Venkat Athmanathan

Venkat Athmanathan

Senior Research Scientist, Zucrow Labs

500 Allison Road
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2014

Office: Zucrow Labs ZL3, Room 110

Phone: 7656378749
Other: +1 756 637 8749


  • B.E. Aeronautical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India (2015)
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, USA (2018)
  • Ph.D. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, USA (2021)

Research Interests

  • Combustion Physics
  • Spectroscopic analysis of reacting and non-reacting flows
  • Optical Diagnostics Development for applied thermal environments including gas-turbines, rockets, RDEs, RDREs.
  • Alternative Fuels and Combustion Concepts for Gas Turbine Engines (Hydrogen and Ammonia).