A Gangoli Rao

Arvind Gangoli Rao is a professor and Chair of Sustainable Aircraft Propulsion at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft. Prof. Gangoli Rao obtained his master’s and PhD in aerospace engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He later worked at Technion, Israel as a post-doctoral researcher before joining TU Delft as an assistant professor in 2008.

Arvind is a specialist in aircraft propulsion and has worked on a variety of problems related to gas turbines and novel propulsion systems for aircraft, especially ones dealing with the usage of alternative energy sources. He has authored around 100 publications in various scientific journals and conferences. Prof. Gangoli Rao has been involved in several national and EU projects and has coordinated the EC funded AHEAD project and Dutch-funded APPU project along with Safran. He is the Dutch national representative at the International Society of Air Breathing Engines (ISABE). He is also a member of the ACARE (Advisory Committee for Research and Innovation in Europe) working group on Energy and Environment.

Prof. Gangoli Rao is currently the Academic Portfolio Director for the theme “Future of Transportation” at the TU Delft Extension School.

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