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Postdoctoral Associate Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) IIT BHU, MS (Mechanical Engineering) New York University
Research Areas: Jet Propulsion, Jet noise reduction, Fluid Injection Systems, Thermal & Fluid Sciences, Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics
Pankaj Rajput is a PhD candidate in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at New York University. His current research focuses on accurate modeling of jet noise for commercial jetliners and developing innovative techniques for both near-field and far-field jet noise reduction. His research interests primary lies in the numerical modeling of thermal and fluid systems that can range from large-scale systems such as power plants and jet engines to small-scale systems such as microfluidic devices etc. Currently, his research focus is on directionally targetted jet noise reduction using asymmetric fluidic injection.
Prior to joining NYU Abu Dhabi as a Global PhD Fellow, he obtained his MS in Mechanical Engineering from NYU Tandon School of Engineering in 2014. He worked on the development of Blocker-less Engine Thrust Reversers (BETR) for high bypass ratio turbofan engines as his masters' thesis at the NYU Aerodynamics Lab.
Pankaj obtained his B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Varanasi in 2010 and went on to work as an Executive Engineer in the Main Plant Operations Department at National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Ltd.