Prashant Khare

Prashant Khare

Asst Professor

Rhodes Hall


CEAS - Aerospace Eng & Eng Mechanics - 0070

Professional Summary

Prashant Khare earned his Ph.D. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014. Following two years as a Research Fellow at Georgia Tech, he joined the University of Cincinnati (UC) in 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering.  
Teaching.  Khare teaches undergraduate courses in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and gas dynamics.  
Research.  Khare’s research focuses on multiphase flows, non-reacting and reacting fluid dynamics, combustion systems, data analytics and high-performance computing relevant to energy, propulsion, and environmental applications.  He addresses the fundamental physics (and chemistry) underlying various physical processes by conducting massively parallel high-fidelity numerical simulations (direct numerical simulations (DNS)/large eddy simulation (LES)) and develops physics-based models using theoretical analyses combined with big-data analytics, which are leveraged for accurate and efficient engineering design and analysis.

1. Publications and Presentations awards (§denotes awards with students)

§Poster award, CCS2 2nd Annual Commonwealth Computational Summit, 2018
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Poster Title: “Spatio-Temporal Predictions of Liquid Fuel Atomization and Spray Flowfields Using Machine Learning”
§Best technical content, 13th Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium (DESS), 2017
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Paper Title: “The Effect of Inlet Pulsations on Primary Atomization of Liquid Jets”
§Poster award, CCS2 1st Annual Commonwealth Computational Summit, 2017
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Poser Title: “High-Fidelity Simulations of Water Jet in Air Crossflow”
Best presentation award, 42nd Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium, 2017
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Paper Title: “Multiphysics Modeling and Simulation of Multiphase Flows”
Best video, 42nd Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium Art-in-Science Competition, 2017
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Video Title: “Bag Breakup of Liquid Droplets”
William R. Marshall Award, 2013
Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems
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.
2. Research, Technical, Teaching and Service Honors and Recognitions

Trans-disciplinary Research Leadership Program Scholar, 2019-2020
Office of Research, University of Cincinnati
Professor of the Semester, Spring 2018
College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Engineering and Applied Science Tribunal

AIAA Senior Member, 2017-present
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
AIAA Distinguished Mentor, 2017-present
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Distinguished Mentorship Program

Keynote lecture, Atomization of Liquid Jets and Droplets: Theory and Models, 2017
5th International Conference and Exhibition on Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Las Vegas, NV
Invited book reviewer for the International Year of Light, 2014
Taylor & Francis


Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, 2014 (Aerospace Engineering)

M.S., The Pennsylvania State University University Park, 2009 (Mechanical Engineering)

Research Support

Grant: #Blanket PO for FY2017, 2018, 2019 _PO 1BR51460 Investigators:Jeng, San-Mou; Khare, Prashant; Tambe, Samir 01-01-2017 -12-31-2019 General Electric Aviation Blanket for Advanced Diagnostics FY 2017, 2018, 2019 Role:Collaborator $900,000.00 Active Level:Industry

Grant: #Khare – URC research cost award March 2018 Investigators:Khare, Prashant 05-01-2018 -06-30-2019 UC's University Research Council Khare URC Faculty Research Cost Support Awards 2018 Role:PI $7,500.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #URS Khare New Faculty Development Award – 2017/18 Investigators:Khare, Prashant 06-01-2018 -06-30-2019 UC's Research Support URS Khare New Faculty Development Award – 2017/18 Role:PI $2,500.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #N00014-19-1-2486 Investigators:Khare, Prashant; Maynard, Kathie; Sharma, Rajnikant 06-21-2019 -06-08-2022 Office of Naval Research Minor Certificate Program in Computational Naval Sciences to Enable Naval STEM Careers Role:PI $253,159.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #ARL HIP Workshop Investigators:Khare, Prashant 06-25-2019 -06-28-2019 Department of the Army Research Laboratory Workshop: Introduction to Data-Driven Surrogate Modeling Techniques for Complex Fluid Dynamics Role:PI $7,000.00 Awarded Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

Khare P.; Lee J.; Notaro V. (02-15-2019. )Mixing Characteristics of Non-Newtonian Impinging Jets at Elevated Pressures.Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, ,102 (2 ),355-372

Ganti H.; Kamin M.; Khare P. (01-01-2019. )Design space exploration for liquid jet vaporization in air crossflow using machine learning.AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, ,

Kamin M.; Khare P. (01-01-2018. )A LES study of kerosene combustion in air crossflow.2018 Joint Propulsion Conference, ,

Ganti H.; Khare P. (01-01-2018. )Spatio-temporal prediction of gaseous and liquid spray fields using machine learning.2018 Joint Propulsion Conference, ,

Khare P.; Li H.; Sung H.; Yang V. (06-02-2016. )A Large-Eddy-Simulation Study of Combustion Dynamics of Bluff-Body Stabilized Flames.Combustion Science and Technology, ,188 (6 ),924-952

Khare P.; Meng H.; Risha G.; Yang V.; Yetter R. (07-03-2015. )Thermal and electrolytic decomposition and ignition of han-water solutions.Combustion Science and Technology, ,187 (7 ),1065-1078

Khare P. (01-01-2015. )Fluid Dynamics: Part 1: Classical Fluid Dynamics: Scope: textbook. Level: postgraduate, advanced und.Contemporary Physics, ,56 (3 ),385-387

Khare P.; Wang S.; Yang V. (01-01-2015. )Modeling of finite-size droplets and particles in multiphase flows.Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, ,28 (4 ),974-982

Khare P.; Yang V. (01-01-2014. )Breakup of non-Newtonian liquid droplets .44th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, ,

Chen X.; Khare P.; Ma D.; Yang V. (12-01-2012. )Phenomenology of secondary breakup of newtonian liquid droplets.50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, ,

Chen X.; Khare P.; Ma D.; Yang V. (12-06-2011. )Atomization patterns and breakup characteristics of liquid sheets formed by two impinging jets .49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, ,

Khare P.; Meng H.; Risha G.; Yang V.; Yetter R. (12-01-2009. )Decomposition and ignition of HAN-based monopropellants by electrolysis .47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, ,

Research and Practice Interests

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