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Professor N Swaminathan

Professor N Swaminathan

N Swaminathan is interested in taking PhD students.

University of Cambridge
Department of Engineering
Trumpington Street

Cambridge CB2 1PZ
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 332586

Departments and Institutes



Lecturer on Convective Heat and Mass Transfer.



  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Combustion
  • Combustion Theory and Modelling
  • Stratified combustion
  • Combustion instability/thermoacoustics
  • Pollutant Emissions in Gas Turbine Combustion
  • Combustion instability
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Combustion noise

Key Publications

  1. N. Swaminathan and K. N. C. Bray (Editors) (2011).  Turbulent Premixed Flames, ISBN - 9780521769617, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
  2. Z. M. Nicolaou, J. Y. Chen and N. Swaminathan (2013).  A 5 step reduced mechanism for the combustion of CO/H2/H2O/CH4/CO2 mixtures with low hydrogen/methane and high H2O content. Combust. Flame, 160(1), 56-75, DOI: /10.1016/j.combustflame.2012.09.010.
  3. T. Leung, N. Swaminathan and P. A. Davidson (2012). Geometry and interaction of structures in homogeneous isotropic turbulence. J. Fluid Mech., 710, 453-481, DOI:10.1017/jfm.2012.373.
  4. T. D. Dunstan, N. Swaminatha, and K.N.C. Bray (2012).  Influence of flame geometry on turbulent premixed flame propagation: A DNS investigation. J. Fluid Mech., 709, 191-222, DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2012.328.
  5. N. Swaminathan, G. Xu, A. P. Dowling, and R. Balachandran (2011).  Heat release rate correlation and combustion noise, J.  Fluid Mech., 681, 80-115, DOI:10.1017/jfm.2011.232
  6. H. Kolla, J. W. Rogerson, N. Chakraborty and N. Swaminathan (2009).  Scalar dissipation rate modelling and its validation.  Combust. Sci. Tech., 181(4) 518 – 535.
  7. H. Kolla and N. Swaminathan (2010).  Strained flamelets for turbulent premixed flames, II: Laboratory flame results. Combust. Flame, 157, 1274-1289. ISSN 0010-2180.

Full list is at



Combustion and IC Engines
Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Solar Thermal Power Generation

4th Year Project Deadlines

Week 7 Start of Mini-conferences

25th November 1.30pm - 6.15pm, Fluids presentations, Hopkinson West Meeting Room.

1st December 1.15 - 5.30pm, Energy Presentations, Hopkinson West Meeting Room.

1st December 1.15 - 5.30pm, Turbo Presentations, Whittle Laboratory

15th January
Submission of Technical Milestone reports to Group Centre (2 copies).

June 2013 »