Dinesh Bhatia

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School: School Science, Engineering & Technology
Department: Aviation
Position: Senior Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South 
Email: Dinesh.Bhatia@rmit.edu.vn
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9803-377X

Dr Dinesh Bhatia was formerly an Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Glasgow in Singapore. He earned his PhD from Kingston University London, focusing on Biomimicry for enhancing aircraft aerodynamics and reducing emissions and has worked as a faculty member at prestigious institutions in 5 different countries. 

Dr. Dinesh's accolades include the prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship for his research on carbon nano-coatings for improved aerodynamic efficiency.  He actively pursues initiatives for a cleaner, greener planet. Dinesh's diverse research interests span Aerodynamics, Renewable Energy, and Sustainable Technologies, reflecting his commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration

  • PhD 2016 Kingston University London, Aerodynamics 
  • MSc 2007 University of Brighton U.K, Aeronautical Engineering 
  • BEng Pune University, India, Mechanical Engineering 

  • Aviation
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Performance
  • Aircraft Propulsion and Performance
  • Environmental Technology
  • Sustainability

  • Low Carbon Technologies
  • UAV design
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Technology

1. Bhatia, D., Dhillon, A. S., & Hesse, H. (2023, October). Preliminary Design of an UAV Based System for Wildlife Monitoring and Conservation. In International Conference on Aeronautical Sciences, Engineering and Technology (pp. 51-63). Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore.

2. Yadav, D.K., Bhatia, D. and Yao, H., 2022. Effects of Supervised Reflective Practices on Teaching Quality and Student Satisfaction in Aviation Education Context. Creative Education, 13(8), pp.2658-2679.

3. Yadav, D.K. and Bhatia, D., 2022. Effect of Reflective Practices on Student Learning in Higher Education—A Real Life Approach. International Journal of Educational Reform, p.10567879221094298.

4. Gao, C., Yadav, D.K. and Bhatia, D., 2022, April. Laminar Flow Control using an Optimised Forward-Facing Step-An Experimental Approach. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Vol. 2252, No. 1, p. 012062). IOP Publishing.

5. Yadav, D.K., Zhao, Y., Gao, C., Wang, Y., Dong, T. and Bhatia, D., 2022. Contrastive Analysis of Distractions to Pilot Caused by Various Flight Instrument Displays. Journal of Transportation Technologies, 12(2), pp.209-227.

6. Bhatia, D., Zhao, Y., Yadav, D. and Wang, J., 2021. Drag Reduction Using Biomimetic Sharkskin Denticles. Engineering, Technology & Applied Science Research, 11(5), pp.7665-7672.

7. Bhatia, D., Li, G., Sun, J. and Wang, J., 2021. Laminar Flow Control and Drag Reduction using Biomimetically Inspired Forward Facing Steps. Journal of Applied and Computational Mechanics, 7(2), pp.752-763.

8. Bhatia, D. and De Santis, A., 2020. A preliminary numerical investigation of airborne droplet dispersion in aircraft cabins. Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics, 10(3), pp.198-207.

1. Forest Fire monitoring and prevention using an UAV-based IOT system – The FIREfly project: $40,000, ISIF Asia, 2023-2024

2. CoatML-Development of simulation-based cloud computing and machine learning technology for next-generation coating process setup towards net zero by 2050: €120,000 -EU Mind4Machines Scheme, European Union, 2023-2025

3. H2AI: Exploiting cloud computing and artificial intelligence technology for hydrogen storage & transportation towards net zero by 2050: €75,000 - EU Hubcap Scheme, European Union, 2022-2023

4. Laminar Flow Control and Drag Reduction using Biomimetically inspired Micro- Features-The FFS Project: RMB 50,000 - Ningbo Natural Science Foundation Grant (NBNSF), Ningbo Science & Technology Bureau,2019-2022

5. Laminar Flow Control and Drag Reduction using Sinusoidal Wavy Features: RMB 50,000 -Young researcher grant-University of Nottingham Ningbo China,2019-2020

6. Development of Technology enabled teaching using flight simulators: RMB 350,000 – Boeing China, 2019-2022

7. Novel ’Eco Friendly’ and ’green’ Flame retardant Natural Fibre Composites for aircraft and automobile interiors (2019): RMB 32,000 - Faculty Inspiration Grant, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, 2019-2021

  • Research Supervision 1 PhD Student Supervision

  • Awards & Recognition Marie Curie Research Fellowship
  • Top 5% faculty member in previous position-Rated as Excellent Performer

  • Industry Experience Former engineer in an F1 company

  • 2021-2024: University of Glasgow, Singapore, Assistant Professor
  • 2018-2021: University of Nottingham, China, Assistant Professor 
  • 2017-2018: Military Technological College, Oman, Lecturer
  • 2016-2017: Kingston University London, UK, Marie Curie Research Fellow/Hourly Paid Lecturer