A. (Arvind) Gangoli Rao



  • Associate Professor : Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology: 2014-Current
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology: 2008 -2014.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Turbo and Jet Engine Laboratory, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion : 2005-2008.
  • Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay : 2006
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Aerospace Propulsion, Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay : 2001.


  • New concepts in aircraft propulsion.
  • Low NOx Gas Turbine Combustion.
  • Gas Turbine Cooling.
  • Aircraft Infrared Signature Modeling.


  1. ConcEpt validatioN sTudy foR fusElage wake-filLIng propulsioN integration (CENERLINE): Our role is to carry out fundamental experimental and numerical analysis on a propulsive fuselage concept, exploiting boundary layer ingestion.  Project Partners: Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola AB, MTU Aero Engines AG, Politechnika Warszawska, Siemens, University of Cambridge, and ARTTIC. 
  2. Novel Aircraft Configurations and Scaled Flight Testing Instrumentation (NOVAIR): We are investigating the next generation of aircraft and engine configuration for commercial aviation. Project Partners: CleanSky, Airbus, NLR. 
  3. Combined Cycle Engines for Aero Engines: The project is to evaluate the feasibility of a novel aircraft propulsion system with supercritical CO2 cycle used as a bottoming cycle. Project partners: NASA & ADL, Stanford University
  4. Past Projects
    1. Fundamentals of Boundary Layer Ingestion:  The project is mainly focused on understanding the fundamentals of BLI and its feasibility for future aircraft and propulsion system. Project Partner: SafranTech
    2. Advanced Hybrid Engine for Aircraft Development(AHEAD):- Coordinator of the project. Partners: WSK PZL-Rzeszow S.A (Poland), Techincal University of Berlin (Germany), Deutsches Zentrum Fuer Luft- Und Raumfahrt e.V (DLR, Germany), Israel Institute of Technology-Technion (Israel), Ad Cuenta b.v. (Nederlands).  Funded by the European Commission.Total Budget of the project- 2.99 Million Euros.(www.ahead-euproject.eu )
    3. Efficient System and Propulsion for Small Aircraft (ESPOSA): - this is an EU funded projects with around 40 partners from all over Europe. 
    4. New Aero Engine Concepts :- within the CleanEra group, funded by the Aerospace Engineering Faculty of TU Delft.
    5. Enhanced Heat Transfer for Improved Operational Stability in Flameless Combustion for Gas Turbine Applications :- Funded by the Israeli Science Foundation (2007-08)
    6. The Micro Turbine Cooler (MTC) - A Novel Methodology for Cooling Microprocessors: - Project funded by Intel corporation to Prof. Levy. (2007-08).
    7. Flameless Oxidation for Gas Turbines:- Funded by the ministry of Israel Council for Higher Education, Govt. of Israel. (2005-2007)


  1. NWO visitors Grant 2010. This was used to support the stay of Prof. Yeshayaou Levy from Technion.
  2. Best Review Paper Award for the paper “Infrared Signature Studies of Aerospace Vehicles” IIT Bombay, 2009-10.
  3. Post-doctoral fellowship, Israeli Ministry of Higher Education, 2005-2007.
  4. Best Research Scholar, IIT Bombay 2004-05.


Please check the complete list of my publications and citations on  Google Scholar.

Professional Activities

  1. National Representative and Board Member of International Soc. Of Air Breathing Engines. 
  2. Member of the ACARE (Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe)  WG3 committee (Energy and Environment). 
  3. Member of the IGTI (International Gas Turbine Institute) Aircraft Engine Committee. 
  4. Member of the Dutch Gas Turbine Association. 
  5. Member of the editorial board for International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines. 

Current MSc students

Current MSc Students (Dec 2016)

  1. Frankie Liu: Title: Organic Rankine Cycle as waste heat recovery system for a turboprop.
  2. Jasper Tiemstra : Title : Conceptual design of low-speed spool components of an aero-engine.
  3. Kushagra Vidhyarthi : Title: Design of a compact heat exchanger for CC-engine.
  4. Martijn van Sluis : Title : Aerodynamic analysis of theaerocity concept.
  5. Balu Gowda : Title : Ad-joint optimization of the canard for a Multi Fuel-BWB aircraft.
  6. Jinn Shi : Title: Numerical simulation of aerodynamic losses induced by film cooling.
  7. Cristian Merino: Title : Chemical Kinetics of an LDI combustor.
  8. Clara Moreno : Title: Effect of engine design parameters on global warming.
  9. Emil Jebbawi: Title: A320 -LNG aircraft.
  10. Stefan van den Broek: Nozzle design for Flameless combustion.
  11. Ramya Menon : Experimental investigation on the impact of cooling on turbine efficiency.
  12. Melchior Huijts : Experimental investigation ofFlamelesss combustor.
  13. Rishikesh Sampat: AI based tool for automatic chemical reactor network.
  14. Daniel Bakker : Design of a canonical combustor to study flameless combustion.
  15. Sheng Tan : Use of fuel cells in commercial aircraft

Bekijk de publicaties in Pure
2009 - Heat Transfer Problems in Gas Turbines
2011 - Aero Engine Technology
2010 - Heat Transfer Problems in Gas Turbines
2011 - Propulsion and Power
2011 - Propulsion and Power
2011 - Heat Transfer problems in Gas Turbines
2013 - Aero Engine Technology
2013 - Heat Transfer problems in Gas Turbines
2014 - Aero Engine Technology
2014 - Heat Transfer problems in Gas Turbines
2012 - Propulsion and Power
2012 - Propulsion and Power
2012 - Aero Engine Technology
2012 - Heat Transfer problems in Gas Turbines
2015 - Aero Engine Technology
2015 - Heat Transfer problems in Gas Turbines
2013 - Propulsion & Power
2013 - Propulsion & Power
2017 - Aero Engine Technology
2016 - Aero Engine Technology
2016 - Heat Transfer problems in Gas Turbines
2018 - Aero Engine Technology
2017 - Combustion for propulsion and power technologies
2018 - Combustion for propulsion and power technologies
2018 - Aero Engine Technology
2019 - Aero Engine Technology
2019 - Combustion for propulsion and power technologies
Adviseur/consultant - Freelancer

2019-03-04 - 2021-03-04