Dr Bhupendra Khandelwal is working as an Associate Professor for Fuels and Combustion at The University of Alabama. Prior to this position he held a position of Lecturer (Asst. Prof.) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Sheffield and as a Visiting faculty in Aerospace Engineering Department, IITB. Dr Khandelwal is an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Senior Member and AIAA Terrestrial Energy SystemsTechnical Committee Member since 2012, ASME Fuels and Combustion Committee Member since 2015, Coordinating Research Council (CRC) Member since 2014 and Royal Aeronautical Society Member from 2010. He was granted Chartered Engineer (CEng) status by the Royal Aeronautical Society in Aug 2016. He was also a recipient of Royal Aeronautical Society Centennial Scholar Award in 2012, Best Paper Award by AIAA 2019, ASME IGTI Student Scholar for two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012. He has also delivered guest lectures on fuels and combustion at different renowned international conferences, including Aero India 2009, AIAA Propulsion & Energy 2012, Biofuels and Bioenergy 2016. Recently in 2020 one of his publications has been awarded a paper award from The Aeronautical Journal.
Dr Khandelwal has served as the technical area organizer for AIAA Propulsion & Energy Forum since 2013 and as a reviewer for several scientific journals. He has also delivered a training session at AIAA/ASME/ASEE Propulsion & Energy Forum 2017 on “Current Status of Alternative Fuels and Their Emissions” and another training session at AIAA SciTech 2018 on “Future of Aviation Alternative Fuels”. He is also serving as an Associate Editor of several journals including The Aeronautical Journal, which is the world's oldest aeronautical journal. His research focus is on performance of alternative fuels, emissions measurement, low emissions combustors and low emissions fuels. His research areas related to combustion, emissions and fuels have led to several publications and currently, he is responsible for activities related to combustion and emissions in the research group (Low Carbon Combustion Centre, LCCC). His research experience of three interlinked areas of combustion, combustors and fuels gives him an additional advantage of coming up with novel ideas and solutions in overall propulsion systems research. Dr Khandelwal has been closely working with several industrial partners, including Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Dstl, and FAA on alternative fuels and combustion related topics. Dr Khandelwal is PI and Co-I for several current research programmes concentrating towards future alternative fuels, including National Jet Fuel Combustion Program (NJFCP), Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN), FlexJET and JET Fuel SCREENing and Optimization (JETSCREEN). He is also serving as a reviewer for US Department of Energy’s Alternative fuels programs.