Khare Research Group

Welcome to Khare Research Group in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati (UC). We focus on discovering and enhancing the fundamental understanding of mechanisms and processes (both physical and chemical) underlying non-reacting and reacting multiphase fluid dynamic phenomena applicable to contemporary energy conversion and propulsion devices operating in subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic flow regimes. The research is accomplished using high-fidelity numerical simulations (LES and DNS), theoretical modeling and data analyses on an in-house high-performance computing (HPC) cluster. Two currently active focus areas include DNS of liquid atomization processes, and LES of spray combustion phenomenon and associated thermoacoustic instabilities. In addition to contributing and improving the state of knowledge, the large data sets produced from the numerical simulations are also used to develop theories and surrogate models using machine learning techniques. The applications of interest include, various practical devices from combustion systems, to understanding air, ocean, and ice-sheet evolution on our own planet, as well as gas dynamics phenomena in space. Dr. Khare also serves as the chair of the faculty advisory committee of the Advanced Research Computing (ARC) center, an initiative that he co-founded with UC's Office of Research. Latest news from our group can be found at here.

Principal Investigator
Dr. Prashant Khare is an assistant professor of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on thermodynamics, combustion and gas dynamics.

Contact Information
Department of Aerospace Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0070
Phone: (513)-556-5248
Email:   Prashant[dot]Khare[at]uc[dot]edu Email

Education
Ph.D.   Aerospace Engineering   Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S.   Mechanical Engineering   The Pennsylvania State University

Honors and Awards (§ denotes awards with students)
2021     CEAS Research Award for Early Career Faculty
              College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati
2020     Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award
              Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society
2020     Neil Wandmacher Teaching Award for Early Career Faculty
              College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati
2019     AEEM Excellence in Teaching Award
              Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Cincinnati
2019     Scholar, Transdisciplinary Research Leadership Program [PDF]
              Office of Research, University of Cincinnati
2019     Professor of the Semester, Spring 2018
              Engineering and Applied Science Tribunal, University of Cincinnati
2019     Master Educator
              College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati
2018     Poster award§, CCS2, 2nd Annual Commonwealth Computational Summit
              University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
              Poser Title: "Spatio-Temporal Predictions of Liquid Fuel Atomization and Spray Flowfields using Machine Learning"
2017     Best technical content§, 13th Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium (DESS)
              American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
              Paper Title: "The Effect of Inlet Pulsations on Primary Atomization of Liquid Jets"
2017     Poster award§, CCS2, 1st Annual Commonwealth Computational Summit
              University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
              Poser Title: "High-Fidelity Simulations of Water Jet in Air Crossflow"
2017     Best presentation award, 42nd Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium
              American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
              Paper Title: "Multiphysics Modeling and Simulation of Multiphase Flows"
2017     Best video, 42nd Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium Art-in-Science Competition
              American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
              Video Title: "Bag Breakup of Liquid Droplets"
2013     William R. Marshall Award
              Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (ILASS)
              Paper Title: "Breakup and Dynamics of Liquid Droplets"
              Recognized as the most significant contribution to ILASS-Americas 24th Annual conference on liquid atomization and spray systems.