Chandru graduated from Caltech with a PhD in aeronautics. He received his bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from IIT Madras. His Caltech research focused on computational turbulent combustion. Working with Prof. Guillaume Blanqaurt's research group, he combined theory and computation towards the development of a new framework for simulating turbulent flames, that could be used to study the behavior of different fuels under turbulent combustion. This resource saving framework could then be used to predict how sustainable alternative jet fuels perform in aircraft engines.
Chandru is currently Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech in Mechanical and Civil Engineering
RSI Research: Fuel Effects on Turbulent Flames to Predict Combustion Behavior of Alternative Fuels in Jet Engines