP)-2001
  • UIC-College of Engineering Faculty Research Award-2001
  • Associate Editor; AIAA Journal (1998-date)
  • Associate Fellow, AIAA
  • Member; AIAA Technical Committee on Terrestrial Energy Systems (1994-date)
  • Member; International Gas Turbine Institute's Combustion and Fuel Committee (1989-date)
  • Member; AIAA Propellants & Combustion Tech. Committee (1985-88, 1990-93)
  • Member; DOE Peer Review panel (1992, 1994)
  • Navy-ASEE Senior Summer Fellow (1994)
  • University of Illinois Scholar Award (1991)
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in the World

Selected Publications

S. K. Aggarwal and A. Briones, "Hydrogen Combustion and Emissions in a Sustainable Energy Future," Book Chapter, Handbook of Combustion, Volume 3, Edited by, M. Lackner, F. Winter, and A. K. Agarwal, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, ISBN 978-3-527-32449-1, April 2010.

S. K. Aggarwal, A. Tong and W.A. Sirignano, "A Comparison of Vaporization Models for Spray Calculations," AIAA Journal, Vol. 22, No. 10, pp. 1448-1457, 1984.

S. K. Aggarwal, "A Review of Spray Ignition Phenomenon: Present Status and Future Research," Progress in Energy & Combustion Science, Vol. 24/6, pp. 565-600, 1998.

R. Azzoni, S. Ratti, I. K. Puri, and S. K. Aggarwal, “Gravity Effects on Triple Flames: Flame Structure and Flow Instability," Physics of Fluids, Vol. 11, pp. 3449-3464, 1999.

G. Zhu and S. K. Aggarwal, "Transient Supercritical Droplet Evaporation with Emphasis on the Effects of Equation of State," Int. J. of Heat & Mass Transfer, Vol. 43, No.7, pp. 1157-1171, 2000.

L. Consolini, S. K. Aggarwal, and S. Murad, “A Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Droplet Evaporation," Int. J. of Heat & Mass Transfer, Vol. 46/17, pp. 3179-3188, 2003.

S. Naha and S. K. Aggarwal, “Fuel Effects on NOx Emissions in Partially Premixed Flames," Combustion and Flame, Vol. 39, No. 1-2, pp. 90-105, 2004.

S. Som, A. I. Ramírez, J. Hagerdorn, A. Saveliev and S. K. Aggarwal, “A Numerical and Experimental Study of Counterflow Syngas Flames at Different Pressures,” Fuel, Vol. 87, pp. 319–334, 2008.

A. M. Briones, S. K. Aggarwal, and V. R. Katta, “Effects of H2 Enrichment on The Propagation Characteristics of CH4-Air Triple Flames,” Combustion and Flame, Vol. 153, pp. 367-383, 2008.

S. Som, and S. K. Aggarwal, “Effects of Primary Breakup Modeling on Spray and Combustion Characteristics of Compression Ignition Engines,” Combustion and Flame, Vol. 157, pp. 1179-1193, 2010.

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Research Interests

Dr. Aggarwal's research interests are primarily in the area of combustion and spray processes. These processes involve fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, phase change and chemical reactions (depending upon the application). They are important in a variety of applications, including jet engine combustion, diesel engines, industrial burners, liquid-propellant rocket engines, alternative fuels, hazardous waste incineration, and other systems utilizing sprays.

Current research includes the ignition and combustion of multi-component fuel droplets and sprays, turbulent spray combustion, direct numerical simulations of shear layers, partially premixed flame structure, transient combustion phenomenon including; flame-vortex interactions, passive/active control of two-phase processes, and emissions. The major objective of the research, which is both numerical and experimental, is to enhance understanding and to develop predictive capabilities for the phenomena of interest.

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