Prasoon Diwakar
Contact Information
Phone: 765-494-6984
Fax: +765 496 2233
Office: POTR 304A

Prasoon Diwakar

Post Doctoral Research Associate


  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (University of Florida, Gainesville)
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering (University of Florida, Gainesville)
  • B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur)

Research Interests

  • Laser-based Diagnostics
  • Plasma-particle interactions
  • Plasma Diagnostics, Plasma Spectroscopy
  • Aerosol Analysis and Instrumentation
  • Ultrafast laser ablation
  • Thermal Sciences
  • Combustion Diagnostics


  • Dr. Prasoon Diwakar (with Pramod Kulkarni) was granted patent on March 3, 2015 for "Method and apparatus for aerosol analysis using optical spectroscopy" Patent no US 8970840 B2


  • Member of OSA, SAS, American Association for Aerosol Research, NASLIBS
  • Secretary and Council member of North American Society for Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (NASLIBS)
  • Member of Esther Hoffman Beller Award Committee 2012-2013
  • Member of OSA Jean Bennet Travel Grant Review Committee, 2010.
  • OSA Member Advisory Network
  • National Academy of Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow