Prabakaran Rajamanickam


PhD candidate

Room: EBUII 563


Prabakaran Rajamanickam received his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering at the PSG College of Technology, India in 2012. He joined University of California San Diego at Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as a Masters student in 2015. Currently, he is a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Antonio L. Sánchez.

Research interests

Praba’s research interests include:

  • Spray Combustion
  • Laminar and turbulent flames
  • Fluid dynamics


  • Influences of stoichiometry on steadily propagating triple flames in counterflows
    P. Rajamanickam, W. Coenen, A.L. Sánchez and F. A. Williams, Proc. Combust. Inst. 37 0-0 (2019) [DOI]
  • On the two-reactant one-step activation-energy asymptotics for steady, adiabatic, planar flames with Lewis numbers of unity
    P. Rajamanickam, Combust. Theor. Model. 22 (0) 0-0 (2018) [DOI]
  • Non-Boussinesq stability analysis of natural-convection gaseous flow on inclined hot plates
    P. Rajamanickam, W. Coenen and A.L. Sánchez, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 109 949-957 (2017) [DOI]


  • 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 2016, Portland, Oregon
  • 10th US National Combustion Meeting, April 2017, College Park, Maryland
  • 26th International Colloquium of the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, July-August 2017, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2017 Western States Section Combustion Institute Fall Technical Meeting, October 2017, Laramie, Wyoming