Contact Gaurav Singh

Areas of expertise

  • Aeronautical Systems
  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion


Gaurav is an experienced marine engineering officer with a background in marine propulsion systems, thermal power and aero propulsion systems. Gaurav brings a wealth of practical knowledge to his work. He obtained his master's degree from Cranfield University, where his research focused on hydrogen micromix combustion systems. His dissertation, titled "Preliminary Design and Analysis of an Injector Plate Geometry with Fuel Scheduling for Hydrogen Micromix Combustor Sector Rig," explored innovative approaches to optimize hydrogen combustion.

Currently, Gaurav is actively pursuing a Ph.D. in the same field, with a specific focus on assessing NOx emissions for aero-engine applications. His research project, "Multi-fidelity Modelling and NOx Emissions Assessments of Aero-Engine Hydrogen Micromix Combustion Systems," aims to develop advanced modeling techniques and evaluate the environmental impact of hydrogen micromix combustion in aero-engines.

Gaurav's dedication to his field and his passion for sustainable energy solutions make him a valuable contributor to the ongoing development of environmentally friendly propulsion systems in the aviation industry.

Research opportunities

Understanding and evaluating the NOx formation in hydrogen micromix combustion system.
Developing novel propulsion cycles using novel fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia.
Developing reduced order models for NOx predictions for novel combustion systems for hydrogen and ammonia.

Current activities

Gaurav is currently involved in two EU projects: ENABLEH2 and UTOPEA. In ENABLEH2 and UTOPEA, he is focusing on developing a low-emissions hydrogen micromix combustion system, specifically defining the combustor design and NOx emissions characteristics for the EIS-2050 UHBR aero-engines.

Gaurav is also working on the ATI funded ONEheart project where he has taken the lead in developing low-emissions propulsion system cycles using innovative fuels like hydrogen and ammonia. His primary responsibility is to create these propulsion cycles, which will serve as a foundation for conducting a comprehensive life cycle assessment of the propulsion systems.  Furthermore, Gaurav's expertise will play a crucial role in the development of precise prediction models for non-CO2 emissions.


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