Avinash Agarwal

Professor @ Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Avinash Kumar Agarwal obtained his B.E. (Mech Eng., 1994) from Malviya Regional Engineering College, Jaipur and M.Tech. (Energy, 1996) and Ph.D. (Energy, 1999) from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. After a Post-Doctoral Fellowship stint at the Engine Research Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, he joined Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, in 2001 and is now SBI Endowed Chair Professor. He has been a Visiting Professor to University of Loughborough, UK; Photonics Institute, University of Vienna, Austria; Hanyang University, South Korea and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea.  Prof. Agarwal has worked in the areas of IC engines, combustion, conventional fuels, alternative fuels, methanol fuelled engine development, hydrogen, fuel sprays, lubricating oil tribology, optical diagnostics, laser ignition, HCCI, particulate and emission control, and large bore engines. He has developed laser fired hydrogen and CNG engines in automotive sizes and developed the first electronic fuel injection system equipped locomotive engine for Indian Railways, which improved duty-cycle fuel economy and reduced particulate emissions substantially. Currently, Prof. Agarwal is involved in development of Methanol and DME fuelled vehicles for automotive sector.