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Dr Ashish Vashishtha is PI, supervisor and Lecturer at Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, SETU Carlow. He completed his PhD in 2016 Advanced Energy at The University of Tokyo, Japan with research in experimental and numerical unsteady hypersonic flows. With his postdoctoral experiences at University of Galway, Ireland & Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India, he developed deep interest in green energy technologies, as well as hypersonic propulsion and detonation combustion. Prior to his PhD, he had 5 years of industrial experience in spray and combustion modelling in IC Engines. He completed his Bachelor and master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India with experience in supersonic flows and high-speed jets.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Doctor of Philosphy, The University of Tokyo

01 Apr 201330 Sep 2016

Award Date: 16 Sep 2016

Masters Degree, B.Tech - M.Tech (Dual Degree), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

25 Jul 200330 May 2008

Award Date: 31 May 2008

External positions

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of galway

15 Aug 201820 Sep 2019

National Postdoc Fellow, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

21 Jul 201713 Aug 2018

Visiting Researcher, The University of Tokyo

01 Oct 201604 Feb 2017

Research Student, The University of Tokyo

01 Apr 201330 Sep 2013

Senior Engineer, Renault Nissan Technology and Business Center India Pvt Ltd., Chennai, India

23 Jun 200820 Mar 2013

Summer Internship, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

15 May 200625 Jul 2006


  • TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
  • Hypersonic
  • High-seed Propulsion
  • Pressure Gain System
  • Supersonic Jets
  • Flow Diagnostics
  • Design & Simulations
  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Coldspray
  • Combustion
  • Modelling & Simulation
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Green Energy
  • Hydrogen


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