• "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).


People » PhD

Kuldeep Kumar Dhiman

PhD (Since Dec 2013)

Research Interest: Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles, Hover Capable Micro Air Vehicles.

Email: dhims(at)

Hobbies: Meditation, Yoga.

Nidhish Raj

PhD (Since Aug 2014)

Research Interest: Differential Geometry, Geometric Mechanics, Geometric Control

Thesis Topic: Real-time trajectory generation and control for aggressive maneuver of rotorcraft

Email: nraj(at)

Raghavendra Prasad

PhD (Since Aug 2012)

Research Interest: Inverse Simulation, Rotorcraft Dynamics.

Thesis Topic: Inverse Simulation for Prediction of Helicopter Blade Loads.

Email: raghavv(at)


Rahul Ramanujam

PhD (Since Jan 2016)

Research Interest: Helicopter Blade Morphing, Smart Materials, Compound Helicopter.

Email: rahulram(at)

Hobbies: Cricket, Football, Web Surfing.

Ram D Gadekar

PhD (Since Aug 2015)

Research Interest: Control, Navigation and Guidance, Micro Air Vehicle Design.

Email: ramd(at)

Hobbies: Programming, Computer gaming, Cricket, Working out.

Sagar Setu

PhD (Since Aug 2013)

Research Interest: Aeroelasticity, Helicopter dynamics, Autonomous control of rotary and flapping wing UAVs, Machine Learning, Wind Turbines.

Thesis Topic: Hardware-in-loop Simulation for Rotary Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

Email: ssetu(at)

Hobbies: Photography, Football

Yonas Gebre

PhD (Since Aug 2013)

Research Interest: Wind Turbines

Thesis Topic: Experimental and Analytical Investigation of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

Email: yonasg(at)