PhD (University of Maryland)

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Research Interest



  • PhD Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 2010.
  • M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 2005.
  • B.Tech (Aerospace Engineering), IIT Kharagpur, 2002.



  • Jain, P., and Abhishek, “Modeling and Simulation of Virtual Camber in Cycloidal Rotors,” accepted for publication in AIAA Journal.

  • Rahul, R., and Abhishek, “Performance Optimization of a Variable Speed and Variable Geometry Rotor Concept”, Journal of Aircraft in press.

  • Jain, P., and Abhishek, “Performance Prediction and Fundamental Understanding of Small Scale Vertical Axis Wind Turbine with Variable Amplitude Blade Pitching,” Renewable Energy, Vol. 97, November 2016, pp. 97–113, doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2016.05.056

  • Abhishek, and Prasad, R., “Helicopter Unsteady Maneuver Analysis Using Inverse Flight Dynamics Simulation and Comprehensive Analysis," Journal of Aircraft early edition 2016. doi: 10.2514/1.C033707

  • Project:Title: Design and Development of an IC Engine Powered Autonomous Quadrotor: 2015- 2017.

  • Invited to editorial board of "Journal of Unmanned Systems Technology (JUST)".

  • Vertical Flight Foundation Graduate Award of the American Helicopter Society in Ph.D. category, 2008.

  • First Position in design in American Helicopter Society/Agusta Westland student competition (graduate category) for helicopter design, 2004.


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