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Dr Pushpender Kumar Sharma Ph.D.

Research Fellow

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Pushpender Sharma is a Research Fellow in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Southampton.

He arrived in September 2020 and is working jointly with Prof. Ralf Deiterding and Prof. Neil Sandham in the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics group on the ongoing project of transpiration cooling in Hypersonic flows. His key interests are compressible/incompressible fluid flows, transitional and turbulent fluid flows, computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer with focus on direct numerical simulations.

Pushpender finished his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India in Feb. 2020. His PhD thesis was on “Receptivity, instability and structure identification in three-dimensional (3D) routes of transition”. He worked on the numerical studies of 3D transition on ZPG flat-plate boundary layer, looking at the transition mechanics, instability theories, and structure identification techniques. He did his masters from IIT Madras, India. His master's thesis was titled “novel vortex generator for the mitigation of shock induced separation”. There he worked on evaluating the performance of a new vortex generator configuration used as passive flow control device to mitigate the separation caused due to shock impingement in supersonic flows.


BE, Mechanical Engineering, Panjab University Chandigarh, 2012

MS, Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2015  

PhD, Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2020

Research interests

Compressible/incompressible fluid flows, transitional and turbulent fluid flows, computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, direct numerical simulations (DNS), Numerical Simulations.


Research group

Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanic (AFM)

Research project(s)

Transpiration Cooling in Hypersonic Flows

This project is part of the EPSRC program grant Transpiration Cooling Systems for Jet Engine Turbines and Hypersonic Flight (EP/P000878/1).

Dr Pushpender Kumar Sharma
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

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