Dr. Snehasish Panigrahy received his Ph.D. degree in July 2018 from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. Earlier he completed his Master of Technology degree from the same institute in June 2014. During his Ph.D., he had directed a lot of efforts towards utilization of porous medium technology for cheaper and (environmentally) clean cooking applications. After obtaining the doctoral degree he spent nearly three years at Combustion Chemistry Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland working with Prof. Henry J. Curran as a postdoctoral fellow developing detailed chemical kinetic modelling to study the pyrolysis, ignition and oxidation of small to heavier hydrocarbons and renewable fuels. In this role, he acquired the necessary skills to successfully handle the responsibilities for designing experiments for pyrolysis and ignition delay times of different fuels using single pulse shock tube, high-pressure shock tube and rapid compression machines. Snehasish then joined Collins Aerospace, Ireland as a Senior Research Scientist. His research contributions at Collins Aerospace had been to design and conceptualize various projects like H2 powered aircraft system, thermal runaway of Li-ion batteries, etc. Since April 2022 he has been part of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi as an Assistant Professor.
Snehasish has been working in the field of combustion science (particularly chemical kinetic modelling for combustion) since the beginning of his research career. Clean fuel technology, radiation in participating medium, Ab initio (quantum chemistry) calculation, and fluid and thermal engineering applications are some of the expertise acquired by him during his research career. Based on his doctoral and postdoctoral project works, he has been able to author/co-author high impact publications in various reputed journals such as, Combustion and Flame, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, etc.