IISc Bangalore

Irfan Mulla

Assistant Professor

Office Room Number: AE 238

Office Phone Number: +91-80-2293-2875

Lab Room Number: AE 036

Website: Google Scholar



PhD (Aerospace engineering) Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2014
BE (Mechanical engineering) College of Engineering Pune, 2006


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, since Nov 2020
  • Academic Visitor, Imperial College London, UK, since Mar 2020
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, Imperial College London, UK, Apr 2018 – Mar 2020
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, CNRS combustion diagnostics lab (CORIA – UMR6614), Rouen, France, Nov 2014 – Mar 2018 and Mar 2020 – Aug 2020
  • Visiting Researcher, University College London, UK, Apr 2014 – Sep 2020
  • Project Officer, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Sep 2013 – Mar 2014
  • Design Engineer, Mahindra & Mahindra Tractors, Mumbai, Jul 2006 – Jul 2007

Research Interests

  • Multiphase reacting flows
  • Flame stabilization
  • Soot and nitric oxide formations

Research Statement

The overarching aim of our research is to understand the formation of combustion-generated pollutants in aero-engines and energy devices fueled by biomass. The objective is to provide a phenomenological description of the combustion process in multiphase reacting flows, primarily to elucidate NO and soot formations. The secondary objective is to provide a benchmark database to facilitate the validations of turbulence-chemistry models. Eventually, our work will facilitate the development of low-emission combustion devices.

Current Projects

Emission investigation in a model gas turbine combustor, 2021 onwards, funding source: IISc start-up grant, India.

Particulate matter investigation in a model gas turbine combustor, Pratt & Whitney, USA

Influence of hydrogen enrichment on soot and NOx emission, 2022 onwards, funding source: SERB-DST, India.


Kundan Kumar (PhD)

Syed Faisal Pasha Quadri (PhD)
Aditya Sunil Choudhari (MTech-Research)

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