• "Vibhram" Selected Among Top Innovations for Army Day

    The High Efficiency Dissimilar Coaxial Helicopter design called "Vibhram" a novel helicopter design....

  • Success in First Round of 2018 UAS Flight and Payload Challenge

    A design concept paper submitted by a team (called EndureAir) of students from MAV and VTOL lab of Aerospace Engineering department and guided by Professor Abhishek recently won the first stage of "the Unmanned Aerial Systems Flight and Payload Challenge"...

  • Third Prize in AHS Student Design Competition

    "Vibhram" a novel helicopter design by a team of post graduate students (two PhD and six MTech) from Aerospace Engineering Department of IIT Kanpur have won third prize in the graduate category of 34th Annual Student Design Competition organized by the American Helicopter Society (AHS).


Teaching » Outreach

Outreach Activities
  • Faculty Councellor to Science & Technology Council of Students' Gymkhana (2013-17).
  • Faculty Advisor to Society of Aerospace Engineers, IIT Kanpur (2012-14).
  • Faculty Advisor to Aeromodelling Club, IIT Kanpur (2012-15).
  • Faculty Advisor to Robotics Club, IIT Kanpur (2012-15).
  • Judge for Techriti 2012 and 14 events and competitions.
  • Reviewer for NRDC awards.
Invited Lectures & Courses
  • "Design, Dynamics, and Control of Variable-pitch Quadrator", TEQIP Workshop on Control Techniques and Applications, IIT Kanpur, September 21, 2016.
  • "Sensor and Actuator Applications in Unmanned Aerial Systems", TEQIP Workshop on Advanced Sensors and Actuators, IIT Kanpur, August 30, 2016.
  • "The Frontiers of Autonomous Unmanned Aerial System Technology", SURGE Popular Lecture,  IIT Kanpur, May 25, 2016.
  • "Vertical Axis Wind Turbine with Variable Amplitude Pitching", Invited Lecture at BT Kumaon Institute of Technology, Dwarahat, March 28, 2016.
  • "Challenges Associated with Autonomous Control of Unmanned Air Vehicles", TEQIP School on Systems and Control, IIT Kanpur, August 9, 2015.
  • "Development of Autonomous Unmanned Air Vehicles with Hovering Capability", at Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR), June 3, 2015, Bangalore.
  • Lectures on "Flight Performance, Stability and Control" for HAL short course on Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics organized at HAL Management Academy, June 1-5, 2015, Bangalore.
  • "Emerging Trends and Challenges of VTOL Aircraft Design", at HAL Kanpur as part of one day workshop on Prospective Challenges in Aviation Industry, May 20, 2015.
  • "Aerodynamics, Flight Mechanics and Design of Autonomous Hover Capable UAVs", Pravartana 2015 - Mechanics Symposium at IIT Kanpur, April 25, 2015.
  • Lectures on "Helicopter Theory” and “Auto-pilot Design", to HAL Trainees during HAL Training Program organized at IIT Kanpur, June 2014.
  • "Security Challenges in Development of Unmanned Aerial System," at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur, 2014.
  • "Helicopter Flight Testing for Loads Measurement", at Air Force Test Pilot's Training School, Bangalore. January 2012.
  • "Fundamental Understanding and Prediction of UH-60A Blade Loads in an Aggressive Unsteady Maneuver", at Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur, 2011.