People

Utsav KC

Postdoctoral Fellows

Assistant Professor, Higher Colleges of Engineering, UAE

Research Interests

I am interested in direct absorption and enhanced absorption techniques like cw-CRDS, off-axis CEAS and multiple-pass absorption to measure the properties of combustion related species. I am also interested in developing optical instruments for environment and breath sensing applications.  My background is in Raman spectroscopy. I have developed a multiple-pass Raman spectrometer for accurate flame temperature measurements. I have also used Raman and Rayleigh scattering to measure the non-equilibrium energy distribution in a supersonic flow.

Selected Publications

  • K. C. Utsav and Philip. L. Varghese, “Accurate Temperature Measurement in Flames with High Spectral Resolution using Stokes Raman Scattering from Nitrogen in a Multiple-Pass Cell,” Applied Optics 52, 5007-5021 (2013).
  • Utsav KC, Joel A. Silver, David. C. Hovde, and Philip L. Varghese, “Improved Raman Spectrometer,” Applied Optics 50, 4805-4816 (2011).

Education

  • 2013: Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA.
  • 2009: M.S.E., Aerospace Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA.  
  • 2006: B.A., Honors in Physics, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, USA.

Professional Profile

  • April 2014:  Post Doctoral Researcher, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, SA.
  • June 2013- March 2014: Post Doctoral Researcher, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA.

KAUST Affiliations

Clean Combustion Research Center