Gaurav Mittal holds B. Tech and M. Tech degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur and Delhi, respectively. He received a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering with specialization in combustion at the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA, and graduated in 2006. He then continued to work as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Case Western Reserve University and joined as a Faculty Member at the University of Akron, USA, in 2008. Mittal directs Combustion Laboratory at the University of Akron, USA. His research focuses on understanding the combustion characteristics of practical hydrocarbon fuels, design of novel, and well-characterized experimental facilities for combustion studies, combustion at elevated pressures relevant to practical combustors and engines, chemical kinetics of hydrocarbon fuels, flame phenomena, laser diagnostics, development of reduced mechanisms, and alternative fuels. He has served as a Principle Investigator on research projects funded by NSF and DOE. He has authored 19 journal papers and served on review panels for the Combustion Division of NSF and the American Chemical Society.
Biography Updated on 30 August 2012