N.B. Chandrasekaran MSc

N.B. Chandrasekaran MSc

Research profile


Nitish obtained his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Amrita School of Engineering, India in 2014 and his master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2017 from the Delft University of Technology.

During his master’s study, he worked as a graduate research intern at Rolls-Royce Germany in their Engineering division on developing a combustor control logic for the Trent 900/1000 engines. His master’s thesis involved the design validation of a novel fast opening valve (FOV) developed for the Flexible Asymmetric Shock Tube (FAST) setup commissioned at TU Delft for the study of non-ideal compressible fluid dynamic flows.

Shortly after his graduation, he started his Ph.D. research at the Propulsion & Power group where he is involved with the experimental demonstration of nonclassical gasdynamic flows, study of nonlinear disturbances in BZT fluids and the fluid property estimation and equation of state development for Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) working fluids.


  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Aerospace Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, India - 2014
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft - 2017

Current Position

Ph.D. Candidate, Propulsion & Power Group, TU Delft


  • Experimental demonstration of non-ideal compressible fluid dynamic effects
  • Analysis of nonlinear wave propagation in BZT fluids with temperature gradients
  • Developing technical equations of state for organic working fluids


  • Non-ideal compressible fluid dynamics
  • Numerical & experimental methods
  • Working fluids property estimation

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