Deoras Prabhudharwadkar, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist


Research Interests

  • Carbon capture technologies, focusing on Cryogenic Carbon Capture in particular.
  • Advanced power cycles, such as Supercritical CO2 for waste heat recovery, Allam cycle.
  • Thermal storage system integration with renewable and traditional power sources.
  • Gas turbine heat transfer, focusing on the secondary flows (cooling, sealing, purging) systems.

Selected Publications

Book Chapters:

  • M. Lopez de Bertodano and D. Prabhudharwadkar, CFD Two Fluid Model for Adiabatic and Boiling Bubbly Flows in Ducts, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Hyoung Woo Oh (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-7619-59-6, INTECH, 2010

Conference Proceedings:

  • A. Rai, D. Prabhudharwadkar, S. Murthy, A. Giametta, D. Johns, D., Effect of Air-Curtains on Labyrinth Seal Performance, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2016: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. Volume 5A: Heat Transfer. Seoul, South Korea. June 13–17, 2016
  • K. Saha, and D. Prabhudharwadkar, Performance Evaluation of a Modified Cross Section Grooved Channel as Turbulence Promoter in Internal Cooling Channel of a Gas Turbine Blade, Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Volume 8B: Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering. Houston, Texas, USA. November 13–19, 2015

Patents (Granted):

  • US10815874B2, Turbocharger system for a rotary machine and method of assembling the same. Jalal Hunain Zia, Deoras Prabhudharwadkar, Christopher Joseph Homison, Maruthi Manohar Jupudi. 2020.
  • US10774670B2, Filled abradable seal component and associated methods thereof. Paul Mathew, Mohandas Nayak, Krishnendu Saha, Deoras Prabhudharwadkar. 2020.
  • US10690251B2, Labyrinth seal system and an associated method thereof, Krishnendu Saha, Deoras Prabhudharwadkar, Ashok Gopinath. 2020

Patents (Pending):

  • US20190353102A1, Variable evaporative cooling system, Maruthi Manohar Jupudi, Bradly Aaron Kippel, Ashok Kumar Balumuri, Majed Sammak, Jalal Hunain Zia, Deoras Prabhudharwadkar. Published 2019.
  • US20190345433A1, Impeller including one or more turbulators, for a bioreactor system, Deoras Prabhudharwadkar, Ashok Gopinath. Published 2019.
  • US20180372112A1, Heat exchange system for a turbomachine and an associated method thereof, Deoras Prabhudharwadkar, David Richard Johns. Published 2018.


  • PhD., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, 2008

Professional Profile

  • 2020-Present: Research Scientist, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017-2020: Senior Systems Engineer, GE Gas Power, Dubai, UAE
  • 2011-2017: Research & Lead Engineer, GE Global Research, Bangalore, India
  • 2008-2011: Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, USA


  • 2018: Winner of the GE Global Innovation Challenge - Future of Energy
  • 2018: Impact award by GE Gas Power, Middle East
  • 2015: Fastworks Award by GE Global Research, USA, for accelerated technology transfer into product
  • 2013: Rookie of the Year Award by Aero-Thermal Systems, GE Global Research, USA
  • 2012: "Clear Thinker" Award from GE Aviation, USA

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)

  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Carbon capture Thermal Storage Advanced Power Cycles Multi-phase Flows