Associate Professor

Dr. Venkata N Nori

Department of Mechanical Engineering


  1. Combustion simulations and experimentation
  2. High speed flows
  3. Sustainable energy technologies



Indian Institute of Technology, Madras


University of Florida


Georgia Institute of Technology


  • Sep 2018 to till date, Associate Professor | SRM University, Andhra Pradesh
  • Oct 2009 to May 2018, Technology Specialist | Honeywell Technology Solutions Ltd., India
  • Jun 2008 to Feb 2009, Research Scientist | American Air Liquide, USA
  • Aug 2003 to May 2008, Research Scholar | Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Aug 2001 to May 2003, Research Scholar |University of Florida, USA

Professional Service

  • Session organizer at the ASME 2015 Gas Turbine India Conference
  • Reviewer of journal and conference articles

Research Interest

  • Methods for better prediction of engine pollutants; development of reduced fuel chemical reaction mechanisms
  • Combustion sensing and diagnostics
  • Cooling technologies for gas turbine engines
  • Coal combustion and gasification
  • Thermal power plant diagnostics and optimization
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2017 - Aerospace domain level team award, Honeywell
  • 2014 - Short course - “Gas Turbine Combustion” at BHEL R&D, Hyderabad
  • 2012 - Invited talk on “DARS Software Assessment” at STAR India Conference
  • 2001- Merit certificate by University of Florida, USA


  • Life Member – The Combustion Institute, India Section
  • Life Member – Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer (ISHMT)


Referred Journal Articles
  • CH∗ chemiluminescence modeling for combustion diagnostics – V. Nori and J. M. Seitzman – Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32 (1), 895-903 (2009)
  • Forced oscillations in a mixed-compression inlet at Mach 3.5 for pulse detonation engine systems – V. Nori, N. Lerma, J. Gustavsson, C. Segal and R. Fernandez – Journal of Fluids Engineering, 128, 494-506 (2006)
  • Optical equivalence ratio sensors for gas turbine combustors – T. M. Muruganandam, B.-H, Kim, M. R. Morrell, V. Nori, M. Patel, B. W. Romig and J. M. Seitzman – Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 30 (1), 1601-1609 (2005)
  • Inlet/engine interactions in an axisymmetric pulse detonation engine system – J. Gustavsson, V. Nori and C. Segal – Journal of Propulsion and Power, 19 (2), 282-286 (2003)
Referred Conference Proceedings
  • Model based quantitative diagnostics of power plant condenser – V. Nori, R. V. S. Krishna Dutt and N. S. Murty – IHMTC2019-HTQ-288, Proceedings of the 25th National and 3rd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (2019)
  •  Fundamental combustion calculations with DARS and CHEMKIN™ software packages: a comparison – V. Nori and F. Xu – GTINDIA 2013-3539, ASME 2013 Gas Turbine India Conference (2013)
  • CO prediction for aircraft gas turbine combustors – F. Xu, V. Nori and J. Basani – GT2013-94282, ASME Turbo Expo (2013)
  • Evaluation of chemiluminescence as a combustion diagnostic under varying operating conditions – V. Nori and J. Seitzman – AIAA-2008-0953, 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit (2008)
  • Chemiluminescence measurements and modeling in syngas, methane and jet-A fueled combustors – V. Nori and J. Seitzman – AIAA-2007- 0466, 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit (2007)
  • Oscillating flows in inlets for pulsed detonation engines – V. Nori, N. Lerma, C. Segal and R. Fernandez – AIAA-2003-886, 41st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit (2003)

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