Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD University of Texas, Arlington
Research Areas: waste-to-energy conversion, CubeSats, experimental gas dynamics, supersonic and hypersonic aerodynamics, high-speed air-breathing propulsion systems, including pulsed detonation engines, instrumentation and experimental testing
Philip Panicker is an aerospace engineer and member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Panicker joined NYUAD in September 2012 and also serves as the coordinator of academic labs for the Engineering Division and as faculty coordinator of the Engineers For Social Impact initiative.
Panicker’s research work centers on waste-to-energy conversion, CubeSat systems, experimental gas dynamics, including supersonic and hypersonic aerodynamics and experimental development of pulsed detonation engines and other high-speed air-breathing propulsion systems. He received his MS and PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. Panicker was awarded a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at UT Arlington from 2008 to 2010, during which he was the lead researcher heading the development of pulsed detonation engines, which was a project funded by Temasek Labs at the National University of Singapore.