Sunil Kumar

Sunil Kumar is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). He received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, MS in Mechanical Engineering and MA in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a BTech (Hons) from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur. He was the founding Dean of Engineering at NYUAD from 2009 until 2015, and from 2015 to 2020 the inaugural Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs. Before joining NYUAD he was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Dean of the Graduate School at New York University Tandon School of Engineering in New York, USA. He also previously held the positions of Department Head of Mechanical, Aerospace, Manufacturing Engineering, and co-Director of Energy Systems Lab. He joined New York University School of Engineering in 1990. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Most research interests for a scientist

  • Energy systems
  • Fire dynamics
  • Thermal and solar radiation
  • The use of lasers and optics for sensing