Research Engineer, Maintenance Technology Institute, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University

Varun did his PhD at Monash University in the field of modelling of diesel engine NOx and soot emissions. During his post-graduate studies, he delivered guest lectures on internal combustion engines for undergraduate Thermodynamics courses. He currently works at the Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Monash University on improving diesel particulate filtration systems in underground coal mines. He manages Monash Diesel Engine Facility, Laboratory for Turbulence Research in Aerospace and Combustion, and undertakes consultation and research supervision work in the following fields:

-Internal combustion engines
-NOx and soot formation
-Emissions aftertreatment tecnologies
-Alternative fuels
-Combustion
-ORC Waste Heat Recovery
-Heat transfer

Experience

  • –present
    Mechanical Engineer, Monash University

Education

  • 2014 
    Monash University, PhD (Engineering)
  • 2008 
    Monash University, B.E. (Hons) (Mech)

Publications

  • 2015
    New insights into the phenomenological modelling of diesel engine NOx and soot emissions, PhD thesis
  • 2014
    Validation of a nine step phenomenological soot model for diesel engine modelling, Fuel
  • 2013
    A comparison of two NOx prediction schemes for use in diesel engine thermodynamic modelling, Fuel
  • 2013
    Extending the Life of Disposable Exhaust Filters in Vehicles Operating in Underground Coal Mines , ACARP C21017
  • Melbourne, Australia
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  • varun.rao@monash.edu
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