Assoc Prof Dr. Mrinal Kaushik | Aerothermodynamics | Best Researcher Award

IIT Kharagpur, India

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits:

Dr. Mrinal Kaushik began his academic journey at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, where he completed his Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees in Aerospace Engineering. During his undergraduate studies, he received the Proficiency Prize for the best undergraduate project work. His Master's thesis work earned him a cash incentive for publishing a research article in an international journal.

Professional Endeavors:

Kaushik has gained extensive experience in both academic and industrial settings. He has worked as a CAE Engineer at General Motors Tech Center, a Research Scientist at Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC) under the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), and as an Assistant Systems Engineer at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He has also served as an Assistant Professor at the Defense Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) and later joined the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, where he currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Kaushik's research interests primarily focus on experimental methods in aerospace engineering. His work encompasses areas such as Shock-Wave/Boundary-Layer Interactions, Jet Control & Base Flows, and Jet Acoustics. He has designed and developed a state-of-the-art supersonic free jet research facility at IIT Kharagpur, which is used for investigating the aerodynamics and aeroacoustic characteristics of subsonic, sonic, and supersonic jets.

Accolades and Recognition:

Kaushik's contributions to the field have been recognized with several awards and honors. He was awarded the Young Researcher Award in Aerospace Engineering by the Venus International Foundation and was appointed as the First Deputy Program Director of the Post-Induction Training School (POINTS) at the Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO). His biography has been included in the prestigious 'Marquis Who's Who World'.

Impact and Influence:

Kaushik's teaching and research have made a significant impact, as evidenced by positive feedback from students and his successful patent applications. He has taught various courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, receiving consistently high ratings from students. His patented invention, the High Altitude Supersonic Jet Mixing Apparatus, demonstrates his innovative contributions to aerospace technology.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

Dr. Kaushik's legacy lies in his dedication to advancing aerospace engineering through education, research, and industrial collaboration. His work in experimental aerodynamics and jet propulsion continues to influence future generations of engineers. His ongoing research and teaching endeavors are poised to further contribute to the field's growth and development, ensuring a lasting impact on aerospace engineering.


A total of 351 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations         351
  • h-index           9
  • i10-index        8

Notable Publications 

Theoretical and Experimental Aerodynamics

M Kaushik
Springer Singapore
Survey on Vortex Shedding Tabs as Supersonic Jet Control

T Thangraj, M Kaushik, D Deb, V Muresan, M Unguresan
Frontiers in Physics
Fundamentals of gas dynamics

M Kaushik
Springer Nature
Manipulation of Supersonic Jet using Grooved Tabs

AK Mali, T Jana, M Kaushik, S Thanigaiarasu
Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics
Adiabatic Flow Through Constant-Area Ducts with Friction

M Kaushik
Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics,
Mrinal Kaushik | Aerothermodynamics | Best Researcher Award

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